Essie Pink a Boo nail polish is part of Essie Resort Spring 2012 Collection which includes 4 new colors. I chose to review only 2 nail polishes from this collection. The first was Essie No More Film (review, nail swatches) and now is up to Essie Pink a Boo to show its magic.
Essie Resort Collection has been released on 1 March 2012 in U.S. and Internationally (@essie.com) and on 15 March 2012 in Romania (@essie.ro).
Essie Pink a Boo ($8.00 / 44.50 Lei for 13.5 ml) is described as a flirty micro-glitter sheer and it’s very similar with Kinetics Pink Twice (review, nail swatches & photos). Pink a Boo is really a very sheer pink so two coats are definitely a must. I would see it fit to wear for a french manicure, a bridal manicure or if you just want some light sparkling baby pink on your nails. I had some difficulties with the application because the polish didn’t flow evenly so as you can see from the photos the color looks uneven in some parts. I think sheer nail polishes give your nails a delicate look but I really ask for an even application.
The texture is creamy but combined with glitter particles so it tends to leave lines behind when you apply the color. If it has been more opaque this wouldn’t have been a problem anymore. I also had a decent time of drying and I could quickly apply one coat after another.
I applied Essie Pink a Boo on top of a base coat and this time I used Kinetics Nano Seal (review, nail swatches) but to give it an extra shine and hoping the two color coats will come together in a better way I applied one layer of top coat.
Essie Pink a Boo Nail Polish – one coat
Essie Pink a Boo Nail Polish – two coats
Essie Pink a Boo Nail Polish – two coats + top coat
Essie Pink a Boo 4 days later
It might give you problems with the application, the color surely looks uneven but when it comes to long lasting color and no chipping, Essie Pink a Boo is definitely a winner. I had no chipped ends, they color was barely fading towards tips but not noticeable from a normal distance. Because of its tiny shimmer particles Pink a Boo will last you for about a week and the color will still sparkle in the sun. The only difficulty you might have is when you’ll try to remove the color so you should try a real acetone diluent.
On the nails where I decide not to apply top coat, the color looks a little bit dull but water, soaps and lotion will do that after a couple of days. The polish also faded from the tips but no chipping. I think it looks pretty good considering there was no top coat there to help.
Essie Pink a Boo Nail Polish – 2 coats + top coat – 4 days later
Essie Pink a Boo Nail Polish – 2 coats & no top coat – 4 days later
I hope this review was helpful for you if you decide to give Essie Pink a Boo a try. I would be happy to hear your impressions in the comments bellow. 🙂