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Review: China Glaze Luxe & Lush (finally)

Ohh it was a good day the other day: I finally found China Glaze Luxe and Lush at a non-ridiculous price! The hard part is finding a way to use it that everyone and their cat hasn't already done.  Of course I did whatever I do when I can't immediately think of what to do with glitter: glitter gradient!

I started this one off with two coats of Sally Hansen Sonic Bloom, a nice bright red-coral creme.  It applied well, considering it's one of the cheaper ones, only needing two coats.  I then used my normal technique for the glitter gradient for Luxe & Lush, painting 2/3rds of the way down the nail, then half, then the top third.  While it's pretty, it's not as gobsmacking as I was expecting.  I may have been spoilt with "real" flakies and so shredded iridescent glitter just isn't that exciting.  Take a look, compared to something like this or this.  







The Verdict: I really like Sonic Bloom, not so keen on Luxe and Lush, after all the hype.  It's pretty, just not mind-blowing.

The Polishes:

  • Sally Hansen Sonic Bloom, drug stores
  • China Glaze Luxe & Lush, Hunger Games Collection, various locations

Comments

  1. The flakes are a more plastic, cheap version of Shine of the Times almost. I still like it though.

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  2. Personally I think you need to try it on a few more colors before you count it out. You can see all the colors in the bottle that aren't coming out on top of that red. It's a really gorgeous polish...in the right circumstances. :)

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  3. Aw, see I really like this! I like that L&L looks so textured, I like the polish you paired it with a lot.

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  4. I get really excited when I own something you use! I've had this for a while now. I did a gradient over a coral China Glaze color (can't remember the name). It was gorgeous because the flakes took on some of the color of the base. It was more subtle.

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