So, what's the deal with Essie Fiji?
By Tina A. - July 01, 2012
Essie Fiji is by no means a new shade: it's been around for a good few years now, yet somehow seems to be one of the most popular nail polish shades at the moment amongst beauty bloggers and youtube-ers.
Not something I particularly understand. Allow me to explain.
Fiji is a light milky baby pink shade, without any added shimmer. I can see this working for pretty much all skintones: both for the paler ones like myself (it doesn't wash me out), as well as for the darker ones (the greater contrast will make it stand out more, though it might pull a little white).
And that's where the pros of this nail polish end in my opinion. As far as the formula goes, I'd say this is a creme finish, albeit a failed attempt: thick, prone to becoming gloopy, with one of the worst applications that I've ever come across. The photo above was taken after 3 coats and if you look up closely, you might still be able to notice the streaks. I couldn't bother with a fourth coat this time around, but if you're not too careful when you apply it, that fourth one might be inevitable. Bad Essie for sure!
And one last thing: what's with the name? Fiji, for a non-exotic light pink? Am I the only one that would expect a turquoise or an aquamarine colour after hearing "Fiji"?
Bottom line: save yourselves the money and try any other milky pink on the market; chances are you'll end up with a much better nail polish!
Have you tried any nail polishes lately that let you down or that you believe to be majorly overhyped?