Next Essie swatch? Ballet Slippers!
I did a NOTW post of Ballet Slippers a few years ago, and it’s actually one of my most viewed posts. It’s a mediocre photo in that old post though, so this is another reason why I’m updating my swatches with better photos.
Ballet Slippers is a slightly jelly textured off white with a pink tinge. Much like Marshmallow, it takes 4 coats to get to full opacity. With 2 coats, you can get a pretty decent color coverage that makes your nails look clean and healthy. It’s a great bridal color, work color, and a color for neutral lovers. It’s one of those quintessential celebrity colors – they all like to wear that milky, creamy color on their nails.
This polish was one of the first Essie polishes that I had bought, way long ago, and is still a go to color for me when I’m in the mood for neutrals. It also happens to be a color that Essie used to specialize in, a few years back, when their brand was more known for bridal colors than for the brights it’s recently been producing so much of. If you went up to an Essie display 3 years ago, and actually even still today, I probably wouldn’t be able to just pick Ballet Slippers out of the display with full confidence.
I do really love this color though and again, it’s a go to color for me.
Essie polishes are available at all drugstores and retail for between $8 and $9 in the US.

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