Sorry it's been a while.
In random news; i just cleaned my laptop screen & i can't believe how dull it was. Ew.
Probably shouldn't be saying that on the internet haaaaaa.
Okay okay, so this was a totally accidental dupe find, & as;
1. Fiji is arguably but possibly the best Essie shade and
2. Both shades have existed for a good few months,
I am probably very, very far behind on the dupe bandwagon here,
But hey; if i missed it for so long, maybe you have to!
Now I'm living with my parents for summer, i'm struggling to find cute locations to take photographs for small items!
I've had my Essie Fiji for a long time, so long in fact, its become very sticky and not very appliable anymore. (Que the nail varnish remover inside the bottle trick)
Whereas, this Barry M shade was a 3-for-2 spontaneous buy.
It wasn't until I picked both of them up I realised how similar they are,
So much so, I applied one polish on one hand, the other on the other, and you could not even tell the difference!
I do however, think there are small differences;
To keep it concise, the Barry M polish is much nicer in application, the "Gelly" aspect enables smooth application and a shiny finish. I also personally find it more opaque than Fiji!
However, for me, all Barry M polishes chip and wear faaaar to easily (I'm talking like an hour after applying) and Fiji far surpasses on wear!
But with a price difference of £4, I think the Barry M alternative is a good little option for an everyday polish!
So there we have it, my first ever dupe, found accidentally all on my own!
Did you already know about this dupe, and what your favourite brand of polish?