Essie Pink Parka

In the Shade

When I think of summer I think of dresses, hot pink nails and tanned skin. So as the summer slips  away, and fall nail colors hitting the stores now, I figured that this was my last chance to do some crazy colors on my nails before heading back to school.( Which I go back TOMORROW! I’m super excited!)

Essie’s Pink Parka was the perfect polish for the job. In the bottle it is a super bright, neon pink polish, and on the nails it doesn’t disappoint. 

The application of this nail polish was a nightmare! The brush bristles were extra long and heavy. The polish painted on very streaky. The formula is fast drying. The polish started to dry before I was even finished painting the nail; leaving it a streaky mess. In the pictures I used three coats to try and even out the color. Without a top coat the nails seemed almost matte, no shine of it’s own. 

Even with all the application problems, when looking at the nails from far away you do not see the streaking problem. The polish lasted a week with minimal chipping and wear. 

Verdit Even with the application problems, and the chipping factor I will continue to use this polish. Until I find a new neon pink that matches the vibrance of Essie’s Pink Parka, this one will be staying with me. But I’m on the hunt for a better neon pink. How could you not like this summer pink polish, it practically glows in the sun! 

What do you think of this color? Do you know any other great neon pinks to try? 


  1. Merc
    August 29, 2011 / 12:43 am

    I have one Essie nail polish and refuse to waste that much money on another bottle. I do my own dishes and the polish barely makes it a week not chipping. I do like it's super shiny finish though! That hot pink is so sexy!

  2. Beauty on a College budget
    August 30, 2011 / 4:57 am

    I love hot pink in the summer! But I won't wear it unless I'm tan, haha I just don't think it looks right when your pale.

  3. MaviDeniz
    September 1, 2011 / 5:55 pm

    i love this color. you can go wrong with a hot pink for summer! essie makes some really nice polishes too.Xo

  4. Anonymous
    September 5, 2011 / 7:15 am

    Love this colour, I do't normally like bright nail colour but I am starting to invest in some nice pinksDeeDee-lightful Thoughts

  5. Emma
    September 5, 2011 / 9:32 pm

    That colour is so nice, I love hot pink nails! x

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