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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Found! The perfect wedding nail polish

I finally found the perfect pink. You know how pink polishes can end up looking grey, which makes your nails look dull? Instead, I wanted something bright, clean and pretty--finally, when my friend Elizabeth came to visit this month, she told me about Fiji, and it's beautiful. Honestly, this sounds ridiculous, but every time I look down at my toes, I feel a little thrill.

Now I wear it everyday, and if I were getting married all over again, I would wear this in a heartbeat! I'd highly recommend it, ladies. :)

107 comments:

Tia said...

I actually went dark for my wedding nail color! I did OPI Linkin Park After dark. My hubby loves dark nails so that is what I did and it looked great!

Right now I am obsessed with the shellac manicures that last for weeks! Tutti Frutti is my fun summer color. :)

This Confetti Life said...

So pretty! I think I'll pick up a bottle.

I currently have lavender toes with glittered tips--a sort of glittered french pedicure.

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

I was just looking at this color yesterday and thinking how great it would be for a wedding or even a fun sunday brunch, small world!

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, brigette, great minds :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

I tried Fiji earlier this summer and really didn't like it. The color is so pretty but it goes on like pink white out--very chalky and lumpy!

But I do love Essie generally, this polish just wasn't my favorite.

Joanna Goddard said...

tia, that's awesome. i love the mauvey-purples that are out right now, so dramatic and beautiful.

Sam said...

hands: 1 coat mademoiselle by essie
feet: clam bake by essie.

anna p. said...

just painted my ten digits with Peach Daiquiri by Essie..it's fun, bright and cheery...trying to hang-on to this Portland summer, as long as I can!

401 said...

I love Essie they always have the best colors.

anglopologie said...

Awesome! I really love essie allure! It's the one Kate wore at the royal wedding!

Highly recommended!

Rachel said...

When you wrote your 'Summer Nail Polish' post I checked to see if the pink you were talking about was Fiji! I've been using it since April and absolutely love it!

Sarah said...

How perfect is this post for me right now? I'm getting married in ten days and totally want a pink polish to pull everything together. Going to find this one after work today. Thank you!

itziar said...

OPI Kyoto Pearl. also wonderful for a wedding!

Wendy said...

Sounds perfect!

Sara said...

Must go find! I am looking for a color for my wedding in a couple weeks! The name is great, the first big trip we took together! Yea!

Joanna Goddard said...

rachel, that's awesome!! i was slow on the uptake, ha :) and sarah + sara, YAY! i hope you guys love it!!

Spencer and Michelle said...

I am wearing Chinchilly by Essie. I love their colors!

Haley said...

I've been wearing Fiji for months now...LOVE it!

Ms LadyCakes said...

That is pretty! I also like Madamemoiselle by Essie but right now I'm wearing a nice candy apple red color on both my hands and feet :)

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Lara {simply irresistible} said...

Fiji is one of my favorite Essie colors. Almost white, but just enough pink to show through... Great color! It's definitely on the consideration set for our wedding next spring.

Jiyoonie said...

love love deborah lippmann's "i know what boys like." most periwinkle colors make your hands look sort of corpse like. this one doesn't :)

paige said...

did you feel the earthquake in NYC??

Jennifer King said...

I totally agree with you. I went back and forth for a long time on whether my wedding nail color should match on my weddings colors. Then I decided that something from the Essie wedding collection was better for me. I'm going with Ballet Slippers.

Diana said...

Fiji is too chalky for my skin tone, but it looks great on others. My personal favorite light pink polish is Essie's Sugar Daddy.

Eeny said...

Right now I am loving the coraly pink color "Meet me at coral Island" by Catrice or "Am I Blue or Green?" - bright colors for summer are the best.
For fall I will be back to "Cotton candy at Eiffel Tower" or "From Dusk till Dawn"

Lindsay said...

This is the color I wore for my wedding in April 2010! The best part is that one of my friends noticed and said "Are you wearing Fiji?" I had to think about it, but she was right! I think I had them do a light layer of something a little bit pinker overtop though because it was a little bit too white for me. Obviously it still looked like Fiji, though!

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..it's a really lovely shade of pink. Totally going to try it. Thanks, Joanna:)

M.R. said...

I love this color - and essie in general ! they have the best polish!

mindofmr.blogspot.com

The Michelle Show said...

That color was actually originally in their "Bridal" line! haha!
I suggest this color to every bride I know :)

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i did a light pink for my wedding nails since i am not a fan of the french. i must have found a similar color bc mine didn't turn out grey at all.

http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

Gayatri Kumar said...

It IS lovely. Definitely getting this one. I did nail post today as well :) Cool.

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Folklure said...

I had to smile when i read this post- mt sister and I picked up Fiji about a year ago and I've been wearign it ever since- its the only nail polish my husband has actually complimented and remarked on how good it looks on me :)

xo
Amanda

s and c said...

Ballet Slipper is great!

Off the Cuff said...

I agree with Sam...Mademoiselle is my favorite 'go to' by Essie but Fiji is a pretty pink! I just discovered a great coppery color by OPI - ugh something with Jacque in the title! They have such fun names...sorry I can't think of it.

marjibeth said...

Beautiful color! Wedding nails everyday! Did you feel that earthquake?!!

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

i've also been loving this essie color for summer

http://www.essie.com/shop/mint-candy-apple-p-256.html

Nicole Fulbright said...

that's the color I'm wearing on my nails right now! It's so pretty :)

Callie Glorioso said...

I'm getting married in 32 days and I just might have to use this! I have "Muchi, Muchi" by Essie and it is a similar very lovely pink. Really, I just love ALL Essie shades. What makes them oh so nice?!

Heba said...

uh i hate when pink nail polish turns grey

http://girlynote.blogspot.com/

Today's Gift said...

Ohh, I might have to use this for my upcoming wedding!

Tara said...

Fiji was always a bit too white on my hands (I'm fair with pink undertones, so I think compared to my skin...). My fave Essie color is Limoscene--wore it on my wedding day five years ago and love it still! Glad Fiji works for you, though...the best when you find that special "one." :)

Lindsey Adams said...
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Lindsey Adams said...

That is the EXACT color I wore for my weddding. So yes, I agree, it IS perfect :)

http://www.lovelindseyblog.blogspot.com

Lilly said...

I wore this for my wedding too and loved it! So pretty and classic... though a few weeks later I switched back to Essie's "Turquoise and Caicos" :)

Bethany said...

I love Essie's Eternal Optimist. It's ladylike, and it does have that hint of gray, but I love it.

KatieMaye said...

i adore essie, the colors they havie coming out for fall are so cute!!! i love the deep rust orange shade. clambake is my new favorite red, it's so bright it almost glows! they know what they're doing

Tragic Sandwich said...

I don't remember what color I used (most likely either Essie or OPI), although the photo on my desk tells me that it was a neutral. However, I do know that I went with blue polish for my pedicure, for my "something blue."

Annalise said...

Wearing it now! I've had Fiji for a few months and can't stop using it (might need to get a new bottle soon).

Note to all... MUST use 2 coats (plus base coat and top coat, of course).

The first coat will look lumpy and unfinished, but the second coat makes it all better.

Penis Enlargement Pills said...

I'm already married so won't be needing a wedding nail polish, but this color looks great for everyday use. I'm not big on bright colors...

Rosanneke said...

I DID wear this shade for my wedding last December! It's beautiful, subtle but noticeable enough

Otilia said...

Cool! I wonder if i can Find it in the uk shops?

Sarah said...

Love the fiji color! It was the first Essie nail polish I bought (and still have). So delicate and feminine.

Janice said...

I just got married! I debated between classic (Essie Ballet Slippers) and fun (Essie Rose Bowl). I decided to go for more punch on my SF City Hall wedding day. Very glad I did! http://www.flickr.com/photos/mabicyclette/6074069452/

Julianna Marie said...

I definitely saw this color/brand at K-Mart the other day! Was going to buy it...except my 50some bottles of nail polish need attention...and less additions to the color family.

17 Perth said...

Girl--I am wearing it right now--And ironically enough, bought it for one of my best friend's wedding! It really is perfect!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous!

nickandnoragettingmarried said...

Love this color! I've been drawn to more pastels lately. But I think I'll go bolder for the upcoming wedding day--probably blue for nails, purple for toes. I love bright/bold polish colors!

Anonymous said...

I just bought this exact color last week for my best friends wedding and got SO many compliments!!!

Zelina Garza said...

such a cute color. and when it chips it's so light others won't notice :)

saraalana said...

I just bought that color about a month ago and love it! I added a little glitter on top in an ombre style fade and it was so pretty. Also thinking about wearing it for my wedding next summer!

Lola X said...

Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

Lola x
http://lola-x.blogspot.com

Beatriz said...

i have this nail polish it is perfect!

SWEATshirtDRESSshirt said...

what a gorgeous shade of pink! i totally agree with you on a lot of other pink shades looking grey.

XO,
SWEATshirt DRESSshirt

http://sweatshirtdressshirt.blogspot.com

Chelsea Eller said...

I just got married and wore Essie's French Affair, it's a little more pink than Fiji, and i LOVED it. :)

Kate said...

Polished toes and fingers are one of life's simple little pleasures and Essie always makes great colors in the pink range! So pretty :)

MyNameIs said...

I put this on my toes for the first time when I was in high school (I'd just gotten back to the US from Fiji... couldn't resist!) and have loved it since!

Taylor said...

Fiji is my absolute favorite nail polish. Ever.

Danielle said...

This is absolutely my go-to color - it's just so happy!

Amanda Greer said...

This makes me want to go out right now and buy it! I, too, have been looking for the perfect shade of pink, and I love Essie polish!

The littlest said...

this sounds crazy but i had fiji on when i went into labor with my little girl in december 2008. i wanted to feel fresh and pretty even though it was the dead of winter (ok, i was in los angeles, so that's kind of a lie!) anyway, yes, it's amazing!

Marie Buck said...

Agreed. Been rockin' this color for months. I love it because the pink lasts, it's opaque, and when it starts to chip it's less noticeable than most! Looks amazing against a tan...and makes you look tan when you don't have one!

Sara said...

I love that color!

Elissa said...

I love a nice, bright pink, too! I forget the name of it, but I found one from Essie that is the equivalent of this one but lavender. Nice, poppy and bright, but still pink enough to pass for a "normal" color (I always feel like non-traditional nail colors make me look too teenaged). Also, it seems like the last several makeup products I've bought in the past couple of months have had the word "Fiji" in the name!

Twirl Travel said...

Fiji is my longtime favorite Essie color!! Great choice.

Alex said...

I, too, have been searching for the perfect pink polish, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this. Never one to waste time, I purchased this immediately after work! The verdict: Love it. Thank you!

Dana Boss said...

I wore this when I got married! :) LOVE it!

Dana
www.culturedblog.com

natalie said...

I literally burst out laughing at this Joanna. Not kidding, Fiji IS my signature color. I've gone through at least 5 bottles... no joke. I switched it up for the wedding and wore that light blue on my fingers, but my toes have been nothing but Fiji for years.

Monica said...

I am getting married in Fiji in November and bought this cause what could be more perfect! Its lovely. I have an olive tint to my skin and I did notice it does make it look a little dark :/ hah

Lilly said...

I love it! I see so many women wearing ballerina pinks all the time but am always drawn towards the loudest, brightest pinks and corals when I go in for a manicure. I'll try this, maybe it's just what I am looking for in a pink. I wore hot pink nails for my wedding:)

MaviDeniz said...

fiji is the only essie polish i own and i looove it. it's a perfect pink

Xo

Kristin said...

I actually have this polish on right now! Its coverage isn't great, but it is very very pretty!

Rachel Pugh said...

I wore Fiji on my wedding day!! I absolutely loved it :)

@rachelpugh27

Jackie B. said...

I actually wore that exact shade for that very reason at my wedding! It was soft enough to look neutral, but still pink enough to stand out and have a bit of color pop... loved it! JB.

http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

sarah-mai said...

Fiji is my favorite pink as well :) It's currently on my toes.

Tatiana said...

As soon as I saw the picture I knew you were talking about Fiji - I just bought it on Sunday and LOVE it. Makes me happy every time I look at my hands (which is a lot since I type all day long)

PoodlePoddles said...

pretty color! loooove it :)

Nicole* said...

i'm in love with OPI's Digeridoo Your Nails. It's brighter than this but every time i see it on my toes it's so cute!

legs said...

if you like fiji try "mod about you" by OPI best color ever and makes you look tan!

KatieBarnesPhotography said...

Hey cup of Jo readers. As a Canadian reader of this blog I was extremely disappointed when I learned Essie was an American company. However, my other fellow Canadian followers fret no more! Essie is available (yes in this beautiful Fiji color!) in Canada at your local Shoppers Drug Mart! Thanks Joanna for letting us all in on this beautiful pink secret!

Anonymous said...

I wore Fiji for my wedding this Spring!
I still use it constantly and have almost finished my bottle already.

Faith Hope and Love said...

I totally agree with you!! Fiji was my first nail polish color I own from Essie! & i love it!

alli said...

Thanks for the tip! Can't wait to get this colour!

Anonymous said...

Fiji is my favorite color and i love wearing it in any form...

Richard hill said...

Fiji is my favorite color and i love wearing it in any form...

http://www.tileflair.co.uk/category-is-wall-tiles/

Emily said...

love everything essie!

we just started a blog of our own and would love for you to check it out!

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MadKukla said...

Figi was and still is one of my fav colors for summer. What's funny though is that when Essie first let this color out it was a bit pinker than it is now. It's still really pretty, just paler than when they first released it. I found this happened with a few of my favorite colors. Wicked for example. Wgen it first came out was almost black and now it's more of a dark brown. Don't know why this happens. Something to make you go hmmmmmmm. ;)

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Ana said...

nice!!

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Hi Joan! I am loving that nail polish. I have tested it and yes! it is really awesome!! Perfect for my coming wedding!

John said...

I really love essie allure! It's the one Kate wore at the royal wedding!
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Antione Ramirez said...

As a Canadian reader of this blog I was extremely disappointed when I learned Essie was an American company. However, my other fellow Canadian followers fret no more!

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