Essie – Sew Psyched

23 Jan

I love green nail polishes – deep hunter green, bright emeralds, pale mints, dirtied olives – I would even consider wearing a neon fluorescent (sadly I do not own one as of now). In fact, I honestly can’t think of a colour of nail polish that I dislike because I think it’s too “strange”. Though obviously I have once disliked a colour because it made my fingers look funky. One such colour was Manila by American Apparel – made my cuticles look bright red!

I digress. For those of you who aren’t that inclined towards crazy colours though, perhaps you should get your feet wet with this gorgeous number:

(Picture taken indoors under incandescent lamp – click to enlarge)

Ah, Essie. It’s a love it or hate it brand for most people, and I subscribe to the former group. They never stray too far away from what they’re good at (classic and trendy neutrals), but why change a good thing? Formula us usually top-notch. My only gripe with the brand is that their brush isn’t stellar. I’ll save all my comments on that for a future post on brush comparisons!

Sew Psyched hails from Essie’s Fall 2010 collection and is a winner in my book. It’s a dusty greyed-green with a very subtle white/silver shimmer – super hard to detect. It’s a great colour for the colour-wary – subtle, not too in-your-face, but yet still noticeably green. No complaints with the formula – looked great with two coats and applied very evenly.

It’s successfully quelling my lemming for Chanel’s Khaki Vert (it’s not a dupe, though Sew Psyched does happen to be an near-identical dupe for Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Diddy Mow). It’s also an extremely wearable colour that doesn’t get me weird looks from strangers, like the time I wore a highlighter yellow nail polish (for the record, I didn’t like how it looked on me, but I had no time to take it off D:).

It suddenly occurred to me that you probably want to know where I bought this – again, I will likely write a blog in the future detailing where I buy nail polish in the Greater Vancouver area. Stay tuned! :)


9 Responses to “Essie – Sew Psyched”

  1. Alison January 23, 2011 at 5:36 PM #

    How the hell are your nails so perfect? Can you explain this to me?

    • Gigi January 23, 2011 at 5:46 PM #

      Practice makes perfect! I’ve done it enough times to get it right by now, haha.

      Oh okay I also cheat and use some cool tricks :)

      • Carrie January 23, 2011 at 6:22 PM #

        I hope you’ll share these tips and tricks with us. =)

      • Gigi January 23, 2011 at 6:23 PM #

        I will, in a more detailed post coming up soon, hopefully! :)

  2. Sandy January 23, 2011 at 9:28 PM #

    oh man. I can’t wait for the post about brush comparisons. They totally make or break a polish for me.

  3. ginacnwong January 25, 2011 at 10:49 PM #

    Uggh I love this colour!! You should be a nail model.

  4. sukipooki April 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM #

    I can’t wait to read about your posts on where to buy polishes! I live in the Vancouver/Burnaby area and I just started buying polishes after I removed my gel nails and have nooo idea where to start! Not to mention, I seriously need a manicure, especially after seeing your perfectly manicured nails/cuticles!!! eep! LOVES you blog btw! =)

    • Gigi April 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM #

      I will definitely work on that post as soon as I finish up my exams! Although…nail polish is SUPER addictive, don’t say I didn’t warn you ;) Thanks!


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