Pretty Essie Neutrals

Essie-neutrals polishes

Pretty Essie Neutrals

Essie is without a doubt my favorite nail polish brand. They have an incredibly wide range of colors and come at a great quality.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been particularly in love with Essie’s neutrals. They’re not too bright, not too pastel-y so they make for a perfect Summer-Fall transition. I went through my stash and picked up a couple of favorites that I now use in rotation: Tuck it in my tux, Urban jungle, Limo-scene, Spin the bottle, Ladylike, Take it outside, Chinchilly and Mochachino. The two that I reach for the most are Tuck it in my Tux and Limo-scene.

essie-polishes-neutralsLeft to right: Tuck it in my tux, Urban jungle, Limo-scene, Spin the bottle, Ladylike, Take it outside, Chinchilly and Mochachino.


Left to right: Tuck it in my tux, Urban jungle, Limo-scene, Spin the bottle, Ladylike, Take it outside, Chinchilly and Mochachino.

All of these have a smooth and clean finish, with the exception of Mochachino, which has a little glitter in it. Some of them are on the sheer side (like Limo-scene and Tuck in it my tux) and some of them are completely opaque (like Ladylike and Take it outside).

ssie Tuck it In my Tux swatchEssie Tuck it in My Tux

Tuck it in My Tux– subtle, classy, a bit sheer and feminine creamy ivory-great alternative to white polish.
Urban Jungle– alabaster orchid shade that’s both edgy and simple.
Limo-scene sheer pastel pink that’s a bit more pigmented than Ballet Slippers. Timeless, simple and very lady-like.
Spin the bottle– stunning semi-sheer nude that has just enough pink tones to not look overly peachy or pink.
Ladylike– gorgeous, elegant, soft mauve-y neutral. Perfect for those who don’t feel comfortable with peachy or pinky nudes.
Take it outside– this taupe-y grey with just a hint of pink was my favorite last year and I’m still not over it.
Chinchilly– granite grey with a slight lavender tint.
Mochachino– this perky brown-grey is the only one out the eight mentioned here that has a bit of a shimmer in it.

Essie limo-scene swatchEssie Limo-scene

What are some of your favorite neutrals?


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    Jodie Vernon
    September 18, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I’ve only ever tried one Essie nail polish and it wasn’t the best, although reading this really makes me want to buy all the neutrals!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    September 18, 2015 at 8:27 am

    I love the shade range Essie has! These neutrals look great and you have gorgeous nails!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    Dagmara Klich
    September 18, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Love those nude shades, especially Ladylike and Take It Outside. I don’t have anything like Tuck it in my Tux so I think I need to add it to my collection :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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      Paula @
      September 19, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Tuck in in my Tux is a great alternative to white polish. It’s more delicate and is really easy to apply :)

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    Zoe Mountford
    September 18, 2015 at 9:04 am

    The are all so pretty Its hard to choose a favourite! I really like the look of ladylike x

    Zoe Mountford x

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    Isabelle Collins
    September 18, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I’ve never used Essie nail polishes before but these are so cute. I think Urban Jungle and Chinchilly are my favourites! x

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    Justyna F
    September 18, 2015 at 11:42 am

    LOVE Essie & such natural shades! :)))))

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    Josie's Journal
    September 18, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I think it can be hard to find good neutrals that are on the cheaper end of the scale, these are gorgeous though! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    September 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Urban Jungle is one of my favorites. It’s just a classic shade, I typically lean towards it during the summer & spring.


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    Lisa Kristin
    September 18, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    These all look amazing! I’ll definitely pick ‘Tuck it in my tux’ up! :) Kiko do great neutral nail polishes as well.

    Lisa x

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    September 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    The polishes all look amazing, i can’t even tell which one i liked better! But your nails, they’re stunning!

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    Rita Macedo
    September 18, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Urban jungle and Ladylike are probably my favorite! Such lovely colours! Xx

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    Nicole Rose
    September 18, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    These colors are gorgeous. Having a hard time picking a fave. :)

    (PS: I love the layout of your blog.)

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    Nereyda Gonzalez
    September 18, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    I love all these shades, really into taupe-ish shades right now. I just got my first pair of nails so I’m looking forward to be able to finally use nail polish.

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    September 18, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Oooo pretty =]

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    September 18, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Such lovely neutral shades:)

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    September 19, 2015 at 4:08 am

    You’ve made me want to go out and buy all the light neutral shades from Essie haha, so many gorgeous colours and I am in love with your nails x

    Beauty with charm

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    Paula @
    September 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    I love them too! :) I probably own way too many :P

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    Charlotte C
    September 19, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    I don’t own any Essie nail varnishes, but after seeing this post I really want to! All of those shades are so pretty. I like the look of Urban Jungle especially :)

    Charlotte ~

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    September 20, 2015 at 12:50 am

    I’ve been reaching for my Essie polishes a lot lately too. I surprisingly don’t have a lot of their nude shades though. I really only ever bought their colorful shades. I might have to add some of their nudes to my collection. I’m really liking Ladylike and Take It Outside. Nice swatches!

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      Paula @
      September 21, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I love their bright colors too, but I recently noticed that there are a lot more nudes and grays in my collection ;)

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    September 20, 2015 at 8:56 am

    I really love the darker end of the spectrum, those colors are gorgeous for fall!

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    Heather Nixon
    September 20, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I want all of these shades! x

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    September 20, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Love the Ladylike, it’s so pretty! Essie is my absolute fave brand, I have a million of them so far and still buying new ones every season. Well a girl needs her polishes, right? ;)

    Tess | Music & Lifestyle Blog

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      Paula @
      September 21, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Haha exactly! (I do the same thing, I’m seriously running out of room to store them ;) )

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        September 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

        Just went through my collection, turns out I actually have Ladylike xD That says something about how many polishes I have haha!

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    September 20, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Chinchilly looks stunning :) I feel like I really need to add some more subtle nudes to my collection! I need to check these out. x

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    Sophie Sierra
    September 21, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Aww these are all so heavenly love! Tuck it in My Tux is officially the cutest name ever, and I agree all of these shades make for the perfect summer-fall transition. They really hit the right tone and it’s nice to have more of a cool, paired down colour for the colder months ahead. I really love the glitter edge to Mochachino too, subtle enough to add some stunning sparkle. Crushing on how stylishly sassy they all look. Utter perfection! As always, beautiful, beautiful photography! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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      Paula @
      September 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Whoever comes up with those nail polish names has definitely the coolest job ever :D Thanks so much Sophie!!

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    Sara Fleming
    September 21, 2015 at 8:34 am

    These all look lovely, although Ladylike has made it on to my wish list!

    Sara – She Who Is Short

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    Jasmine Talks Beauty
    September 21, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Chinchilly is definitely on my Autumn wish list! :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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    Esme & Rhiannon
    September 23, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Urban Jungle looks like the perfect dusky pink for everyday!

    Esme & Rhiannon |

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    The Sunday Mode
    September 26, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Ladylike has been my go to Essie polish for a while now, it’s such a good shade for when you have no idea what to wear!

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    September 30, 2015 at 2:26 am

    These all look lovely, love those colors!!

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    Krissy Wilson
    October 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    These nail colors are swoon worthy! I love the limo scene polish!

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