NYE Mani: Shine of the Times

January 06, 2012

So, I had a nice manicure done for NYE, but since I came down with a flu bug that night.. I wasn't planning on posting this up. But.. the new Essie Luxeffects topcoat that I picked up is too amazing not to share.

For my base colour, I dug out Dim Sum Plum from the OPI Hong Kong Collection from Spring 2010.

This particular shade is a magenta creme polish, leaning towards a berry purple. The formula is very easy to work with, and can easily be considered a one-coater when applying a thicker layer.

Now, onto my new favourite Essie polish. When I saw the press photos of the new Luxeffects collection, only one polish in particular was calling my name. Namely, the one full of flakies. I love anything with a glass fleck or flake in it, and this one did not dissapoint.

Shine of the Times is densely packed multichromatic flaky topcoat - the flakes predominantly shine orange and red, with flashes of green and blue at different angles in the light. As it is so densely packed, I needed only one coat to fully cover the nail to give that amazing sparkly shift in colour.

The beauty comes out in natural sunlight:

So in love. Can't wait to see what it looks like on top of other colours!

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  1. OMG that pink is SOO pretty! and the glitter adds just an extra dimension to both those colors :)

  2. I love flakies so much! They always add the right touch to basic manis.

    xo, alison*elle

  3. The combination of the 2 looks gorgeous! I need to find that Essie nail polish. <3

  4. love the colour!! I think I need to get myself a bottle of the Essie Luxeffects!

  5. I'm a die-hard fan of OPI, love the Dim Sum plum!
    My manicurist carries all kinds of essie effects but I never tried them, now I'm curious!!!

  6. ohh I love the hot pink! it reminds me of barbie <3 so cute

  7. Adore the nail color. I think I have the same shade on. :) I speckled gold sparkly tips for added fun.

    xx Love & Aloha

  8. oh pretty! where did you get the essie polish? :D

  9. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone! I looove the topcoat.

    @anon - I purchased it online via eBay. Nowhere carries the Luxeffects line where I live! :(

  10. The magenta one is absolutely fab! But there are other colors?



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