Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Blues: Essie Stroke of Brilliance

Hello lovelies! Are you ready to be amazed? I will just pretend that today is not the first day of the week and get right to the glitter. Yes, it's glitter two days in a row over here. If you missed the other one you can check out yesterday's post after you are done with this one. The one from today is the most beautiful glitter ever. Honestly, I'm so in love with these pictures and I'm so proud of how good they came out. But enough with the blabber. Let's take a look! 

Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Essence Sure Azure indoors, artificial light
I really can't tell you how much I like this glitter! This is the newest of the Luxeffects polishes and it truly is the best one. I immediately had to have it when I saw it and it didn't disappoint. It's definitely a layering glitter, as I'm not sure how many coats it would take to make it opaque. I was in doubt over what color to use as a base and I went for a softer look first. There are tons of other combos I want to try with it though. 

Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Essence Sure Azure indoors, artificial light
The base is one of the lightest blue polishes I own, Essence Sure Azure. I showed this one on a Monday from a couple of months ago. The lighter base makes the large hex, medium hex and small round glitter pop. The color of the glitter is very hard to describe. I think it's sort of a periwinkle but it can look lighter blue or silver depending on the way the light hits it. 

Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Essence Sure Azure indoors, artificial direct light
What you see in the pictures is only one coat of Stroke of Brilliance over 2 coats of Sure Azure. The density of the glitter is pretty decent, but I recommend dabbing it on the nail to make it spread evenly. One coat of top coat is enough to even it out. 

Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Essence Sure Azure indoors, artificial direct light
I really hope this glitter brightened your day! To see more blue awesomeness visit these ladies: 

Gosia from Life in Color
Marisa from Polish Obsession
Joanna from The Treasure Chest 

Have a great week! 




10 comments:

  1. I'm ashamed to say I walked right by this glitter topper when I saw it at the store. Wow was I wrong! It's very cool!

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  2. I always look at that Essie and wonder whether to get it, it look so pretty over the blue!

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  3. This is the only Essie glitter that I like from this collection!! It's so gorgeous!!

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  4. Ok - after seeing your shots here could not get this out of my mind - and tonight I bought it home after looking at 4 stores before I found it finally - I think I am going to put it over Essie's Lilaclism first.

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  5. It doesn't look that good in the bottle, especially from a distance. But you can still get it. I don't think it's LE or anything.

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  6. You should! It's really hard for us non-US girls because we have to choose wisely. But I think this is totally worth it!x

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  7. I like the other ones too, just not enough to purchase them. This one was the first that I had to have.

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  8. I'm so glad to hear that! It's so great to know that your pictures created a lemming! The combo you are thinking of sounds very interesting. Would love to see it. Do you have a blog?

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