These swatches are with Orly Bonder Base Coat and Poshe Top Coat. I used two coats of each Zoya Dove and Essie A Cut Above. Dove's application was typical Zoya with being easy and smooth. It really could have used a third coat, but since I was covering it with glitter I skipped it because I knew the bit of unevenness wouldn't be noticeable. A Cut Above's application was pretty typical for a chunky glitter. It was fairly dense, but I had to wiggle some pieces around to cover the nail evenly with large and small glitter. This polish is made up of lovely coppery rose hexagonal large and small glitters.
I think I fell in love with this manicure because it's a perfect mix of soft, subtle color with girly pink. At a glance the manicure wasn't over the top girly- It was just a nice sparkly warm pink. The gray of Zoya Dove really helped to tone down the "pink" factor of A Cut Above. However I have to give Essie props for choosing a softer, coppery pink rather than a bright pink. I think it greatly adds to the versatility of layering with this polish.
Have you purchased any of the Essie LuxeEffects collection? What have you layered the fun, sparkly polishes over? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!