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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Essie Turquoise and Caicos Nail Lacquer Review

Essie Turquoise and Caicos Nail Lacquer


This the one Essie polish I somehow have managed to own two bottle off along the way, odd seeing as I never ever reach for it and as a result sold one bottle within my blogsale. However sending one away to a new home made me realise just how pretty this light almost mint green turquoise is and I immediately painted it on my nails.

Essie Turquoise and Caicos Nail Lacquer
Essie Turquoise and Caicos Nail Lacquer

It was only then that I reaslised why I don't reach for this particular polish despite the beautiful hue - the formula, my god is the formula rubbish! A fine, streaky polish that requires at least three coats before it becomes opaque in parts and four for a perfect finish. Patience is not my strong point and needless to say that despite today's outing this polish will be neatly stored in the polish vaults once again!

Essie polishes seem to be more miss than hit these days if you ask me!

Essie Turquoise and Caicos Nail Lacquer £7.99 via Superdrug (currently on a 3 for 2) - link


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19 comments:

  1. Such a lovely colour, it's a real shame about the formula :(. Megan xx

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  2. Aww such a shame as the colour is so lovely :( xx

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  3. I have this one and actually love the formula! Maybe I'm just lucky or you're unlucky!

    Olivia x

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  4. I have Fiji by Essie and it is just like this one!! Too much hype about this brand, I think.

    XX

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  5. I think Essie are really hit and miss. I've had some polishes where the formula is brilliant, then others where I actually gave up doing my nails in that colour because it was so streaky and bleugh xx

    D Is For...

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  6. Generally I love Essie polishes but like you, found the formula of this dreadful! It's better if you apply over opaque white polish but still, for £7.99 a bottle, it should be better!

    Sarah | fortytherapy.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love this color! I just painted my nails with it :)

    Xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. Shame the formula sucks, the colour is gorgeous! Really wanted this one but I may hold off.

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  9. So weird how Essie polish turns out great for some people and awful for others!what is going on!?!

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  10. Nice colour!

    Check out my most recent review :)


    emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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  11. Another gorgeous shade from Essie - they can't seem to do anything wrong.

    I've just started a beauty blog - Makeup by Candlelight and I would be so happy if you would stop by and check it out. I aim to add something new every day, so please come and visit :o). X

    makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. This looks like a Maybelline 'gel' type nail polish I just bought. The Maybelline formula is good (fine in 1 coat) and the colour seems very similar. The shade is 'forevermore green' if anyone is interested!

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  13. Love this colour. I haven't seen this one before

    Seaside Beauty
    xxx

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  14. Beautiful shade. Shame about the streakiness. I'm not a very patient person myself so applying 4 coats in order to achieve a decent finish is just asking for trouble.

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  15. I agree essie polishes are hit & misses! However I've come across more hits than misses! This is a really pretty color I have it myself, and I agree the formula sucks! :c

    xoxo, Aman | coffee chic twitter

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  16. Wow such a nice colour!

    http://eleganceandbeautynz.blogspot.co.nz/

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  17. I have this color and it is one of my favs for spring and summer! I agree the formula is a bit of a miss..A similar shade but better formula is "For Aydrey" by china glaze

    http://lebeautymix.com/

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  18. Love the colour but, as with all polishes, 2-3 thin coats will always be better than one thick one. It's also worth investing in a good base coat, to give the product something to latch on to.

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