Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spring 2012 is "Pink-a-Boo"ing Around the Corner


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!

 
*OMG*

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.



The amazing duochrome in the bottle doesn't translate the same to the nail.





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).

31 comments:

  1. Oh! Pretty! You get all the new stuff so early!!! I'm jealous! It takes a while for the new collections to trickle down to Louisiana! Lol

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    1. Leslie, Cosmetic Market is a rare gem of a store! I haven't seen this collection anywhere else.

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  2. ooo- so pretty! I'm a sucker for a gorgeous shimmer. It's too bad the shimmer doesn't translate to the nail- that bottle had so much potential!

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    1. The shimmer in the bottle will sell tons of this polish, wait til you see it in person!

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    1. It is! It's a nice change from the bold colors I'm used to wearing :)

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  4. I love how you layered it over other polishes in the last picture, it looks incredibly good :) I really like this polish, is makes your mani look so cute and elegant!

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    1. Wearing 'underwear' helps even this polish out for sure :) I think it would work over other pastels too, not just pinks!

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    1. Jossie, it's a nice change from dark or bright colors and still far from "boring".

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    1. You're right, there is something really unique about this polish! It's a seemingly common pink with a neat twist :)

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    1. Yes that shimmer is going to sell tons of bottles of this one!

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  8. This name "Pink-a-Boo" reminds me a song by Siouxsie and the Banshees (Peek-a-Boo)... the shimmer is amazing!
    =]
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    1. WOW I just watched the music video - how fantastically 80s! Love it!

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  9. Love this color! This could be a really nice at work color for me.

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    1. It's a great polish because you can build the color or wear it sheer!

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  10. So jealous! When did you go? I went to Cosmetics Market for the first time a few months ago and they had NO Essie :(

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    1. Just yesterday! Oh you went during the time when they didn't have any - Essie is back in stock now and there are a handful of new colors!!!

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  11. Omg I just clicked on your link to your cosmetic market post. I live on the other side of the hudson in Jersey City...(I just moved here just over a year ago...) It only takes me a 10-15 min path ride to the city! Must check this place out asap!! Thanks so much!

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    1. Would love to hear what you find if you go!

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  12. I love those little photoshopped photo's you do, they make me laugh!

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    1. I think they must all talk about my in my Helmer ;)

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  13. Omg!!! I'm in love. This is so pretty!!! I need to visit this store ASAP!

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    1. Yes you do! I'd love to hear what you get if you go!

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    2. I'll definitely let you know. Hopefully, I get to make a trip soon.

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  14. I literally work next door to this store! I actually got some sponges there yesterday in order to try a gradient manicure! One of the best kept secrets in NY for sure!

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    1. AHHH I would be in there, like, every day!!! When I found this polish I actually bought some eyeshadow thingers to try the gradient out... too funny! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

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    1. It looks even better in person! You'll totally fall in love when you see that shimmer in the bottle :)

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