Classics: Fiji by essie

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 by essie "Classics" | Nailpolishpursuit.com

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!

Fiji by essie "Classics" | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Fiji by essie "Classics" | Nailpolishpursuit.com

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!

Fiji by essie "Classics" | Nailpolishpursuit.com

Have you tried this essie classic? What is your favorite essie classic shade?

Stay strong in your Pursuit!