Thursday, June 14, 2012

NOTD: Essie Breezy Beach

Guess what? Saturday, I am Disneyland-bound! One of my closest friends, my boyfriend and I are all driving down together to celebrate my birthday, and it should be a blast! I am definitely looking forward to having a few days out of town :) The icing on the cake? It's supposed to be about 20 degrees cooler in Anaheim than at home! That's got to be a rarity.

In honor of my trip, I decided to show you the shade I am going to wear! It's Essie Breezy Beach, an opaque in two coats peachy pink with pink-violet shimmer. It wears fairly well and doesn't look awful once it starts chipping, since it's not too far off from my skin tone and nail color. Plus, it's a princess-y pink; it's my perfect low-maintenance Disneyland shade.

It doesn't seem like Breezy Beach is available any longer, and I honestly can't tell you much about it, other than that I bought it on clearance at a beauty supply store in San Jose several years ago. However, wear and application are good!

Sorry about my dinky middle finger... My stupid nail was peeling and the nail polish was lifting. Not the nail polish's fault... I didn't have any chips for a few days with this, which is great for me!

If you enlarge the pictures, you can catch a bit of the subtle pink-violet flash that the shimmer gives this shade!

Essie Breezy Beach; indoor light


Essie Breezy Beach; natural light
Summary: This is a gorgeous pink; I love shades like this, but hate that they're usually sheer. The fact that this is opaque in two coats while still keeping the softness of these types of shades is a win in my book! I don't wear pale pinks very often, but I think this (a recent re-discovery from my copious stash!) is my "new" go-to!

Do you guys ever re-discover things you've owned for years and fall back in love? Or even more in love than you were the first time around?

Now, I'm off to try to finish packing before I head out tomorrow morning for the first leg of our journey... I'm going to spend the night at my friend's house a couple of hours south to break the driving up a little and extend the vacation, should be fun seeing my old high school-era stomping grounds! Hope you guys are all enjoying your summer and are looking forward to a nice weekend!

16 comments:

  1. omg i love this! so sad its dc'd. Have fun at disneyland.. super jealous!

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    1. I know, I wish everyone who wanted it could still get it! And thanks! :)

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  2. Wow! Love this color! Yay for Disneyland! Hope you guys have a great time! :)

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous? And thank you, we did!

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  3. Whee, happy birthday! Take lots of pics and share them with us when you come back!

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  4. That shimmer is loveeeeely! I just love how it catches the light. :) Violet-y pink sparkles are my favorite kinds!

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    1. I know, it's such a pretty color! Very girly.

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    1. Ooh, thank you, I'll go check it out! :)

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  6. Happy belated birthday!!! (= Hope you had a great one! Btw, this looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Thank you! :) I did have a great birthday!

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    1. Isn't it? I really like it. I can't believe I wore it twice in a row, I usually get bored after a couple of days!

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  8. Cute colour! I hope you had fun on your trip!

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    1. Thank you, I did have lots of fun :)

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