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.