Oct 14, 2011

Illamasqua nail polish in Shrapnel

Hi everyone!! Wow, long time no talk. Again. I've been horrible, I know. I just can't seem to get a free minute between work and my kids schedules. I feel like it's go go go and when I do get some free time to myself, I tend to do things like shower (if I'm lucky and my husband's home to watch the kids, I may even get to close the door!) or pass out (and I mean it literally. I was so tired last night I almost fell asleep walking up the stairs.) But I haven't completely abandoned you guys.

So a little while ago, I received this little beauty in the mail. Ok, so if you don't know it yet, I'm a nail tech by trade now, so when I get a free polish in the mail I get really excited. I mean really excited. It's from Illamasqua's nail varnish (polish for us North Americans) competition. The colour is Shrapnel, which is described as rose copper chrome with a metallic finish. Thank you so much to Illamasqua for sending this!

Please don't mind the sloppy application or the big greasy, lotion smear on the top of the bottle. Haha, oops, I was in a rush! I was getting ready for work when I took this pic. It seriously took me a week to find the time during the day to swatch this for you guys. It has been kinda yucky and dark outside, I couldn't capture the colour properly.

So in this pic, I used 2 slightly thicker coats to try to cover up my gel nails which are a bright orange-ish colour at the moment, so I think that the colour was really pigmented. It's a smooth application and a nice colour. I'd totally rock it. I wish I knew who came up with the colour, I was given some info on it, but that piece of paper found its way into the toilet courtesy of my 2 year old.

I'll be posting this on my nail blog, as well, so if you follow that and you've already read this...then you can save yourself a bit of time. The link to the nail blog is to the right-------->