Essie “Turquoise & Caicos” – Swatches and Review – and some Deborah Lippmann “Fairydust”

Hello hello!

This past weekend I felt like going turquoise again so I went for my newly purchased Essie Turquoise & Caicos.

Like the other Essie polishes I’ve tried so far the formula is on the thin side and I needed 3 coats for full opacity and evenness. Some fingers actually needed an extra swipe here and there so I guess you could say I used 3.5 coats.

These pictures are all with Nubar Diamont top coat.

These pictures are taken in my lightbox where bright lights point to my hands so the colour seems bright, but in real life the colour is a bit darker and it feels dull and flat to me. I was quite disappointed about that; I just prefer my turquoise brighter. I guess you just can’t love them all.

So to brighten up my nails I added Deborah Lippmann’s Fairydust from her Forsaken collection (inspired by True Blood). This is a milky white base with an iridescent shimmer that shifts between red and orange, which the camera did not quite pick up, unfortunately.

Mission accomplished!

What do you think?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.

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