Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ESSIE: Blue Rhapsody and Stroke of Brilliance (And Zoya Goldie)

Pin It I'm glad y'all liked my mermaid inspired manicure yesterday! Today I have the base colors I painted over :]





Essie Stroke of Brilliance (left), Essie Blue Rhapsody (right)

Click on over and see more swatches of Blue Rhapsody and what I layered Stroke of Brilliance over :]


I got Essie Stroke of Brilliance from the super sweet Polish Monster in a swap! I also just got Set in Stones from a penny Copious deal - now I have the entire Luxeffects Collection :D YAY! If you're familiar with the pink and silver chunky glitter from the Luxeffects collection, Stroke of Brilliance is the same sort of glitter :] Here's a comparison:





Essie Stroke of Brilliance (left), Essie A Cut Above (right)

And here are my swatches of the gorgeous Essie Blue Rhapsody:





Essie Blue Rhapsody





Essie Blue Rhapsody






Essie Blue Rhapsody

Essie Blue Rhapsody part of Essie's new Mirror Metallics Collection and is best described as an blue foil polish. I love this blue! I provided a few pictures because it changes in the light. This polish really has a ton of shine to it, a great metallic foil! I did 2 coats. The first coat was pretty smooth but I didn't find the 2nd to be as smooth. I would apply a base coat before applying this to give a little "cushion", this polish will show any imperfection you have in your nail.

Here's some swatches of Essie Stroke of Brilliance:





Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Essie Blue Rhapsody





Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Essie Blue Rhapsody





Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Zoya Goldie



Essie Stroke of Brilliance over Essie Blue Rhapsody, close up

Ahhh SO in love with this glitter top coat! I did 1 coat over the swatches above. The blue of the glitter is SLIGHTLY darker than Blue Rhapsody and is a mix of medium hex and small hex (like Set in Stones and A Cut Above). So much fun in a bottle! I have lots of plans for this glitter :]

You can find both of these in stores right now, I have seen them both at Walgreens :]

Until tomorrow,
Lacey

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