Essie Fiji £7.99
Ignore what looks like crust on the sides of my nails, I got a bit carried away with top coat and didnt realise how bad it look untill I uploaded these photos. The joys of macro.
Nails Inc Kensington Caviar Base Coat
Essie Fiji (2 coats)
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
I dont think its too obvious in photos but the finish was quite patchy with only 2 coats. I think I'll definitely need to use 3 coats next time. I love the colour but its the type of shade that shows up any imperfections so if you have bad ridges you might be best giving Fiji a miss. Dont even try doing thin coats, it'll be a streaky mess. I found 2 thick-ish coats to be best but I'll add a 3rd coat next time. The diffusion line brushes are a million times better but I'm still not convinced Essie is for me. I love the colours but the formula is lacking.
Essie Fiji available from Boots & Superdrug