Romper Room was a children’s program that ran from 1953 to 1994. I’m too young to remember Romper Room, but my mom said she watched it growing up. I found a video clip for you to enjoy: Happy Birthday, Romper Room. I wonder if my mom watched this episode… She mostly remembers how at the end of the show the hostess would say a little rhyme (see below) and then name children out in “television land” and she always hoped that the hostess would say her name. Adorable.
I hope you enjoyed the mini lesson – now it’s time to discuss this Romper Room. This is my second polish from Essie’s Spring 2014 Hide & Go Chic collection. It’s a very pale pink. On the Essie website it’s described as such: make way for the new kid on the block. this pretty pale tea rose pink knows how to work the room: stylishly. Okay, that’s kinda cute. I like tea, I like roses, I like tea roses, I like style. You win again, Essie.
When I think “classic” Essie, I think light pink, streaky, difficult to apply… and I’m sad to say that Romper Room is very much a classic Essie pink. I used 4 coats and I still am not entirely happy with the finished look. It’s a bit uneven, you can see some streaks. It’s streaky, but the formula is slightly thick. When I wear it again, I think I’m going to try thinning it a bit and then using very, very thin coats.
Okay. Ready for the Romper Room Rhyme? It involves a magic mirror…
Romper, bomper, stomper boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me, do. Magic Mirror, tell me today, have all my friends had fun at play?
Oh. It seems the Magic Mirror changed a bit from …. to 1984. I’m having way too much fun with this…
Change of pace… Here’s what I’m currently reading: