Oh Essie. If I were to go to a store and pick out “Ballet Slippers”, I probably wouldn’t be able to. Essie makes like a THOUSAND baby, bridal, soft, sheer, pretty pinks. Not literally but you know what I mean.
That’s what Essie’s “thing” was though. Same way that red cremes were OPI’s thing and brights were China Glaze’s. Recently, Essie has stepped out and done way more with their line, adding greens and blues but still the majority of Essie’s line is baby pink.
The only reason I had even thought of purchasing this was because when I was 8, one of my friend’s mom let my mom borrow the color and they were talking all about it. It was pretty much all the rage in between them.
When I got to the collecting stage of my life, I remember always associating Essie with “Ballet Slippers” so, “Ballet Slippers” became one of the first Essie colors I purchased.
I ordered it online so that’s how I ended up getting it. If I were to actually go to an Essie stand an pick one out, I wouldn’t have necessarily picked it.
This one is much closer to white than pink. It’s almost a jelly finish, meaning that it looks almost marshmallowy on the nail. It’s really quite sheer. This was 4 coats and I used my new favorite routine of the Zoya Anchor, Zoya Armour and Seche Vite all on top of that.
It’s a fantastic color if you are in need of a conservative color – weddings, work, interviews, formals. It’s just not absolutely unique in terms of color, and the formula isn’t anything absolutely outstanding either. Pretty though 🙂

2 thoughts on “NOTW: "Ballet Slippers" by Essie

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  2. Just wanted to let you know I really like your posts and swatches. I think we have similar skin tones although Ballet Slippers looks way better on you! 🙂


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