day one hundred and ninety one, illamasqua caress
okay i've been holding it in for a week...but here is the first of the illamasqua pastels!!!!!!!!! isn't it soo pretty?? this is caress, described as a 'cornflower' blue...although cornflower to me is a darker, more sapphire based tone. but it's a really nice light light blue...it reminded me more of a robin's egg baby sister kind of colour. it's very soft, very feminine. and surprisingly the application was great. first coat was a tiny bit streaky but actually not that bad, completely opaque in two coats. a lot of pastels (to me) can sometimes feel a bit chalky but this was a really nice consistency, very smooth on the nail. i used 3 coats (as always) but i could've stopped with two.
i do need to provide a disclaimer by way of apologizing for my TERRIBLE cuticles...it's been a loooong couple weeks! i love being back at work but man it's tough and stressful and my cuticles are bearing the brunt.
so focus on the colour and not my ugly fingers! (i also feel kinda special because while these colours have been splashed all over the nail blog-o-sphere i'm not sure that anyone has actually reviewed them yet!!! i did not pick up the yellow colour because i didn't think it suited my skin but the rest will be showcased shortly!)