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Manicure Mondays – Essie’s Encrusted Treasures Holiday Giveaway

Essie Encrusted Treasures Swatches

I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend. It was baby John’s first Thanksgiving, so it was a “tears of joy” day for me. Too many Thanksgivings came and went without a high chair at our dinner table, so I was more thankful this year than ever! Our new house is also two months away from being move in ready {more updates on that coming soon}, so it’s just been an amazing year for us. We’re all happy and healthy, and for that I am so so thankful.

After a much needed restful weekend, I decided it was time to get back to the blog and swatch the new Essie Encrusted Treasures holiday 2013 collection for you all. I also have a collection to giveaway to one lucky reader, just in time for the holidays! This is a super sparkly set of six nail polishes including 4 glitters and 2 sparkly textures. I decided not to layer any of these over a base color, so you can get a true swatch of each polish. With that said, I’m sure you can imagine how beautiful some of these glitter toppers will transform given a pretty base coat of color.

Essie Encrusted Treasures Hors 'D Oeuvres Swatch

Hors D’oeuvres was the first color I swatched and it was love at first stroke. I LOVE a nail polish that uses slightly different shades of gold and silver glitter for depth, giving a jewel encrusted look to your nails. That is something I did for my 2012 New Year’s Manicure, but this polish will give you a similar look using one bottle and only 2 layers.

Essie Encrusted Treasures Peak Of Chic Swatch

Peak of Chic – I’m not usually a fan of bar glitter, but this pretty white bar glitter polish reminds of of a festive snow globe so I actually like it a lot.

Essie Encrusted Treasures Ignite The Night Swatch

Ignite the Night is my favorite polish of the collection, mostly because I’m not a very girly glittery girl, so if my nails are going to sparkle at all, it may as well be with a tough girl pewter hue. This polish has a slight purple green undertone, making it a little more interesting than your average pewter polish.

Essie Encrusted Treasures On A Silver Platter Swatch

On a Silver Platter is another one to love with it’s silver base glitter with green undertones and huge chunks of purple sequin glitter.

Essie Encrusted Treasures Lots Of Lux Swatch

Lots of Lux Nail Lacquer is a gorgeous bright blue texture polish and was super easy to work with. Most textures {with the exception of the following, eek} are thick so they line your cuticles very easily.

Essie Encrusted Treasures Belugaria Swatch

Belugaria – um, well, I’m not so sure where to begin with this one. Let’s just say that Belugaria is of a tar-like consistency and beyond difficult to work with. I would place a blob of polish at my cuticles and push, vs. a usual pull, the brush to spread it before it dried. It is one of those polishes that has to be placed, rather than spread over your nail. Luckily, it’s a texture, so you really don’t have to have a nice pretty even stroke. The only polish more difficult to work with than this was an ULTA metallic that I didn’t even bother showing since metallics show every bad stroke.

How To Win

One lucky reader will win the entire Essie Encrusted Treasures Holiday 2013 collection! Follow the directions in the RaffleCopter below to enter. There is one mandatory entry, open to international readers, giveaway ends December 17th.

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