I've never really had much luck with Essie nail polishes.
The ones I have tend to be streaky and some are not opaque at all.
This Essie nail polish in Fiji applied streaky on my first application so I made my second coat thicker to try to avoid that.
I used 2 coats on my fingernails photographed above and I was surprised it came out opaque and not as sheer as some of their other light pink nail polishes.
To get the best look, I could've applied 3 coats but I just stopped after the 2nd coat.