Saturday, 5 October 2013

Essie Lots of Lux

Essie's new Encrusted Treasures Collection is set to hit store shelves November 2013, but today I have the first of the six polishes in this collection. Lots of Lux* ($9.95 CAD) immediately captured my attention, and I just had to get it on my nails. The Encrusted Treasures Collection combines a wide range of textured polishes, and this one definitely doesn't disappoint.

Essie Lots of Lux

"Pile on the opulence and perfect the art of maximalism with this magnificent, shimmering lapis lazuli blue with a super fine matte finish." - Essie

Essie Lots of Lux swatch

Lots of Lux dries to a finish similar to that of OPI's Liquid Sand polishes. This polish definitely does leave your nails feeling gritty to the touch, but I really don't mind at all. This bright royal blue shade is to die for, I absolutely love it! I think that this shade of blue will be perfect for the Fall/Winter months, and I love that it isn't too dark or vampy. There are a ton of shimmer pieces in this formula, but this polish does dry to a matte finish. I decided to skip the top coat with this polish, since I loved the way that it looked on it's own. If you did want a shinier, glossier finish, then you can of course add your favourite top coat. 

Essie Lots of Lux

I haven't experienced any chipping with Lots of Lux yet, even without the added protection of a top coat. I wouldn't change anything about Essie's Lots of Lux: it was completely opaque in two coats, application was easy, and it dried completely within only two minutes! I highly recommend scooping up this gem of a polish once it hits stores in November!

What do you think of Essie's Lots of Lux? Are you a fan of the textured polish trend? :)

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