Essie’s Summer 2010 Resort collection was straight up amazing. I was on a very strict no buy at the time but as soon as I saw the display it was over.
Lapis of Luxury is my favorite from the collection. It’s a slightly dusty pale blue creme. Absolutely gorgeous!
Unfortunately, the formula isn’t quite as fantastic as the color. It’s very thin but buildable. I used three carefully applied coats in my swatches.
While gorgeous, I wanted to spice up this manicure for girl’s night out with my good friend Tyler last weekend. I was wearing a dress that had alot of colors so I didn’t want my manicure to clash but I did want it to match. There was one bit of light blue in the dress that matched this polish perfectly. Since it was GNO, I did a reverse accent nail, if you will, and added deborah lippmann Today Was a Fairytale on all my nails except my ring finger. I adored the way it turned out (and it looked fantastic with the dress).
So, below the jump there are more swatches of Lapis of Luxury, along with pictures of my GNO manicure.
PS: When essie went retail (still sad about that….) they changed the name of this polish to Lapiz of Luxury. No idea why but they did! So, if you are on the hunt for this polish now, they do still have it 🙂