May 9, 2013

NOTD: Mariaunnaud Nail colour Swimming pool


Hi darlings! Happy Thursday!!! Any nice plans for the weekend? Here in Switzerland we have a long weekend because today and tomorrow is holiday. We're having a cosy evening with my hubby on the couch, he's watching the football as he usually does and I'm on the blogsphere, as I usually do, while our baby is already in bed. Nothing special in our weekend programs really.
What I'd like to share with you is a mini nail polish I bought at Mariaunnaud's from their own brand. It's called "Swimming pool".
I got this one long ago while shopping for my lovely Jezzica's swap, and it was sitting among my untrieds untill it got a little of attention. I really love this kind of shades, but (specially in English) I never know how to call it or put it in a category. Is it Teal? Is it turquoise? Is it Aqua? None of the above seem to fit. That's also interfering with my project of swatching all my colours on nail wheels, well that and the lack of free time ;)  I have a bunch of blues, blue-greens, green-blues, that I don't know where to put or how to call. I went to Wikipedia colour chart for help and ended up even more confused! Anyone has a clear idea of colour families? Please,  I would love to have your opinion!


This is a pretty shade of ... whatever, but let's say aqua blue. It's a creme finish but it has some nice hidden shimmer that is visible mainly in the bottle, and under some lightings, but let's say is not really there. It was opaque in one coat, a little streaky though, so I did two. I'm wearing it with a coat of Essence BTGN top sealer, and eventually ended doing some striping tape nail art I might show you soon. For some reason my camera was not capturing the right colour whenever I was in the sun. So the picture below, under artificial light, is more colour accurate.


I hope you liked this shade and don't forget to help me out with my colour descriptions! I suck so badly...
Love,
Nati
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18 comments

  1. Hi Natalia! We have that kind of weekend here in Sweden too. My husband went away with his job, they're in Italy!! I'd love to be there too.
    But I'm really enjoying this nail polish, it's such a lovely blue shade, love this one really.
    Have a great weekend Nati! :-)

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    1. Hi Ann-Sophie, how lucky you're husband! I'd love to be there too!
      Thanks for your sweet comment, nice weekend to you too. xx

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  2. Ciao cara Nati! Che bellissima colore! Mi piace molto! :D
    What a gem you found while shopping for me! ;)
    As a florist I have studied a lot of color and according to the system we use, I'd say it's a high pigmented blue-green ;)
    But then I saw this wonderful BBC program the other day and it turns out that we all see colors differently! So maybe you don't see what I see ;) Stammi bene! Baci! xx

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    1. Ciao Jezzica, thanks cara! I agree with you in the colour description, and I also think many people see and name colours differently. I bet that program you saw was very interesting!
      Bacioni, xx

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  3. Bonito el azul, bello en los pies con zandalias

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    1. Me alegra que te guste, Andrea. Pues nunca llevo esmalte en los pies! parece mentira!

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    2. No? Incluso cuando yo estaba en Holanda no podía sin, Ahora que estoy devuelta en el Trópico es un must. Inténtalo :) No te recomiendo rojos ya que son muy llamativos,pero comienza con un marrón e incluso negro se ve bello,hoy me quité el azul mas claro que gané en tu rifa.Para mi era algo nuevo ya que solo estaba acostumbrada a usar negro y azul oscuro.

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  4. I'd call it teal... But I am not too great with describing colors either, hehe. Whatever it is, it looks lovely!

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thanksfor your comment sweetie, I guess I call teal to greener shades, but maybe you're right!

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    2. Yeah, I am not sure, could be right, could be wrong ;-) My first instinct was teal. But like I said, I am not all that great at describing colors either,

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  5. This shade is pure love! I love those cremes with the subtle shimmer I'm crazy to see how the striping came out and what you paired it with. As for what colour to call it.. Eesh thats difficult! Quiet weekends like that are sometimes just perfect as they are :)xx

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    1. Hi Ithi! Thanks for your nice comment. I had fun with striping tape, and already scheduled the post for Sunday, though I hesitated because my pics didn't came out very neat :(
      Enjoy your weekend sweetie! xx

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  6. I didn't know they had their own brand - this polish is beautiful!!!
    It looks amazing on your nails, whatever its name - I , too, am a clutz when describing colours ;)

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    1. Hi Mina, apparently they do have their brand, but they're on clearance sale, so I guess they had not much success.
      I gave up trying to include it in a category! I'll call it blue full stop.
      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  7. Aw, what a beautiful polish it seems to be.

    I agree that it sometime is hard to label what color a polish is. I'd probably call this one above aqua or probably teal. I my mind a turquoise is a green with blue added to it and teal is a blue with green added to it. If that made any sense?! And I'm not saying I'm right, that's just how I differ them. I think that a teal can be in many nuances but aqua maybe have a shorter range? And to mess things up we have "mint" too, which also live in the borderline of sometime being green/blue. :D

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    1. Hi Gelic, your explanation to diferenciate teal from turquoise is great! I think I'll adopt it from now on. And you're right about aqua, ilike it can only be in medium-light shades, so there's not really a darker aqua. Oh! I was forgetting "mint", lol. It's a real mess, haha :P

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  8. I'd call it teal, but anyway you call it, it remains a beautiful shade! :-)

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