Essie “Perennial Chic”

Essie Perennial Chic SwatchHaving always had issues with finding a nice, creamy nude polish that didn’t “blend” into my skin, I was very hopeful when I picked up Essie “Perennial Chic”, which is one of the colors from their Spring 2015 collection.

Essie Perennial Chic swatches

Essie “Perennial Chic”

As soon as I applied that first coat, I knew this was it; I’ve finally found a true nude polish that looks flattering on my skintone. Essie describes “Perennial Chic” as “tawny tulip”, but I think it’s more of a peachy nude. What I love most about this color is that it isn’t an innovative or unusual shade, but rather a classic that’s sure to stand the test of time. It’s classy, elegant and very stylish. I think that it would look especially pretty on very long, or very short nails.

Essie Spring 2015 Perennial Chic

The formula of Essie “Perennial Chic” couldn’t be dreamier. With nude shades like this one, the formulas always tend to be a little runny, but not in this case. This color is so very creamy and smooth-two coats gave a perfect coverage. I was very pleasantly surprised with easy and even application.

Essie Perennial Chic review

With Spring and Summer collections we always tend to see a lot of brights (usually pinks and purples) being introduced, and I have to say that I love the fact that Essie decided to make such a classic shade like “Perennial Chic” part of their Spring collection.

  • You always have the most lovely polish photos. I’m so impressed with how perfectly square your nails are. I’m girl crushing, but you’re amazing :D

    • Aww hehe thanks so much Kira!! :D :D My nails can be a nightmare sometimes, but that’s probably because I’m a perfectionist when it comes to painting them haha! I don’t let anyone else paint or file them anymore LOL ;)

  • This colour looks gorgeous!! Not one I would normally go for but it looks so chic :)

  • The shade is so beautiful, Paula! I totally agree, it does blend in so nicely! Spring shades are absolutely beautiful and Essie do some great ones! Mint Candy Apple, anyone? :D
    Oh, and your nails look so lovely! <3
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    • Thanks so much Puja :)

  • That shade is literally so perfect for you, I’m so jealous you’ve managed to find your nude nail shade!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

    • Thanks Jodie! Trust me, I went through a ton of flesh-toned polishes before finally finding this one :)

  • Such a pretty color on your nails, I’m really loving the soft color of it :)


    • So do I :D Thanks so much Melissa!

  • Wow this shade is absolutely beautiful. Your nails looks so healthy and the nude colour suits with your black jumper x

    Jana // Life of Jana

  • This is such a gorgeous nude shade! Don’t know how I’ve never come across it before – definitely on my “to get” list :)
    Have just discovered your blog and am loving it x

    Ilia from Ilia’s Cup of Tea

    • Aww, thank you so much Ilia! ;)

  • I’ve been looking for the perfect nude nail varnish for spring and this is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this – it’ll definitely be my next buy.