I had a Sephora store credit left over from Christmas time so I went in and purchased a few Illamasqua polishes and I couldn't be happier. I don't have much experience with this brand but from what I have seen I am definitely drinking the kool aid!
And don't fret...I threw in a little nail art so you guys wouldn't get antsy and rebel!
Swatch pics are 2 coats, no topcoat..... nail art pics are topcoated with Seche Vite.
First up is Lament:
I accidentally deleted some pics before uploading so there's not a ton of photo spammage today but this baby is front and center for some nail art so bear with me.
Isn't she a beaut? The color may not be too unique, I mean we have all seen a gorgeous neon peachy coral before, but the formula on this baby makes me want to punch someone in the face! She dried to a gorgeous shiny finish, no topcoat needed. This beauty is gonna be on my tootsies ASAP!
Shut the front door....before I beat the piss out of someone! I know a polish is gorgeous when I want to smother anyone in a 5 mile radius just because I'm so fucking excited!
I almost didn't buy this one because I already have so much purple. Thank the sweet Lord above that I did. I am totes in love with this polish! The formula applied like heaven in a bottle and the color is such a gorgeous shade of bright lilac. It is very similar to my favorite polish ever, Sation Tardy Tart...a true momma slapper..(.I think I will do a comparison post at some point). I can easily see this becoming my go to purple. 2013 just started but I can guarantee this baby and the one your about to see will be in my tops of the year!!
Do I even need to say anything? My mother is in a fucking coma and the kids are next!! I'm slapping bitches like it's my job! I can't help it, I just get so excited when a polish is this amazing. Not only is the color perfect but the formula was divine! I bitched about having to spend $15 on this polish but let me tell you what....after using it, I'd sell my soul to the devil for this little dumpling of goodness!
Amazing color, amazing formula....if you're looking for a good polish, this is the girl for you! Well worth the higher price tag!
I couldn't let these babies go without a little nail art. I used Lament and Jo'mina....I will have an upcoming post of nail art using Muse. She deserves her own post don't ya agree?
Just some random dots. These 2 colors play so well together!
It's been so long since I've done a cloud mani. If you aren't familiar with this method, you can see the tutorial here. It looks so hard but I promise you it is very simple. You're just using the polish brush and making one swipe down the nail for each "puff" of the cloud. The hardest part is getting the right amount of polish on the brush. You have to have enough to get the rounded look at the bottom but not too much or it will be too thick on the nail. Practice makes perfect though and the color combinations for this one are endless!
What do you guys think of these beauties? Are you as in love with them as I am?
Illamasqua can be purchased at Sephora and directly from Illamasqua. I'm sure there are many other places on the web but these are the 2 main ones that I know of. A google search will pop up everything you need.
Make sure you check my Youtube channel this weekend....2 new videos will be up!
Happy Polishing Dolls!