Saturday, November 5, 2011

Essie "Ballet Slippers"

After wearing my bright and festive Cornhuskin' nail polish for most of the week I was ready for a lighter and more peaceful color.  I decided on Essie’s “Ballet Slippers” because it is a very pale pink and is a nice neutral color.  I usually tend to stay away from neutral colors simply because a. it isn’t my personality (I am pretty outgoing), and b. it makes me feel too grown up.  I originally purchased “Ballet Slippers” because I LOVED its name.  I have danced now for many years and Ballet is always my favorite style.  However, when I put it on I realized that while it is a neutral, and does make me feel more grown up, it also makes me feel very dainty and sophisticated.  Another thing I like about “Ballet Slippers” is that it can be worn all year!  It is not season specific, which makes sense because you aren’t classy and sophisticated for just part of the year (hopefully).

Essie nail polish, for me, tends to work very well and dries without any real issues.  The only thing I noticed is that because “Ballet Slippers” is a very pale color it streaked a little.  I ended up using three coats of color and the streaking has almost entirely disappeared.  And as always to make my nail polish last longer I used a clear basecoat and topcoat.  (“Invisible” by Sally Hansen.)

Over all I really like “Ballet Slippers” by Essie because it is sweet and simple.  The pale pink color is pretty and looks good with just about any outfit you put on with it (from pajamas to stilettos).  And while I am not ready to grow-up entirely wearing “Ballet Slippers” is a nice start.

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