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on 9/29/2015 9:43:00 AM
More reviews by mellouise
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I wore this on my wedding day. It looks fab on the close-up photos. I'm NC20 and it's perfect for my colouring. It's a bugger to apply though. If you're in the UK l recommend getting the high street version with the pro-wide brush (Boots or Superdrug). I also have the pro/American version with the skinny brush and while it's shinier, l couldn't get it to work. 2 thin coats for perfection. Don't use Stickey bc underneath as that discolours it.
on 9/25/2015 1:58:00 PM
More reviews by Cinderelletta
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I love the color of this, but not the formula. Sheer polishes can be really pretty, but this one is streaky & patchy. I was hoping this would be similar to Zoya Dot, but it's not as pigmented, so two coats were still too streaky to be pretty (and I don't like using more than two coats because they are more likely to peel). I got this in a set with the Gel Setter top coat, and paired with that it lasted about 4 days before serious chipping happened.
on 8/21/2015 8:17:00 AM
More reviews by kittenmint
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
Ballet Slippers is a cult colour from Essie, one that can be found mentioned in a lot of beauty blogs. I was in need of a natural-looking pink colour so bought Ballet Slippers due to being curious about the praise it receives. It is a lovely colour, a sheer milky pink which can be built up. I usually wear it with 3 thin coats which looks opaque from a distance, but the nail line can be seen up close. This doesn't bother me, but if this is a pet peeve for you, you may wish to avoid this polish. The colour is beautiful however. It is a pale, milky pink, very pastel and white based. It leaves the nails looking very polished and chic. I like to wear it on days where I want to look classy and pretty, but not put in too much effort. It has great longevity and dries quickly. This polish is a life-saver and a game-changer, well worth the hype it receives.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/21/2015 3:07:00 PM
More reviews by cfevola18
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
The only way I can describe this nail polish is as "a beautiful nightmare."It's a great color and I've been battling with it for some time now to make it work. It's a fantastic, lovely white-pink color and I love it enough that I'll keep fighting to get it right. The problem is, the formula is just downright horrible. It's a streaky, three-coat nail polish that always manages to look like I glopped it all on by the time I'm done, no matter how thin my coats were. It never seems to look even and doesn't self-level, and application is like a never-ending bad dream. I always close my bottles of nail polish tightly so they won't dry out, but Ballet Slippers seems to have physics-defying qualities because mine's thick as solidified honey.And when it dries? Air bubbles. Air bubbles everywhere.For all my complaints, however, I'm still on a campaign to make Ballet Slippers work. I know just how beautiful it can be and the color is so perfect, in my opinion. I've never had these problems with any other polish, nor with any of my countless other Essies. All I can do is hope that Essie will fix this god-awful formula and that I can one day master the art of working with this polish.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
on 6/12/2015 2:33:00 PM
More reviews by tekanne
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This polish is everything I hoped Fiji would be.I'm quite pale, and I think that's why Fiji doesn't work on me. It's thick, matte and reminds me of the whiteout you use to correct spelling mistakes in pen. Ballet Slippers however, is perfect. it's pale, opaque and with a hint of pink. It's glossy, smooth and summery.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 4/15/2015 5:55:00 PM
More reviews by elenamar
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
One of my favorite nail polishes. The color looks so good on my very fair skin. It last a long time and I can wear it without base and top coat. Is the first time I used up an entire nail polish bottle. I hate the formula though, but I learnt how to work with it as the color is too beautiful not to use it. I apply a single coat with as few strokes as I can. Never more than three. Even if you think the polish doesn't look even, don't do more strokes, it's only going to get worse. Leave it there and wait for it to dry and enjoy :)
on 3/31/2015 2:47:00 PM
More reviews by misscocktail
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Lovely shade which matches perfectly with my fair cool skin. The formula is a bit streaky and after 3 coats it's finally opaque. Staying power is the worst... Even with a base and top coat it chips the day after. The parts that stay become darker and develop fine grey lines at the tips until it cracks and chips. No, will not repurchase.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 2/19/2015 3:54:00 AM
More reviews by ladylazarus
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
There are better milky, French manicure polishes out there. Ballet Slippers streaks, applies unevenly (and doesn't self-level), dries slowly, and, regardless of what top/base coat combo I use, chips in under 24 hours. The shade is beautiful, I will grant, but I'm not going to struggle with a polish that takes four painstaking coats to reach opacity. I hasten to add that I'm not a newcomer to painting my nails.At least the brush is well-cut, if thin.The Queen likes this stuff, sure, but I doubt she's the one grappling with this polish.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 2/18/2015 5:14:00 PM
More reviews by havoksmane
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I wanted so bad to love this, but it's way too streaky. The brush maybe the issue, as it doesn't distribute evenly unless you work fast.
Don't even think about going a second coat unless the 1st coat is completely dry.
If you really want to try this colour, do so professionally at the salon, especially with a French manicure. Just don't buy it unless you are a pro at application (I'm okay at it).
Wish I read the reviews before picking this one, should have gone with Fishnet Stockings.
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 2/8/2015 12:39:00 PM
More reviews by Teresajane
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine
This shade is gorgeous if you have cool toned fair skin! It's perfect as a subtle but professional look.
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