I was super excited to try out essie's set in stones luxeffects nail polish that I received in this month's birchbox, which a lot of you guys also seemed interested in.
Whenever I see a glitter nail polish, I think "accent nail". I just love the look and it makes removing the nail polish slightly less of a hassle. I paired set in stones with another essie polish, van d'go, a veteran in my collection that has gotten gloopy and extremely hard to work with, but I still can't resist the pretty color that is perfect for spring/summer.
I love this color combo. It's super girly and definitely attention-getting; it's one of those manicures that puts me in a good mood whenever I look down at my nails.
I wasn't expecting this glitter nail polish to be super opaque because it does state on the label that it is a topcoat. With one coat it is definitely just a few chunky glitters dispersed in a clear polish, but it is buildable if you want a full on glittery nail. I have on three coats of the stuff and surprisingly it doesn't sit too thick on my nail. The trick with these not so dense glitter polishes is that sometimes you need to dab the brush on the nail instead of sweeping it through.
I have fallen hard for the glittery nail trend and cannot resist the prettiness of a glitter polish in the bottle and on the nails. The ones that I have are all chunky top coats, but I would love to try the ones that have the very refined glitters in them.
As always, let me know what you think,