|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I LOVE minty green/turquoise types of colors and I love essie, but I didn't get this color when it first came out because I heard about the application troubles people have been complaining... until they've re-release (?) this polish recently and new comments are so much better regarding the formula, which i guess they might have improved it? ... so if you are thinking about getting this polish, try getting it from stores that restock more frequently just to make sure you get the one with new formula.
This is no doubt a lovely color, it's sharp and summery with a touch of softness that makes it compliments most skin tone better than similar colors which might be in your face kind of sharp.
It's a crelly so I think it's meant to be semi opaque, but it doens't mean it's hard to work with. Quite the contrary, it smooths out evenly and applies itself. if you are careful enough you can get a way with one medium-thick coat (but don't make it too thick because it's kind of runny) otherwise a second thin coat after the first one dries completely would give you the perfect look. It dries so glossy, and I don't even need a top coat if I do my nails during the day and give it enough time to dry before bed time :P
Some people might not like the fact that it's not fully opaque, but I just love it because it is that slightly transparent yet even & smooth see through finish that makes this polish so unique and perfect for summer nails.
>>updates: I was redoing two of my nails and noticed the difference in finish between one and two coats when looking at them side by side...
With one coat, it's really soft and jelly like, and with a thicker coat of top coat it looks like you have gel nail on. It's a true sea foam green which reminds me of the summer ocean, and it's just so so pretty!!! with two coats you have a fairly opaque, darker and more saturated turquoise built up... so it's like two polish in one :P I'm so gonna try it with one coat my next mani, and hopefully will manage to post some picts and give you all a better idea of the looks :D -- picture of one & two coats side by side is there now :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Green
No matter what I do with this polish I can't get it to come out decently. I have long nails so even with a nice polish like Revlon Colorstay polishes for example I use about 3 coats to make sure it's completely opaque and I always do thin coats so they dry properly in between. I'd like to think I'm actually quite good with nail polish and designs but this stuff is the bane of my existence! It's really streaky for me and see through, the first coat always looks like I've barely applied anything at all, and after 5 coats it's still not completely opaque and even after painting my nails over the period of a day and a half my nails get marks because this stuff just will not dry properly... I want to love this so much because the color is beautiful and I've heard such good things, but I don't understand how people can make it look perfect after only two coats unless they're doing extremely thick coats that won't dry properly and just load it with a top coat maybe? I don't know, either way I've found plenty of other dupes at the drug store that are a fraction of the price and are much better to work with.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
- Used Sally Hansen Double Duty as a base coat (recommend, it's nice and sticky as a base coat... I've never used it as a top coat though).
- I applied 3 thin layers of the Essie Turquoise & Caicos nail color. After wards, I think even a 4th coat might have been useful, as a few of my nails don't look totally opaque.
- Topped off with Essie No Chips Ahead Top Coat.
I like the color this polish dried to and I did not get any smooshes on my nails, even though I went to bed about an hour after painting them. It's really shiny on it's own, but I like the way this particular top coat sets, so I wouldn't be without it myself.
I wasn't sure I'd like this color, but I can't stop looking at my nails :-) I'm going to keep this one and use it all summer, I think.
Best application I've had with Essie polish - I like the formula of this one, very easy to work with. Best manicure I ever gave myself!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this color and I normally really like all Essie nail polishes but this tool 4-5 application for it to look decent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Beautiful colour and formula. It is long lasting and has a built in gloss finish. I got lots of compliments about it while traveling. Love the catchy name as well.comes with a wider brush which is a little big for my nails, but I turn it to the side and use the smaller edge and it works great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Grey
This is my most worn nail polish out of my 153 nail polishes. It makes my hands look so clean and elegant. I wear it all year round no matter what season it is. I also own China Glaze For Audrey and Essie Where's My Chauffeur which are similar to but not the same as Turquoise & Caicos. They both have a better formula than Turquoise & Caicos though. So if you for some reason can't find or don't want Turquoise & Caicos, try the other two that I mentioned!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Yep. Love love love this fun color! Goes on great, high shine, wears well (enough) for me. I only needed two coats so I'm not sure what other users are having problems with for the polish to need more than two coats? Use a base coat I guess? Anyway, love it for a fun change from my mundane work appropriate colors
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
My go to funky shade. I cannot believe the shine and lasting power of Essie polishes, even without a top coat. Ps. for anyone who is a Tiffany and Co lover, this shade is almost bang on to the colour of Tiffany bags ( that kind of almost greenish version of tiffany blue) . Love it !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This color is gorgeous! I saw it at my local target and just had to have it. In the bottle, it looks like pretty bluish but on my nails its a little more... turquoise hehe. I find that the color shows up better and chips less with 3 coats. I know some people might not have the patience for this but its well worth. This is one of my favorite polishes ever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
First of all I want to say that I LOVE this colour. It's definitely one of my top 3 favourite polish colours that own. I actually had this exact same colour from the wet n' wild brand which I lost a month or so ago. It was an excellent dupe and was only around $2, it's lasting powers were ok and it was a little thick and became very goopy towards the end of the bottle. I would re-buy that nail polish if I could find it in any store but no luck so far. This one by essie is good enough for me though. Yeah it is a little expensive considering I usually only buy $1-5 nail polishes, but I love the colour sooo much that it's worth it. The formula is a little streaky and thin, but with 2 thick coats it's perfect. It last quite a long time with minimal chips with a base and top coat (haven't tried it alone yet). Whenever I wear this nail polish I just can't stop looking at my fingers, the colour is so eye catching and beautiful. I would call it a summer colour but that doesn't stop me from wearing it all year! If I found the wet n' wild colour again I would probably stick with that one, but just because of the price. Otherwise I would definitely re-buy!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The color of this nailpolish is gorgeous... in the bottle. I really love the color, however, for some reason the formula of this polish is abnormally runny/streaky and does not show up opaque after not only 1 or 2 or even 3 coats... it took a good 4-5 coats for me to even get color payoff. That is a lot of polish color... especially if you want to make this a base color. I decided to use this color for my toes only (during "flip-flop" weather). I normally do not mind Essie polishes (some of their polishes are beautiful and come out great. This review is my opinion on this exact polish ONLY), however, I was disappointed with this polish and would not recommend this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This colour looks so good, especially during spring and summer, and I have received many compliments for it. I bought this with the new broader pencil, and it works great. The only thing that gives it a 4 instead of a 5 is that I need about four layers before it is covered enough. Even though I experience that my Essie nail polished need more layers than other brands, four layers is more than I have both patience and time for.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this nail polish, I read a lot of negative reviews saying it was runny and really thin, which I mean is the formula for Essie. But honestly I think after the first runny coat, if you let it dry and paint a second one it looks perfect. The trick is do a really thin coat, let it be a little stricky, don't try to fix it, then just let it dry for a bit (usually by the time you do your other hand it should be dry) then just carefully do a second coat and it should look good. I mean it's not that hard, I'm no manicurist but I've gotten tons of compliments on this nail polish. Also the color is super cute, it's very vibrant and eye-catching. I'm really not a colorful person but when I wear boring colored clothes but fun nail polish, it just makes it more awesome! I also thought it'd be hard to match with lots of different clothes but it's actually pretty easy...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this color! Normally, I don't buy expensive nail polishes, I prefer to splurge on other things, but this was just too beautiful! It looks great after applying 2 coats and if you use a good base and topcoat and you are not harsh on your hands it can last up to 10 days without chipping! If you are looking for a cheap alternative, Korres Vert Amande #92 is a very similar one, but maybe a bit hard to find. I might go for that one instead of repurchasing.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Wow this is a gorgeous polish and I am not a huge fan of Essie! I purchased it to do "Turquoise Stone" nails and its the EXACT colour of a stone (just google it). This needed 2 thick coats to get the bottle colour but it went on smoothly, evenly and dried pretty fast. The brush is a little small which makes application a little difficult but its workable once you get the hang of it. I only paid $8 for this at my local grocery store (its normally 10 everywhere else). With a basecoat from Sally's and Seche Vite Top Coat this manicure will be a week old tomorrow and there is not a single chip on any of my nails and minimal wear at the tips. I can't wait to wear this as a pedicure in the summertime! I will definitely repurchase - this may change my mind about Essie nail polishes! Please see pictures for my manicure (April Pink Beauty).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love the color. Took me forever to find it because Walgreens was always out of it. I love using Essie Matte About You as a top coat =]
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
i think the hype around this product was based off the actual color, i bought this because everyone was crazzy about it and when i painted it on my nail i was shocked at how sheer it was, you really have to build it up, i'm not a build it up nail polish type of girl, i was really dissapointed in this polish and i never touch it...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is my absolute favourite in my collection! The colour is gorgeous, I love the jelly finish and it is very easy to apply. I have almost a hundred nail polishes, but I still wear this every month. I think that says it all:)
I see that many find the formula difficult, as it is a jelly finish it does need three layers to be opaque. In sweden Essie has changed the brush to a wider one (I have no idea how it is in the rest of the world) and with that brush applications is like a dream. With the original Essie-brush the application can be abit trickier.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
For over a decade, I owned exactly 2 nail polishes- a clear and a deep red. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to expand my collection. So I started researching and obsessing.
I went to Target and tested about 10 different colors (conveniently, I have 10 fingers). The hurried application of Turquoise & Caicos on my pinky (the nail of which is abnormally small, like seriously, newborn baby size) was captivating. I kept staring at said tiny pinky while driving home. It was a little dangerous. The greeny-blue sheen was so magical, so alluring, so evocative of warm ocean currents, that I decided to go ahead and buy it.
However, despite reading many nail blogs and their warnings, I was not able to deal with Essie's thin, runny formula. The original look I'd managed to apply was a very thin layer. I couldn't replicate that, not evenly. I didn't like the look of the opaque color on my hands, convincing myself that it looked too startling and 'out there.' (I'm a fuddy duddy conservative when it comes to color, unfortunately.)
Since the polish dried so quickly, I couldn't figure out how to fix my application. Streaks, drips, too-thick layers ... all drying too fast.
After wrestling with this polish for a couple of weeks, I finally returned it. And bought another Essie ... which I have been dying to review. Coming soon, to a MUA near you.
Anyway, this is a pretty color, but I guess I would have liked it to be a little shimmery. Also, I can't handle the too-thin formula. However, tons of other people can, and make it look good.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really love this color. $8 is personally too expensive for me but I had eyed it up so much that I couldn't pass it again. The color is slightly bluer than a mint green. It doesn't exactly dry fast but if you have the time, its fine. ( I did mine in 2 hours due to a case meeting and it wrinkled up on my thumb). Even with a clear base and top coat, its chipped in the 30 hours I've worn it but I also do heavy cleaning ( Currently boxing the household up to move while doing a lot of cleaning) so thats not exactly accurate for all people. I would buy again if I run out though