Ok, two Essie ‘Fiji’ posts in less than one week is a bit excessive, but despite my frustration with ‘Fiji’, I wasn’t prepared to throw it in the bin and get on with life. After all, it cost me nearly £7, which could have been put towards my first pair of Louboutins. Sorry, I’ll stop rambling about incredibly far fetched things :-)
So, I decided to give Fiji another go. This time I layered over two coats of the unnamed Essie polish I featured here recently (I believe it’s called Kisses & Bises), and voila! Fiji turned into a much more wearable polish for medium skin tones.
I think the main reason I didn’t like Fiji on me was because of the big contrast between the super light and opaque colour of the polish and the medium olive tone of my skin. By adding two layers of this gorgeous pearly polish over Fiji, I replaced the uncomfortable opaque finish with a more discrete glossy finish that contains hints of gold and pink.
Now Fiji doesn’t look so scary on me and it definitely doesn’t look like Tipp-ex anymore! I can see this as a combo I would choose to have on my nails on my wedding day: just clean, polished and sophisticated, ready for the close-up photos of the ring. A girl can dream, right? :-)
So, if you’d given up on Fiji like me, try this combination with 2 layers of Kisses & Bises on top and let me know if it works out for you :)