Opinions | Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times

Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times
Photo taken with iPhone4s, because it’s really hard to take a close-up photo of your own hand with a full-size camera.  Or maybe I’m just a weakling.

Essie recently released a new line for the Holiday 2011 season, and I’m a huge fan. I was most excited about Shine of the Times, which is a gorgeous, flaky, opalescent top coat that looks amazing over just about any color. This color is a duplicate of the highly-coveted Sally Hansen’s Hidden Treasure, which is impossible to find unless you want to spend $30+ from eBay or similar sites.

I’m so in love with this color! Most swatches I viewed online showed it layered over dark colors, so I chose to start out by layering it over white (Sally Hansen’s X-treme Wear White On). What I got was a drool worthy, sparkly, and wintry look.  As always, I never think photos of nail polish do them justice, so you’ll just have to take my word that this stuff is awesome!

The formula is super thick, not gloppy, and only needs one coat for a dense coverage.

You can buy the entire LuxEffects collection, or just pick up a bottle (or six) of Shine of the Times.   As soon as this mani starts to chip, I’m going to try layering it over darker colors.. maybe even pure black, oooh…

Essie Luxeffects Shine of the Times

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  1. Kellie says

    ACK!  Are all those dark spots on your nails BUBBLES??  I freaking hate when that happens.  It completely ruins a manicure for me and no matte where I am or what I’m doing, it *HAS* to come off.  I don’t care if I have to pick it off – it’s coming off.  LOL  

    SotT looks pretty over white though!  I just got the whole Luxeffects collection today.  I can’t wait to try them all!  Today, I tried Essie Wicked (a deep burgundy/red) with Shine of the Times over it and As Gold as it Gets over that!  The gold flakes give it a pretty flash over the rainbow-y Shine of the Times.  :)

    • Erin says

      SOTT has some dark flecks in it if the light hits it right – that’s what you’re seeing in the photo. :-)  I can’t stand bubbles, either!

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