Essie – Eternal Optimist

Originally from the Spring 2009 collection, I picked up Eternal optimist today while I was on a bit of a beauty shopping bender.

Essie describes this as “a spiced tea rose with a dash of cream.” Works for me! It’s a dusty peach/pink/nude… see this is why I should’ve just stopped with Essie’s description. Anyway – it’s elegant and very flattering with my skin tone. It fits nicely into the “perfect for job interviews” category and I like the name – I need a little more optimism in my life these days.

It’s not a stand out in my collection by any means, but it has it’s place and while I own many, many different shades of pinks – this one is unique for me.

The application was average. It took 3 coats to get full coverage and get rid of any streaks and I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Hope you have a lovely Saturday!

PS – if you haven’t already, head on over to Julep, take the style quiz (I got American Beauty), and get a Julep Maven box this month for only A PENNY! Use the promo code NEWYEAR2012. I’ve wanted to try Julep polish for a while, but the price for each polish ($14) is a bit much and I really couldn’t justify spending $20 a month for the Maven Box. However, with the promo code you can try it out for $.01. I’m really excited about this and will definitely be posting a full review once I get my box. Also – if you only want to try it for a month (like me – most likely) – you have to call and cancel by January 24th in order to avoid being billed 19.99 for next month’s box.


  1. I love Eternal Optimist. Sometimes it feels a little too dark and a little too brown, but overall, it’s a pretty good nude-ish color for me.

    Oh, and I think it goes wonderfully with your skin tone!

  2. This was originally #144, now it’s #676. Anyway, it is one shade darker than my skin color and is my very favorite nude. Now if I could only find makeup in this shade ….

What do you think?