Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Essie Ballet Slippers

This week's Twinsie Tuesday theme is nude polish. This theme proved especially difficult for me, since I realized I don't own a true nude in my entire collection. I know some people love nude polishes but they're honestly not my thing. So I went with the closest thing I have in my stash: Essie Ballet Slippers, a very pale, soft pink. I've mentioned on here before that this is apparently the only nail polish Queen Elizabeth wears. So that makes this polish literally fit for a queen, right? ;)





The formula on this polish is sheer but very workable. I pretty much demand opacity from my polishes so I used four coats here, but you could easily stop at two if you want a more sheer look, which I would imagine is how this polish is intended to be worn anyways. Although it took four coats to cover, the formula is smooth and not at all runny or goopy.


Ballet Slippers isn't exactly my style in terms of color but I can still recognize that for what it is, it's incredibly nice. I don't see myself becoming a nude polish devotee anytime soon but I actually like this particular polish. If you're looking for a milky neutral that works for any occasion or a color that would be perfect for French manicures, Ballet Slippers is it. I had an internship interview this morning so this was actually a marvelous color to wear today, since I like to keep my look professional and toned down for interviews.


Well, that's all from me today. Be sure to see what the other Twinsie Tuesday gals are sporting!





Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.wordpress.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/

21 comments:

  1. This really looks like a nude polish and it looks really good on you!

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    1. Thanks! I was surprised how nude it pulls on my skin--must be the pale factor, haha.

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  2. A nice choice for an interview...I like it! I don't think I own any neutrals either, but this would be a nice one to have. I love that Queen Elizabeth factoid..I didn't know that :)

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    1. Thank you! That bit of trivia is what initially got me interested in this polish and I'm very happy to have it to fill some gaps in my stash.

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  3. Love the bit about the Queen. Essie must be the royal brand because Kate wore Essie to her wedding. Regardless, this is very subtleand pretty on you

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    1. Thank you! And yes, I totally forgot that Kate wore Essie as well! The queen must have hooked her up haha.

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  4. a lovely colour :) I love essie!

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  5. I like this one a lot! I may need to give it a try!

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  6. Nice choice and I hope the interview went well. I also like to wear neutrals for interviews.

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    1. Thank you! I think/hope it went quite well. We'll see!

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  7. Hey I nominated you for some awards on my blog! http://pamperedwithpolish.blogspot.com/2012/04/awards.html

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  8. Don't own a nude? We need to beef your stash up in that dept! You need a good nude to put light weight glitters over and enjoy just the glitters while the nude looks like you nail only better showing through. That's what I do all the time with Deb Lippmann's Naked.

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    1. I know, I can't believe it either. :-/ I think the only other thing I have that's close to a nude is Sally Hansen Shell We Dance? which I wear on my toes quite a bit. I originally bought Ballet Slippers for layering purposes but have only worn it alone so far. I have to try a glitter with this eventually!

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    1. Thanks! It's a good go-to color to have so I think it's worth a purchase.

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