Sunday, November 20, 2011

Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times Swatches!

Hey gals! SO I'm BEYOND excited to show you Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times! I found it accidentally. I went to one of my favorite beauty supplies to get my eyebrows threaded because that lady is the only one who can do them right, and I saw a few polishes and I was looking through them. I had picked up a couple of polishes from Essie's Winter collection and OPI Samoan Sand, which I had been meaning to get for a while. So I go to the register, and there they are, the last two polishes on the display, Essie Shine of the Times and As Gold As It Gets! I snatched those up instead. I got them for $5 a piece! OMG I'm excited. Of course I swatched SOTT first because HELLO, it's a FLAKIE! A pretty amazing one, might I add. It's like every other flakie you've ever seem amplified by 10, then put on steroids... It's amazing and I love it. Here I have ONE coat of it over two coats of Essie Smokin' Hot.

Look at all those magical flakies! *swoons* I am in love <3 It's amazing. Here's a picture where I tried to show the different colors. The quality isn't that great but you can see the colors really well:

I am in LOVE!! It's magical, really. Bear in mind that the colors look dulled in my pictures. The color are MUCH stronger/brighter IRL. I can't wait to try this over...everything! One thing I did notice, though, is that rather than the traditional 0.5 fl oz you get from Essies, this is 0.46... not a HUGE difference, I know, but I did notice it. It's okay though, because with the size of my collection, I don't see myself ever running out of a bottle. I might buy a backup of this though, if I see it again. It's beautiful. I can't wait to try AGAIG!

** EDIT: I posted new swatches of this polish here! There's a macro shot, too. Check it out! 

What do you think? Are you loving this? Do you have it? What should I layer it over next? Let me know! Thanks for reading! :D 


  1. Wow!!!!! This is gorgeous! I will keep my eyes peeled for this display :)

  2. Glad you like it, Lynn! If you see it, don't hesitate, they sell out FAST!

  3. wooww, this is soo beautiful, i need this, i hope we get it here : )

  4. @ Leanne: Yes, you do! :)

    @ nail loopy: I hope so too! It really is amazing. :)

  5. This looks really cool! I need to see a swatch of all of them before I decide which ones i NEED!!

  6. @ Fingers: I have a swatch of As Gold As It Gets coming up! I really wasn't impressed by the two glitters or the pearl, but the two flakies are to DIE for!

    @ Desiree: I agree, you do need this!! :)