Turquoise & Caicos was originally released in Essie’s Summer 2010 Resort Collection, but has since been added to the permanent line. Essie describes it as “a flirty and pretty tropical aqua.” I don’t know about flirty but the color certainly is pretty!
Sadly the formula is just awful. It is SO thin and runny. If you aren’t careful it will pool around the cuticle so very thin coats are necessary. I used 4 coats to finally get an almost opaque color.
Why Turquoise & Caicos is a favorite: The color and the color only. It’s just pretty! And with my skintone pastels aren’t the easiest things to pull off but this looks great even on me. If you don’t want to deal with the formula issues (which I totally don’t blame you!) I do have some polishes that are close in color. Wet n Wild megalast I Need a Refresh-Mint (tad more white and blue), Avon Jade (a bit more green), Orly Ancient Jade (sightly muted) and SinfulColors Open Seas (also slightly muted).