A few years ago, I was all about mint and turquoise. I couldn't get enough. I wanted all the things to be mint/turquoise: pants, shoes, accessories...everything. I actually have a turquoise piano in my grey and white dining room! (every once in a while I take nail pics on it, so you've probably seen it in the background of my photos ;) ) So in the Summer of 2013 when I saw the promo pics for the Naughty Nautical Collection, I was all over it.
I particularly wanted Naughty Nautical, an aquamarine green with shimmer, but I really loved how all the colours worked together, so I picked up a mini-cube with four mini polishes in it. Naughty Nautical was my favourite though.
Essie Canada picked Naughty Nautical as their colour of the month so I decided it was a good time to review this beauty. That way if you see your Insta feed flooded with swatches and you like the colour, you'll know what the formula is like.
This polish has a "crelly" formula, meaning a mixture of both creme and jelly, because it went on in a sheer and yet opaque application. Does that make sense? It wasn't streaky. Even though it's kind of sheer/see-through, it went on quite evenly. In two coats it was completely opaque. It was easy to apply and self-levelled fairly well, although my coat of Essie Good to Go topcoat gave my nails the final smooth finishing touch. There's very fine shimmer in there that I don't think is meant to be super noticeable, but to give the polish dimension and I think it really achieves that because of the crelly formula. If it was a straight up creme the very tiny shimmer would be completely lost and pointless but you can actually see the shimmer up close. The shimmer doesn't make this polish gritty or difficult to apply either (like Private Weekend).
I hadn't actually worn this polish since the Summer of 2013 and I feel like my personal tastes have changed. It's a little bright for me now. But no biggie, it was a fun polish to wear for the day.
If you like bright jewel tones, Naughty Nautical is a vibrant polish to escape the winter blues that's for sure!