Sunday, March 3, 2013

Modern, Mercurial, and March: Essie's Mojito Madness & Beyond Cozy

Leave it to me to start March with a vocabulary lesson... First, I am going to give you a bit more insight into the loves of Elena. Contrary to popular belief, there is more to this chick than nail polish. I have shared my love of art and music on this blog. Music is such a part of my creative experience, that I do not write or draw without a soundtrack. ( There are some phat beats kickin' right now as we speak, lovelies...) Another major passion of mine is reading and words in general. I was the kid that my parents actually said, "Get the damn book out of your face, and do something already." I consume literature, magazines, anything... There is a beauty in the written word to me, so much so that I love fonts and can recognize an unhealthy amount of them. I can tell the difference between Helvetica and a modified Arial- so don't even try to pass that off on me. ( Graphic design geek humor- Jes more than appreciates it.) I even had a favorite font in high school- Bradley Hand ITC. One day I am going to break down the theory about my blog and personal branding.  I have something special that I am cooking up for that via some slick nail art.

So for me, March is always the switch up after a challenging month- February. February is dead of Winter in New England, insanely busy, typically transient, and only 28 to 29 days to pack that all into. Welcome, March! Really, I sincerely mean that. Spring 2013 is trending a modern look to soft color. Pastels aren't just for your grandmother, the country club set, and Kanye West anymore. I want to actually rock pink and mint green with edgy hematite jewelry and studded high heels. This brings me to the mercurial portion of the title. Mercurial is defined as "having qualities of ingenuity, eloquence, or thievishness attributed to the god Mercury or to the influence of the planet Mercury." I have always felt March to be a transitional month. In my opinion, in order to embrace change one must have a lot of ingenuity and eloquence.  

On to the business at hand- the polish.  I wanted something that was clean visual transition from Winter to Spring and I found that in Essie's Mojito Madness and Beyond Cozy. Mojito Madness, is my favorite Essie bright creme. A stunning rich Jade tone that evokes sipping on its namesake on a temperate night, it is perfection in two coats. Mojito Madness was released as a part of Essie's Summer 2012 "Bikini So Teeny" Collection. Beyond Cozy is a stellar silver-gold hybrid microglitter. It achieves full coverage in two coats. This is an amazing glitter to gradient with. Beyond Cozy was released with Essie's Winter 2012 "Leading Lady" Collection.


  I am so excited for this month! My first Illamasquas will be debuted next week, I have a special seasonal KB Shimmer, my new Julep Maven box for March is dying to be shown, and I still have Whimisical Ideas by Pam to feature ( there will be spam)...

Thank you so much to all of my new followers on here and Twitter! I am averaging between 1500 to 2000 views a month internationally! 

Merci, Gracias, Grazie, σας ευχαριστώ...

7 comments:

  1. Two of my favorite Essie's! Love them together!

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    1. thanks so much! I love them too...

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  2. This definitely gets me ready for March! Spring green, St Patrick's day...this encompasses all of those themes! I am so excited to see the Illamasquas and the KBShimmer, of course. :)

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    1. Viva la March! lol Thank you so much... I had a lot of fun writing this post and can't wait to show off some of my new beauties...

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  3. I love this post! So unusual, personal and cultural. And now I understand why you talked to me about a few of these stuff today! ;) I had the privilege to see this look on a preview and almost live, and I can say that green is even better than it looks here! I love that you do manis depending on the mood the moment of the year we're in brings u. Girl..you really know what you're saying when it comes to polish..wow! Also, I am the celebrating season's changing kind of person, so I think we could make a welcome spring collab mani soon! :)
    I didn't know about your love for fonts, you're the only person I know like that and I find it so nerdy-cute!
    Efcharistò!

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    1. I love this feedback! It means so much to me...Thanks for getting my inspiration!! Thanks, sista!

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  4. Someone else that love FONTS ! Yeahness !!! I am also a font nerd.. Even have people at work bringing me adds and asking what font it is.. (And I LOVE downloading different fonts too !! , nerdy side hobby ! ) I remeber in a computer studies class in high school, we always had to give in assignments in Arial (yawn ! Boring ) and I would type it in a special font, and just before sending it in change it to arial.. lol...

    I LOVE the green.. ! (I think I might be new in liking green and mint polishes... eeeck !! ) And love the fact that the seasons are changing. Yeah for that.. More cooler weather again... although it's already 89'F here (see I converted especially for you.. and it's not even midday. Yikes...

    Cant wait to see some more spring mani's !! And yeah for new followers ! ♥

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