Dec 152011
Essie, A Cut Above

Essie, A Cut Above

This week I was invited to an event by Glamour Magazine to preview Essie’s new Luxeffects Holiday 2011 collection and to enjoy to mani’s and mimosas with my fellow beauty bloggers and celebrity manicurist, Elle Gerstein. We gathered at Tenoverten Nail Salon in TriBeCa, to talk celebrity mani’s, nail polish layering and all of the wonderful color combinations that you can create with polish.

Yes, I know, my life doesn’t suck.

Since I was in the presence of the woman that maintains Jennifer Lopez’ lovely digits I took the opportunity to ask Elle a little bit about her layering tips for manicures. She said that she likes to use complimentary colors but sometimes she will use a bright color and layer it with a glitter polish on top. She suggested a few pink shades for me to layer underneath a glittery nail polish and I decided to take her advice. I went with a bright pink Essie polish, Forget Me Nots and layer it underneath a new glitter polish from the Luxeffects Holiday Collection, A Cut Above.

Essie Forget Me Nots nail polish

The Essie Luxeffects Holiday 2011 polishes is a five-piece collection of shimmers and glitter nail polish topcoats, would you expect anything less for the holidays? These glamorous polishes are intended for layering but you can wear them alone for a more subtle look. I’m a pink girl, I absolutely adore the color so I was immediately drawn to Forget Me Not, I thought that it would really pop underneath the Essie Luxeffect color, A Cut Above. Here is the final look:

Essie, A Cut Above, Luxeffects Holiday 2011 collection

I must say that this is one of my favorite manicures, I love the layering effect of the glitter nail polish under a bold pink! What do you think about this look?

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