Essie Bordeaux – Color of the Month

Hi Pretty Polishers! Essie’s February Color of the Month is Bordeaux. I had previously posted this polish on my blog about 2 years ago under my “Classics” series. So since I want to be able to post all of the polishes for essie every month, here is a repost of the original blog post. Let’s take a look at Bordeaux:


Today I’m sharing another “Classic” polish with you. It’s been a while since I added to my “Classics” series, so on today’s classics post, I’m featuring a timeless beauty by essie. I love sharing essie classic nail polish with you! I actually just recently purchased this polish when I learned it was 1 of the original essie colors still in production. This is Bordeaux.

Essie Weingarten has been crowned the “Queen of Polish” for almost 35 years since she first sold her polish to a salon in New York. She originally started going door to door in Vegas selling her polish to dancers, showgirls, and dealers until she got her big break in NY. Only 3 of her original polish colors are still sold today. They are Baby’s Breath, Blanc, and Bordeaux. These are true vintage classics.

Bordeaux is described as a deep red wine. It is a perfect color for Fall and Winter. It is also the perfect shade of red, not too dark and not too vibrant. The formula is fantastic. It is somewhat watery but glides on perfectly. This polish is somewhat of a tinted crelly. I did 2 thin coats here with top coat.

I can’t think of a better staple than essie’s Bordeaux for Fall. Pair this beauty with your flannel shirt, jeans, and boots! Every essie lover must own Bordeaux in their collection. 🙂 Oh! And by the way, Bordeaux is a beautiful district in the Southern part of France where a large number of wine is grown and produced. What a perfect name for this polish!


Essie Cosmetics is owned by L’Oréal. The brand has over 250 shades in the permanent collection, plus releases four seasonal color collections and two specialty collections every year. Essie is 3 FREE and sold in drug stores, salons, and beauty supply stores world wide. They retail for about $8.50 USD.


Do you own Bordeaux or any essie classic shades?