Essie • Secret Stash • Polishes

rated 4.3(9 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.77%
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rated 4 of 5 BADKITTY13 on 4/14/2013 6:53:00 PM more reviews by BADKITTY13

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

This is a very bright pink with blue undertones. Love the color but I did need 3 coats... It is a bit runny. Very shiny and pretty for spring!

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rated 5 of 5 SmellsLikeChanel on 2/13/2013 4:46:00 PM more reviews by SmellsLikeChanel

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Straight   Eyes: Blue    

I've never felt compelled to write a review on a nail polish since I buy a new bottle right before a mani (weekly) and then use it only that one time for that one mani, and move on...

I actually saw this in my nail salon on their polish shelf, and it caught my eye, so I asked them to use it...

It is SUCH a gorgeous bright, clean pink-- Not quite as bright as fuschia, not a "candy" pink... it's hard to describe... Definitely a "Barbie Hot Pink"A reviewer below described it nicely-- It also seems to almost "glow" from within, and has a high-plastic shine to it. It also seems to be thin enough not to clump or get chunky, and makes a nice, flat, base for other layers to follow without looking bulky or chunky, if you know what I mean...

I have to track this polish down, since I have NO idea if it is discontinued or what? I love this color...

I'm taking a photo of my mani so that you can get an idea of what I'm talking about :)

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* starrysim on 4/13/2012 10:45:00 PM more reviews by starrysim

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Secret Stash is a true, clean bright pink. It's like spring in a bottle. The finish is very shiny, but not at all shimmery, and the consistency is runny enough to be easy to work with. You can do with one coat if you're in a rush, and you'll never need more than two coats for sure. This is a nice polish all-around.

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rated 5 of 5 kdhill on 5/27/2011 10:59:00 PM more reviews by kdhill

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

Very beautiful, hot barbie pink. Its opaque in two coats and looks like a high shine plastic when finished. i ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT and its now one of my favorite hot pinks.

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rated 4 of 5 PinkCarnations on 4/9/2011 9:23:00 PM more reviews by PinkCarnations

Age: 30-35   Skin: Normal   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Hazel    

This is a fun bubble gum pink shade. It's a touch sheer, though. Great shade on me, it's one of my favorites.

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rated 3 of 5 traceyadwl on 4/6/2010 12:40:00 AM more reviews by traceyadwl

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool   Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

This is a fun barbie pink. On me, it is a 'true' hot pink with bluish undertones...in some lighting, it is slightly more fuchsia but, in my opinion, always distinctly pink. Although I think that the color is pretty, I don't always tend to grab for this because the formula seems plastic-y. It is translucent on the first coat; the second coat brings it to opaque, but something about it seems a little too bubble gum...like the peel-off polishes we wore as a young girl. It does dry quickly. My recommendation would be to paint a coat of your favorite opaque pink underneath, then top it off with Secret Stash to add some complexity to this girly, but basic, shade.

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rated 4 of 5 Roshmil on 2/15/2009 10:54:00 AM more reviews by Roshmil

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Black, Medium   Eyes: Black    

This is a gorgeous bright pink, and I really love this color. However, my only problem is that I need 3 layers to get it as opaque as I want. For this reason only I will not buy this again, cause I prefer opaque colors.
Other than that, it's a really fun and pretty color. :)

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* ShoeGal on 7/25/2008 4:07:00 PM more reviews by ShoeGal

Age: 30-35   Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Blue    

Secret Stash is my favorite shade from the Essie 2008 Summer Collection. In the bottle, it looks like an average bright pink but, on my nails, it's a super glossy hot fuchsia pink that looks like candy. It lasts at least a week on me without any touch ups and if I can remember to apply a top coat every few days, this will last 2 weeks. For reference, I'm on the tan side (summertime) but I think this would work on a wide variety on skin tones. Definitely buying a back up of this one.

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rated 4 of 5 islandgirl8 on 5/9/2008 10:42:00 PM more reviews by islandgirl8

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

On the shelf it looks just like Fiesta, but side by side this is more fuschia than shocking pink. On it is bright raspberry. Not exotic and very teenager-ish.

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