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.