Ahhh, look how pretty! Essie has absolutely outdid itself this Spring with this lovely cornflower blue. Mesmerize is not your standard bright blue creme (Is there such a thing as a standard bright blue creme? I have no idea.) ... it is more subdued. I like to call it a lady-like blue. Scrangie was spot on when she called this color 'muted'. I used 3 coats for the picture above. 2 would have been enough if I wasn't so messy when I apply! :)
p.s. I apologize for the state of my manicure. I had thought that my bottle of Seche Vite had one last application left in it, which it evidently did not! I also did not clean up very well. Bad Faith!