Friday, 8 June 2012

NOTD: Illamasqua Phallic

I don't own many blue polishes. No particular reason why, I'm just mostly attracted to purples, pinks and reds when it comes to nails. But I decided to pick this up when I was in London some time ago, the colour in the bottle was just stunning.

I'm a big fan of Illamasqua polishes, I bought Baptiste a while back and it is still my favourite polish. They dry quickly and they last a considerable amount of time, even on my flimsy nails. Phallic is a little thicker than Baptiste, but it's definitely workable. It was opaque in two coats.



I will have to apologise for the messiness of my nails, along with the slightly blurred picture. I had a seriously bad case of shaky hands. Once I finally managed to paint my nails, getting a picture was even harder. Shaking camera and shaking nails meant a lot of blurred pictures, so I settled for this one, since it was one of the two that came out somewhat okay.

Phallic is a beautiful midnight blue, with bright blue shimmer. Gorgeous. Indoors it is dark, but not black. In sunlight (which we do not have much of at the moment) it really comes to life. It's quite an original colour, the shimmer in this polish is just amazing. Illamasqua polishes aren't exactly on the cheaper side, but for me it's definitely worth it, just for the uniqueness of the colours.

This polish most definitely encouraged me to start looking at more blue polishes. It's really pretty. It's very similar to Baptiste in the whole lit-from-within look that it has going on. Beautiful.

Do you own any Illamasqua polishes?

Illamasqua polishes cost £13.50 and can be purchased from their website.

Disclosure: I bought this product myself.


12 comments:

  1. Are those real nails? Well done to you if they are!!

    Alice

    www.SecretsOfAWannabeCharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are real, I've only ever had fake nails once, I don't like the way they feel! x

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  2. OMG this is a gorgeous shade! I wish Illamasque was available here.But i am gonna drool over this for a while :P
    xx
    anna

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    1. It's really beautiful. I wish we had a local counter, I have to either pick things up on trips to London every now and then or order online. x

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  3. This looks lovely, the flecks of blue glitter/shimmer really make this polish. The only Illamasqua polish I have is Viridian and I'm well and truly amazed by their formula. Lasting power from it is amazing and it takes days for it to chip even slightly.

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    1. Viridian is another one that I've been lusting over, it looks gorgeous. I love Illamasqua polishes. Well worth the extra money I think. x

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  4. It does look nice, I dont have any blue nail polish in my collection at the moment, but now I fancy to try one :) thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I'm definitely more into purples and reds, but I really love this shade. It's a lot different to other shades of blue polish out there I think. :) x

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  5. Oh my goodness, this is AMAZING!
    Definitely on my wish list.

    Sharleena xx
    markedbeautyblog.blogpsot.com

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    1. It's really pretty. It was on my wish list for a long time before I managed to get hold of it! x

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  6. i love purples! i have more blues now than i used to and this one is STUNNING! fab shade!

    xxx
    http://www.unnakednails.com/

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    1. It's really beautiful. They have some lovely purples too, their Baptiste is my favourite purple polish. :) x

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