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.
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!
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!
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 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.