Review: Essie Chinchilly Nail Polish + Swatches

Essie Chinchilly is a chic and versatile sleek granite grey color. I don’t know if you are into these neutral shades but I would prefer something darker and a little bit vibrant.


Chinchilly without Top Coat – no flash

My skin is kind of white and this color looks really dull on my nails. The texture is different, silky, smooth and easy to apply. I didn’t had any problems after I’ve applied the first layer of Chinchilly, it didn’t leave any lines behind.

If you want the color to last longer, make sure to apply a layer of top coat. I’ve been wearing this nail polish for about 4 days and it lasted OK so far, but I’m sure that if I would have applied the top coat I could have seen better results now.


Chinchilly without Top Coat – no flash

Chinchilly comes in a 15 ml bottle and costs about $9.00. It was really a common color among the Fall 2009 Collections but I’m not a fan of this color. It said to be chip resistant but you can see if it’s true or not from the photos bellow.

4 Days Later


Chinchilly – after 4 days – no flash

I didn’t do so much work while I was wearing this nail polish. Basically I don’t recall washing dishes, but I admit I stood all the time at my PC, working. So, no hard work, I didn’t kept my hands in hot water and other stuff like that. I knew that I didn’t applied the Top Coat in the beginning so I didn’t want to push my luck with this nail polish.

The shine kind of faded away after a few days.


    • Hi Barbi! You are not the only one in love with this color. I know that this is one of the most famous nail polishes from Essie. They did sold quite a lot from this color. 🙂

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