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The ALU Archives – Essie Ball-Timore

By on May 21, 2009
in Essie, Pink, The ALU Archives with 5 Comments
The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I’m not a pink kinda girl. I realize that means Elle Woods and I could never be BFF because I DO think orange is the new pink and I don’t consider myself “seriously disturbed” though you all may beg to differ. Now I will admit that from time to time, when the moon is full, I get a craving for a pink nail. And I don’t mean hot pink. I’m talking the bubblegum, ponytails-tied-with-ribbons, giggly girl kind of pink and when I do, I reach for my tried and true fave, Essie Ball-timore.

Check it out after the jump along with a promo image of Essie’s Summer Collection, if you haven’t seen it yet.


The pinks I love best have shimmer and are on the warmer side which is why Ball-timore suits me so well. It brings out any faint semblance of summer color I have in my skintone and just perks up my hands. Plus it totally reminds me of Hubba Bubba gum, which is only the best bubblegum EVER! I feel so young and girly when I wear it. Who can’t use a little bit of that in their day?
Also in case you haven’t heard, Essie recently released their summer collection of six romantic, creamy shades.


Lovie Dovie – True flamingo pink
Chubby Cheeks – Sunset coral
Luscious Lips – Sultry pink
Not Just A Pretty Face – Naturally nude
Cute As A Button – Juicy persimmon delight
Funny Face – Provocative fuchsia

Ball-timore can be found online at Head2ToeBeauty.com and the new Summer collection is available now at Essie.com.

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  1. firepail says:

    Luscious Lips = a sultry pink?
    Wha? What is sultry about pale pink?

    But Ball-timore looks very bubblegum-fun.

  2. All Lacquered Up says:

    Yeah, I’m not really sure I get that either. If lips were that color I would think they’d look plastic and porno-glossy not necessarily sultry.

  3. Denette says:

    I LOVE Ball-timore (I spontaneously break out into singing the entire score of Hairspray)! I have mainly been purchasing OPI polishes, but with Essie’s new neon collection I just had to have Perky Purple. Maybe Ball-timore will push me over the edge into exploring more polish brands. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    On a side note, if you are still taking comparison requests, I am interested in seeing OPI’s Mod-ern Girl and OPI’s I’m His Coral-friend side-by-side. They look pretty close to me.

  4. moonchaii says:

    Ooo, that is a nice pink- i prefer shimmery pinks too.

    Question: Are you going to be trying out any of the new essie polishes? I wouldn’t mind seeing some of them on the nail, but if you don’t have them/aren’t interested in getting them, then that’s ok.

  5. oneseahorse says:

    I went out and bought this immediately. LOVE IT!

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