I'll start by writing that I had Morgan Taylor Best Ballgown Ever, which was a gorgeous lilac-tinged periwinkle with gold microshimmer, a lovely, lovely color. Unfortunately, it always chipped, no matter how I used my hands or how I applied. When it didn't chip, it wore badly at the nail edge. Wish it had a better formula, but I have so little time to do manicures, I am not going to waste it on polish that does not last. I was looking for OPI Show Me Your Tips, a near-dupe (IMO) to the MT polish, but not to be had. Saw Essie's Bikini So Teeny, shot through with microshimmer, and it was mine.This is a lovely periwinkle blue color, perfect for spring and summer. I bought to wear with a blue outfit for a wedding and think it will be a summer staple. It looks good against my NW15/fair-porcelain skin tone. The shimmer in the bottle doesn't appear on the nail but the color has a high shine; I suspect that's due to the microshimmer particles. It's a lovely finish for the color. One lippie off for being slightly runny (1st coat streaky but 2nd coat went on fine) and for having an ever-so-slightly too narrow brush. The wear has been good-4 days and 1 small edge chip because I use my nails to pry something (which I should not do!). I type all day for work, and it's holding up quite well. For the record, I use Jessica Rejuvenate base coat and Orly Glosser (I like high shine) top coat. The drying time was pleasantly quick, always a plus in a cream polish. Added-aside from 2 small chip (from prying and typing), it held up very well for a week. Now that I know it's runny, I can get a decent 1st coat by adjusting how I apply. I put a special top coat like Northern Lights on 1 coat for a different effect. Really, I can't stop looking at my nails this way.As with all thing nail polish, whether the color suits you depends on your taste. I like rich pastels, and wouldn't care for a more intense color. Sinful Colors Sail La Vie is similar but too deep for the look I want, though I do like SC as a polish line. The Essie set me back about $6.50 at my local store (they send coupons all the time), so I think it's pretty inexpensive for a salon-brand polish.