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Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' Nail Polish | Review

Morning folks! Today is my 20th birthday, eeeek. I'm not doing anything crazy, I'm just heading to the cinema with my best friend - it's still early days recovery-wise so I'm taking it slow! I recently purchased a bunch of Essie nail polishes; a brand and product I'm sure most of you know about. They're one of the many things hyped up to the nines in the blogosphere and on Youtube, so I was curious to try some out. Essie nail polishes are around €10 to buy in stores here, so I wasn't in too much of a rush to try them any time son. I picked up four Essie nail polishes however, on Fragrance Direct for a mere £1.99 so I was over the moon!
My verdict? Pleasantly surprised. The first polish that caught my eye and the first polish I tried from my haul, was this gorgeous lavender-blue shade called 'Bikini So Teeny'. It was opaque after two coats, but I applied three coats for ultimate colour-pop. The brush is gorgeous; a nice width and easy to use. The packaging is pretty and simple - a trait that attracts most Essie customers no doubt. The polish took a while to dry, and I applied a top coat after 20 minutes. 
The photos above were taken three days after application, believe it or not. Nail polishes are notorious for chipping on me, so this was a massive plus in my books. Three coats survived two showers, constant hand gel applying, typing on the computer etc. There's only very minimal wear off the very tops of the nails, which is barely visible. I'm really impressed with 'Bikini So Teeny', I'm hoping the other polishes I bought are just as impressive! Are they worth a tenner? I'm not too sure yet - I rarely spend over a fiver on nail polishes! Grab some bottles while you can on Fragrance Direct, they're flying out the door! 
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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY girl! :D
    I really love this gorgeous colour! Essie nailpolishes are my favorite. It's such a great shade for spring and I must say - this is kind of a weird thing to say haha - but you have really pretty and elegant hands! Your nails look amazing :D

    I hope you have a blast today!!
    Great post!

    XO
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  2. This colour looks soooo pretty, I love Essie.

    Great post :)

    My fashion/beauty blog
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  3. Such a pretty colour! I was looking on Fragrance Direct for the first time the other day - it's such an amazing site! You can pick up some great bargains!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thats such a lovely colour, I might have to try that one x
    Hope you have an amazin day btw!

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  5. Happy Birthday!
    I have this but remember not being that impressed for the pricetag. I'm going to try it again though because it hasn't chipped which is impressive!
    Looks lovely on you,

    Rosie x

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  6. Love Essie, this colour is beautiful and looks so nice on your long nails! xxx
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  7. love this colour and i hope you have a great birthday!

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  8. Did you apply a base coat first?

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  9. I'm so into nail polishes at the moment, seen the hye for this brand, must give them a try!

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  10. this colour is my fav this season! Is it better if you first apply a white coat first ?

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  11. Such a beautiful colour!
    Happy birthday xo

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  12. Happy birthday! And I am SO obsessed with this polish, it's a little unhealthy xo

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  13. I've been after this colour for a while, I've just always had the chipping problem with my Essie polishes. However, for £1.99... it would be rude to say no right? : )

    Happy Birthday lovely, hope you have the most wonderful day - you really do deserve it!

    xxxx

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  14. Happy birthday lovely! :)

    pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Happy birthday! I've actually just bought a colour from Barry M which looks just like this one! x

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  16. happy late b-day hun
    hope you had an amazing day, wish you so much lvoe, fun and new clothes for your amazing Outfit Looks <3
    you are amazing and such an Inspiration for me!
    love you

    and the nailpolish is soo cool love the Color<3

    I adore your blog, keep on doing this wonderful thing you do here.
    I had to follow you, you have a new fan now <3
    Hope you may visit my blog,too
    Your Amely Rose from:
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  17. Happy Birthday Leanne - hope your having a lovely day & are recovering well. I need to get my mits on an Essie polish on the cheap, this colour's beautiful!

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    Megan xxx

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  18. I've ordered Mojito Madness and Off The Shoulder from Fragrance Direct, just waiting on the delivery! Sadly Bikini So Teeny was sold out when I looked :(

    Lovely colour, I wish I had been able to get it also!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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  19. Can't believe you can get these for 1.99, what a bargain!
    Have an ace birthday! x

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  20. Happy birthday, Leanne! Have a good one - no more being a teenager :)

    The colour is stunning! I definitely think I'll be getting a few of these..

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  21. Happy birthday :)
    I loove the colour, that's a perfect baby blue and such a bargain!

    Spark&Bark

    xx

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  22. Happy Birthday! Enjoy what's left of it now :) I've never tried essie nail varnishs for similar reasons (€10 a bottle...no thanks!) but for that price you can't say no! Haha :) have to try them now :) hehe :) love the colour its perfect for spring/summer especially when pastels are to be seen all over the high street/catwalk :) happy birthday again :D xx

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  23. Love this colour! Have a great birthday!

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  24. Happy Birthday Leanne!! 10 quid a bottle is mad, but ya, might try that website you used.. 1.99£; we could live with that haha. after such a raving review i may give it a go!! and again, Happy Birthday and a speedy recovery :) xx

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  25. I have that nail polish, it's such a beautiful colour. Looks lovely on you www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Beautiful colour! It is so fresh and summery and I love pastel colours! Definitely going to invest in buying this cute polish. Thanks for the review x

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  27. That colour looks amazing. I've just started getting into essie nail polishes. Ive just uploaded my first review of one on, St Tropez, my blog today.

    http://obbsesivecompulsiveshopper.blogspot.com

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