Love the color. It is streaky, but a second coat fixes that issue. The only complaint I have is that I had to apply 4 coats for an opaque color. Not a problem for me, but it did take a bit of time longer than I would have liked.
I was very disappointed with this polish. Admittedly, I was applying it quickly and somewhat sloppily, but I did take the time to use an Essie basecoat and topcoat.
My issue was that it is a pain in the arse to apply well. It's vey thin, and goes on streaky. I only applied two coats, perhaps three would have been better?? But that of course means you will only ever get this polish looking opaque - I think, if the formula was better, you'd be able to have a nice, smooth, sheer mani.
I will try applying it again some time when I'm not so rushed, and will attempt three coats instead of two.
Man, I've never been so angry at a nail polish. Bottom line: It's beautiful once you have it on but a nightmare to work with. Insanely shiny, a really lovely pale pink on my ruddy yellow-undertoned skin. But it's insanely sheer and takes maybe four or five coats to get opaque. Otherwise, it looks globby, streaky, or uneven.
This is so not worth my time by itself -- though next time I'll layer it on top of a white and see how it goes.
Essie, I love you but the formula of this shade is an insult to its lovely colour.
OBSESSED with this color. I genuinely love it SO much. Such a beautiful, light pink color. Stays on for over a week without chipping (with the right top coat). I love that the color goes with everything. It's great for both the hot summer months and cooler winter months. For people who say it streaks- you have to get a lot of the nail polish on the brush... you also need to do 3 coats. It dries super fast so don't worry about really pilling on the coats. LOVE IT.
Lovely colour and lasts well without chipping.
As streaky as this polish is, I don't find it anymore streaky thank other pale polishes. You definitely need to work with it and perfect a technique with it. I find a thin base coat of white polish works nicely with this. It makes it opaque enough with 2 coats and minimizes streaks, in my experience. I used a light hand with an ample amount of product on the brush, but not too much. It's a lovely shade of pale pink that suits my pale skin, and it isn't a stark color that looks weird.
This is truly a gorgeous color after a few coats are applied, but unfortunately the color doesn't quite make up for the less-than-stellar qualities of the polish. Ballet Slippers applies very streaky, which is only exacerbated by the fact that the brush is too small and stiff to adequately cover the nail for a smooth application. When I manage to get the polish on decently, it doesn't take long for it to chip (even with a top coat).
I was worth it to try, just to see what the hype was about, but I will not be repurchasing.
This is such an amazing nail polish! Essie's Ballet Slippers is a very gorgeous milky pink that's very opaque and not streaky for me. First, I apply OPI Start to Finish as a base coat, then I apply this Essie Ballet Slippers. And as it's tacky, I apply Seche Vite top coat. And voila! A perfect manicure that lasts for days! I am 14 years old and I like baby pink nail varnishes! :D
I would never but it again, it's so streaky! I think I'd have to put a white base for the color to look good. I love Essie, just not this one.
I really love this color when I have time to go to the salon. At home, however, I can never get this color to go on evenly. The formula is smooth, but super streaky. It's such a shame because I just love wearing this as an everyday color.
The polish is a jelly/creme, with a white base and a hint of soft blue-based pink. Gorgeous with a tan and flip flops. I just wish it were a little more opaque so I could do my own nails instead of taking this with me to the salon. :(