Cocktail and Coconuts is a nude shade from Essie’s 2014 Resort Fling Collection. Like all my favourite Essies, this colour had an amazing diamond shimmer in the bottle. The colour is a slightly yellow-leaning sand colour. It isn’t the best shade of neutral on me, but that’s more my skin tone than the polish’s fault. The formula is a tad on the thick side and I found myself having to go back over places where there was some dragging. The top coat took care of that, though. The real disappointment of this colour is that the shimmer I was so excited about (and so visible in the bottle) is virtually invisible on the nail. I tried direct sunlight, indirect natural light, and a flash and it was just impossible to see it. Every now and again, I see a hint on the nail itself, but it is very, very subtle. It’s too bad, too. I really wanted to love this polish.
If you look closely, you can see the shimmer on the nail closest to the left.