December 26, 2010

Essie Luxedo

After all the reds and greens and bright sparkly bits of Christmas nails, I needed a palate cleanser in the form of a dark, vampy purple. So I decided it was the perfect opportunity to try out Essie Luxedo:

The top pic is two coats with a top coat of Seche Vite. This colour is gorgeous - luscious and dark and super glossy and smooth. Just what I needed!

Of course, I couldn't resist the urge to see what it would look like with some stamping over the top, so I added a stamp from plate BM20 in Konad Purple Princess polish. I love it - all baroque and luxurious but understated and subtle as well.

In other exciting news, I managed to get my hands on all of OPI's new Katy Perry collection yesterday, except for the Black Shatter (crackle polish), so I will swatch those as soon as we get some sun here! Don't get me wrong, I am loving all of this rain, but it is not conducive to nice, colour accurate photos.



  1. That's so gorgeous and shiny. Love that shade. The stamp is pretty also. Love the manicure.

  2. Thanks Lucy! I love it too - just the thing after the colour and sparkle of Christmas :)