Essie – Peak Show

Essie - Peak ShowI like to think I’m pretty good with figuring out quirky polish names, but lately not so much. Example: With the Band – I thought it was so nice they had a polish dedicated to hanging out with the marching band, until I remembered the collection name and realized it was more of a fan girl / super groupie situation. Flash forward to Peak Show. My thoughts: Peep Show? Peak Snow? What? So of course I caved and read the official essie description: enjoy the view from the top. in this scenic powder pink, it’s the place to be, in all its pretty glory. Of course…. mountain peaks. Got it. Note: I don’t ski.

I actually didn’t really want this polish. I always get all the light pinks. But, after an intense debate with Alli, I caved. Mostly because trying to swatch Haute Tub would have sent me over the edge.  As it turns out, I LOVE this polish. It has just the faintest hint of pink – it’s perfect for winter and despite my insistence that pastels have no place in fall – I have had so much fun wearing it over the past few days and racked up more compliments than I have in a while.

I slightly apprehensive about the formula because… do I need to say it? Just in case I do: Good news, though!  The formula wasn’t bad – two careful coats or three reckless coats and you’re good to go – I’m really impressed.

Essie nail polish retails for $8.50. I love that you can buy Essie pretty much anywhere. Drugstore, department store, and everything in between. A few good picks: UltaMacy’s, or Walgreen’s. If online shopping is your thing, you can try or my forever favorite: Amazon.*

Love it or leave it? Lemme know below!

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*Seriously, how is it possible for Amazon to have EVERYTHING? I spend way too much time thinking about this.. It’s magical. I got a $25 amazon gift card recently and I probably have spent 3 hours browsing all the things. I really should just order my Quest Bars and be done with it. But ahhh online window shopping.


  1. It’s pretty, but mostly I just want to say that I concur with your amazement regarding Amazon. I think it’s run by aliens or something, it’s far too vast and efficient to not be suspect.

  2. I don’t know what you’ve been doing differently. But your nails have been looking totally fab! I love this color on you too!

  3. Believe it or not-this is the one I wanted from the collection! I am always hopeful I will find a great formula for pastel pinks!! I like pastels for winter, especially with an “icy” topper-like Pirouette my whistle by opi would be awesome over this!

What do you think?