Thursday, June 12, 2014

Comparison Swatch: Light Pink Nails

Hey everyone,

when I decided to do my nails the other day, I wanted something simple and pretty. I didn't feel like doing any nail art, so I opted for a pretty polish color to wear on its own.
I chose Essie's Romper Room, which is a gorgeous pink shade. If you haven't guessed from my Instagram account yet, pink is my favorite color to wear on my nails ;) I think it's the color I own the most shades of too, especially Essie offers a beautiful range of different pinks (and I probably have nearly all of them...)! 

After I had chosen Romper Room, which I bought about two weeks ago but hadn't gotten around to trying yet, I thought it looked very similar to my favorite Essie polish shade (ever) Fiji. While I was looking at the two bottles in my hand, I couldn't really see a difference between the shades! So I thought to myself, why not do a comparison swatch to have a closer look and share them with you? :)

Here is Romper Room worn on its own, it's such a gorgeous, soft light pink! I will say it's a bitch to work with though, this took three coats! And I am not a fan of doing more than two for full opacity, but it being so gorgeous I can overlook that fact ;)

Now in this pic of my Cinderella Hand, I have Fiji on my middle finger and pinkie, on my index and ring finger I am wearing Romper Room. Don't know about you, but I do NOT see a difference!! I keep looking at my fingers and also looking at them in different lighting, but there is no way you can tell a difference on the nails!! 

But if you look at the bottles closely, you can see the slightest difference in shade. At least my camera picked it up in this shot.

Seeing them in this pic, I can again not tell the difference...

These colors really are scarily alike! 

I will say that my bottle of Fiji is probably a year old and I've heard that it changes color with time, and i can't be sure but I think it used to be a lot lighter. I do remember it being more white, that was the thing that I loved about it, it was nearly white with a hint of pink in it.
Romper Room definitely is more pink from the beginning, but I guess it's meant to be. 

So, you probably don't need both colors and from what I've read everywhere, you can't really get hold of Fiji that easily anymore. Essie also changed the formula and there seem to be three different hues of Fiji out there.. weird?! Anyway, I still like mine and I will finish it up, then I'll move on to Romper Room :) Down below there are more pics of my nails with Romper Room on them, I sure love a simple pink manicure sometimes!

Let me know if you would like to see some more comparison swatches!

Lots of love,


  1. I really like the pics from this post. This really helps see the colors really well. Thanks for sharing, hopefully now I can find that perfect shade! Please visit my blog too Thanks for letting me read!

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it :) I will definitely check out your blog too! xx