Saturday, August 18, 2012

Review and Swatch: Glitter Gradient with Essie Stroke of Brilliance

Today I have a really pretty glitter polish to show you.. Stroke of Brilliance from the Essie Luxe Effects collection. SOB (hmm, maybe I shouldn't use that acronym?) is a lovely blend of steel blue glitter suspended in a clear base. I love it layered over a white or blue polish, and the mix of different sized glitters makes it perfect for a gradient. You can do this over a base color, or just over you bare nails, which is what I did below. 
This is a really quick, easy manicure to do! A couple of coats on the tips of your nails, blending and dabbing the glitter downwards a bit, and you have a quick and chic nail art look. I love the pale blue glitter, there are so many colors I want to layer this over! 
What do you think of Stroke of Brilliance?
Thank you so much for reading! 
All the best, 

disclosure: I received this as park of a perk... all opinions are my own. 


  1. Love this! So simple yet blingtastic at the same time!!

  2. Stroke of Brilliance is stunning on the tips! :)

  3. Cute. Your nails are getting long!

    1. I know! Its like.. a totally different lifestyle when your nails are long.. LOL you have to be so much more careful!!

  4. Have it and love it :) Such a cool gradient.


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