Subtle Speckled Gradient with Illamasqua


Speckled 1 Subtle Speckled Gradient with Illamasqua

First of all, let me just put it out there – I hate these pictures. My hands look so dry and red from the hideously cold weather when I did these nails, and the images are a little overexposed so the gradient doesn’t look as obvious as it should. Siiigh – I’m sure you still get the gist, though.

Speckled 2 Subtle Speckled Gradient with Illamasqua

These are of course my two favourite shades of Illamasqua’s Speckled Nail Varnish* from their new I’mperfection collection. I first applied the blue polish, Fragile, as normal then sponged the green polish, Mottle, onto the tips. Really simple but SO pretty.

Speckled 3 Subtle Speckled Gradient with Illamasqua

This manicure lasted a really long time too, I wore it for 8 days before I took it off and I swear down there was only one chip on one nail. Not even any tipwear! I’m putting this down to the Illamasqua Top Coat I’ve been using, I can’t believe I never tried it before – it’s pretty bloody fabulous.

And while we’re on the subject of Illamasqua and speckled nails, I was in their newsletter yesterday! Eeeeek *fangirl moment* :D

Have you jumped on the speckled nails bandwagon yet? Have you tried any other brands’ versions?

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

    Ooooh these two look gorgeous together! I popped in to Superdrugs yesterday & saw that Accessorize have also released some lovely looking speckled polishes :) and with 3 for 2 I couldn’t resist picking up a few, looking forward to trying them out!

    Aysh xox

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15385052535871724452 Freshie

    This is a killer mani! These are all on my wishlist and I’d love to do something similar if I get my grubby hands on them =D.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00491707168225939312 Lys Chan

    I love this, it’s so cool!

    greetings from Shirayuki’s Beauty.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07037750203579916705 ElinorRhian…

    I really want these! they are so pretty.

    elinorrhian.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14826519045476463458 Lillian Funny Face

    Oooh that looks awesome! I want so much of the new collection ;__;

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04247152786071106210 jaljen

    I didn’t look at the hands. The nails are just so fabulous!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16563187425673058690 UKNailRunner

    They look wonderful together!

    I’m trying to resist buying any of this collection, but I do have W7 Salt ‘n’ Pepper (black micro glitter in a white base) which is a great cheap alternative. I’d been thinking about frankening a bit with other colours………..

    If you’ve not seen Salt ‘n’ Pepper I’ve got pics of it over on my baby blog :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16736766038405439142 Fay

    I love this coating, the colours work really well together and the speckles are just great :D

  • http://rosiehildersley.wordpress.com/ Rosie Hildersley

    You have so many great ideas!