Sunday, March 17, 2013

I'mPerfect-ly Mint: Illamasqua's Mottle

Blog silence has been broken! It has been a crazy two weeks, my lovelies...

Life had kicked into overdrive, along with Jes and I traveling to Charleston, SC, and now most recently this cold/curse/Ebola? thing that has been plaguing my general person. I do have to say I think it is twit-contagious because a large contingent of fellow nail bloggers, are currently afflicted. Love and well wishes to my dear Hayley, and also Amanda and Wes. If things don't turn around we will be blogging about tissues, cold remedies, and cough drop comparisons. Bleh.

So, Illamasqua is making it's debut on my corner of the net. Yeah... I'm smitten. This is the perfect Elena mainstream brand. It's sleek, it's edgy, it's controversial... ("It gets the people going...") They do not have the slogan "Make-up for Your Alter Ego", for no reason. Then there are the names of the polishes. Vice, Throb, Kink, Rampage, Monogamous, Faux Pas, Phallic, Load, Bacterium, Fragile and Scorn... Also, they have a full spectrum of varnish colors and finishes (creme, gloss, shimmer, rubber, speckle, glitter. )

In honor of St. Patrick's Day and my Godson, JJ's, Christening,  I selected Illamasqua's Speckle polish in Mottle. Mottle consists of glossy black micro glitter and hexes floating amid a fresh mint gloss base. The coats go on thin and evenly, allowing the "speckles" to distribute well. Full coverage is achieved in three coats. The final product gives the appearance of Cadbury Mini Eggs, the quintessential Easter candy. Easter, eggs, birth, rebirth- getting why I chose it for JJ's special day? Yes, there is a lot of meaning behind a color for me. I wouldn't have it any other way. 




Check out my lovely present from JJ and his parents, my Alex & Ani Godmother bracelet. So special. 

Also, exciting news... Kelly at Tuxarina and I are joining up again for a Spring Fling Challenge April 8th through the 12th. So far we are being joined by Hayley at Polished at Heart and Lynette at Pink & Purple Dots Come on and join us! I will be releasing the challenge graphic soon, but I am proud to preview that we are going to be kicking it off with some Indie polish love!!!

Come and join me on Twitter @ECKlipse...  also, fangirl moment achieved! Illamasqua follows me on Twitter, and its devastatingly awesome founder, Nina Rahmatallah, has taken time to answer my tweets. Thank you, a lot. Really. Wow.





16 comments:

  1. Love thissss! Can't wait for the challenge!

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    1. I know, me too! I can't wait to be cool like you and get a couple more of these...

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  2. "It gets the people going" is one of my favorite references ever. This polish is beautiful and me wants!

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    1. "What does that mean?" lol Champion of Glitter, you need to get Scarce (the pink one), i think it's very you...

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  3. Love this polish! Looks great on you. :)

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    1. thank you so much! I always feel like I have super short nails unlike all of you.. so I'm glad I pull it off...

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    1. thanks, love... it makes me happy...lol

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  5. This is lovely! I adore it! So cute and simple and so yummy! It reminds me of a mint ice cream :) I adore the little dots inside it and you are one of the fewest able to look stunning and girly even with short cutted nails. Adore your bracelets. A hug and a happy week start baby!

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    1. Seriously, mint-chocolate chip- my fave! You know my thoughts, I can rock short hair and short nails and still be straight-up Diva...lol

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  6. I think you already know my feeling on these speckled polishes and mint for that matter :) I love it! I was so excited to see your post for this and it doesn't disappoint!
    Thanks for the well wishes, I need it! This flu has really knocked me down, and the blog had suffered because of it :( I'm hoping I can get Jackie on board for some of the challenge since she has some nail art tools.

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    1. Thanks, Hayley! *hugs* this post was totally for you! Continued good wishes in your direction... you need to feel better, now. Or else. lol. Jackie has totally got to join, it will be good for her... hehehe :)

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  7. Gorgeous, seriously I think you are converting me to green polish now... Hee hee hee. ♥

    I love the look of this range polishes, I seriously need to order some of these !

    And gorgeous armcandy too !!

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    1. thanks so much, Lynn! I know, before I know it your blog will be called Green & Green Dots... these are amazing, I really want Freckle (nude) and Fragile (robin's egg blue)

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  8. I love this set of polishes illamasqua came out with... even though they're a huge brand, they're still totally unique polishes that seem to have taken on the smaller-brand multi-glitter trend and made it their own. (I think I used too many hyphens in that sentence.) Unfortunately, I haven't yet bought any Illamasqua products, although I've longed after a few!

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    1. I only have three, and all three are different finishes. They do not disappoint. I am curious to try them with a clear gel top coat. Even with regular top coat they wear like iron. At least 7 days...

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