A little twist on the classic holiday manicure colors this week, with a blue lapis lazuli shimmer from Essie’s Belugaria Collection. “Lots of Lux” is the only color that did it for me in this collection. Everything else looked… well, either way too much (like “Belugaria”) or just not right (like “Peak of Chic” which actually scared me a little – sorry Essie!). My photo does not do the color or lovely shimmer of this much justice. The actual shade is a bit lighter than it appears here (but not as light as on the Essie website) and has got a great deal of cutesy sparkle to it. The polish has a great consistency and is very easy to apply – despite its particular nature (a bit like O.P.I. Liquid Sand). Applied 2 coats, over a base, with no topcoat as per Essie’s recommendation. Drying time was minimal and the end result is lovely – albeit a bit… scratchy. Not sure how long this will last or how well it will fare in contact with water, given that there’s no topcoat, but for now I quite like it.
Have you tried this yet? Thoughts?