Festive Nails with Illamasqua

IllamasquaFestiveNails1 Festive Nails with Illamasqua

IllamasquaFestiveNails2 Festive Nails with Illamasqua

You know how much I love Illamasqua. Favourite brand FOR REAL, guys. So it was pretty much inevitable that I’d love all the offerings in their Christmas gift shop. I was very kindly sent this gorgeous Nail Duo in Throb & Spartan*; both luckily and surprisingly I didn’t already own the two shades so this is a very welcome addition to my collection!

I’m generally not a huge fan of red cremes as I feel they don’t really suit me and they are always SUCH a pain to remove – they stain my fingers like no one’s business and frankly I think there’s much more interesting colours out there that are worth a painful removal over a red creme. Throb is a little less hardcore than your basic pillarbox red creme though, I find it a bit dusty and muted by comparison to a primary red, but this works excellently when teamed with Spartan! Spartan is quite an opaque gold glitter gold glitter – it’s not common to find a glitter in a clear base that can be opaque in two coats but Spartan is one of them. In fact it’s so opaque that it was quite a challenge to sponge it onto the tips of my nails without it becoming too dense!

IllamasquaFestiveNails3 Festive Nails with Illamasqua I really like these two polishes paired together, it’s definitely a Christmassy look! I’m dying to get my hands on the Viridian & Glitterati Duo next – I already have Viridian but Glitterati is brand new and I feel like I need to get it in case it’s never available again! Sad, much? The Blush Duo in Lover & Hussy is also gorgeous but alas, I already have Hussy! What are you loving from Illamasqua’s Christmas shop?

Illamasqua Christmas nail duos cost £24 and are available online, at Illamasqua counters and in freestanding stores.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14236602901223400396 Coco

    Looks so amazing together!! Illamasqua nail polishes are the best x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13870130617699291188 Charlotte Lottie

    Thats so pretty!
    and… are they real nails ? :| wow

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01684425731372729281 HeartsAndCrosses

    Wow, these look incredible! I love red nail polish, and have way to many bottles, but I’ve never tried Illamasqua, sounds great



  • Anonymous

    Wow this is really weird but I have done a very similar design today. I got revlon gold glitter free in boots and my partner suggested red. I have AEngland Perceval (my favourite nail polish ever)with the Revlon Gold Glitter on top. Great for Christmas.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11446853298233192052 Kerise

    Perfect Christmas manicure! That red is perfect!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06149626959875048990 Truly Madly Beauty

    Aaaaah I heart glitter gradients & this is BEAUT!! I can’t believe I actually don’t own a single thing from Illamasqua…*hangs head in shame* will rectify this asap! ;D

    Aysh xox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09402496036051768984 Jem

    Viridan and Glitterati on sale at ASOS now! 30% off….

    Only one day though I think :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09993078627097451979 lolap

    This is a cool effect, but I just wish that your nails weren’t 4 different lengths and 4 different shapes :/

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15110959456221326131 Leanne

      Gee, I’m REAL sorry. Not.