Thursday, 13 September 2012

Bikini So Teeny (and a little streaky)

Is this the cutest nail polish ever? Cute by name, cute by nature!

Bloggers have been calling Essie Bikini So Teeny the shade of the summer... so that’s why I couldn’t get my hands on it! Out of stock at Boots and Superdrug, I finally tracked it down in Liberty’s.
I want to call it a baby blue, but it’s more of a pale blue fused with a hint of lilac. I didn’t realise until it was in my hands that it contains a very fine amount of silver and pink shimmers, don’t worry, it’s not sparkly! It has a gorgeous cream finish, with a subtle hint of shimmer – crème-sheen if you will.

So we’ve established that I love the shade, but there’s one big problem with this polish, it’s super STREAKY! I’ve tried with and without a basecoat and both thin and thick coats. The first time I wore it, it took three thin coats to get a semi decent coverage, but it wasn’t even. The next time I slapped on a really thick coat and hoped for the best, but still, this happened...  

I mentioned this on Instagram and boy did I open the floodgates! It seems I’m not the only one that’s had this problem. Some suggested that the diffusion line, available from Boots and Superdrug, have thinner brushes and different formulas but I haven’t experienced this with any of my other Essie polishes and this one was purchased from Liberty’s.
The best results I found came from two very thick coats. It takes a long time to dry but yields better coverage. I’ve got to say, as much as it’s a pain in the ass, Bikini so Teeny is SO worth the effort. I love this shade, it’s cute, summery and chic and the crème finish is perfect!

Bikini So Teeny is part of Essie’s summer 2012 range, so it may not be around forever! Available form Boots and Superdrug £7.99, Liberty’s and other retailers charge around £9.95.


  1. That's a gorgeous shade! But yeah, I find the same problem with Essie's too - they're really streaky. I guess the colour makes them worth the extra effort though.

    Great post! x

  2. I bought this a couple of weeks ago, it's such a gorgeous colour!


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