This glitter does not picture to its full potential. I tried everything! Direct sunlight, indirect sunlight, shade, artificial light. My eyes saw the awesomeness of this flakie but my camera lens saw something completely different. It frustrates me to no end when this happens.
However, if you want to see at least some of the true potential of Luxe and Lush I recommend heading over to The PolishAholic's post: China Glaze Luxe and Lush
The flakies are in a very thick base. This makes it slightly hard to control where and how thick the glitter goes on. This is my first flakie polish so I'm not sure how this measures up to other flakie polishes. The flakes themselves flash many colors. I've seen green, blue, gold, pink, and a purple color at some angles. My favorite is the way the pink and gold flashes sometimes mix and create a perfect creamy peach or even a light salmon color. It makes this polish look expensive and ethereal. I can definitely see how Luxe and Lush relates to District 1, the district of luxury.
It was these peach/salmon flashes that made me choose to layer Luxe and Lush over a pink base color. And though the pictures don't show it too well, I think it was a really good choice.
I also want to mention how well Luxe and Lush removed. It was so easy to get this glitter off my nails. It took a bit longer than removing a few layers of simple nail polish but was nowhere near the ultimate hassle of removing glitter. Most of the flakies just sloughed right off and those that didn't came off with a few extra swipes. After that, my pink base polish was super easy to remove.
- Borghese - Brilliante
- Sinful Colors - Beautiful Girl
- China Glaze - Luxe and Lush
- Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri