Here's NARS Galion. ("Galion" is the French word for galleon, a large Spanish ship from the ~15th to 18th centuries. I'm not sure whether galleons were used more for naval warfare or for trade ... perhaps any historians reading this can shed some light? I'm thinking it was about 50/50.)
Two coats with Essie Good to Go.
Galion is a beautiful blue-based grey creme, which if I remember correctly, was one of the trendiest colors for last fall. The formula on this one was really easy to work with; the only reason I had trouble applying the polish was because of the awkwardly-shaped bottle cap.
Galion was released late last summer, I think as part of NARS' Fall 2011 collection. It's still available online at narscosmetics.com for $18, as well as at the Saks and Barneys sites. You can find this at Beauty.com, too. I don't think it's a dupe for China Glaze Concrete Catwalk, but if you have that, you probably don't need this.
Since of course no post of mine is complete without some sort of aside, here's a shot of one of my favorite necklaces. Technically I think it's a clipper ship, not a galleon, but STILL.
(no, I didn't save this in case I wanted to buy more or anything ... noooope)
I bought this necklace in December 2010 at a local holiday craft market (the Bizarre Market, to be exact. (If you're in Richmond and looking for some great gifts made by local crafty folk, the Market usually takes place after Thanksgiving, upstairs at Chop Suey in Carytown.) If you're hankering for this necklace, the designer's name is Julia Dent and you can buy one from her Etsy shop.
Does Galion get a heads up or a pass from you? What's your favorite nautically-themed piece of jewelry?