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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times (Flaky)

I just accidentally ran into a display of Essie's new Luxeffects line and couldn't resist picking up 3 out of the 5. Shine of the Times is the flaky. The two I didn't pick up were the 2 glitters. The other two I picked up were As Gold As It Gets and Pure Perfection, but I haven't tried those out yet.

Here's a closeup of the flaky goodness in Shine of the Times...

Closeup in the bottle
The flakies, depending on how the light kisses them, reflect red, copper, green, gold and even pink.

While I haven't mastered how exactly to make the polish show color-accurate while simultaneously NOT having orange hands, I opted for color accurate and apologize for the orange hands.

Reminds me of Nubar 2010! I would pull it out and do a comparison, but other than the flakies being more dense in the Essie than the Nubar, I can tell you they are near-dupes.

Way to go Essie!


  1. I got this and I love it!! I'm now thinking I need to get As Gold as it Gets too ... can't wait to see your swatch!

  2. I really love this polish...I picked it up a few weeks ago and put over a nice pastel purple and it looked amazing! You can do so much with this... I might have to pick up another bottle!


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