Essie – Romper Room

Essie - Romper Room (Bottle)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.

Now that we’ve reviewed 5 of the 6 polishes from Essie’s Spring 2014 Collection, I’m pumped for the Summer 2014 Neons!

The Hide & Go Chic collection is available at, Amazon, and at your local drugstores.

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Essie - Romper Room

Okay. Ready for the Romper Room Rhyme? It involves a magic mirror

Essie - Romper Room (sun)

Romper, bomper, stomper boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me, do. Magic Mirror, tell me today, have all my friends had fun at play?

Essie - Romper Room

Oh. It seems the Magic Mirror changed a bit from …. to 1984. I’m having way too much fun with this…

Essie Romper Room

Change of pace… Here’s what I’m currently reading:

Essie - Romper Room (Book)



  1. I was given a tip the other day – before applying a streaky, runny polish, apply your base coat as always and then a coat of matt top coat before the streaky polish. It seems to work – can’t hurt to try.

  2. Luv pale pinks and this is a pretty version shade wise, but with better quality pale pinks on the market that can even be worn at 1,2, or 3 coats without a trace of streaking, this one will not be making it into my stash. Perfect name though!

What do you think?