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As a huge Essie fan, and a bit of a magpie, I knew I had to invest in one of these polishes. This collection contains five topcoats: As Gold as it Gets - gold flakes A Cut Above - pink glitter Set in Stones - silver glitter Shine of the Times - irridescent shimmer Pure Pearlification - pearly shimmer I chose the shade "A Cut Above" which is a pink glitter, with small, medium and large hexagons of glitter. I was tempted by "Set in Stones" - the same glitter polish but in silver, but already having a fair few silver glitters I decided to branch out into something different! Like all the Essie polishes this applied well and wasn't too thick and gloopy like some glitter polishes can be. As a topcoat this is really effective and there's a good coverage of glitter with only one coat, but two does give a more even and eye-catching finish! I like to use this over light-nude tones for work - Essie Fiji and Ciate's Cookies and Cream are my favourites. I also think it would look good over a grey/black colour for a night-time look. All in all a nice glitter polish, something a bit different to the usual silver glitter topcoat. At £9-10 this is an investment, I haven't seen anything like it from cheaper brands. A must-have for any Essie addict! I haven't tried any of the other Luxeffects polishes but will definitely be looking out for them in the future.
Essie LuxEffects Top Coats bring extra glimmer and glamour to your Essie Nail Colours / Shades: As Gold as it Gets: glided lame sparkles / Shine of The Time: scintillating opalescence / Pure Pearlfection: decadent iridescence / A Cut Above: shattered pink diamond glitz / Set in Stones: disco mirror ball chaos / Essie Nail Colours are Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP Free /