@Klout Perk from @Essie Nail Polish: Stroke of Brilliance

I have been really lucky with Essie Klout perks lately, first a bright summery popsicle orange, a new metallic on the way, and a glitter polish from their luxe effects line, Stroke of Brilliance.   I think the polishes from the luxe effects line really speak for themselves.  Gorgeous colors and I love using them all.  Stroke of Brilliance is a wonderful addition to the line and it only makes me wonder what is planned next.

I did one coat of Stroke of Brilliance over yogaga, a nice neutral I picked up this weekend along with gym dandy.  I think this is a perfect glitter combo for the office.  It’s subtle but still catches the light ever so slightly.  The glitter is a mix between a periwinkle and light blue.

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Would you wear Stroke of Brilliance?  What color would you mix it with?  Share in the comments below!


Claudia C.

P.S Did you know I was having a giveaway with Rainbow Polish?  Check out my post from Monday to enter !

Variations of Essie’s Castaway – Photo Heavy

My Essie polish collection is slowing growing and I have a new pink polish to share with you today.  Essie’s Castaway is a perfect bubble gum pink polish that makes me want to have a barbie ponytail to go with it.  The color is opaque with two coats (I did three) and looks great for both hands and toes.  I did have some problems with streaking, which is why I tried covering it with an additional coat.

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I’m not really sure why I always have application problems with opaque light pinks but for some reason I do. Oh well, practice will hopefully make perfect someday.

Essie Castaway – 3 coats

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Essie Castaway with As Gold As It Gets

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Essie Castaway with Sally Hansen Pink Promise

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Essie Castaway with both As Gold As It Gets and Pink Promise Layered

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I think As Gold As It Gets looks awesome over pink! It added a little warmth to it.  I also liked how Pink Promise made it have a bit of pink shimmer. What do you think?  I think the gold wins between the two.

These are the current Essie polishes I have right now. Is there one you would like to see swatched?  What color MUST I add next?

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Essie: Watermelon, Castaway, & Turks and Caicos

Essie: Mezmerised, Marshmallow & Power Clutch

Essie: Mezmerised, Marshmallow & Power Clutch

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Essie: As Gold As It Gets,Shine Of The Times & A Cut Above

P.S just a few days left for the nail polish giveaway! Click here to enter 🙂 An no one has tried to get any bonus points that I had listed on the rafflecoptor, hmmm…

Polish Haul Giveaway – Celebrate www.iliketotalkalot.com


I was super excited to upgrade my blog and get my domain name, iliketotalkalot.com. I am really excited to get to share it with you guys, the transfer over was a bit scary at first, but Im learning along the way. In celebration of getting my new address, I wanted to do a giveaway–and I think its one of my most fun so far!

I asked you guys what you think my next giveaway should be, and fans suggested nail polish! Woot! Of course Id love to do a polish giveaway for you guys! I was so pumped to go out looking for new colors and I kinda wish I could keep a set for myself. I present to you, the iliketotalkalot-Polish Haul Giveaway.

From left to right:
Essie Pure Pearlfection, LoReal Versailles Romance, LoReal Butterfly Kisses, LoReal Pink Me Up , LoReal Check Me Out, Confetti Ice Ice Baby

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I fell in love with the LoReal Display. It wasn’t a brand that I normally noticed for nail polish but there it was, with a little halo around it. They had a wide variety in this line, this one, the Color Riche Line  which is supposed to give you intense color with luxurious shine for up to 10 days! The bottles are beautiful and square which make them easy to organize. I could have easily taken 10 more colors home for myself.

I also wanted to include an Essie Luxeffects/strong Top Coat. I started seeing them empty out in some places and thought you would enjoy one as much as I do mine. I thought Essie Pearl Pearlfection  would be a nice addition to any of these colors and just looks so pretty to roll around in your hands. You really get to see all the little swirls of pearl color that will look gorgeous on your nails! This formula is also know for being DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

Last one in the haul is from a brand called Confetti. I couldn’t find much information on them online, but the polish looked so pretty in the bottle I had to include it. It has green and blue opalescent glitters that I also thought would look great paired with these colors too.

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So , want to know how to enter?  I’ll be using rafflecoptor so enter below!


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