Monday, January 9, 2012

A Little More Luxeffects - Essie A Cut Above


I was feeling a little bummed out so a while back I picked up Essie's A Cut Above at the drugstore to cheer myself up. The morning after this impulse purchase, I felt a bit guilty. I mean, what am I going to do with giant pink glitter?!

Turns out, that answer is put it over a neutral and smile secretly inside. (Piff would be proud.)



I put it over Essie Hot Coco and I quite like it! I think that because there is multi-sized glitter in their it keeps it from looking like diseased pock marks - which is usually what I think hexagonal glitter looks like. The glitter is quite dense - above is one coat! Something a little new for me, but I couldn't help looking down at my hands and wiggling them in the sunshine when I was wearing this! Somehow I feel like I can better get away with this so close to the holidays. Never fear, I'm sure a creamy neutral is on the horizon for the next mani...

Would you wear it?

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17 comments:

Beauty on a College budget said...

I love this top coat, I saw it when I was in ulta but I didn't pick it up, now I wish I did!

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Anna said...

Stunning but after turquoise in Caicos i will not buy essie any more... but i do love this glitter and i just might have to jump back on the Essie train!!

Grace said...

I went back and forth over this one in Ricky's and ultimately didn't pick it up because I figured it was too close to SOPI Traffic Stopper Copper. Although it's definitely not a dupe, I couldn't think why I would really need both. Despite needing *every* possible variation on taupe, I'm much more picky about glitters because I don't get as much use out of them. This looks lovely on you, though, and I might try a version of this with TSC. Maybe with a warmed colored nude to set off the copper glitter...

funkiichiicka said...

Such a gorgeous glitter!
Can't wait to get it.

Esra said...

I definitely would wear it and actually I'm gonna purchase this one. It looks great on you too! :)

josefinalouise said...

I do wear it, as Deborah Lippmann's Some Enchanted Evening ;) Don't you think they're close? I love this as a more affordable option! I also love how you're wearing it in these photos.

anniescolors said...

That's an unexpected and beautiful combination! :D

KimsKie's Nails said...

Nice!!

I think the matte version of this manicure would be awesome too! :)

Polish and Charms said...

I would totally wear it! Great combination!

Sia said...

Love! x

Lucy said...

Love this manicure! Love that big pink glitter. Very fancy!

beachgal said...

I did not pick up the chunky fatty pink glitter either because it so was not me being that big of size of pieces. But I have to say it looks stunning over the Essie Hot Coco.

Jade (Frescurites Femininas) said...

I'm not a fan of those big glitters, but I like the way you used.
That's pretty

yujinyun said...

something about your posts always make me want to buy the polishes. and i actually do haha just bought essie golden nuggets after seeing your nails and i love it. definitely considering this one too.

SolitaryFlower said...

Who is Piff?

Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous said...

Great combo!! It works so well together!

Jenny$1983 said...

Trust you to make hexagon glitter, which I normally hate (luckily for my wallet, heh), look good! ;)

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