Essie Romper Room - two versions?

I have just a quick post for you guys because I wanted to share with you something interesting. We did a 'little' group haul from Nailsave recently with couple other girls and all the polishes came to my address. While unpacking them I noticed that the US version of Essie's Romper Room seemed to be quite different colorwise than the version I already owned. The US version belongs to Misify's but she kindly let me to swatch it to a swatch stick before I sent it to her, so I have some comparison pictures to show you guys.

As you can hopefully see, there is a clear color difference between these two in the bottles. This doesn't probably look like a great difference in the pictures, but still it was so big that I immediately noticed it. I had just done the swatches of my own Essie spring collection polishes, (which I have gotten from L'Oreal Finland and they are those European ones with the wider brush and all) and the US version looked like completely different color.


When I swatched them to the sticks I noticed that the color difference wasn't maybe as big as it had looked in the bottles, but you can still see that these two look a bit different. It looks like the European version is tad more pinkish and the one from Nailsave has a bit more dusty look in it.


I haven't seen anything about two different versions anywhere and I can't really say which one is the right one, or if there even is such thing. Also, I'm not really sure is all the US versions look the same and all the ones sold here in Europe look as the one I have. They are both pretty ones for sure, so I don't think that it matters which one you end up with. Though then again, I think that the version I have (the slightly more pinkish one) suited my skintone perfectly and I'm not really sure if the other one would be a perfect match.  Have you guys noticed this or have you heard anything about this?


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Tällä kertaa vuorossa ihan vain pikainen postaus Essien keväisen Romper Roomin kahdesta eri versiosta. Teimme siis pienen kimppatilauksen Nailsavelle vastikään ja Misifylle tuli sieltä mm. Essien Romper Room, joka siis minulta jo löytyi. Kaikki kimppatilauksen lakat tulivat siis minulle ja pääsin niitä purkamaan laatikosta ja ihastelemaan. Romper Roomin sattuessa käteeni aloin kuitenkin heti pohtimaan sitä, että lakka näyttää ihan eri väriseltä kuin omani. Vierekkäin pulloja vertaillessa sävyeroa tuntui tosiaan olevan. Sain luvan swatchata RR:n tikulle, jotta pääsin vertailemaan lakkoja hieman paremmin ja sävyero on kyllä tikullakin vielä havaittavissa, vaikka se ehkä pulloista katsottuna näyttikin vielä hieman isommalta.

Nailsavesta tilattu lakka on siis jenkkiversio ohuine suteineen ja oman leveäsutisen versioni olen saanut L'Orealilta testiin. Jenkkiversio näyttää omiin silmiini hieman likaisemman väriseltä kun taas tuo suomiversio (Eurooppaversion?) on hieman punertavampi ja muutenkin vielä selkeästi enemmän vaaleanpunainen.

En ole mistään muualta kuullut/nähnyt mitään kahdesta eri versiosta, joten en siis todellakaan tiedä kumpi näistä on se oikea, jos sellaista edes on. Tai ovatko kaikki USA:sta ostettavat samanlaisia ja kaikki euroopasta saatavat toisenlaisia.

21 comments

  1. Oliko koostumuksessa eroja? Olen nimittäin ihmetellyt kun osa porukasta menee "Jee, kaksi helppoa kerrosta, tosi kiva lakka" ja toiset on sitten että "Hyisst*na mitä kuraa tää on koostumukseltaan, kolme tuskaista kerrosta piti laittaa". O_o

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    1. Nokun minusta ei ehkä pahemmin ollut? Tosin tietysti lakkasin tuota USA-versiota vaan tikulle, mutta suht samanlaisilta vaikuttivat, vaikka tokikin se kyllä levittyi sillä ohuellakin sudilla aikas helposti ja peittävästi. Ja tuosta suomiversiosta jouduin kyllä omille kynsilleni laittamaan kolme kerrosta, mutta ei ne kyllä mitään tuskaisia olleet, eli en nyt sitten osaa ihan varmaksi sanoa, johtuuko noi koostumuserot samasta hommasta vai mistä... o_O

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    2. Lakatessa ihan kynsillekin oli tuo USA-versio ihan ok, en siis usko että siinä kovasti on eroa :)

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  2. In Germany it is common knowledge in the blogger scene that essie has two versions: The US version and the EU version. They say it has to do with cosmetic regulations that are different in the EU.

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    1. Yeah, I know there are always different versions in US and in Europe since the brushes and all are different, but it was news to me that colors vary too. I haven't heard about that in previous collections, but I guess it can happen because they really are different ones.

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    2. The last collections I know of have different versions, too (the resort collection).

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    3. Really? I didn't know about that one either! They never sell the Resort collection here in Finland for some reason, so I haven't seen them in any stores and I bought mine as mini versions from US.

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    4. Diffrent versions for US and Europe is not only brushes.. If you check ingredients you will see realy big diffrent. Essie US contains formaldehyde for exemple. Europe version is more friendly. I can't use US essie.. I have strong skin allergy after using It.

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    5. Yeah, that's true! I learned that after writing this post, before it didn't even occur to me that they could have different ingredients in them. I wish they would use the same stuff in all of their polishes! I'm so sorry to hear that you can't use those US versions, they should really make them with the same ingredients as European versions.

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  3. Wow they certainly do look different!

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  4. Mielenkiintoista. Olin itse suunnitellut tilaavani tuon lakan rapakon toiselta puolen, mutta enpä taida tilatakaan, kun Eurooppa-versio näyttäis miellyttävän silmää enemmän.

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    1. Mmh, vähän sääli kyllä jos näissä alkaa tällasia värierojakin olemaan, koska jos erot on suuria, niin kyseessähän on sitten ihan eri lakkakin. Tosin itse kyllä tietysti yleensä ostan mieluiten omani täältä Suomesta vaikka jostain aleista, kun haluan mielummin sen leveän siveltimen.

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  5. It's not only Romper Room... there are many differences... this german blogger shows more... http://handstandsandglitter.blogspot.de/2014/04/dupe-test-essie-hide-go-chic-collection.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the link, I hadn't seen that post! I noticed that Fashion Playground seemed to have a slight difference too and Hide & Go Chics were pretty much the same, but the difference between the two versions of Romper Room looked the most obvious to me, so I chose them to this post.

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  6. I didn't know that! The only difference I was aware of is related to the brush, even if cannot tell which brush type is from EU and which is from the US. I bought a couple of Essie here in Italy and they both had big, wide, thick and round edged brushes while the ones I got from Germany have a classical small brush. I think there are differences among each single country too, then.

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    1. I'm not totally sure, but I believe that the Essies from US have the smaller brush. But you can still find some polishes here in EU with the small brush too, especially if the place that is selling them has bought them from the US distributor. That's the reason why pretty much all the webstores at least here in Finland have those smaller brush versions, but if you buy your Essies from stores here, they will have those wider brushes as they are from L'Oreal Finland, the official importer.

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  7. The one on the left is the us version and the one on the right is the eu version? Anw thanks alot for the swatches!! Rly helps! :)

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    1. Yep, that's right. :) Glad these were helpful! :)

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  8. Sama kevään 2014 sarjassa, Style Hunterista on kaksi eri sävyä. EU-versio on miltei sama kuin Watermelon, sinertävän tumma pinkki, kun taas US-versio on lämpimämmän sävyinen. :/

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    1. Oh, tästä en tiennytkään! Tosin jostakin luin, että nää värivaihtelut voisi johtua siitä, että lakkoihin on käytetty eri aineksia täällä ja USAssa, jolloin sävytkin voi siis vaihdella, mutta en tiedä pitääkö tuo paikkaansa.

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