Monday, February 3, 2014

Blue Monday: Essie Parka Perfect and Comparisons

CVS recently had a great sale on nail polish and combining it with some CVS ExtraCare Bucks, I walked out with some great Essie colors that I had previously overlooked. I'm glad I did because they were gorgeous! Today I'm going to show you Parka Perfect, a soothing greenish-blue with subtle glass flecks, then I'll compare it to similar Essie shades (you knew I was going to have some, didn't you?)
Parka Perfect, two coats plus topcoat
Parka Perfect is so beautiful I don't know how I was able to resist when the Winter 2013 Shearling Darling Collection first came out. I guess I assumed that the glass flecks would stay in the bottle the way they so often do with Essie polishes, but I was wrong. While they are not as pronounced as they are in the bottle, you do get a satisfying amount on the nail and the effect is stunning. This goes in my favorites drawer!
Two coats each, plus topcoat
I have a couple of other blue-green/green-blue Essies that deserve a comparison. The closest one is Maximillian Strass-her, another favorite; the other is Who's The Boss?, which looks close in the bottle but dries much, much paler. It's hard to decide which one I like best...


  1. What a beautiful color! Thanks for the comparison swatches. "THEY'RE NOT THE SAME... they're similar." ;)

  2. Pretty! I hadn't even noticed this shade in the display.