Saturday, 17 August 2013

Nail of the Day: In the Lapiz of Luxury

Happy weekend, everyone! It's that time again- another Nail of the Day! Today I'm featuring a super popular Nail Lacquer by Essie, which is absolutely perfect for Spring and Summer! Plus, it was a birthday gift from my little sister, which makes it extra special :)


Lapiz of Luxury is a sheer, shimmer-free polish that leaves a glossy, reflective finish. Essie calls the shade a "dreamy ocean blue". A lovely description, for sure, but I find it to be a bit more complex than that. In some lighting, it looks like a cheery sky blue, in others it has stronger indigo-lavender tones to it. There is no actual duochrome type of effect; it just really seems to be quite the chameleon!


As with all Essie polishes, it comes in a sturdy glass bottle with the logo etched into two sides and written in white on the others, with the shade name labelled on the top of the cap:


I applied 2 coats of the polish to create the result photographed here. I think it was the perfect amount to reach my desired colour intensity, while still maintaining the unique, slightly sheer finish.

Here are a few more shots of it, to get a sense of how it looks slightly different in various lighting:




Overall, I'm in love with the shade and feel it'll be one I reach for often. The formula, however, leaves a bit to be desired in that it chips rather quickly. Within a couple days I had some minor, but noticeable chips that were annoying to say the least! Especially since I had used a base and top coat along with it.

So this may not be the best polish if you want something durable that lasts, but I feel that the shade is pretty and unique enough to make it totally worth adding to your collection :)

Have any of you tried Lapiz of Luxury? Any other favourite Essie Nail Lacquers?

Have a great weekend! xo

34 comments:

  1. I could tell right from the first photo that the formulation is not long-lasting. It's a shame because this is such a cute colour! I find Essie does the best blues: Bikini So Teeny & Bouncer I'm Here are my faves :)

    XO, Abundance of Erica

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    1. Essie really does make fantastic blue shades; I'm curious if Bikini So Teeny has a better formula, since it's a similarly pretty colour :)

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  2. great color, i'm such a fan!
    happy Weekend! :)

    <3

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! xo

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  3. This is such a sweet colour!

    Jodie Marie | à la Jode

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    1. Thanks, Jodie! It's one of my new favourites for sure :)

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  4. This is a gorgeous color!

    -Maddy @ BeautyBanterBlog.com

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    1. Thanks, Maddy! Glad you stopped by :)

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  5. Lovely!
    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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  6. I love this colour. So amazing
    Wish you a beautiful sunday.
    Love, Mona

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  7. What a beautiful Nail Colour <3
    follow new ,mind follow back?

    kisses :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for following! Will visit your blog soon :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elisa! xo

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  9. This color looks beautiful... I have been trying to decide between this one and Bikini So Teeny!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. Thanks, Ellie! I'm super curious about Bikini So Teeny too! xo

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  10. Hey hey, that color is awsome!
    First time visiting your lovely space and I'm already "addicted" girl your layout is amazing!! Keep going with this amazing job!! :)

    With love, Bárbara
    www.preppylemonade.com

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! Glad you stopped by :)

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  11. Jen! I have nominated you for the Leibster Award over on my blog!

    http://gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/leibster-award.html

    I looove that colour! I never wear blue on my nails, i'll have to have a look at this beauty!

    xx
    -Jade
    gracious-silhouettes.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much for the nomination, Jade! So sweet of you :)

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  12. I never tried this particular tone but I do love it! Took me a while to get used to blue nail polishes to be honest but now I loved it. Last week I bought 'Bleu Majorelle' from YSL.
    I love a lot of tones from Essie but my next one will be 'Madison Ave-hue'. :)
    Love that shade on you!

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! The YSL polish sounds lovely :)

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  13. I've yet to try Essie nail polishes but I've seen so many lovely colours that I think I definitely need to pop into boots to get a few. Love this shade. I have Chanel's Blue Boy which I love but I'm loving this shade.

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    1. Essie is worth checking out for sure! Will have to check out Blue Boy sometime soon :)

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  14. Love this colour !
    Xxo

    http://freedame-fashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! It's one of my new faves :)

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  15. love that colour!

    andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)