Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Illamasqua Baptiste

I've been meaning to blog about this polish for absolutely ages. Since I first bought it last year, I've used up a full bottle, and I'm now on my second bottle.

I only realised after I'd taken these pictures that the lid was on the wrong way round. :/ Oops!

Baptiste is a royal purple with violet shimmer. I think capturing just how beautiful this polish is is impossible. In sunlight it glows vivid purple, but in my swatches it has a funny pink sheen to it.  I've taken so many photographs of this that you wouldn't believe - it is so hard to capture. It also has that whole lit-from-within look that Phallic has, and I love it. The first time I wore this, I had five different people comment on it, none of which I knew! One of my friends asked me if my nails were fake because 'that colour can't possibly be real.' I don't think I've ever worn this and not had it noticed.

If you read this blog frequently or follow me on Twitter you'll how much of a purple fiend I am, and this polish is absolutely perfect for me. A lot of purple polish gear towards the darker side and look almost black indoors, but this doesn't. In sunlight this polish glows. Amazing.

The application was lovely, it was opaque in two coats, dried fairly quickly and wasn't streaky. The wear time was good too, it lasts around a week on before chipping.

It's definitely more on the expensive side at £13.50, but it's absolutely worth for both the quality of the polish and the incredible colour.

I'm a big fan of purple polishes, and this one is definitely my favourite in my entire collection. You can buy this polish from Debenhams or the Illamasqua website.

Do you own any Illamasqua polishes? What's your favourite polish?

Dislclaimer: I bought this product myself.


6 comments:

  1. your nail are fabulous ..i love that colour too

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe how nice to me my nails are being at the moment, haha! They've never been this long and strong before. The colour is gorgeous, couldn't quite capture it though. :(

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  2. Beautiful colour. I don't own any Illamasqua polishes... yet.

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    1. I own two Illamasqua polishes at the moment (just ordered a third) and I've been really happy with them. I'd definitely recommend them!

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  3. That polish is lovely! I only own 3 Illamasqua polishes myself, I think this one is going on the wishlist! xoxo

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    1. It's gorgeous. I think it was on my wishlist for about year before I bought it!

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