Sunday, April 24, 2011

Essie Turquoise & Caicos

Turquoise & Caicos
Last summer’s North Fork Collection from Essie was such a stellar sellout success that it’s no wonder she’s releasing the tropical themed Resort Collection that includes a new green and blue for us to drool over. I got Essie’s Turquoise & Caicos a tropical turquoise you could hope to find and putting it on makes me feel like Malibu Beach Barbie. However, the consistency of Turquoise & Caicos lets Essie down – the first application is thin, watery and streaky. The second application basically does what the first application should have, whilst a third application is necessary if you want a really consistent, even finish. Nevertheless, I was impressed with the creamy final finish, which was smoother and more self-levelling than OPI’s, even if it took a few more coats to get there.

Drying time: 5 mins
Coats required: 3
Chips: +7 days