This polish really changed my opinion about Essie. My first few Essies sucked; I believe the particular bottle of Knockout Pout took 5 coats to reach opacity. That's too many coats. Turquoise and Caicos is a particularly sheer polish, but only took 3 coats. And it's a beautiful color and it lasted nicely on me. No chipping. I always get chips. I'm just really tough on my hands. The manicures I give to friends and family last over a week, I'm lucky if mine make it a day.
Turquoise and Caicos is a semi-jelly finish. The first coat had me laughing because I never thought it would reach opacity. It basically just tinted my nails to turquoise and I was all "Oh, crap." The second coat looked promising and by the third, I was in love. It really is such a simple color but it is done extremely well. I like the unique flare of it being somewhat jelly.