Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Pretty Blue Nails / Essie Bikini So Teeny Review

 Essie Bikini So Teeny

 Essie Bikini So Teeny

 Essie Bikini So Teeny

 Essie Bikini So Teeny

 Essie Bikini So Teeny

 Essie Bikini So Teeny Swatches

 Essie Bikini So Teeny Swatches

I don’t know if it’s just me but I always go through phases with my nail polish obsession. When I like a certain color it would be pretty much glued to my nails until I get deadly bored of it. Well recently the color I seem to not be able to part with is blue. Royal blue, cobalt blue, navy blue, aqua blue – you name it! The particular shade I’m loving at the moment though is Essie’s cornflower blue offering – Bikini So Teeny (here). Its soft, light blue color with a pinch of purple is the ideal companion for the spring and summer and it reminds me of blue sky, sunshine and beaches. It is one of those polishes that just makes you happy and you just cannot say ‘no’ to. The gorgeous finely milled silver shimmer running through the cream polish is the perfect touch, as it reflects the light beautifully and creates very subtle sheeny finish. Bikini So Teeny is classy but at the same time is unique and fun. It never fails to make an impression and I cannot wait to see how it would look when I have some tan on.

The formula of this beauty is far from perfect but it gets the job done and it’s not too faff-y. I find that Bikini So Teeny tends to be a bit streaky and you need about three thin coats to get it even and fully opaque. Luckily, the polish dries really fast so it’s not all that bad. It has beautiful glossy finish and the lovely medium-sized brush covers the nail in one swipe and allows great control over the application. Bikini So Teeny stays on my nails for about two / three days without chipping or tip wear, which is not ideal but with topcoat on it doesn’t budge for some good five days.

If you fancy stepping out of your comfort zone or are sick of wearing the same old pinks and corals – Bikini So Teeny is a great starting point. It’s different, it’s happy and cheerful and the stunning blue is oh-so-perfect for the warmer months. The formula may not be brilliant but I honestly don’t even care as the shade just captured my heart and I won’t look back!

Have you tried Bikini So Teeny? How do you like it? Which is your favorite blue nail polish?

Lots of love,
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52 comments

  1. LOVE THIS COLOUR!!!! So perfect for spring!! Ah as if I needed an excuse to buy more nail polish.....

    Kal x

    Cluttered Closet

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  2. Omg, that is possibly the most gorgeous shade of blue ever!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

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  3. Ooh I love this, a great colour for spring! I have a smiler Barry M colour which I love :) Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  4. Amazing colour! Love your nails!
    xx

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  5. Gorgeous color. Perfect Nails.

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  6. It's such a pretty colour, but the complaints about the formula always put me off! :(

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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  7. such a gorgeous blue! I love Barry M's Blue Moon, it's more of a pastel blue x

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie

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  8. That's beautiful for spring!

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  9. Oh, that is gorgeous. Blue, like that, is my fav.

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  10. What a gorgeous colour. So cute. & your nails are gorge <3
    www.nicolabishopx.com

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  11. Love your nails!

    http://mskiku.blogspot.com

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  12. i just got this and absolutely love it! Such a perfect spring/summer colour :)

    Anna | On The Dressing Table

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  13. this is such a pretty colour, i love blue nail polishes xx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I just bought the light blue shade by Deborah Lipmann called Blue Orchid that is so so pretty! It's very similar to Bikini So Teeny and I love those light blue types of shades.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  15. That color makes me so happy! It just looks so bright and fun =P My favorite blues are still by Sally Hansen in Pacific Blue and and Blue It.

    kfclovesyou.blogspot.com

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  16. I've not tried this, but definitely been eyeing it. Such a pretty color!

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  17. I have this color, and it does look phenomenal with a tan!

    http://www.wernerbeauty.com

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  18. I adore this colour, so super pretty! Like perfect for Spring/Summer :)
    Becka | This Is My World

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  19. This is one of those shades I wanted from the moment I saw it for the first time, but it's still there, pending in my wishlist! Absolutely gorgeous colour, and it looks really good on your nails :)

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  20. I love this shade, even though I'm usually not a blue person (but I do love navy colors! Love it! :)

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  21. I have been wanting to try this polish for so long, it looks like such a gorgeous shade :) x

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  22. This is such a pretty colour :) x

    underbluelights.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I am also such a big fan of Bikini so Teeny! It is one of my all time favourite polishes and is perfect for holidays during the Summer. I love Essie polishes and feel that their brushes are just the perfect size. Your nails and cuticles are so perfect, mine always end up odd lengths and uneven.

    joy&

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  24. It is absolutely beautiful!! :)

    Loren | www.hellominkys.blogspot.com

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  25. Gorgeous shade, love it x

    http://yougottabegorgeousx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Ooh I love this, a great colour for spring!
    www.beautyqueenuk.co.uk

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  27. Such a pretty color!! I was SOooo very close to buying that one! But chose 2 others by Essie!

    Jen,
    http://thetickledglitter1.blogspot.com

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  28. This is a lovely colour, especially for spring and summer! It's the shade of blue that's been missing in my collection. I might just have to pick it up. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  29. love!!!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  30. Probably one of the prettiest polishes that I still have yet to own! Thanks for the reminder heh:)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  31. This colour is my absolute favourite - it looks so lovely with a tan! Hurry up summer! xx
    The perks of being a hipster

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  32. It's my top favorite for Summer!!

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  33. I'm loving blue nails for the Spring and this looks like a really pretty periwinkle.


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  34. It just found your blog and I really really like it!
    I've always loved blue nail polish, it's definitely one of my all time favorites so I would love to try this one. :)

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  35. I have this shade and I absolutely LOVE it!

    Nhi | Miss Blushaholic

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  36. So pretty and I have been loving blue nails myself lately!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

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  37. what a gorgeous colour! I love it. Also are those your natural nails? They are stunning!

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    1. Couldn't agree more - it's absolutely gorgeous! Yes hun, these are my natural nails :) Thank you! xx

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  38. omg I love this shade, it looks so so pretty :) Essie nail polishes are my favourite <3
    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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  39. Recently rediscovered this shade in my nail polish stash, it's such a great nail polish and it seems to last even longer than other Essie's on my nails. I think it's the only shade I've ever repurchased.. twice!

    Sami - Beauty Aesthetic x

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  40. What a gorgeous shade, this is a great summer colour and will match my new converse fabulously :-)

    www.pinkpolkadotandpopcorn.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. I have wanted this colour for so long! It would look perfect with a tan and the name is so cute. http://boysbracesandbowties.blogspot.co.uk/
    Evie xox

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  42. Lovely color! It is great for spring to summer transition and really a good break from the same old pink/coral thing going on.

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