Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Illamasqua Nail Polishes in Milf and Spartan


Hello everyone! It's been a while since I've done a nail polish post; probably because my nails are always cut short to stop them snapping at work. Such is life. However, miraculously, my nails have recently gained precious length and I thought I would throw them a little party to celebrate.

An unlikely pairing, Milf and Spartan are two welcome additions to my nail polish collection. I love Illamasqua's nail polishes. They are so long-lasting, fast-drying and chip-resistant - they can even withstand being submerged in hot washing-up water - and they also provide a beautiful glossy finish. The formula is really good, because the opaqueness and intensity of colour only takes two coats to achieve.

MILF is described as a "bright mint creme gloss" but as I'm obsessed at the moment, I'm going to label this shade as more of a pistachio-green. Getting over the name, I could wear this colour every day - it's so, so pretty! It's a lot more muted than Essie's Mint Candy Apple, which is one polish in my collection I could compare it to. It's very unique, I've not come across a shade quite like it, which is why I'm struggling to find a comparison. Just believe me on this one: it's a beautiful nail polish!

SPARTAN is described as "gold glitter with a glossy finish" which is pretty apt. Add a touch of glamour to your nails with lovely flecks of gold and silver glitter. The staying power is fantastic (because glitter is notoriously difficult to remove) and, to my surprise, applies like a dream. The glitter is so fine that it doesn't clump together or form bumpy parts on the nails. Overall I'm very impressed.

I really love oddities, and I love the accent nail trend even more. I know that the accent nail is supposed to be on your ring finger, but I definitely prefer it on my index finger. Perhaps I'm going my own way with the trend... It's a great way of incorporating a bit of glitter into your everyday look without it being too in-your-face. Pairing glitter with a subtle pastel colour means you can't really go wrong!

What do you think? Do like the pairing? Are you a fan of the accent nail trend?

Illamasqua nail polishes retail at £14.50, or £13.05 with the 10% loyalty discount, and are available online.
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  1. They look amazing together and the cute ring is a nice touch! x

    http://creamteaandrosejam.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Awh thank you, hun! Love my fawns! Xx

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  2. AH the green is PERFECT.

    Super unusual, and I love the accent nail. Beaut.

    Georgina at foxonthehunt.com

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    1. I'm glad you agree! I think it's my new favourite combination! Xx

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  3. These are truly gorgeous colours! I love the gold one especially :D Need to try these!

    www.thefrancescadiaries.com

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    1. I love them! The gold has a great application despite being glittery! Xx

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  4. Such pretty colours!!

    aimeedot.com

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  5. I love accent nails, this combination is unusual but I really like it :) Might be a bit awkward telling people what the name of the pistachio polish is though! xx

    http://bethht.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know, it must be pretty awkward! They also have a polish called Phallic so I think best not to use them together. Luckily they're colours that don't go! I feel the same when people ask about the NARS Deep Throat or Orgasm blushes, haha! Xx

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  6. I am loving that mint colour, I have a similar one from MUA x
    http://blushingbeauty9.wordpress.com/

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    1. I don't think I'd class it as mint but it is lovely! Xx

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    1. Will definitely be applying it again! Xx

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  8. Ooh I love that minty coloured one! I've got a couple of illamasqua nail polishes and have been really impressed with how long they've lasted. xx

    hello-you-blog.blogspot.com

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    1. Me too! Harem is one of my all time favourite nail polishes - lovely colour! Xx

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  9. Such pretty colours! I love using a pastel colour with a gold accent nail!

    - ellabellemin

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    1. Glad you're a fan of the accent nail too! Xx

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  10. Love this combination, so pretty :-)

    Christine, x
    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com

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    1. I need to do my nails like this again! Xx

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