Essie Ballet Slippers

I'm really getting into Essie nail polishes at the moment and one of my favourite shades has to be the gorgeous pinky-nude Ballet Slippers:


It's actually been in my collection for a while but was previously overlooked for the equally gorgeous Vanity Fairest (review and swatches here). It wasn't until a recent manicure that I realised just how pretty Ballet Slippers is! Compared to Vanity Fairest, Ballet Slippers is more nude and opaque with a creme gel like finishes. Light colours can sometimes be difficult to build up but a trick I've learnt is to use Essie protein base coat underneath which adds just a tiny hint of colour and gives a more opaque even finish.

Usually in Winter I'm all about the deep reds and purples but this is such a beautiful alternative and going into Spring I can see myself getting a lot of use out of both shades. Ballet Slippers would also be a really pretty colour for weddings and I can certainly see why it's one of Essie's best sellers! 

Have you tried Ballet Slippers or Vanity Fairest? What's your favourite Essie nail colour?

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  1. This is such a gorgeous colour! And I love your ring, it's so dainty x

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    1. Thanks Holly, it was a present and I absolutely love it x

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  2. This is so pretty! I don't have it but I love shades like Essie Fiji which its reminding me a little of!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I've heard a lot of good things about Fiji too, think a little Essie haul is on the cards! x

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