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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Essie Fiji




Essie nail polish in Fiji: £7.99

Say hello to my new favourite nail polish (and I have a lot, so that must mean something.. right?!) - possibly as beautiful on the nails as its namesake is in the flesh. A milky baby pastel pink that looks almost white on the nails, and opaque in two coats. I really didn't think that would happen since I have to paint three layers of one of my most used shades, Ballet Slippers, and even then you can still see my white tips through it.

Suffice to say I'm over the moon with this as it's an easy peasy way to wear a pale pink - no streaks here! I'm looking forward to experimenting with different glitters over this but for now I'm really enjoying wearing it on its own. Wear time is never something I like to comment on as I believe it depends on your personal preference of base coats, top coats, nail care and daily activities, but Essie polishes always perform really well for me and go for days on end without a single chip. A valid excuse for my sizeable collection, which seems to be growing at an alarming rate..

Are you an Essie fan? What's your preferred high street brand for nail polish and why?

60 comment(s):

  1. I love essie!! http://theprettybeautiful.blogspot.co.uk @fionabarbs xx

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  2. Fiji is the perfect colour! Love it xx

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  3. I really like this colour - ballet slippers gets on my nerves!
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com
    x

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  4. I have fiji and ballet slippers and much prefer the opacity (is that a word?) of fiji.
    The Life of Emily-Alice

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  5. Fiji is the first essie polish I bought, back when I was living in Spain and I love it too, but I now want the same but a creamier colour than pink, so opaque nude really. Do you know of one like that? Rachel xx

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  6. Wow this is such a beautiful colour.

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  7. I do love a bit of Essie, it doesn't last hugely long for me, but I adore their colours. I like their neutrals best, they're probably my most worn!

    www.umhullen.com
    x

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  8. This colour is perfect!

    Holly
    fashi0nrealist.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  9. I tried this for the first time the over day and was expecting to put 3 coats on and only needed 2 as well, so happy! xo

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  10. This is such a gorgeous colour! xxx

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  11. Such a pretty colour

    http://filthyfashi0n.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is one of my favourite colours by Essie. x

    http://prettylittlebowblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I have this, its perfect for the summer


    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I love essie colours and have quite a collection too, but find they always chip on my after 2 days and I've tried quite a few different top/base coat combinations :(
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Oww i have heard bloggers talk about this colour so much. I am not so sure about it tho because of the pinkness. pink just doesnt bode well with my nails, But it is a pretty colour!

    Pipp xx
    pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. That colour looks amazing :)

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  17. I love this - the first time I tried it I wasn't a fan, but now I'm in love! Such a fan of essie, 100% my favourite nail brand xo

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  18. This would be perfect for a wedding!

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  19. Fiji and Mint Candy Apple are my favourites! x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I like Essie nailpolishes, they are really good. Especially the brush is nice! This colour is very simple, but lovely to wear! I also love Ciaté nailpolishes very much!

    Xxx

    Katrien

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  21. beautiful xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Hi Emma :)

    New follower here. I thought I was following you but it turns out I wasn't.

    I've literally just tried my first Essie polish and I'm really impressed with them so far. I can see this becoming an expensive habit, uh oh!

    Just to say, you have a lovely blog :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  23. I love Essie nail polish! I think this one is very similar to Vanity Fairest (I don't own Fiji though) but the only difference is that VF has a subtle sparkle in it! All their nail polishes are so pretty. Great job, I love your blog! xx

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  24. I don't really wear nail polish, but I adore how that color is so simple and subtle! It's really pretty. :3

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  25. Fiji is on my nails right now and I think it's the best thing since sliced bread! It lasts ages too!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  26. Essie nail polish is my incentive to stop biting my nails, I adore this shade

    www.dusterknuckles.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I love Essie Fiji, it is such a lovely colour that goes with everything! x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I have wanted to try this for ages, I love pale nail varnish but I don't like it sheer! I've never used Essie nail varnish but I really want to. I'm an OPI girl but I guess if I had to choose my favourite high street nail varnish brand it'd probably be Rimmel or Barry M. I'm going to buy this now, you've convinced me!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  29. I always love the look of this shade but it just doesn't suit my skin tone, I'm too pale and pink-toned I think! I've never tried any of the Essie diffusion line polishes either - may pick one up with my Boots points this week!xx

    serenarubywoo.blogspot.com

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  30. I really need to try this one.. so pretty!!

    xo
    nathalista.blogspot.com

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  31. it's such a lovely shade. i love 'almost white' polishes! :)
    xxx
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/

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  32. Such a beautiful colour and seems to be a favourite here in blog land x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I have the same problem with my white tips showing through when I wear paler polishes so I'm definitely keen to give this one a go

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  34. I just bought Sole Mate and I'm loving it! Ballet Slippers is definitely one of my faves, but I can't wait to try out Fiji x

    http://littlebuttough.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. gorgeous can't wait to try it out

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  36. This is such a lovely shade, I can't wait to wear it when I'm a bit more tanned! X

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  37. I really love this shade but it's so streaky on me.. maybe I have a bad one?! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Oh such a pretty color! I want it now!

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  39. I bought my first essie polish recently and I think I'm going to have a hard time turning back... Fiji looked a bit too pink for my skin tone (though it is a gorgeous colour) so I went for Not Just a Pretty Face and it's perfect - a slightly pinky nude that makes my hands feel so elegant and pretty! Definitely an Essie convert!

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  40. I haven't tried essie polishes yet but I think this may have to be the first colour I get!

    xo

    http://verrism.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. I have always wanted to buy some Essie nail polishes but never know which colour to choose as there is so many! I have heard that they chip quite badly...how do you find them?X
    www.keepingupwithkatieelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. I love Essie Polishes, Ballet Slippers and Fiji are two of my all time faves! X

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  43. Love this colour from Essie, it's one of my all time favorites! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. This is gorgeous and even fairly affordable.

    xxx

    http://thefashionshwap.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. Gorgeous colour! Perfect for day-to-day :)

    www.bethbabblesblog.blogspot.com

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  46. I'm in love with this! Essie is my fave nail polish brand. this looks perfect for S/S13!

    burgundybeauty.co.uk

    x

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  47. also can you tell me what blog layout you use? I really like it! x

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  48. This is such a pretty soft subtle colour. I bet it looks amazing with a tan (fake of course). I think my fave high street nail polish brand is Rimmel - they have a great colour range and its very affordable
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  49. I've always loved shades like this, this is one of my favourite nail polishes in my collection x

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  50. This looks so beautiful , I've been on the lookout for a light pink shade recently xx

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  51. beautiful colour! Must purchase this myself! Perfect for the spring with all the colours! Xx
    http://live-in-this-moment.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. I've been debating purchasing this as I thought it would be far too sheer...apparently not! Definitely pushing this to the top of my to-buy list now xx

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  53. I keep on thinking about buying this but then everytime I go to boots I never buy it!! I have no idea why because it is such a nice colour :) xxx

    http://thebeauty-web.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. That really is a pretty shade! I bet it would look gorgeous with all of the Models Own Wonderland Glitter Polishes layered on top?
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  55. I tried this the other day in Boots and fell inlove with it instantly. I guess I already know what I'll be purchasing soon :) gorgeous shade

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  56. What is the brand of the nails you use in the last picture? Been looking for some for AGES that aren't loose so are easier to paint! LOVE this colour too!

    Rosie xo

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