Friday, November 25, 2011

Share The Love: Wrap-Up

Sorry for the late post today, everyone. I worked a nine-hour Black Friday shift at the department store and I had to wake up at 4 AM for it. Although I survived, I am exhausted! If you ever want evidence of our capacity for inhumanity, watch women unleashed on a designer shoe sale. They demolished our shoe section...along with the rest of the store, of course haha. It was like a zoo.

Anyways, today I'll be wrapping up the Share The Love series of rotating blog posts I participated in this week and sharing a new swatch with you all! One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunity to meet some new people and I'm honored that I got to know these ladies-either through this experience or from earlier adventures in blogging. Thank you Amanda for organizing this fun adventure and thanks to all of the girls involved for giving me some beautiful swatches to share with my readers and for generously hosting me on each of your blogs!

If you missed out on any of their blogs or guest posts, check them out because these girls all do some great swatching! I have them all on my blogroll for easy access. I've also posted links to each of my guest posts from this series in case you missed any. Just click the caption below the teaser pics to see the entire post (and more swatches) that goes with it! Be sure to take a look around on everyone's blogs to get all of the Share The Love action. :)

I've also got some brand new swatches today. In keeping with my guest post theme of blue, I chose the beautiful Essie Dive Bar. Dive Bar is a blackened teal with the teeniest smidge of purple duochrome. I apologize for the messiness; I did this after my Black Friday shift so I wasn't in top manicuring form haha.

 And one with flash:

Even though the duochrome isn't nearly as apparent on the nail as it is in the bottle, this is still a really lovely polish. The base is dark, but not enough so that it just looks black and the teal shimmer catches the light very nicely. (You may know I am not a fan of near-black polishes.) The formula was great-I used two coats here-which is a major plus because application is key with darker polishes like this one. It kind of reminds me of a blue version of Wet N Wild Morbid (old-and kinda crappy-swatches HERE).

I think Dive Bar would make a worthy addition to any polish lover's collection. Dive Bar is part of Essie's core line and they're actually doing a re-promote, the Dive Bar Collection, featuring this polish (of course) and some other older Essie polishes, for New Year's. So if you like this one, it'll be easier to find than ever!


  1. love this one!! i really love blackened polishes, though, so it's not too hard for anything blackbased to impress me hahaha. &jeez, what a long shift! glad to see you survived;]

  2. @SeeSarahSwatch

    The shimmer is so gorgeous! I wavered on this one at first but I'm really glad I got it. Today was the longest shift I've ever worked-and probably one of the most hectic! But yes, I lived...barely haha. :)

  3. I love Divebar..its one of my favorite Essie polishes. Its just sooooooo pretty :)

  4. @Frosso

    Agreed, I think it's one of their best! Dive Bar was one of my turning point polishes that made me go from feeling "blah" about Essie to really liking their polishes.


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