Since I first saw this collection last week, I have to say I have developed a major love for the nail polishes. I was lucky enough to be given three to try so wanted to give you an idea of how they look applied, as well as a bit of a review of the polishes themselves…
I was given the shades Fragile (Blue), Mottle (Green) and Scarce (Pink), and of the three I am definitely drawn more towards the blue shade – I have always always loved blue nail polish, and I think it goes back to my teenage years when it was one of my first rebellious things to do (I was not exactly a teenage tearaway I have to say…).
Illamasqua have always set the standard for good quality nail polishes as far as I am concerned, and these are no exception – they applied easily, and two coats gave a good colour density on the nail. I did find that the pink shade needed an extra shade, because the particles in the polish didn’t seem to apply as densely on the nails as the other shades, so I felt that this needed an extra coat to give it the same visual effect.
The polishes also last really well on the nails – I get around four or five days without so much as a chip, which is frankly miraculous for me, as I use my hands a lot.
I really really like the effect you get from these polishes too – layering them gives a lovely look as flecks of polish in the first layer get covered and look lighter so you get a kind of gradient effect.
Removal is something which takes time with these polishes though, as you might expect from any polish which has glitter particles – I went through serious amounts of cotton wool and nail polish when I took my first mani off that I’d applied from this range.
I think it’s highly likely I’ll be trying to pick up the nude and purple shades from this collection to complete my set…
Disclaimer – as mentioned in the post, these were PR samples. All reviews on this site are honest and based on my experiences with a product.