Saturday 15 August 2020

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' (& Nail Art)

*AD - Gifted*
Hello lovelies! Today I have a classic Essie shade to share with you, along with some nail art. Essie were kind enough to send me over a polish of my choice for National Friendship Day (on the 30th July). I decided on 'Bikini So Teeny', as I somehow don't own a bottle of the cult favourite! Read on for my swatch, nail art, and more info!

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' @acertainbeccaa

'Bikini So Teeny' is described by Essie as a 'pretty yet provocative cornflower blue'. It is a beautiful summery blue with a good hint of purple, and has a super subtle barely-there shimmer that you can just about see on the nail if you know it's there. The formula was super smooth and easy to apply, and opaque in two coats. Below is two coats with topcoat.

Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' @acertainbeccaa

With it being such a perfect Summery shade, I couldn't resist a bit of nail art. I was initially tempted to do bikini themed stamping for the name, but ended up settling on a mermaid theme instead. I used images from UberChic Beauty plate Mermaid Life, and various Essie polishes (including 'Cascade Cool', 'Suite Retreat', 'Viva Antigua!', and 'Rock the Runway').

Mermaid Nails (Essie 'Bikini So Teeny') @acertainbeccaa

What do you think? I do think that this has been reformulated at some point, as my bottle is definitely a couple of shades darker than I expected from other swatches I have seen. That being said, it's still such a gorgeous shade, and I can see why it's so popular! Thank you again to the team at Essie for sending this over to me.

You can find 'Bikini So Teeny' along with a massive range of Essie's on the Essie UK website here. For those of you in the US, you can also find it on the Essie US website here.

Hope to see you in the next post!
Becca x

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