This was a random find for me on the clearance shelves of Shopper's Drug Mart. I picked it up a year ago, knowing nothing about it, but as soon as I put it on I knew it was a winner. It's a very flattering and pretty periwinkle blue that leans to the purple side.
Essie Boxer Shorts vs Lapiz of Luxury vs Suite Retreat
Boxer Shorts is very very similar to Essie's popular shade Lapiz of Luxury. It is a shade darker and maybe a touch more purple but the formula is light years better. Lapiz of Luxury is thin and watery, requiring three coats for full opacity. Boxer shorts is very creamy and opaque in one to two coats. For me, Boxer Shorts far superior in formula so I really don't understand how people didn't latch on to this polish!
It's quite a bit lighter in shade to Essie's new Suite Retreat but I wanted to show a comparison anyway just to give a point of reference.
|Left to Right: Essie Suite Retreat, Boxer Shorts, and Lapiz of Luxury|