Thursday, August 23, 2012

Zoya Jo and Essie LuxeEffects Stroke of Brilliance

Howdy! Having a pretty productive morning- got some good sleep, went to the gym, had a good breakfast and now having lunch and getting this post up! I work 12-8 today... yuck. Looking forward to getting out of work tonight- playing some night tennis! Night tennis is always a lot of fun. 

I bought Stroke of Brilliance from Essie's Luxe Effects collection when I was at Transdesign in Georgia last month. I've been trying to decide what to do with this for weeks! Here's what I tried-

This is two coats of Zoya Jo and one coat of Essie LuxeEffects Stroke of Brilliance on my ring and middle fingers. I'm sorta mad with how this came out- not the colors, but the potential Seche shrinkage? I've never had this happen before but it's really annoying. It's like tipwear without actually doing anything to have tipwear happen. It's very faint but it pisses the perfectionist in me off. Might be time to switch back to Poshe.

Do you ever have Seche shrinkage? Which is your top coat of choice?


  1. Awesome! I just ordered Jo in the recent promotion and I am getting Stroke of Brilliance from a giveaway! They look great together.

  2. It looks really good over Jo! I just use OPI's topcoat. I've never had any problems with it.


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