Saturday, May 5, 2012

Essie Pink-A-Boo

I saw this polish the other day at the store and grabbed it. It looked so gorgeous, like a pink version of Sinful Color's Cinderella. It's a beautiful light baby pink with magenta and blue shimmer. Perfect for spring, right? Right? No?

I was disappointed with this baby, that's for sure. It was no Cinderella. This was an evil step-sister. All that beautiful shimmer is mostly lost in person, and definitely in the pictures. It's super runny and sheer, below is five coats, yes FIVE and there was still an obvious visible nail line. Blah. I would have kept going but my painting hand was cramping at that point.

essie pinkaboo, essie pink-a-boo


essie pinkaboo, essie pink-a-boo

essie pinkaboo, essie pink-a-boo

It wouldn't have been that bad but this color is super unflattering for me. I don't think I have enough color to pull it off. It's chalky and uneven and just too pale.

Anyone else have any luck with it?

24 comments:

  1. the shade of this polish is pretty, but 5 coats? that is too much :S

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    1. Yeah I agree, even three is pushing it, and five wasn't even enough!

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  2. Five coats?! Wow. I think it's a really pretty colour but not worth going through 5 coats for!

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    1. I agree. I may have to try it over a pink base and maybe it'll be worth it. Maybe.

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  3. Very girly and sweet but 5 coats is a bit to much.

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  4. Lana WesterfieldMay 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Looks like Sinful Glass Pink or SH Diamond Strength Pink Promise, and they both have good formulas. Essie's formulas and I don't ever seem to get along…. :(

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  5. Very gorgeous color. I layered it over a darker pink and it made it come to life. Maybe that will help you like it a bit more :) fingers crossed.

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  6. I just ordered this one because i thought the same thing about it being a "pink" version of Cinderella with the gorgeous glitter shimmer in it. I would have to agree though, it looks like a disappointment :( Your nails look great though!

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  7. GORGEOUS! This is such a lovely shade of pink :)

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  8. LOL evil stepsister. I love that!

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  9. Love this colour and just wished my nails where as pretty as yours ;)
    Phlox

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  10. I love all pinks for spring!

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  11. Wow, this one is so pure and delicate, I love it! Great swatch, thank you! =)

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  12. Gorgeous color! I have something really similar by a local brand :)

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  13. I want this color! I never like light pink but this is so pretty! :)

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  14. This is such a cute pink I love it.

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  15. I like this shade of pink, but 5 coats!? Gosh! It's way too much...

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  16. Hi, I am one of your new followers. I love this color! Essie nail polish can not be found here in my country, so I always try to find some other brands that comes near to Essie colors.

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  17. That's such a lovely and delicate colour! I really like it!

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  18. I've been searching for the perfect baby pink ever since my nail polish obsession began. I don't think it exists! I have 2 or 3 baby pinks that are just like this one! Extremely sheer, awful application and so on .. :( Too bad, because it's a gorgeous color!

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  19. oh wow! such an awesome colour! I didn't know it had shimmer =)

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  20. DIfferent strokes for different folks!
    Eeeer, I meant, several strokes... :))) LOL
    You don't like something? Buy a different one!

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