Monday, 4 February 2013
I've been on the hunt for my perfect pale pink nail varnish ever since No.7 decided to discontinue my favourite (don't you just hate it when that happens?!).
So last night, whilst browsing the shelves of Covent Garden Pharmacy (my heaven), this little bottle of Essie goodness caught my eye...
I wouldn't normally dream of spending £9.95 on a nail varnish, but Ballet Slippers seemed to be the shade I'd been searching for, so I took the plunge.
I have to say, after one coat I wasn't impressed at all, it was very opaque and the formula is rather thin and watery. However, after application of the second coat, it turned into a gorgeous soft pink shade.
I'd describe it as the perfect gentle pink tone for a 'French Manicure', classic and timeless.
I really love the fact that this shade compliments a tan so well. If you read my blog regularly, you'll know by now I am a self confessed ‘tanorexic’, so this is important for me.
Oh, also, I think the name is so cute too (yes, I know that's shallow).
The only think I didn't love about it was the brush, I have quite wide nails so I like my brush to be big. But, this seems like a small price to pay considering this is my new favourite shade!
What are your thoughts on Essie nail varnishes? Have you tried Ballet Slippers?