My Top Ten \ Number Eight: Essie — Splash of Grenadine

When I was browsing though my Stash to pick my Top Ten and I came across this bottle, I have to admit that my reaction wasn't "Cawwwww! Yesss! You're amazing!!" It was more like, "Hey you. Can't believe it's taken me this long to realize but... shitdamn, you're one of my favorite colors when it comes down to it."

Essie Splash of Grenadine is not a lemming. It's not a color I lusted after. In fact, I think it was a polish I just sort of grabbed on impulse. But look at us now! Years later and still going strong.

Splash of Grenadine came out in Essie's Spring 2010 Resort Collection. Looking back, it was to be a legendary release, bringing us not just the soft and sweet Splash of Grenadine, but the ubiquitous aqua Turquoise and Caicos and one of my other treasured shades, the blurple Lapis of Luxury.

Splash of Grenadine is kind of an odd name for this color because it doesn't resemble a Shirley Temple or Rose's Grenadine Syrup at all.

It does, however, remind me of different vacation staple: orchids.

Splash of Grenadine is another color that really changes, depending on the lighting. Stephanie at Short 'n Chic posted some really great swatches, so I shall direct you to her site to check them out.

xxo, Francesca

P.S. Missed the first few? No prob.