Essie Lots of Lux

I think I've worn this color at least a couple times before, but a quick search in my nail journal here says I've apparently never posted a swatch! This is Essie Lots of Lux, from the Encrusted Treasures collection from the 2013 holiday season. https://www.instagram.com/p/BREbg7IDWCN/?taken-by=eternaldecember Lots of Lux is a royal-blue textured polish that Essie describes as... Continue Reading →

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Julep Amity

Two coats of Julep Amity, plus a coat of Essie Shine of the Times making a cameo appearance on the ring finger, topped with Essie Good to Go top coat, in outdoor natural light. Direct sunlight on top and shade on bottom: Amity, described by Julep as a white-gold metallic signifying friendship, is a sparkly semi-sheer... Continue Reading →

Face-off: Essie Leggy Legend vs. Julep Luz

Quick comparison post! I mentioned earlier that I thought Essie Leggy Legend and Julep Luz might be fraternal twins. On a closer look, though, I think they're probably more like cousins - not too alike, but maybe with some general similar features. Here they are in outdoor natural light, two coats each (Leggy Legend on the index and ring,... Continue Reading →

Essie On A Silver Platter

Time to play catch up with my swatch posts. Here's Essie On A Silver Platter, which I wore over Christmas - a long time ago, I know! This is two coats, in outdoor natural light, topped with Essie Good to Go top coat (and a bit hastily and sloppily applied, I'm afraid): On A Silver Platter... Continue Reading →

Essie Leggy Legend

As soon as I saw Essie Leggy Legend from this fall's rock era-inspired collection, I knew I had to have it. This is two coats in outdoor natural light in overcast weather, topped with Essie Good to Go top coat: Leggy Legend isn't just any gold-toned polish. The color is a unique bronze-y, shimmery metallic with bright gold... Continue Reading →

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