Thursday, 13 September 2012

Essie Bikini So Teeny

Essie Nail Polish in Bikini so Teeny - Boots/Superdrug - £7.99

After purchasing my first Essie polish in shade Tart Deco, post here, and discovering just how much I loved it, I headed back to my local Boots and picked up this shade; Bikini so Teeny. This shade has certainly caused a bit of a stir lately so I had to give it a go myself! For reference I used OPI Nail Envy for the base and top coat as well as using two coats of Bikini so Teeny.

This wonderful shade comes from Essie's Summer Collection and is the most perfect sky blue with a delicate hint of lilac. I feel that this shade changes in different light conditions; in low lighting the purply shade is more prominent, which I prefer to how this looks in bright lighting as more of a true sky blue. In the bottle there is a hint of shimmer, however this doesn't show when applied onto the nails. 

The brush makes applying so easy due to the wide design and shape of the brush which is carried throughout Essie's diffusion range. However I don't feel this applies as easy as other shades. It is a little streaky and patchy, making the first coat uneven; at least two layers are definitely required, maybe even three.

Overall I do really like this shade and it looked fantastic on holiday. It is a real summer shade and can brighten up any outfit. However, I feel that it has been slightly overhyped and doesn't live up to some reviews I have read. I will definitely carry on purchasing Essie nail polishes as they are fantastic quality, have a good longevity and wonderfully easy application!


  1. Really want this shade but it's good to hear an honest review about it :) still an adorable shade though ahah! XO

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  2. Such a lovely colour, definitely need to get this! Would really appreciate if you checked out my blog, I adore yours xo

  3. I have this shade too, so beautiful but the formula is a bit crappy :/ xo

  4. I adore Essie and this is such a lovely shade! I'll definitely have to pick it up soon :) x

  5. such a pretty shade, such a shame it isn't summer anymore :( x

  6. Beautiful, beautiful nail colour!!