Monday, 8 July 2013

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny'

Hello all,

I'm sorry I have not posted for such a long time, I have been a very busy lady! I have been revising for my driving theory tomorrow (eek!) so I have not had a lot of time to put any posts up, unfortunately.

So this week, I have been mostly wearing: Essie 'Bikini So Teeny'. I fancied a really different summery change this week and decided to wear this blue I was gifted this Christmas (thank you lovely boyfriend!).When I asked for this from my boyfriend, I was absolutely desperate for it. I had seen this bottle in the shops but it was far too pricey for my budget range. So when I saw it on Fragrance Direct, I knew I had to have it! I loved the shimmer it had in the bottle and hoped this would be relayed when applying the polish.

When I tried this in the winter, I was disappointed. There were bald spots, no shimmer and it wasn't an appropriate shade for the winter. Afraid I would never wear this polish again, I promised myself I would wear this when the good whether came as it would match shorts and light colours.

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny': Freshly applied

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny': 6 days old, no topcoat

So I decided to take the plunge and wear it this week. Since Christmas, I have learned how to properly prep my nails (buffing, basecoat etc) and so my experience of this polish is been far more positive than before.

The consistency of this polish is thin, but not runny. This makes it ideal to apply and each coat dries really quickly. This time, there were no bald spots. In fact, one coat of this polish was opaque and there was no need for more but I decided to paint three coats as I wanted longevity. As usual, this bottle came with Essie's classic wide brush which made application as easy as usual.

I was very impressed with how long this lasted. Yes, I am guilty of being a bit lazy this week and forgot to put a topcoat on which did cause a little bit of fading with the colour. Despite that though, this polish lasted 6 days! I had taken it off today and there was still no chips. It even withstood my nail breaking as it did not look messy after it broke.
(Note: I did use OPI Chip Skip and OPI Nail Envy as my basecoat)

The one this that was the same though was the lack of shimmer relayed on the nail. I have noticed this complaint with a few other Essie polishes (e.g. 'To Buy Or Not To Buy) and it is cheeky to be that misleading. However, the colour is still beautiful and wonderful for the summer.

Would I recommend this? Yes, for £1.99 from Fragrance Direct you can not go wrong. Essie is a fantastic brand with some amazing colours on the market.

Do you like Bikini So Teeny? What are your other favourite Essie colours?


  1. I love this shade so much, I recently saw it online for only 3 bucks but they ran out of it :(

    xoxo -B ♡

    1. Aww that's a shame :( it is such a nice colour x

  2. how pretty, i'm partial to a blue manicure :)
    impressed with the lasting power too. x

    I Am A Weapon Of Massive Consumption

    1. It does have great lasting power! It's incredible x

  3. It's a really pretty blue, especially on you! :)

    ~ Yun

  4. Such a gorgeous shade! I need to pick it up xx

    1. It is pretty. Unfortunately Fragrance Direct don't have it in stock right now :( Following your blog. It's great :) x

  5. I bought this last week :D love it!
    As I write this I'm putting on Essie Lapiz of luxury which is very similar but I wanted both so got the latter for my birthday a few days ago!

    1. It is a nice colour. I've never seen Lapiz of Luxury. I might search that now :) x