Creamy neutrals just aren’t going to cut it this holiday season. This is the premise of the latest Essie Holiday 2011 collection called Luxeffects. Accompanying a bold outfit or becoming a discreet, uber stylish accessory, shimmery nail lacquers are one of the most versatile products for creating a festive look without going overboard.

Featuring a palette of extremely versatile tones, the Essie Luxeffects Collection is set to be released in December, just in time for the holiday preparations debut. Given the fact that gold and silver are having a major fashion moment right now, we are beginning to see a multitude of accessories and beauty products that are designed to help us enjoy this trend in a classy, fairly discreet yet noticeable way.

Essie Lux Effects Holiday 2011 Nail Polishes

Luxury and versatility beautifully merge in the latest collection by Essie as the choices reunite many of the rather traditional tones associated with winter holidays. Deeply ingrained in our expectations in terms of color palette for the occasion, the tones can be a great option for a sophisticated look down to your fingertips. Here are the five mesmerizing shades that will help you impress:

As Gold As It Gets – glided lame sparkles

Shine of the Times – scintillating opalescence

A Cut Above – shattered pink diamond glitz

Pure Pearlfection – decadent iridescence

Set in Stones – disco mirror ball chaos

Essie Luxeffects Holiday 2011 Nails

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