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