With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I’ve been all over everything pink, white and red, and my nails are no exception. Instead of opting for the usual hot pink or cherry red to celebrate the occasion, I went for one of my favourite pastel polishes, Essie Romper Room. This super, duper pale, cool, milky rose-y shade is ideal for when all things romantic suit your fancy, or for when you’re feeling ultra feminine. I particularly love that this colour complements every complexion, because not every pastel polish is as forgiving.
The shade is slightly finicky, though, and I find that you need at least 3 thin-moderate coats for the colour to look even and opaque. It is worth it, however, because it lasts quite a while (about 5-6 days) for a pastel shade (pastels always have shorter wear times, I don’t know why) and furthermore, it’s just one of those colours that can instantly enhance your outfit. In terms of potential dupes, I hear that Essie Fiji is almost the same colour, with Romper Room being a bit more pink and less white in colour. I can’t think of any drugstore dupes off of the top of my head, but there are a ton of light, milky pink shades to choose from at the drugstore, and if I could recommend a brand that has a similar, long-lasting formula, I’d choose Revlon. Just a tip from me to you. 🙂
Originally part of the popular Spring 2014 collection, this polish is still widely available wherever Essie nail products are sold, with me spotting a couple of bottles in Trade Secrets as recent as last week, retailing for $8.99 CAD. Finally, I’d have to say, this is a great pastel polish to get you in the V-Day spirit, and to slowly introduce some spring-appropriate shades into your nail wardrobe. Two thumbs up! 🙂
What’s your favourite pink to wear this time of year? Are you a festive nail polish wearer or do you steer clear of all things festive and stick to your go-to, year round shades?
Lots of love,