Lapis Of Luxury was part of Essie’s 2010 Resort Collection. I honestly don’t think I have ever worn this polish. Lauren had it on last week and kept telling me how nice it was, so I decided to finally give it a go. Plus, I can’t even remember the last time I wore a creme polish. I really needed one.
Speaking of Essie, I really wish they would come out and give someone a straight forward answer regarding their new animal testing policies since they are part of L’Oreal now. Since they aren’t, I figure the worst. And since Lauren contacted PETA and they also had no answers I’m going to take that as a “yes we do,” which is a bummer. I always loved their resort collections. Also, how is everyone feeling about Essie in drugstores, Target, etc?
It is DRAB outside so my photos ended up a little sub par for my liking. Lapis of Luxury is an interesting color. It’s a slightly dusty periwinkle blue. Not too sky blue, it’s almost more of a cornflowerish periwinkle. It’s not as bright as you would think. It has some grey in it so it’s actually quite flattering. I think it’s looking particularly nice on my skin, and I usually complain about that. This color looks great. It’s a nice pastely color without being too pastel.
This photo is just a touch too blue, but was the closest I could get to the actual color. It’s a little more subdue. The finish on this polish, like the rest in this collection, is actually a little more of a half jellyish half creme. Not really thick like a creme. I used three coats and it went on perfectly. This manicure looks really great and I think it’s because of this polish’s great formula and application. I’m loving wearing this color.
Where to Buy: Online Retailers (Or you might be able to find it floating around some place like Ulta) / $ 8
I’d like to rant a little bit on my Zoya BOGO order. I ordered mine the night of the sale and still haven’t gotten my order. I live 7 hours from Cleveland, come on! Lauren in NOLA got hers THREE days ago. And my best friend in Miami got her’s two days go! Give me a break, Zoya. Totally annoyed.