My local CVS is going through a bit of an overhaul in the beauty department. They are finally going to start carrying NYX (hooray!) but it seems they got rid of Rimmel. Anyhow, it’s still a work in progress.
Remarkably I ran across the essie Retro Revival collection among the mess. There was no display…the polishes were just kind of thrown in with some other essie polishes. I do not know. They did have Starry Starry Night! And, of course, just when I was about to walk away Cabana Boy caught my eye.
I’m always looking for neutrals that aren’t boring. Cabana Boy was originally released in 2005 but over a decade later I still think it’s a fantastic polish.
essie describes Cabana Boy as a Pearly White but it’s so much BETTER than that. Cabana Boy is a soft pearl finish gray with lavender/blue undertones. It’s a very understated polish but I got so many comments on my nails while I was wearing Cabana Boy.
My only complaint is the formula. It’s a tad thin. Which, to be fair, may be by design. I prefer a more opaque look so I used 3 coats.
There are swatches under the jump!