Essie Sag Harbor
Things for me right now more than mundane. I feel a disconnect from life, and apparently it’s translating into my polish. This morning I figured I’d give one of the Milani One Coat Glitter’s a try because I was looking at some photos and they looked really good. I applied two coats and HATED everything about it immediately and had to remove it. So gross.
So, I went to a safe, beloved polish of mine for some TLC. Essie Sag Harbor is perfect. And I’ve been wanting to revisit this polish for a while and figured now would be a good time since a lot of bloggers have been mentioning it has a twin sister in China Glaze Sea Spray. Which was one of the first things I noticed about Sea Spray, and why I haven’t been dying to get it.
Essie Sag Harbor
Sag Harbor is like a cool, spring day on a dock, or a stormy sunset. The light, greyed out blue of this polish is the perfect balance. It’s not too dark. Not too blue. Not too grey. Something about the color is also very warm, like in a soothing way. Even though on first description it could seem partially gloomy, but it’s gloomy is a cozy way.
Sag Harbor, like CG Sea Spray, has a glorious silver shimmer running through it. But the shimmer is so fine, that it somehow allows for this perfect, even metallic sheen throughout the finish of the polish. It’s noticeable, but not.
Metallic silver shimmer in Sag Harbor
As much as I love this polish, the formula isn’t great. It’s a little thin and streaky on the first coat. And the microscopic Essie brushes don’t make it any easier. But by the second you can apply a thicker coat and get things nice and even.
Sag Harbor / Concrete Jungle
I wanted to include this photo in case you haven’t seen Sag Harbor before. CJ is a pretty common polish, so you can kind of gauge Sag Harbor from it. As you can see, Sag Harbor is such a pretty color. It’s light and blue. Which could also be used to describe RBL Concrete Jungle, but the grey dominates it. Sag Harbor’s a light blue with a hint of grey that makes it a really great stormy, nautical polish.
Where to Buy: Online Retailers
Also, I have been seriously dying to own Essie Greenport, which is also from this collection. I have read about bloggers ordering it online, but I can never find it. Can anyone help me out with this?