Holiday Beauty 2011: Sparkling Nails with Essie Luxeffects
The holidays are the one time of year when a girl can get her sparkle on without seeming like she tripped and fell in a vat of sequins and glitter! The trick, of course, is to rock your shimmer without looking like a Justin Beiber-loving tween. Lucky for us grown-up girls, Essie Luxeffects Holiday Collection 2011, $8 each, gives your manicure sparkly glamour while still managing to be understated. Designed to be applied over nail color, these textured top coats transform basic manis, giving them a glitter or shimmer/sheen effect. Check out the shades:
As Gold As It Gets - Gilded lamé sparkles.
Pure Pearlfection - Decadent baroque iridescence.
A Cut Above - Shattered pink diamond glitz.
Set in Stones - Disco mirror-ball chaos.
Shine of the Times - scintillating opalescent aura.
I was bowled over by how gorgeous these Luxeffects shades are when I saw them in a store recently, and will try to review and swatch them for you soon. They’re not only pretty, but are also an easy way to add some sparkle to your holiday look! Will you be picking up any (or all!) of these shades? Do add more sparkle/shimmer/glitter to your manicure during the holidays?