Monday, October 11, 2010

NOTD: Essie Turquoise & Caicos

So yesterday it was sunny (as you can see) and my poor old CG polish had lasted a week so I went from Blue Island Iced Tea to my first (and only) Essie shade Turquoise & Caicos. 

This is truly an odd shade... I purchased it because all the swatches showed it was a blue-green... and I guess compared to something like the grass in the background... but honestly it's not. I spent the first couple of hours trying to work out if I actually liked it or not. I think I do... it's certainly unique.

In the past I have been put off Essie by stories of good and bad essie... and the price. I'll be honest if I can get a $2.99US bottle of china Glaze or a $2.75US bottle of color Club why would I pay $8US for Essie... well look at the colour. I had to try it right?

For reference this is 3 coats, and is still not 100% opaque. This quality and finish on the nail polish is absolutely fine... I wouldn't want it to be the first nail polish I've ever used but it was very workable. The brush was fine... no issues with me... but I did find the drying time a little longer than CG or CC.

I am undecided on this one.. let's see how resistant it is to chipping (I have a top coat on now as well).

BTW... I just ordered a set from Eyeko which has been on my mind for a while so when they come in I'll share..and I just had a small haul of Color Club which I will share pics of soon (this polish was part of that haul so don't get too excited lol).


  1. Essie is a great brand, they have some really lovely shades! I think that one is lovely against your skintone

  2. Well Stef it's taken 2 days and lots of looking at my nails from different angles but I do like this colour now.