NOTD: Essie Bikini So Teeny

Today I have a review of one of the most popular Essie nail polishes for you – Bikini So Teeny. It’s one of those shades I’ve been avoiding buying because EVERYONE has it, but when I saw it in person, I just couldn’t resist. 

essie bikini so teeny review swatch

But as much as I love this color and Essie nail polishes in general, I can’t say I’m too crazy about this particular one. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it to death, but there are a couple of things that bother me. The first thing is the brush. Now, I don’t know if that’s because I bought the nail polish in the States, but this brush is super thin! All my other Essie nail polishes (that were bought in the UK or Austria) have huge brushes with which I’m absolutely obsessed with, so seeing this tiny one was quite a let down. 

essie bikini so teeny review swatch brush

And another thing I’ve noticed is that the formula is very liquidy and sheer. Again, not something that I’ve experienced with my other Essie nail polishes. I usually need to apply two coats and sometimes even one would be enough, but with this one three coats are pretty much obligatory. Other than that, it’s a lovely nail polish. It doesn’t streak and lasts pretty long on my nails. And of course, the colour is absolutely gorgeous! I’m still a bit confused, though. Are Essie nail polishes in the US completely different from the ones that are sold in Europe? Or did I just get a really weird bottle? I’m very curious now what kind of Essie nail polishes are sold in my country, as I haven’t bought any here yet…


  1. Rita
    September 11, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    The color is stunning!! xx

  2. Pink_Diamond
    September 11, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    hej 🙂 jaz sem pri nas kupila dva essie laka in oba imata debel čopič 🙂 nevem…mogoče je v ZDA res drugače…

    • Sandra
      September 11, 2013 / 9:24 pm

      Hvala bogu! Lol. XD

  3. Jana
    September 11, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Ok krasna barva<3

  4. Nina
    September 11, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    ooo božanska barva. 😀 jaz sem si pa danes kupila fijijaaa. <333

    • Sandra
      September 11, 2013 / 9:25 pm

      Fijija mam tut! The best nude odtenek. 🙂

  5. Cat girl:)
    September 11, 2013 / 8:48 pm

    gorgeous!! :)ja pikiram chinchilly *__*

    • Sandra
      September 11, 2013 / 9:25 pm

      Jaaa, Chinchilly je res lep! Lani sem ga celo jesen nosila. 😀

  6. Julija Toplak
    September 11, 2013 / 9:17 pm

    super lepa barva 🙂

  7. Clare G
    September 11, 2013 / 9:36 pm

    Such a nice colour! My mum used to wear polish like this in the 60's! Love it! x

  8. Adeola Naomi Aderemi
    September 11, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    The colour is great , it sad you have to apply so many times and the brush is so not what I used to see in Essie;s polishes too.

  9. Beth
    September 12, 2013 / 7:52 am

    Pretty colour! xx

  10. Nuša Pavlič
    September 12, 2013 / 8:27 am

    Čudno, da je čopič v ZDA drugačen. Čeprav jaz imam rajši tanke in bi mi tale najbrž bolj ustrezal 😀 Se pa jaz tudi izogibam temu odtenku, pa tistemu mint (Mint Candy Apple al kak je že?!) tudi, haha :D♥, moonchild beauty blog

    • Sandra
      September 12, 2013 / 9:35 am

      Men grejo pa tanki rahlo na živce, ker mam precej široke nohte. 😀 Jp, Mint Candy Apple je. Ga že mam. Mint odtenkom se itak ne morem upreti… XD

  11. Evelina
    September 12, 2013 / 8:29 am

    Zelo lep odtenek…

  12. Afroditi Kat
    September 12, 2013 / 9:01 am

    Amazing color! I love essie!Your blog is lovely!!!! xxxGleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

  13. Adjusting Beauty
    September 12, 2013 / 9:44 am

    Zelo zanimiva modra. Ni tista tipična:)

  14. Shruti Bapat
    September 12, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Amazing colour!!MISSY IN THE MIRROR

  15. Maja
    September 12, 2013 / 4:22 pm

    Oh… sploh mi ne kazat Essie lakov, vse bi imela! :DMaja, Pink Mascara

  16. Anonymous
    September 12, 2013 / 6:58 pm

    Sandra, si morda preverjala cene teh lakov doma in v tujini? Kje so najbolj ugodni?Katja

    • Sandra
      September 12, 2013 / 7:08 pm

      Daleč najbolj ugodni so v Ameriki (8$), v UK so 8 funtov, pri nas pa 10€.

  17. Marija
    September 12, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    I totally agree: What is up with those Essie US brushes! Love this color though haha! xo Marija

  18. Boho Vanity
    September 12, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    Such a pretty shade, one of my favorites for summer!Jordan | Boho Vanity

  19. MissGreenEyes
    September 13, 2013 / 4:17 pm

    Haha I didn't buy this because everyone had it too! I haven't noticed anything odd with the brushes on the polish here, maybe the US ones are different? Fiji is also a great colour x

  20. Taya
    September 13, 2013 / 6:07 pm

    Če se jaz prav spomnim, so čopiči različni, ker so ti tanki namenjeni salonom (to sem nekje prebrala že en čas nazaj, ne spomnim se točno več, kje) in verjetno imajo potem tudi v ZDA take. Odtenek pa mi je zelo lep, zagotovo imam v zbirki kaj podobnega.

  21. Anonymous
    September 16, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    That colour! I must have! haha I am honestly in love with that shade, specially now that we're getting to spring in this side of the world. I have been loving baby pinks and really light blue shades, even lighter than the nail polish in the photo, but this one seems such a must! Thin brushes aren't my thing either, it seems a lot harder to apply. I love then the brushes are big and the formula isn't sheer, that way, only one coat is enough :-)

  22. Jasmine
    September 25, 2013 / 10:03 am

    Essie have only just arrived to Priceline (the Aussie version of Boots) and I bought Bikini So Teeny (not realising that everyone else has had it, just liking the colour) and I agree with you. If the formula and brush of this one is the same as the others, I don't understand what the hype for Essie is all about. Considering they are retailing for $16.95 over here I think I'll just stick to my normal faves 🙂 Good honest review though

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