ESSIE HOLIDAY NAILS : Glitter, Sparkle & Subtle Bling Nails

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Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas To All My Trendy Nail Readers!

Today I wanted to share a few ideas for some holiday nail combo’s using the 2 NEW Glitter Polishes from the new line of Essie LuxEffects Forever Chic Collection.

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1) Jazzy Jubilant

In the raw… here’s how Jazzy Jubilant will look over a naked nail.  (Keep in mind, this is plastic nail form & you don’t see the white tip as you would with a natural nail.)  Jazzy Jubilant has a clear jelly base with various confetti like glitter sparkles in shades of jade green, silver, gold and fushia.  I personally like it best over a solid color or even over a silver glitter nail as shown in swatch #5.

2) Jazzy Jubilant – Essie over Seraphina by Zoya

In the 2nd swatch I used 2 coats of Jazzy Jubilant over 1 coat of platinum silver polish by Zoya called Seraphina.

3) Jazzy Jubilant – Essie over Warm & Toasty Turtleneck by Essie

In this combo the confetti really pops over this soft lavender from the Essie Winter 2013 Collection.

4) Jazzy Jubilant – Essie over Mind Your Mittens by Essie

Another cool combo layering Jazzy Jubilant over Mind Your Mittens a deep steel gray green by Essie also from their Winter 2013 Collection.

5) Jazzy Jubilant – Essie over Ignite The Night by Essie

If you’re in the mood for ultra glitter try layering Jazzy Jubilant over 1-2 coats of Ignite the Night from Essie’s Encrusted Treasures Collection.

6) Jazzy Jubilant – Essie over Going Incognito by Essie

Finally since there’s a significant amount of jade confetti flakes in Jazzy Jubilant I wanted to layer it over a coordinating solid jade green nail.  I chose Going Incognito from Essie for my base.

All and all I am really pleased with the consistency of Jazzy Jubilant.  It doesn’t clump even when you add 2 or even 3 coats!  You can daub the confetti on your nails rather than paint it if you only want it on your tip, base or just a center glitter ball in the middle of your nails!

Jazzy Jubilant is available for purchase at local Ulta Beauty stores, CVS, or even online through Essie.com Suggested Retail: $8.50

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1) Sparkle On Top

In the raw… here’s how Sparkle on Top will look over a naked nail.  (Keep in mind, this is plastic nail form & you don’t see the white tip as you would with a natural nail.)  If you’ve ever spotted the Iridescent Clear Mylar wrapping paper or confetti in a gift wrapping store that’s exactly what Sparkle On Top will look over your bare nails.  Sparkle On Top has a clear jelly base with medium size iridescent size mylar flecks.  It’s hard to tell from the nail forms above but the reflective specs look great over a solid color nails.

2) Sparkle On Top – Essie over Parka Perfect by Essie

Sparkle on Top over Parka Perfect really brings out the iridescence in the clear flakes.  A really cool effect.. didn’t show well in the photo but a must try!

3) Sparkle On Top – Essie over Blanc by Essie

When worn over white your nails will shimmer with a variety of pale iridescent colors.

4) Sparkle On Top- Essie over Fiji by Essie

When worn over a cotton candy shade pink such as Figi, the flakes will start to disappear and your left with an iridescent glow over each nail!

5) Sparkle On Top – Essie over Good Morning Hope by Essie

Another soft shade of pink, a little less opaque than Fiji, will give your nails a really pretty iridescent look.

6) Sparkle On Top – Essie over Pink A Boo by Essie

Pink A Boo is a sheer pink.  If you’re looking for a “barely there” base color then try Good Morning Hope with 1 coat of Sparkle on Top for a subtle shimmer.

Once again I am really pleased with the iridescent effect that Sparkle on Top gives to your nails.  It’s a little thick in consistency so, all you need is 1 coat over your base color.

Sparkle On Top is available for purchase at local Ulta Beauty stores, CVS, or even online through Essie.com Suggested Retail: $8.50

 

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