Last week when I started blogging again, I showed a gorgeous blue orchid polish from the new 2015 Resort collection. Essie releases their 'Resort' collection every year around February as a break from winter hues and a transition into Spring. They are generally quite bright and tropical colours and the offerings are always something I embrace as I've been wearing dark colours all winter. I decided to take a look back at Essie's very first Resort Collection released in 2010 and dug up a colour from my collection called Turquoise & Caicos.
Despite it's beautiful colour, the formula is annoying. It's a very thin and watery with not much opacity. Ugh...the pigmentation sucks. If you have short nails and use thicker coats you may be able to get away with 2 coats but then you run the risk of the thin formula dripping into your cuticle. Otherwise it's a 3 coater and you still have to exercise caution in application. In some cases, to truly get the desired effect you are after you're going to need 4 COATS!
If you are willing to be patient and take the time to paint all those coats, the end result is a squishy jelly-like finish, kind of reminiscent of turquoise coloured water, which is probably what they were going for with that formula.
I pulled a few other polishes from my collection to see how the colour compares.
|Left to Right: Fashion Playground, Turquoise & Caicos, and First Timer|
This is a very pretty Essie colour but I do wish the formula were better. I have friends that hate their nail polish if they have to use anything beyond 2 coats. If that's you, then I would suggest passing on this colour.