Sparkle With Essie's Encrusted Treasures Collection!

Monday, December 16, 2013

'Tis the season... to SPARKLEEssie's Encrusted Treasures Collection for Holiday 2013 packs on the shine, glamour and all that glitters! This collection consists of six stunning shades that innovatively add layers of texture, jewels, and a full coverage 3D finish.  One thing this is not is your typical glitter nail polish collection... yawn, been there, done that! Instead you'll get a caviar effect minus the mess, tons of head turning sparkle, and a glittering multi-dimensional effect all in one swipe. 

This is one of those colors that is absolutely stunning on the bottle.  However, I was quite fearful that i would not love it on my actual nails.  Well, much to my surprise, I actually fell in love with it.  This bar glitter polish reminds me of snow.  The application is not easy... you're better off starting light and building from there or you'll end up with a great big mess.  Once you've mastered the application, this polish is quite different from anything I've tried and I'll say i really love it.  Pair it with a fab pair of crochet fingerless mittens and show off this unusually pretty sparkler!

When i first laid eyes on this beauty, I instantly knew this was the stand out color for me.  You know what?  I was right!  This polish is the perfect combo of silver and gold.  It reminds me so much of last year's Beyond Cozy which i reviewed here but even better!  I think this polish looks best with three coats because you'll get a perfect 3D effect and your nails will sparkle for miles!  This beauty makes me want to reach for a winter white cozy sweater!  Note that it's a b*tch to remove!  If you opt for three coats like I did, prepare to soak your pretty little fingers in acetone for a few minutes to fully remove this polish.   That's OK, it's so cute that it's totally forgiven! 


This was another pretty sparkler with a perfect mixture of golds and blues!  I think this would make a great accent nail color paired with a great midnight blue.  This polish looks even better after a few coats as it highlights the various glitter hues. 

This pretty little blue sparkler seems to be a favorite amongst many of the reviews I've seen.  It applies really well and completely coats the nail for a matte textured look.  While i loved the ease of application, i wasn't overly crazy about the color.  I would have preferred a darker blue.  If you like matte shimmery polish, you'll definitely love Lots of Lux!

While this hue was not overly impressive on the bottle for me, it actually applies quite beautifully.  It's a perfect marriage of gun metal shimmer and glitter.  A few swipes of this baby and your nails will be ready for a night out on the town!  Kind of obsessed!

Soooooo where do i begin with Belugaria!  Well, I'm actually obsessed with this color... on the bottle!  You see, this is not your typical glitter nail polish.  You'll immediately realize this upon application.  If you are a fan of caviar nails, you'll LOVE this nail polish!  Its texture is heavy and grainy with a sprinkle of glitter peeking through.  Personally, i prefer glossier nails... I have such a rough time with textured matte nails (pun intended).  However, if you're a caviar nail lover, you'll become instantly smitten with this polish as it gives you the same effect all in one stroke!

Overall, I was quite impressed with this collection!  I will definitely give Essie a big shout out for innovation!  Love it or hate it, this collection encompasses a new movement in nail polish trends and I love that!  On that note, thank you Birchbox for sending this collection my way!  I was the lucky winner of a recent Birchbloggers contest and was beyond excited to learn that I'd won this entire collection!  SCORE! Exciting stuff! 
Thank you SO MUCH for reading! XOXO Carla - FMM


  1. Love all those glitters. I love Glitter polish..

  2. Oooh, always love sparkles! That blue is so lovely.

  3. I love the last two nail polishes so much!

  4. I always love shimmer on my nails....holidays or not so I would def give this a try soon. HAPPY HOLIDAYS MY FRIEND!!!