Thursday, December 1, 2011

Essie Luxeffects Swatches and Dupes

Tonight I have a few swatches of Luxeffects. I ordered them online before I realized I have a lot of dupes. The duplicates are swatched on my ring finger.

A Cut Above - large and small pink hex glitter in a clear base. Some enchanted evening is on the ring finger.

Pearl Perfection - white shimmer topcoat. I have China Glaze White Cap on the ring finger which is more golden.

Set In Stones
- small and large silver hex glitter in clear base. I have Today Was a Fairytale on the ring finger. It's less dense and has a smoother application (must be the diamond dust ;)

Shine of The Times - clear flakie with golden highlights. I have Hidden Treasures on the ring finger. Its also less dense.

As Gold As It Gets -
golden shimmer topcoat.


And a few bottle pics of duplicates.



Hidden Treasures and Shine of The Times


Some Enchanted Evening, A Cut Above and Sparkled
(not a dupe, color reference)

Today Was a Fairytale, Set in Stones and Sparkling Diamonds

I was so excited to see Essie expand their horizons and include more glitters in their line but I was disappointed with the number of duplicates in this collection. It's great if you've been looking for a less expensive option to the Lippman polishes or a back up to Hidden Treasures, but not so great if you own the dupes.








12 comments:

  1. you're right about the dupes...luckily, I didn't have anything similar to the 3 I got.

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  2. I love the color combo you used with Set In Stones & Shine Of The Times!

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  3. Anyways all those looks so bling-bling! Love the sparkles! Wow! U are lucky to have both Hidden Treasures and the new esse one!

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  4. this is so cool!!!I love them a lot.

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  5. Thanks ladies. They are extra blingy and great for the Holiday Season.

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  6. such a great collection!!
    Thanks for the dupes ideas!

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  7. I'm a bit disappointed, I wanted them a lot but now I think I have dupes for almost all of them !
    Anyway, I'll get a bottle of Shine of the Times as a back up for my Hidden Treasure which is nearly impossible to find in Belgium :)

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  8. Hey! What is the third polish in the picture with the DL Today Was a Fairytale and the Essie Set in Stones? Desperately trying to find an affordable dupe!

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. It's Sparkling Diamonds by LA Colors. You can get it at the Dollar Store (Everything's A $1) or Dollar General. HTH.

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  9. What is the third polish in the picture with the DL Today Was a Fairytale and the Essie Set in Stones? I'm desperately trying to find an affordable dupe!

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