So for the holidays, Essie came out with Luxeffects Top Coats, a collection of glittery, shimmery, beautiful top coats. The collection has 5 polishes and I happened to pick one up a week or so before Christmas.
The polish is a clear base with TONS of gold flakes. I love how the caps say Luxeffects.
One coat of Gold As It Gets over Zoya Jem. I really like the gold flakes over Jem, it really brings out the gold shimmer that Jem already has. Love the combination of these two. I think a warm base brings out the gold much more than a flat black could.
Just for reference, two coats of Gold As It Gets over Jem.
Three coats of Gold As It Gets over Jem.
As you can see this polish is JAM PACKED with awesome gold flakes. They are pretty small but very densely packed, and in three coats it’s actually almost opaque. Formula on this is very nice, smooth and the flakes are pretty evenly distributed with each coat. This polish also dries very quickly. I didn’t use a top coat in any of these pictures, but you can always use it for an extra glossy finish.
I thought I’d show you guys some bling for your nails in time for New Years. The other Luxeffects Top Coats are also really pretty, two of them are glitter (silver and rosey colored), one is similar to this but has silver or white flakes and the last is a dupe or Nubar 2010 / Sally Hanses Hidden Treasure.
Until next time,