I finally caved and got Essie Fiji after trying to avoid it like the plague. I tried to convince myself I didn’t need it and it wouldn’t suit me, but my will-power wasn’t strong enough to resist it, after seeing this nail varnish in so many beauty blogs.
Essie describes Fiji as ‘an opaque creamy pale pink‘. In much simpler words, I would describe it is a yogurt lookalike. Did it pass the boyfriend test? I don’t think so; my boyfriend said it looked like I had put Tipp-ex all over my nails. Not quite the answer I was expecting!
Formulation wise, it definitely requires 2 coats to get a full opaque finish. I like the bigger brush that newer Essie polishes have, but because I have narrow nails, it causes a bit of a mess. I don’t think this shade suits my skin tone, at least not on its own. I have it on my toes at the moment, and frankly, I’m starting to believe that my boyfriend said about Tipp-ex. What do you think?
Overall, I’m not certain if Essie Fiji is worth the hype. It’s not cheap and it left me a bit disappointed with the formulation. Also, the shade doesn’t compliment my skin tone, but that won’t be a problem if your skin is lighter than mine.
Have you tried Essie Fiji? What do you think? Am I the only crazy one who didn’t quite like it?