Saturday, December 31, 2011

Essie Luxeffects Swatches and Review

I bought these as a present for myself and couldn't wait to play with them! My first Essie polishes! This is a very picture heavy post, so I'll let the pictures do most the talking...

Essie Luxeffects Set In Stone, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times
Essie Luxeffects: (L-R) Set In Stone, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times

Essie Luxeffects Set In Stone, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times
Essie Luxeffects: (L-R) Set In Stones, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times




Swatched in the same order as the bottles, thumb to pinky
Essie Luxeffects Set In Stone, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times
Essie Luxeffects, over black (Set In Stones, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times)

Essie Luxeffects Set In Stone, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times
Essie Luxeffects, over black (Set In Stones, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times)

Essie Luxeffects Set In Stone, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times
Essie Luxeffects, over black (Set In Stones, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times)

Essie Luxeffects Set In Stone, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times
Essie Luxeffects, over black (Set In Stones, As Gold As It Gets, A Cut Above, Pure Pearlfection, Shine of the Times)
And some single nail shots, in a different order, just to mix things up ...

essie a cut above
Essie A Cut Above, one coat over black
Essie A Cut Above is a clear base with small light pink glitter with medium and large light pink glitter. Nice and even distribution of glitter. Gorgeous.

essie as gold as it gets
Essie As Gold As It Gets, one coat over black
 Essie As Gold As It Gets is fine gold shimmer in a clear base. Very pretty.

essie pure pearlfection
Essie Pure Pearlfection, one coat over black
Essie Pure Pearlfection is a silvery blue shimmer in a clear base. It shined silver or blue, maybe a hint of purple or pink in some lights?, but I couldn't capture it. Pretty color.

essie set in stones
Essie Set In Stones, one coat over black
Essie Set In Stones is a silver version of A Cut Above - clear base with small silver glitter and medium and large silver hexagonal glitter. Again, nice even distribution of glitter, covered well.

essie shine of the times
Essie Shine of the Times, one coat over black
Essie Shine of the Times is a flakie that shines bronze, gold, copper, and green depending on the light. The shot above shows most of the colors, feel free to enlarge it. I love this color. I don't know how it compares to other flakies, but since it's the only one I have, I think it's perfection!

You can buy these anywhere Essie is sold. I bought mine at Ulta, but I see them at Walgreen's all the time. They retail for $8.00 each.

I'm on call for my job ALL weekend, so I won't be having any crazy partying. =( Anyone fun plans tonight? Please tell me, so I can live vicariously through someone else's life.

10 comments:

  1. Wow these are lovely! I want them! ha ha I have 12 yr old plans this weekend! I for see no wild parties in my life for the next6 yrs! =)

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  2. Nail Reflections. 12 yr old plans are better than no plans! Hope you have a great New years!!

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  3. i love these! That last Essie really reminds me of Nubar's '2010'. A very similar flake. Both quite pretty!

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  4. I don't have Nubar 2010 but it's on my want list!!

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  5. Thanks for this swatch! I really adore this collection! Shine of the times is my favorite

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    1. Mine too, but I think A Cut Above is a close second.

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  6. Oh my gosh! These are so gorgeous. I have a major lemming for all of them, but I don't really have a Essie budget :(..
    Oh well, I WILL find a way!

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  7. Shine of the times looks sooo beautiful!!!! I need to buy myself a flakie polish!

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  8. set in stones looks really close to OPI Crown Me Already which is one of my favorite glitter top coats. These are gorg. if I had to pick one it's be set in stones and Shine of the Times.

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