Review: Essie Bikini So Teeny Nail Polish

essie bikini so teeny nail polishI finished off the nice long weekend by watching some K dramas and giving myself a manicure with Essie’s Bikini So Teeny nail polish.  We had absolutely fabulous weather the last couple of days and we took full advantage of it by getting in a couple games of tennis and an outdoor run. I completely forgot I was in a jacket and scarf just last week and found myself excited and looking forward to summer.

Essie’s Bikini So Teeny is part of the 2012 summer collection and rightly so, it screams summertime! It is a gorgeous periwinkle blue with micro-fine silver glitter. The color is stunning and I have nothing else quite like it in my collection. The glitter you can’t see at all once applied but that part doesn’t really bother me. Sadly, I have a love-hate relationship with this particular shade. I am so head over heels infatuated with the color, but the application is not that great. It is quite streaky and watery and takes at least 3 coats to reach full opacity. You have to be conscious of using thin coats because this polish will literally just drip in pools on your nails if you are not careful. The color reminds me of blueberry cream and despite the multiple coats, the watery consistency does aid in leveling out the polish for a smooth finish. I found there to be a very fine line between applying too thin of a coat that you experience bald patches, or too thick that it takes ages to dry and ultimately peels off within a day. However, once the perfect balance is achieved, I found this polish to last without chipping for at least 4-5 days.

Overall, it will require a little more attention and care to get a good application. It will all come down to just how much you like the color. For me, I adore this shade and the extra hassle required to achieve the perfect manicure is worth it. Have you tried this shade? What is a deal breaker for you when it comes to nail polish?
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  1. […] a good top coat to bring it to a fully smooth lustrous shine. This reminds me a bit of my beloved Bikini So Teeny, also by Essie. A manicure using this polish lasts about 3-4 days with a good top coat and even longer if you use […]

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