|Left: Romper Room|
Middle: old Fiji
Right: Peak Show
After my post about Fiji being reformulated to a better but pinker formula, I got TONS of requests on Instagram for a replacement polish. Like I said in my Fiji post, the old formula, while a pain to work with, is such a universally flattering and beloved shade. It makes sense that people would want to get their hands on this pretty colour, even if it isn't from a bottle of Fiji.
So I pulled out Romper Room and Peak Show to see how close in colour they actually are to the old Fiji.
Romper Room is the closest I would say! It has similar warm pink tones and is just as pale as Fiji, but the formula is WAY better. It's smoother and more self-levelling and is not quite as streaky. Fiji is still streaky for me even at 3 coats, but with Romper Room I can get away with 2 coats (3 if I'm being really picky about it). Peak Show also has a MUCH better formula than old Fiji, since it's also smooth and self-levelling like Romper Room and also becomes opaque in 2-3 coats, but the colour is slightly different. It's a cooler pink and has more white in the base than old Fiji.
|Left: Romper Room Middle: old Fiji Right: Peak Show|
Either of these polishes would make a great replacement for old Fiji, but on the nail Romper Room looks identical. Peak Show is great if you like how bright it is, but if you want a polish that hits all the same notes for you like old Fiji did, then Romper Room is your best bet. The bonus is: you won't be so frustrated applying it!