Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sun-Tried-Day: Essie Action, Bikini So Teeny, and Mojito Madness

Greetings All!

Hope you all had a good weekend! Mine wasn't great - I lost my favourite nail on Saturday (my left thumb nail - my longest and strongest is now my shortest *sniff*).Today for Sun-Tried-Day I have three more essies bought from Fragrance Direct, for £1.99 each! Unfortunately since then their stocks have been seriously depleted, but I'm always browsing over there, so if they do get them back in stock, I'll definitely pick up a couple more! They're a great brand - I can see why people rave about them. I'm just too cheap to pay £8 for them!

Would you believe me if I said I had no idea Action was a neon until I put it on? Because that's the truth lol. In the bottle it looks like a bright orange, sure, but not neon! So I didn't put a white base on. This is 3 coats for full opacity (with a white base, you would only need 1 or 2).

I hurt my arm, so my 'claw' pics look a bit weird - sorry!
Mmm, I do love that rubbery finish. It's like my nails have a latex fetish or something! (btw, if anyone knows of a rubbery topcoat, I would love that!). This is your fairly standard orange neon, bright, garish, but I don't actually hate it! It would make for some pretty amazing tiger nails I think, or with something black over it. I like it better than my mini OPI neon - it's a much more yellow shade of orange, whereas the OPI one is quite pink/red.

I would say this is a lesson to Google swatches before buying, but I actually did! I still didn't realise it was neon lol (the pictures were all with topcoat - sneaky!)

Bikini So Teeny is a colour I've seen a lot of online, and I'm trying to expand my blue collection, so in the basket it went. This is 2 coats.

Still struggling with the old hand position!

It's ever so pretty - a pale, pastel cornflowery blue, soft and dusty. It reminds me of a hot, still, summer afternoon, and it's very different to the sky blues I have a hundred of. To be honest I need darker blues (I don't own a navy creme!), but this is a welcome addition to my blue collection.

Mojito Madness I threw in my basket, just because it was green! I've accepted the fact that I love green polish. I might not be happy about it, but I've accepted it. This is 2 coats.

I suppose that from the name, this is a lime green polish, but personally I wouldn't describe it as lime. I would describe it as an appley, grassy green, which is why I'm not in charge of colours lol. This isn't my favourite green - it has a slightly dull, muted quality that I love in some shades, but dislike in this one. I'm contrary! But I would probably reach for Revlon Emerald, or OPI Jade is the New Black over this one. They can't all be winners! It might grow on me though.


  1. These are three of my favourite Essies, and they all look great on you!

  2. Great swatches Cazzy, I bought the first two the green one jumped out of my basket! So lost out on that. I must wear mine. :-)

  3. Oh my! I'm not a fan of neon colors but I love how Action looks.


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