Friday, 30 April 2010

day two hundred and forty two, illamasqua fern

ahhh THIS is the illamasqua i know and love!!! gorgeous colour, strong opacity and a good formula. it restores my faith in humanity to know that it was just a 2 polish stumble...not a brand wide problem. illamasqua you still hold a place in my heart!

fern is a really pretty bright medium blue with gorgeous glass flecked shimmer throughout. the shimmer definitely had a lot of light blue in it, it almost reminded me of bb couture sea of cortez but they are incredibly different. they're only the same in that they are blue polishes with shimmer/glitter in them.

it catches the light something beautiful, it feels so tropical and beautiful. it totally matched the amazing weather we had for three whole days in London, sunshine and temps in the 70s (F)! of course that all ended yesterday and we're back to dreary, windy and rainy weather. so i've asked everyone i know to remind me that i need to pick up a lamp while i'm out window shopping tomorrow (i might be banned from buying anything [including nail polish] as i picked up 3 pairs of christian louboutin shoes [shoes are my other love! well..handbags too, but i own more shoes than bags]) because while i remember to update this blog everyday....i have a horrendous memory and now with the sunshine gone swatching is IMPOSSIBLE without a lamp. i just don't get enough light anywhere in my flat to capture the colour correctly. so that's my story!

anyway, back to fern. this was definitely a 3 coater, it isn't a jelly base but it's not 100% creme sort of bridges the gap, and you all know i HATE visible nail line so i put on my required 3rd coat. it's definitely a fun colour, i feel like i should wear it and go hula dancing or something. it's been 5.5 years since i left los angeles for London and i don't regret it a bit but i must admit my sense of temperature and sunshine is now very things are either London dreary or hawaii tropical.

okay, enough rambling!

(i think my bottom of the bottle pictures are a little silly but i always want to know what the WHOLE bottle looks you all have to indulge in my whims because...well...i'm the author! haha!)

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Blogger ShortAndSweetNails said...

Love it! I'm generally pleased with all my Illamasquas. :)

30 April 2010 at 21:58  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I have this polish and it is one of my fave Illamasquas. It looks totally different on you though! In a good way :p

30 April 2010 at 23:45  
Blogger Necromancer said...

That's a gorgeous blue :-)

1 May 2010 at 07:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a beautiful blue! makes me really wish i had access to illamasqua products!!

1 May 2010 at 21:22  
Blogger Jackie S. said...

Oh I'm drooling over this one!

4 May 2010 at 17:51  

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