NOTD: Essie Perennial Chic&Flowerista

Essie spring collection for 2015 is still available in our stores, so I decided to show you swatches of two more polishes from this collection. I talked about gorgeous teal polish Garden Variety three months ago when this collection came out. I had few more polishes on my WL and when I got DM coupon for 50% discount on Essie polishes, I had to get two shades more (the third one I could get on coupon was Fiji, probably the only pink polish I really adore).


Perennial Chic is a nude polish with brown undertone. It’s no secret that I adore Essie’s big flat brush, because it enables an easy application and the story with this shade was no different. Its formula is very nice, not too runny or sheer as by some other nude polishes, but enough pigmented that I could reach a full opacity in two coats. The polish also dries quite fast and for me it’s a perfect shade to be used as a base for stamping or nail art. Lately I really adore nude polishes, and if I consider that I’m a girl who adores colours (on nails and in makeup) I got quite a lot new nude polishes lately and I’m actually planning to write a post about my 5 favourite nude polishes for this summer.


Flowerista is a purple cream shade. The same as Perennial Chic this one also has a nice formula that goes on nails smoothly and even and it’s opaque in two coats. In the past purple was my favourite nail polish colour, but lately I wasn’t really buying it, but when I saw this shade I knew I have to add it to my collection, because it’s really gorgeous, although maybe not the most unique.


Sandra mentioned some time ago, that Bourjois Beach Violet polish reminds her on Essie Bahama Mama, but to me Bahama Mama seemed a bit closer to Flowerista. When I compared all three polishes side by side I noticed that I was wrong. Bahama Mama has redder undertone in it as Flowerista, but I have to say I adore both polishes. On the other hand Beach Violet and Bahama Mama also aren’t dupes, because Bahama Mama is brighter than Bourjois, but you probably don’t need both.

Nail polishes look a bit darker, because photo is taken in natural light, while swatches are made in lightbox.
I also made a nail art, using Perennial Chic and Flowerista and Born Pretty Store water decals.


How do you like these two Essie shades? Thank you for reading!