Why My Friend Megan May Be One Of The Most Awesome People Ever!

by 3:09 PM 16 comments
I told you a little while back that one of my best friends got me some Illamasqua polishes for Christmas. My first ever Illamasquas, so they hold a special place in my heart.


Megs and I went to Robina to do some Christmas shopping together and I knew that they Myer there had just opened up a Benefit Brow Bar and I thought I might get some individual false lashes applied, because really, why not? I saw the Benefit counter and then behind it I spied one of the most awesome things I have ever seen. The Illamasqua counter. I was off like a shot leaving poor Megs to trail behind me wondering what had possessed me so.


I still cannot justify $35 a bottle or even 2 for $50 for polish - but Megs can. I love my polishes so, so much. They apply like nothing I've ever used before and the colour is amazing. I now have four Illamasqua polishes and I love them.

This is one of the two bottles I got for Christmas - Viridian. This is one of the two polishes released in the Art of Darkness collection alongside the rich burnt red of Scarab which I may cave and cough up the money for after all.

Viridian is described as a peacock green with a metallic finish on the Illamasqua website. I say it is a dark teal base with a slightly lighter teal microshimmer that leans towards blue. It's a cool toned polish and is so intense in pigmentation that you can get away with one coat, which makes the price a little more realistic since it would take you twice or even three times as long to go through this then a bottle of OPI which retails at $20 a bottle here.
It's application was incredibly smooth and I can't find any fault with it at all other then the price being a little steep considering Illamasqua products are made right here in Australia yet they are cheaper overseas. Which boggles my mind more then a little.


Possible dupes for those out there who can't get their hands on this one - closeish to Nubar Earth but perhaps the Nubar is lighter? That's just from looking at swatch pics. Will do a compare and contrast for you guys when I get a chance.

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That's it from me today.

Be awesome to each other.

Bec

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16 comments:

  1. That is a lovely polish and it looks good on you :)

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  2. Wow that is gorgeous! I'd get if it weren't so expensive!

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  3. so pretty. i am jealous. i want some illamasqua badly :)
    xx

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  4. i like illamasqua makeup but haven't tried their nail polish yet. this is a really nice shade. love it.

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  5. Hi Rmcandlelight,

    Thank you. I adore this polish!

    Bec

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  6. Hi MusicalHouses,

    It is pricey here. I hear the polishes are much cheaper in the States and the UK. Over here, compared to $20 for OPI or Bloom, it's not that much more to get an Illamasqua polish. It i definately and indulgence though.

    Bec

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  7. Hi Erica,

    It's awesome isn't it.

    Bec

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  8. Hi Alicia,

    I'll attempt to remedy that for you then. Do you not have access at all?

    Bec

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  9. Hi Fruity Lashes,

    I'm the opposite, Loveing the polish, haven't tried the makeup yet. I can't decide what to buy first!

    Bec

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  10. Beautiful, just beautiful! *___*

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  11. Such a gooorgeous colour, love it!!
    Illamasqua is my favourite brand :D x

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