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The ALU Archives – Essie Ball-Timore

By on May 21, 2009
in Essie, Pink, The ALU Archives
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 and the new Summer collection is available now at

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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!