Today I’m showing you a nail polish that was my first lemming ever! I didn’t know back then what a lemming was, but I knew I wanted to have Essie – Fiji really bad. However, the stores in my country did not sell Fiji and I also didn’t know about ordering nail polish online back then.
During that time, I bought a lot of nail polish, hoping that I would find a dupe. I kind of gave up on ever owning Fiji and I didn’t even care anymore about it. However, when I saw that the dutch website bol.com had Fiji in stock, I couldn’t resist any longer. But the strange thing is… When it arrived, I realized that I probably had some dupes. Don’t get me wrong, the color is very pretty.
Fiji has changed over the years. The US and EU versions seem quite different. The one that I have is almost white, but you can always see that it’s not white. If you know what I mean! I’ve seen some other pictures where Fiji looks way less white, so I’m definitely happy I do not own that variation. The shade of pink doesn’t lean to much to orange or purple. I normally prefer pinks that are a little bit warmer. But when I have a tan, this kind of pink is also fine.
The formula is OK, not the best ever. I have used 3 thin coats, but a fourth coat might even have been better. However, I just refuse to do that! When you polish too thick, Fiji easily bubbles, so it’s important to be aware of that. But is it worth the trouble? Yes! I love the clean look this Essie gives! I can’t stop staring at my hands, I can definitely understand why it is such a popular color.
Because I have so many dupes, I have decided to do a little comparison! So keep watching for my next article, to see which shades I have collected over the years!
Do you think Fiji is worth the hype?