Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Post-Easter Nail Biter

Illamasqua's Imperfection Collection

The first time I saw the press shots for the limited edition imperfection collection from Illamasqua I wasn't overly taken aback, lipstick, blush & eyeliner all in slightly different shades of those already existing. Snooze. A green (seriously wtf?) lipgloss was the only thing that seemed vaguely unusual. But then dear reader I spotted the nail varnish...

Taken from Illamasqua's Press Release


Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?

Now I'm a bit of a nail art fiend (blog post on my various escapades to follow shortly), but even if your interest in painted talons only stretches as far as the occasional lick of red I'm sure you can still appreciate the wonder contained within this beautiful bottle.

What set's this polish apart from the masses is the matt black 'speckle' effect running through the varnish colour. The shade range includes a beige, lilac, dusky pink, a light almost pastel green and my personal favourite,  'fragile', a glorious robin's egg blue.

I received 'fragile' as an easter gift from my mother due to the uncanny resemblance the outcome of a couple of layers of the stuff has to a cadbury's mini egg! Ridiculously cute!

I used two coats with OPI Nail Envy as a base and Seche Vite as a top coat. The colour was lovely and opaque (with the double coat) and lasted about 4 days until wear was visible at the nail tip and chipping became evident. 

Absolutely adore this product. Illamasqua have really got something special here and I know I'll be painting this over my talons and tootsies over and over again throughout spring and summer.

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