For a long time, I’ve sort of steered clear of baby pinks because I could never find one that suited me in the way that I wanted it to. May of them were too pink, or milky, or streaky, and just clashed against my skintone in a way that I didn’t like.
I picked up Vanity Fairest by Essie after seeing an Instagram photo that MissGlamorazzi posted. It looked really nice on her so I checked it out in store. I tend to always check out her nail polish recommendations because she has a warm toned medium skin (she’s half Thai, even though she looks mostly caucasian) so generally if I like the way something looks on her nails I find that I mostly like them on mine as well. Same goes with Temptalia.
Vanity Fairest is a very sheer ballet slipper like pink with a slight shimmer to it. It’s sheerness builds up to full opacity after 3 coats, which is what I have below, but still gives the effect of a natural look on the nail. The thing I’m not too crazy about when it comes to sheer pinks is that if you layer them, sometimes they just get too thick and don’t look natural on the nail after 2 or 3 coats. What 3 coats of Vanity Fairest gave me was the same sort of effect that standard baby pinks would give me after 1 coat. Does that make sense? It’s slightly sheer texture also gives a sort of jelly like or gel nail like look to the nail.
I put it on over OPI Nail Envy and under China Glaze’s fast dry top coat. This manicure lasted about 8 days with no chipping, and I removed it after my nail growth finally looked too obvious to ignore.
Essie polishes are available at all drugstores and retail for about $8-$9.