The Softest, Prettiest Polish // Essie Romper Room

9 April 2014

Nail Polish Fiji

OPI's Mod About You has long been one of my favourite nail polishes. I love the pale pink with just a hint of lilac tone to it, and mostly I love how opaque it is. But, as pretty as it is, I've a lot of moments where I found myself wishing it was just a touch more neutral. I wanted a colour that was the palest of pinks, almost white but completely opaque. OPI's Privacy Please, Bubble Bath and Sweetheart were on the right track colour-wise but even with four coats didn't give me that opacity I was after. I kept my eyes on the nail counters, always looking for the right one but the story was always the same; the colour was right but it just went on too sheer.

Finally, in steps Romper Room, one of Essie's 2014 Spring offerings. It's The One! It's exactly what I wanted. A fully opaque polish with just a whisper of pink. SO pretty! I'll admit, the formula is not as good as I'd like, it can streak a little on your second coat if you use too many strokes but I'm willing to overlook that because I'm in love.

Swatch Nail Polish

For those who are wondering, here's a little comparison between OPI Mod About You and Essie Romper Room. From the pictures you can clearly notice the stronger lilac tones to Mod About You. For the slightly less obsessive nail folk the difference may not look too great but trust me, it is. Romper Room is  an all important couple of shades softer and therefore just a tad more versatile.

Comparison Dupe Swatch
Nail Polish Swatch Pale Pink Best


I may have also bought a few of the other polishes from the Essie Spring collection. So stay tuned for a post about those soon :)

Do you have either of these two polishes, which is your favourite?

Are there any other pale polishes that you think I should try?


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24 comments:

  1. The Essie shade looks stunning. I'm loving pale pinky tones on my nails at the moment :)
    xxElise - www.elisedopson.com

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    1. I'm always loving pinky tones, so pretty :) x

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  2. Yup this is exactly the shade I've been looking for and it will become mine soon!
    thanks for the comparison I love mod about you and like yourself wanted something a bit more neutral :)
    xo
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    1. No problem :) This is definitely a good choice, I'm sure you'll love the color! x

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  3. Oooh that's a gorgeous colour, I have on Revlon Bare Bones at the moment and its similar but more of a brown nude than a pink nude so I might have to get this too! :) <3

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    1. Yes, you'd be right to! When it comes to nail polish, I say, the more the merrier!! :D

      x

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  4. This shade is beautiful! x

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  5. Such a cute colour
    Kisses
    Aga

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  6. Wow this really is the perfect nude...beautiful! x

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  7. Such a beautiful colour! I really like Essie Fiji but this looks even prettier in your pictures!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

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  8. I love all those colours, I'm looking for a good and pigmented pink-nude for my nails at the moment!

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  9. such a pretty colour! x
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  10. This is a gorgeous soft effortless colour! It is very pretty & I can imagine it looks lovely for any occasion
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  11. i always love essie's collection.
    i love how this Romper Room polish suits your skin tone.

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  12. lovely color! i just painted my nails with a similar color :)

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  13. From an Essie Fiji obsessive, Romper Room looks gorgeous...I may have to go seek it out!
    Hugs xoxo
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  14. I think I will be getting these two shades for spring because I have been looking for colors like for such a long time!! Romper Room is seriously perfect!!
    xx

    Alexandra | The A Style | Beauty and lifestyle

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  15. I'm a little bit obsessed with pinky nudes at the moment, having just bought Fiji. How does Romper Room compare to it? Mod About You is beautiful as well, but side by side it is a touch too lilac for me!

    - Lorna at Scared Toast x

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  16. That is such a perfect nude-pink shade! I have always loved Essie, as I think their brushes are just the perfect size and they have such a good collection of colours!
    Your manicure is absolutely perfect, and your nail are a lovely shape,

    joy&

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  17. This is a must-get nail polish! It looks stunning, just like your blog's outlook :) http://finestprocrastination.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. This is so pretty! I'm wearing a pale pink color on my nails at the moment, I'm really loving pastels now :)

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  19. I love this shade too... even better that it's perfectly opaque! I hate layering on the coats.

    xo, alison*elle

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  20. This looks beautiful, perfect spring shade!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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