After my disappointing Essie experience yesterday, I had to turn to a polish to reinstate my faith in Essie. Essie is a brand that seems very hit and miss … some people love it and some people don’t. I normally fall in the latter category. But every once in a while, Essie releases a polish that just blows my mind. This happens to be one of them!
Essie “Bikini So Teeny” is a light blue with a little bit of a purple tone to it. Its a light but bright blue periwinkle type creme. It is absolutely stunning! While I happen to own a few polishes that are practically dupes (hint, maybe there’s a comparison post to come), this one holds a special place. There is a very subtle shimmer that is apparent in the bottle, but doesn’t really translate to the nail. Mostly, it just looks like a bright and flattering periwinkle blue!
The formula on this polish is pretty good. The reason I am not in love with Essie is because I’ve had bad experiences with Essie formulas. This one was a walk in the park compared to others that I have. It was opaque in 2 coats, but does show the ridges in my nails. So next time I wear this I’ll definitely bust out a ridge filler. The consistency was a little on the thick side, but not unmanageable. The dry time was pretty good too. Overall, I really like this polish and I’m so happy that I finally picked it up!
What do you guys think? Do any of you have this? What are your favorite Essies?