Essie Lapis of Luxury

Essie Lapis of Luxury (+ my GNO mani!)

Essie Lapis of LuxuryEssie’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 🙂

Alli

 

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20 thoughts on “Essie Lapis of Luxury (+ my GNO mani!)

  1. shortandsweetintexas January 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

    This color reminds me of Ulta Bam-Blue-Zled…though I don’t think they’re actually dupes. Loving the GNO mani!

    • Alli January 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      They do look a bit similar! Definitely a good alternative if someone can’t find Lapis (excuse me…LapiZ) of Luxury.

      And thank you 🙂

  2. ltbeautyblog January 19, 2013 at 10:59 am

    This is a really pretty shade & I love layering glitter top coats. Essie polish is so pretty & they have such a great range

    • Alli January 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Essie is a fantastic brand.

  3. craftynail January 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

    What a pretty polish! And I really like the shape of your nails!

    • Alli January 19, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you!

  4. beachgal January 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Wow – does not seem like it’s been since 2010 that I have been totally in love with this shade. It is my very fav cream go to periwinkle. I only this past fall bought Essie’s smoky grayed periwinkle glitter from their LuxEffects collection called Stroke of Brilliance…it’s stunning to accent as you have done with the DL here.

    • Alli January 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      I can’t believe it’s been so long since essie released this polish! It seems like yesterday.

      Stroke of Brilliance would be gorgeous over this polish!

      • Katie January 19, 2013 at 10:23 pm

        Ohh I have Stroke of Brilliance..

  5. Diane January 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I do like Lapis of Luxury, but agree it needs building up in thin layers. I find it really helps to invest in one of Essie’s base coats.

    • Alli January 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      I love both essie’s top and base coats 🙂

  6. Paulina January 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Really nice combination together with the glitter 🙂

    • Alli January 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you!

  7. Lorraine Valdespino January 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    love your reverse accent idea! I have this polish, too as Lapis. Didn’t know they renamed it. Lapiz means pencil in Spanish. so to me the name no longer makes sense. weird they did that. I am sad they sold out also. Something about the vintage Essie, Like the Black Label Opi- Just rocks!

    • Alli January 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Changing it from Lapis to Lapiz makes absolutely no sense!

      I treasure all my pre-retail essie polishes. They are some of my favorites.

      • Katie January 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

        I hate the dumbing down of the names.

  8. Joni January 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    You know what’s awesome about Essie going retail? I can throw some in my cart with the grogeries at Meijer and my husband is none the wiser. If I had to go hunt it out at beauty stores I would never get away with buying $8 bottles of nail polish. So yay for that!

    • Alli January 20, 2013 at 9:15 pm

      Hahahaha. Touche!

    • Katie January 21, 2013 at 10:06 am

      This is great!!

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