January 16, 2012

NOTD - Essie Bordeaux

Looking for a perfect winter red polish?
I cordially invite you to visit this classic shade, Bordeaux from Essie. :)






This rich & posh red color is one of my favorite reds of all time.
I think it looks best on short-trimmed nails.
The color is deep but never looking stuffy thanks to the slight jelly finish.
It looks deep and pure. The color changes under different lighting.

I am wearing 2 coats of this with Duri base coat & Seche Vite fast drying topcoat.
My bottle is very old and came from the pre-Big 3 free era, so the application is fantastic, if you know what I mean. ;)

This sure beats the winter blues for me.
I highly recommend this sophisticated shade to anyone.
It is not the usual in-your-face red but certainly a wowzer. :)


42 comments:

  1. I love it's red wine-y resemblance. It's a deep and pretty classic nail polish to wear. :)

    Btw, you got long and pretty hands. :D *envy*

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  2. I just painted my nails yellow. Lmao. Red ones are too much for me, or so I think. :P

    <3 GRYSH
    http://gryshco.com

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  3. It's definitely a gorgeous shade! I love it.

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  4. such a lovely shade! suits your hands really well... love your nails to bits!

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  5. hi Diane :)
    thanks for visiting and for your lovely compliments!

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  6. Lena, I can't get over the finish of this polish. I'm loving Essie more and more. Great shade of red. Very rich!

    http://averysweetblog.com/

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  7. ooh yellow is hot! but even harder to pull than red for me.
    would love to see you notd with yellows. :)

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  8. yes. it is perfectly named, imho.
    seriously there are some gorgeous shades from years ago.
    sadly i believe essie & opi has beyond their golden age. nowdays i don't see any greatness no matter how how they try with name-playing their new polishes...

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  9. you should get this, Kim! (enabling mode on ;p)
    i prefer essie over opi in general. i love love their red colors.
    this and A-list are my recommendation for essie reds. :)

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  10. oh really pretty! I've been wanting red wine nail polish,and this one looks perfect. Now I have a reason to go to perfumerie and buy this essie nail polish. lol. thank you for the picture Lena :D

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  11. thanks Pamela! :)
    everyone should have this her nail polish wardrobe. (lol i sound like a sales person.)
    it'd look beautiful on you. ^-^

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  12. I love a red wine colour for nails, my go-to for every day!
    x.xo.x.o

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  13. Love the shade and you are right- it is a beautiful sophisticated wine red :)

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  14. Oh wow Lena, this looks SO classic and sexy on you! Looks like an amazing color I have to check out soon!

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  15. love the red! the shade is classy and so eye popping!

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  16. karoline lia aaslandJanuary 16, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog! :D

    Usually I'm always replying back on the commenters blog, but now blogger started with this "reply" alternative, which is very handy! but I don't know if you got any notification about me replying to you comment on my blog?

    What a delicious red shade! I want this! :D

    MissDelirium:*

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  17. such a divine color. i absolutely love the way it shines, and such a regal, classy shade of red. perfect for winter! nice review. :)

    jasmine

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  18. It looks gorgeous... I once had a red nail polish on at work kinda like that and they hated me for it cause they said red is bitch nails... I would so rock this anywhoo lol

    artofmi3.blogspot.com

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  19. That is like the perfect shade of red that doesn't have any overt blue or yellow undertones and the shine you achieved is just dazzling!

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  20. it is quite perfect for its kind. :)
    i use Seche Vite or Poshe top coat and they make all the differece.

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  21. wha..? they can't say things like that because you were wearing red polishes!!
    i think this color looks as professional as nude or sheer colors.
    i always put darks and brights on shorter nails and it balances out.
    i agree. you'd rock this color, Mie :)

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  22. i love this polish for winter. :)
    Seche Vite should get credits for the exceptional shine, though. :)

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  23. hey thanks for getting back to me! :)
    i think it is cool that blogger finally adapted this "reply" function which they should have done a long time ago. i don't know about the notification, though. i'll prolly stick with disqus although it acts up pretty bad sometimes.

    you should get this shade. i know you'll love it. ^-^

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  24. thank you!
    it is one of the rare shade that would work for any skin tone. i love it so much i have a backup bottle! :D

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  25. i mentioned about this below but you can find many classic essie shades that are truly gorgeous. the new shades are relatively(!) blah..lol
    i might do "oldie but goodie" series or something. ;p

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  26. red wine colors are just perfect for the season! good choice. ;)

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  27. This is a pretty color, but I don't wear reds ;o
    You paint your nails really good, and it looks so shiny like a gel manicure!

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  28. its a very nice shiny dark! its so shiny!! without a topcoat! awesome!

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  29. it is indeed very very shiny color with bit of a jelly finish.
    i did used topcoat, though.
    i use Seche Vite or Poshe fast drying kinds and they work very well as shine boosters. :)

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  30. thanks, Banny :)
    generous application of good topcoat can create gel mani effect and soften out small errors.

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  31. wow, stunning. I absolutely adore this shade. I'm not really a red person when it comes to polish but I love how deep and rich it is. Love, love, love!

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  32. you can't really go wrong with this classic shade.
    i highly recommend this! :)

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  33. love the deep shade of red. essie is my favorite brand...lasts a long time before chipping.

    [oomph.]

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  34. thanks!
    essie is my favorite nail polish brand, too.
    thanks for visiting! :)

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  35. ooo i <3 this colour...I must find it!

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  36. wow! i love essie nailpolish and i have been looking for the perfekt dark red since ages - think i've might found it now ♥

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  37. i love essie polishes, too!
    i think essie's reds and nudes are exellent.
    bordeaux is such a classic. you can't really go wrong with this. ;)

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