When they’re nice and opaque, I do like seeing softer shades in summer collections; it’s refreshing. Essie Absolutely Shore (Summer 2011) is a pale seafoam green creme:
Picture taken in natural light. Although streaky, it actually applied pretty well. I used three perfectly manageable coats for a solid, even finish. This looks so striking! It’s very whited-out, but the green tone is still obvious. I like that this is a pale green that’s not a mint. Mint pastels make me think of sweets; this makes me think of the sea. It looks so stark yet calming at the same time; I imagine this would make a great wall paint color. The paleness gives the overall apperance a delicate quality, and the starkness makes it look extra crisp. I love it when a polish looks really defined on the nail. I paired this with Sephora by OPI How Cute is That? on my toes.