Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Illamasqua Faux Pas

Hello my dears! Today I have a very special polish to show you. My first Illamasqua! I've received this as a gift (early birthday present maybe) and I love it! This is from the Theatre of the Nameless autumn-winter 2011 collection and is one of the four rubber finish polishes Illamasqua came out with this year. 

indoors, artificial light
The color of this polish is a perfect grape purple, a little darker in reality than it looks here, but for some reason it doesn't come out right in pictures. I've also seen this on many blogs and it still looked a bit more blue than it does actually. This is the first polish I get that comes in a box. So fancy! The rubbery square lid also comes off to reveal a more round and hold-appropriate cap. 

The brush is on the small side, just as I like. The polish is very opaque and you could get away with just one coat. I wasn't very careful with my first coat so I applied two. It dries super-fast to a "rubber" finish, something between matte and glossy. This is still pretty glossy so I wouldn't compare it to the rubber on the cap, more like to the rubber bracelets teens wear these days. 

I just put this on and I was eager to show it to you guys, so I can't tell you anything about how it wears. I've also wrapped my tips to increase wearing time. Please excuse my horribly dry hands and cuticles. It's very cold and lotion doesn't seem to cut it anymore. I've also been using a treatment on my nails that contains formaldehyde and that thing is very drying. 

some close-ups featuring the ugly cuticles, enlarge at your own risk

I'm very excited about this polish and I can't wait to use it for a lot of combinations. What do you think?

Later edit: Forgot to mention that I made it to 50 followers. Thank you so much to all of you! Couldn't have made it without you!


  1. OMG this is beautiful!! i so want this for my birthday now! . hahaha looks so pretty on you !! :)

  2. This is sooo pretty on you:3
    rubber finish is cuteee!!!
    when is ur birthday day ;3?

  3. @Maria You should totally get it! It's such a good quality polish. And the color is pretty of course.

    @Boarbb Thanks! It's on the first of December.

  4. Now I feel totally stupid-I have 8 of these Illamasqua and didn't know you could take the top off like that! I have been painting my nails with the square top on!! DUH!! Thanks for showing this!

  5. This polish is really something, i really like the color :)


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