Essie Luxeffects Polishes 2015*



I’m not quite sure I can believe that we’ve just hit 2016! The past year has flown by in a bit of a blur, and I can’t wait to see what the new year has in store!  Like most people, I’ve got a few resolutions up my sleeve, but don’t worry, I’m not going to bore you with the details. Instead, I thought I would start the year off in the most glamorous of ways; with Essie’s stunning Luxeffects collection.


Unlike most of Essie’s polish collections which feature six or eight new colours, the Luxeffects is a condensed choice of four. They’re gorgeous shades though, encompassing work horses like the silver, and more unexpected shades such s the orange. Considering I’ve been loving my glittery fingers over the festive season, I thought I would share my thoughts!


Frilling Me Softly, is probably my most reached-for out of the four options. It’s a mix of silver bar glitters and blue hexes in a clear base. It’s a polish that is easily built up, so if you only want a subtle glint, one coat is enough, but if you want super sparkly digits, three coats gives an almost opaque finish.


I absolutely adore the rich magenta sparkle of Fashion Flares. The polish is a mix of hot pink bar glitter and black hexes held in a clear base. I’ve been wearing two coats over my regular pink polishes for a rich colour, and it’s a great choice if you’re after some serious Barbie-inspired nails.


Tassel Shaker is a fiery mix of copper and gold bar glitters, and it’s absolutely stunning. If you’re after the glitziest golden manicure, a coat of this gives an incredible sparkle. One layer over dark polishes is really quite something!


Possibly the most unusual shade of the four is Fringe Factor, a wonderfully cool toned mauve which is made up of gunmetal and purple bar glitters in a clear base. I absolutely love two layers of this over a silver chrome varnish. It’s such a pretty colour, and incredibly eye catching!

Essie Luxeffects polishes are priced at £7.99 each and are available from Boots.

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  1. 2nd January 2016 / 1:07 am

    Tassel Shaker is gorgeous!

    Best tip ever to take off glitter nail polish – saturate a cotton wool pad with remover, apply to nail, then wrap a piece of foil over the pad and press down, leave on for 5 mins and the polish will glide off.

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