Thursday, 21 March 2013

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Enamel


I mentioned earlier on my Twitter (which you can stalk here) and my Instagram (which you can stalk here) that I had new PR gifts to review, and I revealed in my earlier Illamasqua Powder Blusher review (which you can read here) that it was a few Illamasqua products! Aside from the blusher, I also received a very beautiful Speckled Nail Enamel from their I'mPerfection range! I was obviously very excited, as the Speckled range has had a lot of interest surrounding it's uniqueness!


The polish I received was "Scarce," a gorgeous pink speckled polish.


As you can see, the "speckled" effect is just black glitter, yet it is not sparkly, which gives it a truly unique finish!

Swatchy, swatchy!



One layer, no top coat

With just one coat, the effect is very beautiful. It gives a more natural look, especially with the pink. But, I couldn't resist taking Illamasqua's advice and adding another layer for intensity.


Two layers, no top coat

As you can see, two coats certainly bring the effect out in full force, and it looks amazing! I'm really happy with the way it turned out!

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The quality of the polishes is also amazing. I've had the polish on since Monday, and since have had only minor wearing around the edges, no major chipping whatsoever! Also, the colour is so close to my skin that even though there is minor wearing, you cannot see it at all!

I'm very impressed with these polishes, and will definitely be heading to my local Illamasqua store to buy the other colours - that is as soon as my spending ban is over! The Speckled range has a really nice selection of colours also, including Freckle (neutral), Mottle (green), Fragile (blue), and Speckle (purple).

Check out the Illamasqua page (here) for amazing swatches of all the colours!

You can buy these babies from Myer here, for only $22.50!
(On the Illamasqua website, they cost £14.50, which roughly exchanges to about $21.15AU, so we're certainly not paying more than we have to!)

Have you tried the Illamasqua Speckled Polishes yet? If so, how did you find them?



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20 comments

  1. This is so pretty on you!

    I have these and I will eventually get around to doing a review!

    Can't pick a favourite, it's too hard!

    xx

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    1. Aw thank you hun! I definitely need more now, they are too beautiful!
      xx

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  2. This is one pretty polish!

    Sharleena xx

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    1. It certainly is! Illamasqua have outdone themselves! :)
      xx

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  3. I want one of these so badly and now you have convinced me haha. Such a gorgeous shade too!

    Check out my international NARS BLUSH giveaway!
    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Haha yay! They are so lovely in real life!
      xx

      Delete

  4. Lovely blog darling,

    I really can't decide if I love or loathe this look... I think I'll have to try it...

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I think it's lovely but each to their own!
      xx

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  5. I have a nail polish from Etude House called 'Strawberry Stars Candy' and it's very similar to the Illamasqua but at a fraction of the price. I was seriously considering getting the Illamasqua ones until I saw the Etude House version!

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Ohhhh I'll have to look that up and give it a go!
      Thanks for the tip xx

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  6. Gorgeous! I really like the soft pink.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks lovely. Love the colour!
    xoxo
    Madiha

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so pretty! I really want to try them! x

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    1. You should definitely give them a go, they're lovely xx

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  9. very nice nail polish :) i like how it sparkles~

    Joyce @carouselstreet.com

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  10. gaahhh, I love opaque glitters!!

    ReplyDelete

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Enamel


I mentioned earlier on my Twitter (which you can stalk here) and my Instagram (which you can stalk here) that I had new PR gifts to review, and I revealed in my earlier Illamasqua Powder Blusher review (which you can read here) that it was a few Illamasqua products! Aside from the blusher, I also received a very beautiful Speckled Nail Enamel from their I'mPerfection range! I was obviously very excited, as the Speckled range has had a lot of interest surrounding it's uniqueness!


The polish I received was "Scarce," a gorgeous pink speckled polish.


As you can see, the "speckled" effect is just black glitter, yet it is not sparkly, which gives it a truly unique finish!

Swatchy, swatchy!



One layer, no top coat

With just one coat, the effect is very beautiful. It gives a more natural look, especially with the pink. But, I couldn't resist taking Illamasqua's advice and adding another layer for intensity.


Two layers, no top coat

As you can see, two coats certainly bring the effect out in full force, and it looks amazing! I'm really happy with the way it turned out!

-- 

The quality of the polishes is also amazing. I've had the polish on since Monday, and since have had only minor wearing around the edges, no major chipping whatsoever! Also, the colour is so close to my skin that even though there is minor wearing, you cannot see it at all!

I'm very impressed with these polishes, and will definitely be heading to my local Illamasqua store to buy the other colours - that is as soon as my spending ban is over! The Speckled range has a really nice selection of colours also, including Freckle (neutral), Mottle (green), Fragile (blue), and Speckle (purple).

Check out the Illamasqua page (here) for amazing swatches of all the colours!

You can buy these babies from Myer here, for only $22.50!
(On the Illamasqua website, they cost £14.50, which roughly exchanges to about $21.15AU, so we're certainly not paying more than we have to!)

Have you tried the Illamasqua Speckled Polishes yet? If so, how did you find them?



20 comments:

  1. This is so pretty on you!

    I have these and I will eventually get around to doing a review!

    Can't pick a favourite, it's too hard!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw thank you hun! I definitely need more now, they are too beautiful!
      xx

      Delete
  2. This is one pretty polish!

    Sharleena xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It certainly is! Illamasqua have outdone themselves! :)
      xx

      Delete
  3. I want one of these so badly and now you have convinced me haha. Such a gorgeous shade too!

    Check out my international NARS BLUSH giveaway!
    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha yay! They are so lovely in real life!
      xx

      Delete

  4. Lovely blog darling,

    I really can't decide if I love or loathe this look... I think I'll have to try it...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it's lovely but each to their own!
      xx

      Delete
  5. I have a nail polish from Etude House called 'Strawberry Stars Candy' and it's very similar to the Illamasqua but at a fraction of the price. I was seriously considering getting the Illamasqua ones until I saw the Etude House version!

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhhh I'll have to look that up and give it a go!
      Thanks for the tip xx

      Delete
  6. Gorgeous! I really like the soft pink.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks lovely. Love the colour!
    xoxo
    Madiha

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so pretty! I really want to try them! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should definitely give them a go, they're lovely xx

      Delete
  9. very nice nail polish :) i like how it sparkles~

    Joyce @carouselstreet.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. gaahhh, I love opaque glitters!!

    ReplyDelete

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