It’s that time of year. The 2014 essie Luxeffects collection has landed. There are 6 polishes included in the display but only 2 new polishes; Summit of Style and Rock at the Top. The others are, Set in Stone (Luxeffects 2011), No Place Like Chrome, Good as Gold, Penny Talk (Mirror Metallics 2012). Essentially what essie has done here is produce a corresponding glitter for each metallic shade. Certainly an interesting concept.
Summit of Style is a rose gold / copper glitter top coat with various sized hex glitter suspended in a clear base. Not the most unique polish ever but I have to say essie did a wonderful job with this polish. I used just one coat in my swatches and my nails were packed with plenty of glitter. The formula was easy to work with and I didn’t have to manipulate the glitter at all.
This is the kind of glitter top coat that can really transform a manicure. And this is a color that can go over just about anything. This is also a great top coat if, like me, you can’t wear traditional yellow gold glitter toppers.
There are swatches under the jump. I used this over deborah lippmann Fashionably Late (which is from the deborah lippmann I’ve Gotta Be Me 15th anniversary set…review of that coming soon!).
The 2014 Luxeffects display should be hitting Ulta and drugstores in the very near future. Summit of Style is included in the Essie Luminously Luxe Manicure set (the packaging so cute!).
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At this point I likely sound like a broken record but Essie Fall In Line is truly one of my favorite releases from Essie in ages. I realize that doesn’t even make much sense; it’s a creme polish. There’s nothing super special about it. I just LOVE color. So, predictably, I was wearing it recently […] Continue reading →
Every Veteran’s Day my brother and I take my grandfather, a WWII vet, out to lunch. He likes to take advantage of the free lunch for veterans many places offer. This year he picked Chili’s. Y’all, I hadn’t been to Chili’s in years and I must say I was quite impressed with my meal. We […] Continue reading →
I can’t remember exactly how I came across this video from essie; it may have been in an email or I may have just been browsing essie’s website. But either way, I could NOT get the look out of my head. I had to recreate it. In the video essie uses Sand Tropez and Wicked […] Continue reading →
Essie’s winter 2014 collection is all about celebrating the holidays. For the most part I found the polishes in this collection to be a bit generic. But the namesake polish, Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low, caught my eye. Jiggle Hi Jiggle Low is a metallic platinum with gold glitter. This polish is GORGEOUS and great for […] Continue reading →
Good morning! For Breast Cancer Awareness 2014, Essie released a trio of pink polishes: Pinking About You, Pink Happy, and I Pink I Can. I passed on two of them, but of course I had to have the pink glitter: Pinking About You. I am LOVING this polish. Pinking About You has multi sized pale pink […] Continue reading →
It’s a chilly weekend in Charlotte but that’s not going to stop me from talking about this wonderfully spring/summer esque manicure! I picked up LA Colors Craze at the Dollar Store and it’s a total steal. The unique combination of glitter won me over and while I like it on its own I think it’s using […] Continue reading →
It’s finally starting to feel a bit like fall here in Charlotte which is good, not only because I’m over the hot weather, but because I’m really getting into fall nail polish collection. Essie’s Dress To Kilt collection is my current favorite for fall. I absolutely loved Style Cartel, Fall In Line and Partner in […] Continue reading →
Due to a series of unfortunate nail disasters this weekend, I had to cut down my nails to a painfully short length. They’re not quite ready for public consumption so, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Join me? Under Where is from Essie’s 2013 Resort Collection. While Alli picked up half of the collection: […] Continue reading →
Ok, I know brown polish are a somewhat controversial topic. Some people hate them and cannot understand why one would wear such a color on their nails. Others love them and think they are a chic, dark polish option for cooler weather. I happen to fall into the latter. I adore dark brown polishes and […] Continue reading →