Essie • Chinchilly • Polishes

rated 4.6(131 reviews)

Average Rating.4.6
Would buy this product again.85%

rated 5 of 5 JhaynDoh on 8/16/2013 1:43:00 PM more reviews by JhaynDoh

Age: 56 & Over   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool   Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I've been avoiding this color. I weakened and went griege. omg, it looks wonderful with my jewelry, silver/gold. It does seem to change color slightly with differnt lighting I get the usually 3 days before chipping. the same with all my essie.

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rated 5 of 5 AmyMendoza on 8/12/2013 3:45:00 AM more reviews by AmyMendoza

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel    

I have a friend who only wears pinks & reds but the moment she saw my nails she grabbed my hand & would not stop talking about this color! Its the perfect sublte neutral gray! It lasted about 4 days with a few chips that were easily fixable! With a good top coat it shines like glass!

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rated 1 of 5 ninnu on 7/12/2013 12:27:00 PM more reviews by ninnu

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Green    

This polish was such a disappointment. It is very streaky, even after 3 coats.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* melangerehab on 7/1/2013 5:08:00 PM more reviews by melangerehab

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Blue    

Nice neutral color, good for work. Smooth, professional, understated. If you're into brights or colors that pop and catch attention, this isn't for you. I'd get it again, though.

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rated 5 of 5 bkdean on 7/1/2013 12:10:00 AM more reviews by bkdean

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Green    

I don't usually paint my fingernails because they always chip the next day. After reading recommendations for Essie, I decided to try again. It reallyis the best polish I've ever used! No chips at all after 5 whole days of heavy activity. Every other polish I've ever tried had at least one chip the first day. On day 4, I could see that the tips were a little bit worn, but evenly worn and definitely not chipped, I have short nails that get a lot of wear and tear from work and chores and am very impressed with this product. I wouldn't think I would've liked this shade, CHINCHILLY, but I read a lot of good reviews about it so I took a chance on it, and I like it so much more than I thought I would. Its a pretty grayish neutral that goes with just everything! I will definitely be getting more colors in the future!!

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rated 5 of 5 rjinlondon on 4/25/2013 11:45:00 AM more reviews by rjinlondon

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Brown    

Great colour, looks beautiful on and it hasn't chipped in four days after lots of washing up without gloves! The brush is a dream to use making it easy to apply. It's my new favourite nail polish make, beats O.P.I hands down!

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rated 5 of 5 BlondeInDelhi on 4/12/2013 11:43:00 AM more reviews by BlondeInDelhi

Age: 25-29   Skin: Oily, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

Lovely colour, good and even application, and a nice brush, which makes application easy.

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* SHeust on 2/2/2013 9:17:00 PM more reviews by SHeust

Age: 25-29   Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

A friend gave me this because she was trying to break me out of my light pink/nude shades only rut. Although I am quite pale, this is a pretty, pale shade of grey that looks flattering against my skin. I topped it with a silvery glittery she gave me for sort of a disco ball look and it really looks nice. Essie polishes always have a good formula in my experience - smooth, no bubbles, dries fairly quickly and two or three coats (depending on your desired level of opaqueness) works great. Chinchilly is a great shade for those who love grays or don't know that they do yet!

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rated 5 of 5 Char1008 on 1/30/2013 2:56:00 PM more reviews by Char1008

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse   Eyes: Hazel    

After testing nearly every neutral shade on the Essie stand in Boots I eventually went for Chinchilly and am very happy with the decision. Outside of the fluorescent lighting in the store the colour was much greyer than I originally thought. Natural lighting brings out a slight lavender undertone which adds another element to the shade whist still remaining unobtrusive enough to suit any occasion. The polish includes the usual extra wide brush which I love but others can find more difficult to use especially on narrower nails. I found that 2 - 3 coats were needed for a real opaque coverage and with base and top coats the polish lasted for a good 4 days with minimal tip wear.

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rated 4 of 5 swatters on 1/23/2013 12:21:00 PM more reviews by swatters

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This is a jelly-creme polish that dries to a gray with a touch of lavender. I feel like the sheerness of the polish really adds a feminine touch to a color that would otherwise be very industrial. I love that you can wear this color from fall through spring, since there is a little touch of purple in there.

Formula is thin and translucent, I used 3 thin coats plus a top coat for extra shine. Love it!

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