Essie First Timer is a very cool-toned, light-medium green with a cream finish. It is a permanent nail lacquer that retails for $8.00 and contains 0.5 oz.
Essie First Timer Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an "adorable newbie green." It's a more vibrant take on mint green--there's a little green and aqua mixed together to create something deeper and richer than your typical pastel mint green, but it's not neon or a medium-colored shade either. Dior Samba is a bit darker, not quite as bright. Illamasqua Nomad is similar, perhaps a bit less green.