Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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!)







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7 Comments:

Blogger Rebecca said...

I have reviewed them! :D

I too thought that Caress was the best application of the four! Lovely colour and I got lots of compliments on it when I wore it as a full mani.

10 March 2010 at 22:21  
Blogger SEH said...

go us rebecca! :D

i haven't tried on the other ones yet, i liked this polish but i'm not sure it's really ME. i might hold onto it and see if i change my mind, it's very pretty

10 March 2010 at 22:24  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hmm I know what you mean when you say you're not sure if it's "you". I have that feeling a lot about colours, but I find that if I wear them and see what reaction I get about them I usually come round and decide to keep!

10 March 2010 at 22:28  
Blogger Skulda said...

This is a really nice soft blue! I like it.

10 March 2010 at 22:38  
Blogger Nails 4 Stars said...

Very pretty!

10 March 2010 at 22:52  
Blogger Lily nail said...

so lovely !!

10 March 2010 at 22:58  
Blogger gildedangel said...

That is a beautiful color!

14 March 2010 at 03:25  

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