Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Illamasqua, Muse

I'm a huge, huge fan of jelly, jelly glitter, cremes, greys, shrooms, dark greens, and dark reds. I tried to get into blues, purples, and teals, but ... they're okay. I like them, mostly. Yeah. (I am beginning to get into a red creme craze though, hmm...) Still, this is one of my new favorite polishes: Illamasqua Muse.

All pictures are outdoors on a cloudy day--about two hours after I took these, it rained.

Augh, incredible. Easy application, nearly one coat (it would be, but I have a terrible case of the peelies) and so, so glossy. Do you see the gloss? In the enlarged pictures, you could see me in the reflection on each nail.

Also also, this polish caught the attention of nearly everybody I spoke to. Nobody cares about my nails or their nail color, but this one is definitely something special.

Here's the thing about Illamasqua that is making me antsy right now: it wears down like nothing I've worn before. No tipwear, no scratches. It looks just like I put it on yesterday, and it has been two days--I at least have tipwear by this point. Chips, at the worst. For some reason, this freaks me out. But--yes, it's awesome. I heart it.


  1. That is such a beautiful blue color, I am still weighing whether paying that much for one polish is worth it.

  2. Gildedangel: Lol, I don't blame you for feeling that way at all! I got this during the F&F sale and never posted about it until now--admittedly, I never wore it until now, either. I personally like it, becausse it is currently holding the record for the longest-wearing creme I own. And I own a lot of cremes, including RBL--which is sometimes touted as the best formula and application out there. In comparison, Illa is by far the economical choice... but I love both.