It is no secret that oranges have made a HUGE comeback this year. Also it is becoming quite evident that essie is becoming more adventurous. While I do enjoy traditional nail polish shades, which essie has definitely flourished in, the increased variety in their colors is definitely appreciated.
Today I am going to share a lovely little bottle of essie nail polish from their latest summer 2012 collection, Bikini So Teeny. I received this polish from a perk on klout and was randomly sent a polish. I tore open the box on Tuesday and found this orange shade tucked inside.
While it is a beautiful orange, I'm not sure I ever in a million years would have bought it for myself. It's not that I don't like oranges, I'm just afraid of yellow leaning ones (vs. red leaning oranges). In fact, I think that may be how I can relate to the name, you either fear this color or desire it:)
Here is Fear or Desire:
I actually really like this color. Surprisingly it compliments my skin tone nicely. Ready for a shock? The above picture is of ONE COAT of this lovely. I could have done 2, but it was opaque in 1 medium coat. The bumps you see on my nails are not from this polish, they were just some stubborn flakies that were stuck to my nails. I didn't know I missed them until I painted my nails:-\ Hence the one coat (I removed it, then repainted). Overall, I do enjoy this orange. I'm surprised I like it as much as I do actually:)
essie nail polishes retail for about $8 per bottle and can be found at many pharmacies, drug stores, and beauty suppliers.