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Thursday, 28 March 2013

Mini Egg Nails | Illamasqua Nail Varnish in 'Fragile'

Illamasqua I'mperfection Nail Varnish in 'Fragile' | £14.50 | Link

Evening birdlings! Bit of a change of photography-scenery for me tonight (must be feeling a little rebellious!) I placed an order on Illamasqua's website last week as I had been lusting after their I'mperfction nail polishes for quite some time. When the shade I had my beady eyes on went out of stock on ASOS, I decided it was about time I put an order in.  As some of you may know, I'm a sucker for blue nails - so 'Fragile' just had to be mine. I must say, I was superly-duperly impressed with delivery. It arrived safe and sound within a couple of days, packaged beautifully and above all, delivery didn't cost me a penny. Yippee! 

I'm never really one for gimmicky polishes. Fur-effect, bobbly or 'caviar' nails really don't float my boat if i'm honest (#sorrynotsorry) and I'm much more of a painted nail art or classic glossy-nail look kind of girl. The furthest I go when it comes to any kind of effect in a polish is Model's Own Beetlejuice or glitter gradients, hardly daring! So, when I first saw these polishes online I was sold. They're interesting without being 'over the top'. Inspired by natural speckled patterns on bird's eggs, the polish contain little flecks of darker colour, giving a different, unique pattern and finish every time. The whole I'mperfection line aims to celebrate the little quirks that make us unique - a fabulous concept for a make-up line if I don't say so myself.  You're probably all aware by now that I have a teensy-weensy obsession for all things bird-related.. so I thought it was about time I treated myself to a polish that was just a little bit out of the ordinary for me!  Forgive me for my slightly experimental photography with the Mini-eggs (had to be done.. it's Easter soon don't you know?!) - but this polish really is such a fun little addition to have in my collection - and the finish reminds me of the famous Cadbury easter treats - making this polish perfect for the time of year (spend-age justified).

The application is fantastic. I was really impressed at how easy it was to achieve the finish I wanted. It only takes 2 coats to make the design fully opaque, and I love that each time the finish is slightly different. Illamasqua definitely haven't skimped on the little 'flecks' of colour either - you get a nice even coverage of speckles for every nail, as you can see from my swatches above! The polish dries quite glossy, but I prefer using a top coat anyway. The far right swatch on the nail wheel shows how the polish looks with the top coat applied - It blends the whole look together a little more and 'seals' in the little flecks at the same time as adding a glossy effect on top.  The polishes are chip resistant and lasted well on my nails. I got about 3 days wear without any chipping and removing it was also a doddle.  I'm now dabbling with the idea of grabbing myself the purple version too (after all, if you like something you should grab it in every colour, right?)... They really are like little Mini Eggs for your talons. Genius (who says your nails shouldn't get a piece of Easter action anyway?!...)

What are your thoughts on the Im'Perfection polishes? Are they a yay or a ney?
 

49 comments:

  1. I really want to try this it looks great. I love all the colours though so not sure which one to try first x

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    1. Me too! Spoilt for choice! The purple one is gorge x

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  2. That's such a pretty colour, perfect for spring

    ♥ Filthy Fashion ♥

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    1. definitely one for Spring :) x

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  3. I am obsessed with Mini Eggs. Ob-sessed. I think I need this just because of that! <3

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    1. me too! I love them! I swear they've made the packets smaller though :( no fair :(x

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  4. Love the look of these polishes, they're so pretty :) This shade and the lilac are my favourites! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Mine too! :) Love the purple one - i just dont know if i can truely justify a second!.... watch this space :P haha x

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  6. This is gorgeous Beth! Although I don't think I could justify spending £14.50 on a nail polish! xo

    Hannah, Glitter and Sparkle

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    1. Yess definitely a little steep isn't it. I've never spent that on a polish in my life.. probably will be a while before I do again :P Topshop's are usually my limit! xx

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  7. Looks gorgeous!! I reckon the pink and purple shades would be lovely too :) xx

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    1. Ahh yes definitely - im strangely intrigued by the green one too! I kind of want separate colours for each nail! x

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  8. Loooooove these polishes!! I think as its Easter and they're so season appropriate I might just get one!xx

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    1. Definitely perfect for Easter arent they! Like little mini eggs on your talons :) xx

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  9. aw that's brilliant! So eastery! (real word?) xx

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    1. haha 'eastery' - if it's not a word it most definitely should be! :P xx

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  10. Love the added mini eggs, can't go wrong with those bead Easter!! I love these speckled nail polishes I'm just always dubious weather the quality is worth the price tag but I spose I need to test to discover right? (Totally trying to justify going and buying this) xxx

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    1. aha well that was my justification :P along with the fact i love Mini eggs? haha
      i'd never normally splurge on a nail polish - i just had to have this one! Theyre really good :) x

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    2. I feel like nails inc push it with their prices but I love the quality so hrmfph looks like this beauty might find itself added to my collection!!xxx

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  11. This colour is gorgeous! Actually surprisingly wearable I think as well! I have mottle and really like it love the effect they give :) Great photos! xo

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  12. That polish is lovely! I think I may prefer it without the top coat which is a first. I love the photos! xx

    Cupcakes And Cocaine

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  13. This has been on my wishlist for ages! It looks amazing..bring on pay day xx

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  14. I'mperfection are PERFECT for easter! Like little mini eggs on the end of your fingers!

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  15. THis is so beautiful - I really really want to try it but it's just too expensive :( xo

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  16. This is so pretty! I love the blue
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

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  17. I think they're so pretty.... but I just can't justify the price tag. Nail polish seems to be the one beauty product I struggle splurging on haah!! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  18. I'm with you on novelty nail trends - furry nails were definitely not for me!! But I love these polishes from Illamasqua - so pretty! x

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  19. These look amazing! So perfect for Easter <3

    xxxx

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  20. This is such a gorgeous polish, I'm really tempted by the nudey one:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  21. It's so pretty! I'm so tempted to buy it xx

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  22. These are most certainly a 'yay', but £14.50 each makes me want to cry!

    They're gorgeous though :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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  23. I love these nail polishes :D i've seen them floating around on the blogsphere :P & your right they certainly do look like mini eggs on the nails - the glitter particles look like the little coloured specks on the mini egg :)
    i love that you photographed the nail polish with the mini eggs - very creative ;)
    xxx

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  24. The more photos I see of people posting this nail varnish, the more I want it!

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    xx

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  25. I absolutely love this hun! It's such a fab shade! I love the pink one as well! Great post and lovely photos! :) xx

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  26. this is beautiful, i'm so tempted to male a sneaky order! fragile is too perfect not to! xx

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  27. I just purchased the purple, this one is so nice too though! x

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  28. Think these look really nice, makes me want mini eggs though which is not a good craving for 8 am haha x

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  29. The more I see this the more I think I need it!
    Sophie
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  30. i need this immediately! amazing!

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  31. I want these nail polishes soooo much, they're gorgeous!Xx

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  32. I've never tried an illamasqua product but I would absoloutely love to! I've been admiring these polishes for a far you see, I'm not usually a fan of all these fangled "nail art" polishes, but I think the effect these have is beautiful! As soon as I come into a bit of money, I shall be running out to try these :)

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    Hazzie xx

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  33. Such a gorgeous colour, beautiful pictures as always Beth :)
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  34. Love how you've done these photos with the mini eggs they look so cool :) The nail polish looks and sounds amazing! Glitter style polishes are always my favourites :)
    Love Holly x

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  35. This is so cute, it's literally mini eggs in a bottle haha, such a great colour! xx

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  36. It's a gorgeous polish and so unique! Kind of making me crave mini eggs!


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  37. I honestly love them, they are so unique and perfect for this time of the year, however I don't know if I can bring myself to pay this much for a nail polish although it is very beautiful!

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  38. I love the look of these polishes! I think the purple is my favourite!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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