Essie Fiji

Being a polish hoarder sometimes means buying a polish, because it has been talked about by bloggers, youtubers and other polishlovers so much, you just want to see for yourself what all the fuss is about.

For me, this is one of those polishes. I have walked past it so many times and I just didn't get it. I mean, Essie Fiji is a ridiculously pale baby pink polish and Essie is not known for their great formula when it comes to the lighter polishes.

But when I saw this at my local drugstore about 5 months ago with a 50% off sticker slapped on it, I ended up taking it home with me to see for myself.

It's nice, but... well... if you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how I feel about baby pink polishes. Or light pastel colors in general for that matter. I don't like them. They don't look flattering on my skin tone and I tend to just skip them.

So no wonder this sat in my stash, untried for so long. But yesterday I had to cut my nails because they were just getting way to long and I always like a nice cool cream color on shorter nails. Somehow I really felt like having white nails, without them actually being white, so Fiji seemed like a perfect fit!

The formula for this polish is... I'm not going to lie, pretty bad. But not as bad as other whites (or nearly whites) I've tried. It was extremely patchy on the first coat, but ik evened out nicely on the second, but it definitely needed a third to become fully opaque. Luckily, it dried fast enough.

I actually really like it! A baby pink I can pull off! I showed this to my husband, who happens to think polish is supposed to be red, otherwise it just isn't polish according to him and he said it looked posh. I have to agree with him, it's a nice sophisticated color and appropriate for every occasion.
An unexpected treasure!

What's your favorite nearly white polish?