Saturday, 4 May 2013

Illamasqua and Emily de Molly

Hey lovelies!

I recently went on a trip to Sydney where I went a little bit crazy at the Illamasqua counter at Myer! So today I have a mani using five of Illa's rubber brights collection which I am obsessed with!

First the five colours I bought, on their own without a topcoat! Each nail is two coats. Application was lovely for all except for the orange which is Illamasqua - Optimist. For this one, I found the formula slightly 'gluggy,' I believe the reason for this may have been that the bottle doesn't close as tightly as the others do in order to fit in their display boxes. But I'm not sure. I think if I had some thinner I would have added it in there but I don't so maybe I'll invest in some and see how that goes. 

 While I loved the rubber look on their own, I had something else I wanted to do with these bright nails so I applied a top coat of Black and White Love Affair by Emily de Molly. You can buy Emily de Molly polish from her etsy store here, from Shoppe Eclectic or from Llarowe.

I love this look. I know I've got a great mani when I get in my car to drive somewhere and I can't stop looking at my nails! Here's an outdoor shot which really shows the colours much better.

Honestly, I am such a top coat addict, I think I would struggle to wear the Illamasqua's on their own without one! But I do enjoy the look and I really love these polishes!

Illamasqua - Serenity
Illamasqua - Prosperity
Illamasqua - Optimist
Illamasqua - Nurture
Illamasqua - Devotee
Emily de Molly - Black and White Love Affair

1 comment:

  1. so many beautiful colours!!!! I love matte finishes and these look perfect!