Hi pretty polishers! Are you liking these “Classics” posts? I am very much enjoying them because I get to research the history behind these classic shades! I love learning fun facts and sharing them with you. Today I’m sharing an essie classic: Fiji.
Fiji is a thick baby pink creme. It goes on streaky and patchy on the 1st coat. It pretty much evens out in 2.5 coats because some nails required a 3rd coat to reach full opacity like my pointer finger. This polish doesn’t have the best formula but the result is so pretty & chic it’s worth the trouble!
My history research on this polish found that the formula was changed on this. Dang, they pulled a Sally Hansen Pacific Blue on us! The color used to be a lot lighter and sometime after 2013, essie changed it to a darker pink. I really love this new color a lot, so it’s not quite the way Pacific Blue ended. I haven’t seen the old Fiji but this one is just fine with me. The only downside to this polish is the annoying formula but it’s very elegant!
Have you tried this essie classic? What is your favorite essie classic shade?