Essie Luxeffects

I was looking forward to this collection. It doesn't seem to happen very often but I really enjoy when Essie steps outside its own comfort zone. Nothing new to the polish world but new for Essie and fun. I thought the formula on all of them was wonderful. Really great color/glitter payoff with one coat and no need to dig for glitter. Dry time was good and removal was a breeze. Overall I'm ticked with the collection. I bought this collection offline but it is available online at a few spots.

A Cut Above has different sizes of pink/rose glitter in a clear base. Looks very much like Deborah Lippmann's Some Enchanted Evening, LA Girl Glitter Addict in Inspire and a pinker version of Sephora by OPI's Traffic Stopper Copper. One coat over Essie Shelter Island.

Set in Stones has different sizes of silver glitter in a clear base. Kind of looks like Deborah Lippmann's Today Was A Fairytale, LA Girl Glitter Addict in Explosion and Sephora by OPI Flurry Up. One coat over Essie Alligator Purse.

As Gold as it Gets has golden flecks and glitter. Looks much like CND's 24k Sparkle Effect. One coat over Essie Going Incognito.

Pure Pearlfection is a pearly shimmer with little sparks of colored shimmer. Not dupes but this reminds me of CND's Sugar Sparkle Effect and Confetti's Tiara. If you like China Glaze Frosty you will like this one for sure. One coat over Essie Wicked.

Shine of the Times is the flake of the group. It is what I think of as the standard flake that has red/orange to gold/green flakes in a clear base. Lots of dupes to this one like Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure, Nubar 2010, GOSH Rainbow and Nfu-Oh 38. One coat over Essie Hot Coco.

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