40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Cult Classics
Day 4, Essie's Mademoiselle and Ballet Slippers
These are two of the most popular shades from the nail polish company Essie.
According to my nail tech, these are the shades that are the most requested and often "borrowed" from her salon.
What makes then worth a life of crime?
They have a quiet elegance about them.
Mademoiselle is a charming sheer pink. My nail tech uses it straight or layered with other shades on clients.
The first coat applies slightly streaky and milky. It is more nude. The second coat is where the whispery pink color appears.
I have seen superior results on both warm and cool toned skin for Mademoiselle.
It is really about luck with this one.
Layering it with Essie's Marshmallow creates a stunning french manciure. It is very elegant and feminine.
I personally find this shade to be overhyped.
The color is nothing to "jump hoops through" and it requires too much effort. Excessive effort for me is to apply more than two coats and to fiddle with applying a top coat everyday.
Drying is also an issue.
After application of Ballet Slippers, I overstay my welcome at the nail dryer by ten minutes. I leave thinking I have finally beaten the curse of Ballet Slippers.
Halfway through the week I will nick or smudge my nails.
I swear on my Behnaz lipstick... that this shade never fully dries .
The shade is a creme champagne nude with white undertones.
Essie products can be found at your local Tradesecrets and
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