Swatchity-Swatch: Essie Lapis of Luxury

Hello gentle readers.

Today's swatch is Essie Lapis of Luxury. A sweet, soft blue crelly. A sweet, soft blue crelly that is lovely but badly named. Lapis is dark blue. Cobalt. Deep, mysterious and mesmerizing. Essie Lapis of Luxury is Spring. It is more periwinkle or forget-me-not than lapis. Don't worry. I'm not going to rant. You know I don't do that. :P I will say that people who name polishes need to do a tad bit of research. :D

I like this polish. It looks like the Summer sky and warm days and birdies singing. This polish is silky and shiny and somewhat squishy. I applied three coats for this swatch and topped it with top coat. These photographs were taken outdoors in sun and shade.








Essie Lapis of Luxury has a decent crelly formula. Smooth and silky it goes on a little sheer and streaky on the first coat. The second is much better and the third results in a perfect, smooth, opaque finish. This polish applies very nicely. It flows easily off of the Essie skinny brush (which I find less and less annoying as time goes on) and sits nicely down where it is placed. It doesn't run, drag, pool or flood my cuticles. It didn't bubble and I had very little cleanup. Dry time is... I dunno. I didn't wear it long enough to really find out. But I imagine that it is pretty much average for a polish of this kind. My other Essie crellies dry in decent time. I imagine that this one does, too. 

Is it my imagination or am I showing a shit load of blue polishes, lately? Yeah. That's what I thought. Well, I have more in the pipeline so I hope that you don't mind. 

Do you own this polish? Like it? Please do tell. 

Thank you for popping in. Have a great day and may your polish never bubble. 

13 comments

  1. Lovely colour! It does remind me of spring/ summer. Your swatch is amazing!

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  2. Why, thank you. :D

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  3. GreeneyespinknailsJanuary 22, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    I was planning on putting this beauty on tonight!

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  4. It is going to look fabulous. :D 

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  5. This is gorgeous!! 

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  6. I've been tempted by this polish so many times and your beautiful swatch makes me want it more!! SO lovely. 

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  7. Such a beautiful color!  I'm totally in a light blue mood these days so I've been enjoying the blue manis.

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  8. Thank you. I think so, as well. :)

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  9. Happy I could be of enablement. :D It's a pretty one, you should get it. :D

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  10. I go through those. :D 

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  11. Preeeeetty. I don't usually buy Essie polishes unless they're on clearance, but I'm considering this one... And I'm glad you're doing a ton of blues. :D Blue and green are my two favorite nail polish colors.

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  12. The price is my biggest barrier to owning a ton of Essie polishes. :)

    I am so glad that you are enjoying seeing blue. Heh heh. I have a lot of it. 

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  13. I think I may have this one but am not so sure-is that vague enough for you????  I don't care how many blues you show-I love them!!! I always have to think-hmmmm what color did I just show and sometimes I just pick something I want to wear-

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