December 04, 2013

Essie Luxeffects Collection

What says Christmas more than glitter, glitter, glitter?! Essie obviously got the memo because their Luxeffects Collection* (RRP €9.99) is chock full of just that! Luxeffects are multi-dimensional topcoats that feature multiple shapes and sizes of glitter flakes to add interest and serious sparkle to any nail polish.

Featuring five shades and two different glitter types, Luxeffects is the perfect Christmas accessory! As with all glitters, they are a bitch to remove. However, and this is a big however, they are one of the only glitters I have found that actually disperse the glitter on the nail as opposed to it clinging to the brush for dear life! I have found that weartime is approximately 2-3 days with a good topcoat before the glitter snags and pulls at the polish which is better than most glitters. I have included full swatches and close ups below. The majority are on bare nails but, the two sheer shades are over Essie Aruba Blue to make them show up!

Stroke of Brilliance

A Cut Above

Set in Stones

As Gold As It Gets

Pure Pearlfection

Overall, I feel that this is a good, solid line-up of glitter polishes. If you were to buy them all, you'd never need another glitter polish but, I don't think that would be the wisest thing to do. Pure Pearlfection is a bit of a dud as it only adds subtle shimmer to a nail polish and is just a touch underwhelming in comparison to the others. My picks? Well, Stroke of Brilliance, Set in Stones and the gorgeous gold leaf effect As Gold As It Gets stand out to me the most! What do you think?


  1. I love Pure Pearlfection, so pretty x

  2. i like them to look at especially over the blue nails but you are right a real bi pain to take off and about 300 cotton pads with good quality remover!

  3. My fav is also set in stones. although I do tend to avoid glitters because of the pain they are to take off. This is a lovely post though and I have followed the blog so I can read more later.

  4. I have two of these and set in stones is my fav, great post and lovely pictures

  5. what a beautiful set, i love them!


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