illamasqua nail varnishes: harem, superstition and venous!

3.21.2013

wow.

that was my initial reaction when I opened these nail polishes for the first time.

illamasqua seem to have finely tuned the knack of creating shades more unique than others out there on the market (and almost always better quality too) 

I wanted to review these separately but they're so damn good I had to do them all together because I'm so impatient to show you them on! 

if you're looking for the perfect spring/summer nail colours these may just be for you:
superstition is a knockout hot pink coming soon to their collection!! (I'm super excited to swatch this one for you!) this is one crazy, vibrant, beautiful shade! 

this is how it looks on:
the varnish is rich, bright and long lasting. I find it really hard to critise the formula of illamasqua polishes because all the ones I've used have been pretty darn perfect. 

for full intensity I'd apply two coats (it's almost a one coat polish because the pigment is so good)

next up is my favourite out of the three harem

this is such a stunning shade. imagine if pink and lilac had a baby.. well this is what they'd create! a pink mauve colour that's so pretty it's almost edible!
I've been wearing this for four days with no chips and the formula is great! the pigment is rich but it's really light to apply; two coats feel like one. 
venous is a cool polish; much edgier than the other two I've swatched above! a bold blue/green shade that really stands out (although one I'd probably one I'd wear less on a daily basis) however if I wanted to have a statement manicure this would be high on my list.
 again the formula is great, two coats for full coverage and hard wearing. 

harem and venous are part of the broken heart range that also includes the famous raindrops nail polish (did you know raindrops is now available in pink!!!) I recently wore the original raindrops and had lots of good feedback so I'd be tempted to buy the pink version.. have you tried it?

so what do you guys think; do you like these shades too? which one is your favourite?? I'd love to know!

back soon!

caroline x

33 comments:

  1. These colours are amazing! I can't pick which one is my favourite haha x
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  2. Gorgeous, I would say superstition stand out to me the most, so pretty :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Those colours are incredible! I love all of them! These shades do stand out more than other brands on the market and that's really impressive. Cannot get over how gorgeous these are!

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    1. I love their brand- such good quality too!! xx

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  4. Oh my, these are freaking gorgeous colours! So so stunning! xxx

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  5. Wow, I love all three of those! I definitely think I'm going to be buying them. Especially Superstition, I've been looking for a new hot pink since mine ran out and that looks perfect!

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    1. it's a perfect summer pink!! :) xx

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  6. Venous is my favorite of the 3. Went straight to the wishlist! *__*
    Illamasqua polishes are so addicting <3

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    1. it's so hard to resist them and such good wear!! :) xx

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  7. These are stunning colours! Love all of them, especially the last one xx

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  8. these are so so beautiful! I adore the second one x

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  9. All the three shades are beautiful <3 They look gorgeous on your nails!! Wish i could get hold of more Illamasqua nail varnishes but can't buy any due to the new rules of Royal mail :(

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    1. oh no :( that's sad (I'll try not to post too much temptation!!) x

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    1. too tempting I think ;) love them xx

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  11. I love these colours! Your nails are so perfect!

    Jegz.x

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  12. ohmygoodness these colours are insane! such a good colour and thickness to them.

    xxx

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  13. These are gawjus! I think I'd have to wear all 3 at once because i wouldn't be able to decide on a favourite!

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  14. wow, venous is amazing! definite future purchase. So glossy and the shape of your nails are to die for, how did you get them like that?
    Abigail. x
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    1. I just cut them straight across and file the edges round to curve them a little!

      I always break them so they change quite often :) xx

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