If there was ever a product that bloggers made me buy, this is it. The infamous Essie 'Fiji' polish, described as a creamy, pale pink that everyone and their mum seems to own!
As soon as I spotted the Sally Hansen polish in 'Shell we dance' I knew it would be a great dupe.
As you can see from the pictures they are pretty similar both are a very pale, soft, milky pink with white undertones. The only difference I find is 'Fiji' once built up has a stronger white undertone and is more opaque than 'Shell we dance.' Both polishes apply very sheer and take at least three coats to build up an opaque colour so if you are in a hurry these aren't the ones to be reaching for! I've gotta admit I find them difficult to apply, they tend to end up streaky until you build them up and take a lot of time. They need three thin coats and each coat needs to be completely dry before applying the next or it'll just go gloppy and smudge, trust me this happened many times! This being said if you've got the time it's worth it! Once applied they both have a gorgeous, creamy finish that looks glossy without a top coat and makes the perfect everyday shade. It goes with everything and is great for work or interviews.
This was the first time I've tried the Sally Hansen polishes and I've gotta say they are giving Essie a run for their money in my books! They've recently launched in Boots so much more readily available in the Uk, are a pound cheaper at £6.99 compared to the Essie polishes at £7.99 and I think I prefer the brush. The Sally Hansen polishes have a thicker, larger brush that I personally find easier and quicker to use.
I want to try more of the Sally Hansen polishes and see how they compare to other Essie polishes before I can choose a favourite! Do you have any colour recommendations I should try?