I feel like posting some massive Illamasqua spam. They stole my heart the minute I saw their products and have easily made my top five favorite brands.... Awesome colors... awesome name... formula like liquid glass... *dreamy sigh* I'm in an Illamasqua mood right now.
I might have posted some of these before, I can't remember.
Boo! Amazing purple, blue, pink and gold-ish multi glitter. Looks a bajillion times less blue in real life. More purple. Purple glitter. It's not a match to any of the recent purple-pink-blue glitter combination polishes as far as I can tell. This is unique- the glitter is teeny tiny and pretty sparse. Very sparkly, though. Possibly better for layering- this is four coats.
Boo over Sally Hansen Purple Heart. These Halloween ones (Boo and Hiss) were meant to be paired with Baptiste and Boosh for layering. I didn't have either at the time I took these pictures so I grabbed the nearest purple shimmer and tried layering. Looks awesome. Looks even better over black, I think. I don't have a picture of that, though.
Hiss! I don't have another glitter like this! It's gold based with really flashy pieces of hot pink and more subtle dark purple, blue and yellowy looking particles. The pink and gold seem dominant on me. Again, über sparkly, flashy, colorful but a bit sparse. Four coats pictured here.
Hiss over Wet n Wild Black. One coat over black looks pretty dense, doesn't it? But it doesn't seems as dense alone. Maybe I need to shake better next time. I love this even more over black. The glitter stays crisp and shiny looking.
Caress. Pastel baby blue creme. Love this. I had a polish like this in the 90s I use to love. Might have been a Hard Candy... Memory fails me. But yep, not too many other ways I can describe this other than stark creamy baby blue. Caress and Wink (below) were from the 2010 Spring collection.
Wink. This picture didn't come out so good. Hm. It's a pale lilac creme. Very white-based. Not as blue in real life. Pretty and delicate yet edgy because of the stark white crisp obviousness of it.
Force. AHHHH!!!! How hot is this?! It's super bold crayola blue. It's rich and pigmented and can change looks depending on the lighting. Here in the sunlight it looks almost neon bright, but indoors it tones down to a saturated and slightly darker looking blue. I layered Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure over this and it was one of the coolest flaky-layering combos I've ever done, couldn't stop looking at it. The girl at the museum with the chipped off gold glitter polish even raved over it when she was putting on my wristband! (Force, Jo'Mina and Prism are all from the current Summer 2010 collection- Body Electrics)
Jo'Mina (direct sunlight, outdoors)
Jo'Mina (ambient natural light, indoors). I am really upset about this one. Not about the polish, but about the pictures. I've been holding off on posting the Body Electrics collection because I couldn't get a good picture of this. It is extremely beautiful and it deserves an accurate representation. I'm failing to achieve that, so... Picture it less blue (getting tired of me saying that yet?), more red toned, more saturated and very IN YOUR FACE VIBRANT PURPLE!! It seems so much like a pastel here...it is light but I wouldn't call it a pastel... but in real life it's just so electric looking! I can't even describe it. Glowy light purple. I've never seen another polish like it.
Prism. Sheer white pearl with super strong blue iridescence/duochrome and subtle pink/green duochrome. Like mother of pearl. Also reminds me of a polish I had in the 90s. The 90s were a good time for polish. So much cool stuff back then. But... this is now and Prism is right here on the screen so I guess I should get back on topic... Prism seemed like it would be really sheer, but it's not really. First coat is very sheer but it builds nicely. I like the way it looks alone and I have worn it alone. This is three coats, you can see visible nail line but not too bad. I do four when I wear it.
Prism over Force. No words. Too pretty.
Prism over Jo'Mina. It accentuates the purple-ness of it and some of the duochrome shows green. Love.
Collide. Now this is what it's like when worlds collide.... Yes. When worlds collide, they become neon pink.
Grab. Interesting bright fuchsia-pink. Really rich looking. Purple toned. Creamy.
Hectic. Have I posted this one? I swear I've posted this one. It's amazing. Murky olive green. Right up my alley. Perfection.
DWS. This one was a surprise gift from a buddy and it quickly became my favorite light grey. It goes really well with my skintone. Applies like butter. Very glossy.
Whack. Really glowy bright jelly-ish almost neon orange. Very noticeable. Maybe a little bit of a red tomato or coral undertone to this. Mainly orange. Extremely loud orange.
Propaganda. Super dark blue jelly. A little bit like NARS Midnight Express. I made a huge mess when applying this one. It was comedic. I knocked over my bottle of remover and it covered my entire kitchen table. Went on the floor. Melted my pen. Only messed up the mani a little bit!
Smash. HULK SMASH!!!!!! I wanna say that when I wear this. Another kickass green from Illamasqua. There's nothing I don't like about this. I especially like the name... Head over heels I've fit in before... Now I don't want to do it no more... I just want to be who I want to be... Guess that's hard for others to see... (That was kinda the theme song of my life for a while!)
Strike. Metallic aqua blue. A little frosty, actually. Sparkly and frosty. And blue.
Baptiste. Last but not least... Baptiste. I made a rhyme! I can't think of anything to say about this polish. It leaves me speechless. It's so pretty. Almost too pretty. Iridescent shimmery vampy multidimensional purple. *drool*
Can't wait to see what colors Illamasqua will do next. Hopefully they'll do more of those incredible glitters for Halloween... Only four months away... I'm crossing my fingers!
(This post contains items that were sent to me for review.)
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Posted by Scrangie at 9:18 AM