Essie Luxeffects Saved My Mirror Metallics Mani | NOTD

Essie luxeffects - stroke of brilliance over no place like chrome

I’m rather picky when it comes to metallic nail polish. I have a silver metallic from Julep (Harley) that’s okay and my favorite is Trixie by Zoya. Zoya is my favorite nail polish brand but Essie is also a love of mine. I figured it would be worth trying something from Essie’s Mirror Metallics collection since I’ve never had major issues with their nail polish. I was ecstatic when I was notified I’d get a complimentary Mirror Metallics shade by Essie from Klout. I ended receiving ‘no place like chrome’, a silver metallic. Essie luxeffects stroke of brilliance also made it’s way into the spotlight…

Essie luxeffects - stroke of brilliance over no place like chrome

Essie no place like chrome Made Me Sad

In the bottle, ‘no place like chrome’ is gorgeous and looked promising. Could it be, a second silver metallic nail polish that I’ll love? Umm, no. I’m sorry to say, but this may be the worst nail polish I’ve ever worked with! I’m shocked. It does not glide on at all. It streaks, separates and even clumps. I tried using thin layers and I tried using thicker layers and it didn’t turn out nice either way. šŸ™ I don’t know if I received a bad batch but this was an absolute nightmare and nothing like the quality I’m used to from Essie.

Essie no place like chrome
Essie no place like chrome – one coat
Essie no place like chrome - two coats
Essie no place like chrome – two coats

Essie luxeffects To The Rescue!

I love Essie luxeffects and I also received ‘stroke of brilliance’ as a Klout perk but hadn’t used it yet. luxeffects is a multi-dimensional top coat so I decided to give it a whirl on top of ‘no place like chrome’. After applying ‘stroke of brilliance’ to one nail I was impressed, it really is brilliant! I ended up loving this mani once I was finished and I’ve gotten many compliments about it. No one could tell what disaster lied underneath, so Essie ‘stroke of brilliance’ saved my Mirror Metallics mani!

Essie luxeffects - stroke of brilliance over no place like chrome - Inside Shot
Essie luxeffects – stroke of brilliance (Over no place like chrome) – indoor photo
Essie luxeffects - stroke of brilliance - Outside Shot
Essie luxeffects – stroke of brilliance (Over no place like chrome) – outdoor photo

Disclosure: I was given products by Essie because I’m a Klout influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.

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4 Comments

  1. October 2, 2012 / 5:31 PM

    Hey Mina! I got both of these polishes as well. I didn't even think of pairing them.  Thanks for sharing, girlie!

    • October 4, 2012 / 2:37 PM

       @MissDre You have to try it! I'm so glad I ended up pairing these two, I really liked it.

  2. MelissaColon
    October 26, 2012 / 3:52 PM

    This si so pretty! Good thing you put the topcoat on it, the silver looked messy šŸ™

  3. LishaLovely
    October 26, 2012 / 7:20 PM

    Gorgeous! Where can I get Essie? I only see it when I get my nails done.