While looking at my new bottle of Essie Mesmerize, I had a startling revelation:
Mesmerize is SMURF BLUE!
I have read descriptions of "Superman blue"--
Tim Tebow: HATE the Gators, would love to do him. *hangs head in shame*
--and Mesmerize has a muted old-school comic book quality. Essie's white bottle cap makes it look more Smurf-like to me. I constantly restrain urges to give it a little blonde wig and call it Smurfette.