Sunday, June 3, 2012

Nail of the Day: Essie Bikini So Teeny

Today's NOTD is a polish from Essie's Summer 2012 collection called Bikini So Teeny. Yeah, the name of this polish alone is adorable. I would describe Bikini So Teeny has a true periwinkle: blue with a hint of purple. When looking closely at the bottle, you can see a very subtle silver shimmer in the polish, but once painted, it is virtually non-existent.

The formulation on this was really good, two coats was plenty for full opacity.  I just love how this is a touch different from all of the other light blues companies have released lately.  As far as dupes, I don't know one off the top of my head (I know China Glaze has a periwinkle polish though).  The closest Essie comparison I could think of is Lapis of Luxury (from Resort 2010), but that is much more blue and a little darker.

I found this polish at my local Rite Aid for $8.  It can also be found at Ulta, Nordstrom, and independent retailers.

Would you wear it?
xx, Allison


  1. I've been looking for a baby blue like that without shimmer or sparkle.I can't wait to get it! Thanks for the review. ;)

  2. My best friend's bday is coming up and she loves Essie (although her wallet doesnt- twelve year olds tend to have a small income) and her favorite color is periwinkle. I'll definitely be checking this out at my Target!

  3. I have this on my nails right now and I love it!!!

  4. It reminds me of the sky! Really cool colour!