Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy to be BACK - Essie Off the Shoulder and Mojito Madness!!

Hi everyone!
I haven't posted in over six weeks. But I have an excuse. I spent a week in the hospital, two more weeks at home and the rest of the time getting caught up at work.
But thanks to my husband, puppies, painkillers and a stent in my kidney, I'm back!!!

While I was sick, I received two new polishes from Essie. The first one I got free as a promotion from Klout. It's basically an app that helps bloggers and others show how much influence they have on the different topics they talk about. In my case, puppies and nail polish. The other polish, I picked up at Target on one of my first days back out in the real world.

First up is the Essie I got as a freebie - Off The Shoulder

Off The Shoulder freebie

The package came with a press release about the new colors and one of the new colors. You didn't get a choice, but I was hoping for Off The Shoulder (dark hot pink), Mojito Madness (the green one) or Bikini So Teeny (the pale blue). 

Off The Shoulder - two coats

This is definitely a hotter pink that it looks in the picture. I've been trying to get used to my new camera and I'm still learning. Needless to say, I love this color! I like pinks, but only if they are the right shade. This is definitely a hot pink and it goes on great!

Much better representation of the color! It's a great hot pink!

I also picked up Mojito Madness and Bikini So Teeny at Target for $8.00. I really like greens and blues, and I have a hard time finding greens that suit me.

Mojito Madness

Once again my camera let me down. Or rather I let it down. :-) Anyway, this is definitely more of a rich, pastel green. 

Mojito Madness - Two Coats

Both of these polishes have really great formulas. I've seem to be hit and miss with essie even though I love their colors. It seems that some of the formulas are very thick and need thinned out, while others are perfect. For that reason, I've been buying essie when I see something I like.

Brightened up some to see a better representation

I've also used Bikini So Teeny, but that's for a different post, because it also includes a Rainbow Honey polish!! Zeke and Brinlee gave that one two paws up each!

I do apologize for the grainy pics. I promise I'm getting much better with my new camera. Before I go, I want to show you this really cool ring I got.

My Family Ring!

I recently found a lady who makes mother's rings out of crystals and wire. I bid on an auction she had on Tophatter, which is an auction site for artisans and anyone who has something they want to sell. She made the ring with birthstones of my family! From left, are Chris (February), Brinlee (May), Zeke (December) and Me (August)! It's so totally cool and I've gotten alot of compliments on it. Just because you aren't a human child mom, doesn't mean you can't have fun things to represent your babies! 

Well, I hope you enjoyed the post. I missed blogging!!



  1. Welcome Back =) glad to have you blogging again

  2. So glad you're feeling better. I've missed your posts!

    I am not much of a fan of this collection. It seems there are only about 2 colors that I can wear with my skintone and they aren't terribly unique. For that reason I think I will be passing on this one. The green looks really good on you tho!


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