Love this color, got it on Amazon for $5 rather than $8.50 at the store near me. It goes on smooth, but you need two coats to get the true color. I'm new to Essie coming from OPI, and 3 bottles into it, they haven't disappointed me yet! I'm definitely going to continue to buy from this brand.
A nice, slightly more pigmented than pastel-purple. It applied well, almost opaque with 1 coat for the most part. But a did 1 or 2 more, just in case. I really like how it looks, and it lasted quite a few days for me. Much prefer this to some of the other Essie colours I have.
I love Essie's colors but most of their pastels apply streaky for me. I bought Play Date in my quest to get a pastel with a lot of white in its base that I could apply without looking like I'd coated my fingers in bubble gum. (I know what this looks like--when I was a kid I used to ball up chewing gum and put it over my nails to make it seem like I'd painted them. That's what Essie Fiji looks like when I use my amazing painting skill to apply it). I managed to get Play Date on my hands without major spillage onto my cuticles. Brand new, it's still a thicker, stickier formula when I would like, closer to Essie Teeny Bikini than Essie Geranium (the only Essie polish I can apply well). I will probably be adding a little thinner to the bottle next time, as it seemed the brush got sticky and clumpy on the second coat.
So I just purchased this product today and so far I am impressed. If you are like me, you absolutely can't stand polish that you have to add two or three coats to in order to get the color that is in the bottle. For me, two coats will NEVER fully dry unless I waited an entire day so I need to get the color results from using just the one coat. This is my first essie purchase and I am satisfied. I placed on one coat of polish and it fully dried within i'd say anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes. The color is how it looks in the bottle, therefore I am not forced to add another coat and risk smudging or wait time. The reason I gave an overall rating of 4 is that at $9 bucks for a polish it is not exactly ideal for a person who enjoys switching up many shades. This will have to be more of a polish that I will have to treat myself to.
Overall I am impressed and I also don't have the patience for a base or top coat so I will see how well it holds up on its own, if it does not then it is not really a deal breaker for me as I chose to for-go the other steps.
I couldn't stop looking at my nails after using this color! The application is beautiful--opaque after one coat. It lasted almost 4 days without one chip with Orly Bonder base coat and Seche Vite top coat. I LOVE the color on my fair skin. Would also look great with a tan.
Great polish! The color is nice and saturated, opaque in 1 coat really but I always use 2. Really nice creamy, smooth formula. Is the color super unique? No...but I still really like this polish.
FAVORITE! You get a lot of coverage in one coat, it dries quick. It's not streaky, and there's no bubbles!! It's one of my favorite pastels. I paired it with seche base and top and a lot of people ask me if i had gels!
One thing I do not like about essie: there are two different ways of packaging :( Target and other drug stores make sell essie bottles with a bar code on the white top, and there is no "e" on top, just a sticker with the polish name. I think it's lame how there is not just one design. I think the formula is the same.. i bought mine at target because i work there (:
Gorgeous light creamy lilac purple. Saw this and couldn't resist. I love these one dimensional jewel tones lately and feel only Essie delivers!! I'm a purple fanatic and so happy I got this!!! Application and dry time are amazing. All around great polish. As with most purples, looks far darker online than it really is.
Cute but very elegant lavendar. To me, a unique shade but still wearable in most situations. Doesn't chip for awhile, dries fast, easy to use and buildable pigment.
It's a really beautiful, unique, cream finish purple. I find that the formula is slightly thicker than my other Essie polishes, which I don't really like, but it's not too bad with a drop of nail thinner. It's a nice polish but I think there are nicer polishes out there so I won't be repurchasing.