Essie Bikini So Teeny - TK Maxx

As soon as a new Essie collection goes on sale the blogging community go absolutely nuts - for their Summer 2012 collection Bikini So Teeny was the colour to go for. I'd managed to grab this in one of my favourite sets from TK Maxx and I'm so glad I paid less than full price for this as I have to admit I'm not really a fan (cue being blacklisted from the blogging community).
 
The swatches above are two coats and could do with an extra coat to be fully opaque, now I have to admit that the reason I'm not keen on this polish is that is reminds me too much of Beth's Blue from Models Own - which you know I love. In comparison Beth's Blue only takes one coat to be fully opaque and dries so much quicker.
 
However I do think this is an excellent summer nail polish (if you don't own BB) and does last on the nails for about 3 days (without topcoat) before chipping. In the bottle you can see the silver shimmer running through, however this doesn't translate onto your nails which is a bit of a shame. If you're desperate to get your hands on this Fragrance Direct do stock some Essie's at £1.99 and I believe this is one of them.