Illamasqua Nail Quills – Yay or Nay?

First off, big apologies to any of you who couldn’t see my images over the last couple of days. Colin and I could not figure out what was wrong as we couldn’t work out any common factor between the people who couldn’t see them! He’s moved my hosting now, though, so I’m hoping it will have straightened itself out by the time this post goes live.

On to the matter at hand – Illamasqua Nail Quills. I have to say, for me it’s a nay. If you know me at all you’ll know that Illamasqua is my absolute favourite brand, but I won’t be buying a set of these. Have you seen them?

I remember when we first saw them on the Illamasqua blog, Kim and I were both like ‘wtf, cufflinks?’ – haha! Still puzzled as to what they are? Check out this video:

Admittedly, they are definitely eye catching and unique (I’ve not seen anything like them before, anyway) but they really aren’t my sort of thing. Just a little impractical! And a little expensive – these will be going for £35 a pair. Sorry, Illamasqua, but I think that’s a little steep even if they are handmade! They look amazing for a photoshoot, but they’re a bit beyond my needs. In fact I think they’re beyond most everyday consumers. Or am I wrong? I can imagine that if they were a bit cheaper, they might be quite tempting as something unique to wear for a Christmas party. I’m quite interested in the new matte nail polish in ‘Scorn’ though.

How about you? Do you want to try out these tantalising talons or are they a bit too much for you?

Illamasqua’s handmade nail quills will be available exclusively online and from the flagship store on London’s Beak Street from the end of November.

8 thoughts on “Illamasqua Nail Quills – Yay or Nay?

  1. I agree with you whe you say that it’s a bit pricey but it’s also so classy, with a unique look, I love this, really!
    … even if yes, it’s a bit too much for an everyday look :)

    I saw that you were having 999 followers, and I’m happy to be the 1000th one, I like your articles. Have a great weekend!

  2. I for one, would LOVE a pair. I adore things like armour rings which point out beyond your nail and think these are stunning. £35 for something I’d probably lose at a bar is pretty high though, I could only see myself wearing these for nights out.

  3. oh, yeah…there’d be some eye-poking going on.

    seems like you could get a similar effect with no danger by painting a silver quill on a long black nail. :)

    first time to your blog – enjoying the posts!

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