Good morning, lovelies! I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday weekend. We decided to have Easter lunch with my Nana so I chose this lovely peachy nude for the occasion. If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll recall that my Nana considers the fingernails to be an extension of the fingers – and she much prefers nude or sheer polish. A few years ago her salon stopped carrying her favorite nude so I went on a quest to find her the “perfect” nude before she finally settled on Sally Hansen Smooth & Perfect in Dune. She’s since moved onto OPI Bubble Bath, but I digress..
Perennial Chic is our last pick from Essie’s Spring Collection for 2015. Perennial Chic is a demure peachy nude that essie describes as a neutral peach-brown accented by crème rose highlights; a sumptuous tawny tulip. While I usually choose nude polishes with a bit more brown, I ended up really liking this polish more than I expected. The application was average – streaky on the first coat but by the third coat it’s a perfectly opaque creme. This is a nice subtle polish to have in your arsenal – perfect for a conservative work environment or interview.
Overall, this polish gets a thumbs up, but if I’m in a neutral / nude kind of mood I’m probably more likely to reach for Cocktails & Coconuts.
While this polish is beautiful, I was ready to dress it up by mid afternoon. You can never go wrong with a little glitter! Or… as you’ll see below you can if you choose the wrong glitter.
Essie polishes retail for $8.50. The Flowerista collection is currently available at Nordstrom and Ulta. Picked Perfect can also be found on Amazon. You can also opt for the Flowerista mini set includes Perennial Chic, Blossom Dandy, Flowerista, and Petal Pushers.
When I decided to add a little sparkle to this manicure, I chose Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter & Be Gay – which is lovely, this was just not a match made in heaven. I’ll have to try again with something a little more sparse and toned down.
Ick. See what I mean?