I really wasn't trying to go to Cosmetic Market (remember that place?) tonight, but it just *happened* to be on my way home. The usual Essie polishes were lined up in the usual place for the usual fantastic price of $3.99 (for a few weeks Cosmetic Market was completely out of Essie but now they're back). For some reason, about 90% of the Essie polishes at Cosmetic Market have had the labels removed. As I was picking up polishes out of curiosity and checking the bottoms for rogue labels (I wonder if anyone was like "What is that chic doing"), I came across a pale pink that flashed an amazing blue and pink shimmer like I've never seen before from Essie. I headed to the bins on the floor hoping to find one with a name... what IS this polish called?... then I found one! I had stumbled on "Pink-a-Boo" from Essie's 2012 Resort Collection!
Just look at the shimmer... I was sold!
"Pink-a-Boo" is a pale, sheer pink with a duochrome shimmer that shifts from blue to deep pink. The shimmer is similar to OPI's "I Juggle... Men" but more dense. Below, I used (3) coats and you can still see the tips of my nails. The shimmer is visible on the nail but is not as intense as it appears in the bottle.
Layering "Pink-a-Boo" adds a lovely shimmer to any pastel pink creme polish. I wish I could tell you that the duochrome is as impressive as it appears in the bottle. Regardless, adding "Pink-a-Boo" is a subtle way to upgrade to a manicure.
Two coats of "Pink-a-Boo" layered over pointer and ring finger: Essie "Fiji" Middle and pinky finger: Essie "Raise Awareness"
"Pink-a-Boo" is a sheer pink with a sophisticated shimmer. The shimmer is subtle enough to be work-appropriate and the formula was smooth. Look for "Pink-a-Boo" in stores this spring as part of Essie's 2012 Resort Collection!
Visit Cosmetic Market at 15 East 37th Street (between Madison and 5th Ave).