Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Illamasqua Pastel Collection

Hey guys! Thanks for all the kind words regarding my last post :)

Today I have for you Illamasqua's Pastel Collection. I ordered these right when it first came out on the Illamasqua website, little did I know that they will be available at Sephora lol It's ok though!

I love pastels, and I love Illamasqua nail polishes. Combined will probably be amazing. Am I right? Well let's go on with the swatches.

Wink - lavender creme. 2 coats

Nudge - turquoise pastele. 2 coats. Sephora website described this as a mint green. It's not a mint green.

Caress - baby blue pastel creme. 2 coats

Blow - yellow pastel creme. 2 coats.

This is my second time trying Illamasqua nail polishes, and I must say they never fail me. I was a little iffy because pastel's always comes across streaky or thick. They were a little on the thick side but fine enough to work with. They all applied evenly and full coverage under two coats. Blow and Wink were my top favorites, although the others are great colors too.

I ended up ordering even more Illamasqua polishes including: Elope, Force, Smash, Jo'mina, Prism, Fern, Hectic, and Phallic. Hopefully I'll be swatching those soon.

That's all for today :)


  1. How yummy these polishes are! And you did such a wonderful job swatching them.

    I read your post about your job. Man, that SUCKS! Is someone riding a high horse there, or what?

    I worked at a doctors' office and that was the LAST time I worked in an office setting. My boss started every conversation with 'Why did you....?' I once told her I didn't have a good reason, only excuses. Man, that pissed her off so bad. I didn't give her anything to rip apart. Ugh!

    Here's hoping your next 6 months fly by and that something AWESOME-LY better is out there for you.

  2. Wow, loving the lavender and yellow the best but all of them are so very pretty.
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  3. Wink is gorgeous!

  4. Those look so good on you! I'm so pale that I'm nearly transparent, so pastels make me look rather sickly. Such a shame...

    Still, I think I'd be able to use these as a base for some fun nail art, though. All of these would be awesome, and more fun than a simple white!

  5. OMG these colors are really to die for, especially Wink and Caress! Wooow! :)

    I'm your new follower! ;)

  6. gorgeous =) my faves are also wink and blow =) I wish nudge was more green, though!

  7. I love pastels too, but to be honest, these colours aren't very original. You can find dupes of them anywhere, and for the price of Illamasque, I probably wouldn't touch them. That said, your swatches are very nice. :)

  8. These are to die for! Really! I normaly don't like pastels but those look sweet. ;)

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  9. just loved the lavender... and also loved your nails too! unfortunately here i cannot find Illamasqua for sail =(
    by the way, if you can, pass by my baby-blog! it's about nails too haha
    beijinhos *.* kisses

  10. Oh wow I love all of these and will definitely buy them the next time I get the chance!