For an unbeknownst reason (impending spring, perhaps?), I've plunged into the search for pale pink polish this week, and I'm pleased with the results.
essie's Spaghetti Strap
I really liked Spaghetti Strap, although I think my three coats were a mistake. I was painting quick and at night, so I wasn't super careful and it looked a bit streaky. I added a third coat and it ended up the teensiest bit gummy. I love the peachy-pinkness of it, and it wasn't really sheer (like Ballet Slippers is intended to be). I'll give her another go soon enough, but I think it's safe to say she'll stay in rotation.
OPI's Bubble Bath
Bubble Bath was recommended by a sweet friend as her go-to pale pink. She's an adorable, perpetually-tan Florida girl, so I was hesitant, but I like it. It's definitely more of a sheer-French-mani nude, as you can see. I believe this was three coats, as well. I think I steer toward the peachier-nude pinks with my skin tone, as the pinkier ones are too chalky or bubble gummy on me.
essie's Ballet Slippers
I finally bit the bullet. Actually, the same adorably tan Floridian surprised me at work with this little bottle and made my week. I hurried through a quick painting last night and immediately took it off... I had smudged it and it was too white on me. I slowly reapplied (three coats) and really loved the end result. Alas, I was wrong. It's the tiniest bit streaky on me, but the hue is spot-on--not too yellow, not too chalky. Winner.
(For summer, I also swear by Geranium, Ole Caliente and Watermelon.)
So there you go... what are your go-to colors?