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Tidal Wave is a pale blue creme polish. It is somewhat similar to Essie's Borrowed and Blue but has a paler tone and I actually like Tidal Wave more shade wise.
The formula was really good on this one, opaque in two coats and smoothed out well, but I struggled with the brush which had some uneven and bent bristles. I was impressed with the wear time, I had a little tip wear but didn't see my first chips until day 5 and kept it on for 7, which is a very long wear time for me. I haven't tried Ocean Side yet, but will soon and am curious to see if I'll have the same results.
All pictures are 1 coat of Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus, 1 coat of Essie Grow Stronger, two coats of polish, and a top coat of NYC In a New York Minute in Grand Central Station.