Saturday, 12 April 2014

Swatch - Essie Lots Of Lux

Originally, I wasn't going to get this polish after seeing the first couple of online reviews. But after reading so many reviews of the collection and seeing how everyone's favorite is this polish. I decided to give it a try. What do I think? Keep reading~

Essie Lots of Lux:
Royal blue with purple, gold and blue microglitter texture polish. This is from the Encrusted Treasures collection released in November last year? I believe this collection is Essie first release of textured polishes. Does this polish remind you guys of a HTF polish? I'm thinking OPI Absolutely Alice. Obviously they are different (far from being dupes), different in shade, one is glitter, one is textured. The idea is the same: blue with gold shimmer.

Shown is two coats without top coat.

 Some blurred pictures to show the sparkle of this polish!

Look at how it sparkles in the sun:

Formula - Great, not to thick and easy to apply (application tips below)
Pigmentation - Excellent, could be a one coater if do thick coat
Application tips: More polish on brush is better than less to eliminate patches/streaks. Try not to over work the polish because it will cause dragging leading to bald spots. Otherwise, this polish is a synch to apply as long as you are a seasoned polisher.
Dry Time - Average for a textured polish
Shine - None (textured)
Staining - Yes
Removal - Tough, harder to remove than pixie dust and liquid sand. Still a bit easier than glitter.

I am head over heels for this one! What a beautiful polish! Essie should keep cranking out awesome polishes like this (instead of nudes and *ahem* lavenders...).

Do you own this polish? How do you like it?
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