Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I'm Not a Ballerina, swatch

Pretty Woman — I’m Not a Ballerina (Nail Polish)

Brand: Pretty Woman

My January Ipsy Glam Bag arrived with a nail polish, hooray! Unfortunately, it’s in the kind of color I almost never buy: a pastel pink cream. But, it is from a brand that’s new to me, Pretty Woman, so that’s something!

I’m Not a Ballerina is a pale, yogurt-y pastel raspberry pink cream. It leans a little blue so I’m not sure it’s the best color choice for my warm skintone.

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I'm Not a Ballerina
Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I’m Not a Ballerina

In my Ipsy post, I mentioned that I thought the shade name was all wrong, but Stashy corrected me well! After all, just because you’re wearing ballet pink doesn’t mean you actually are a ballerina! Also, I missed the surely-deliberate play on OPI’s most famous polish, I’m Not Really a Waitress. Duh, how’d that elude me?

(More importantly, how have I not yet swatched that iconic shade?!)

But, back to I’m Not a Ballerina.

Usually, opaque pastels are tricky to apply, but Pretty Woman does very well with their formula, especially considering their polish retails for a quite reasonable US$7.99. Two to three thin coats gave me full opacity, and the coverage was mostly even. Considering the miserable pastels I’ve tried before from polishes priced higher, I was impressed!

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I'm Not a Ballerina, box
Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I’m Not a Ballerina, box

The brush is quite nice: pliable and paddle-shaped, with a good amount of thickness to it. The polish also comes in a cute box, so overall, I think you get a lot for $7.99!

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I'm Not a Ballerina, swatch
Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I’m Not a Ballerina, swatch

The only complaint I have is that nowhere on the bottle is a label denoting the shade name! No sticker, no print, nada. Just on the box.

It’s a minor complaint, however—if I saw these up here in Canada, I’d be looking to try out a few more in colors that better suit me!

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I'm Not a Ballerina, label
Pretty Woman Nail Polish in I’m Not a Ballerina, label

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Pretty Woman Nail Polish is 0.3 fl oz / 10 mL and retails for US$7.99. It is free from formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), camphor, and formaldehyde resin. The polish is made in the USA and cruelty-free.

Pretty Woman NYC was founded in 2000 and is based in Holtsville, NY, USA.

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8 thoughts on “Pretty Woman — I’m Not a Ballerina (Nail Polish)

  1. I don’t love these types of colours for my skin tone either. Also, the ones I’ve tried, the application is always a nightmare! Glad this one was a good formula. But hrm, I get twitching when nail polish bottles don’t have names! Are you going to put a label on the bottle?
    Yes, I demand that you swatch OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress, pronto! 😉

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  2. That doesn’t look horrible against your skin tone at all, but pinks can sometimes be a bit deceiving – depends on the light you’re in, I suppose. Super bubblegummy pinks aren’t really my jam either (neither is actual pink bubblegum, but a discussion for another time!)

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    • Thanks! I was a little surprised it wasn’t totally gross on me. 😉 Usually chalky pinks are death on my skintone. I can see it looking kind of neon on a darker skintone – not a bad look!

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  3. Can you come over and do my nails for me please? K thanks bye! 😉

    I really like this shade and I have a few polishes that are similar but the formula always sucks (streaky and patchy) – nice to hear there is one that actually does what it’s supposed to!

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