In case you hadn't noticed, over the Easter Weekend, Illamasqua carried out an 'Easter Hunt' game on their website where each day certain colours would be up to 50% off. I really wanted them to do blushers but unfortunately they only did eyeshadows, nail varnish, pure pigments and lipsticks. I took advantage of the nail varnish and pigment offers getting Hemlock (shown above) and Beguile. I also really wanted (full price of course!) Pink Raindrops so I stuck that in the basket too! Luckily I get student discount so I didn't pay full price for any items and paid just over £25 for the 3 bits - with free delivery.
I've never tried nail varnishes from Illamasqua before so I wasn't sure what they would be like. I still haven't tried them on my nails yet but below are swatches of them both on a nail wheel. I was a bit disappointed by Pink Raindrops to be honest, but maybe the sparkles will come to life with a top coat. Hemlock is really pretty but obviously very sheer - I used two coats for each colour. After first use I decided I hate the packaging!! When I tighten up the square lids, they don't sit on straight and it makes me irrationally angry! I love the Butter London packaging cos the lid comes off and there's a separate one underneath so the square lid always sits neatly - I think Illamasqua should consider that idea!
Just for fun I picked out a few colours I thought might look good with Hemlock on top, and I also put it over some of the ones which were already on the wheel so have a look below for those:
Nail Varnishes used in the first post were:
Nails Inc - The Southbank
Topshop - Hidden Treasure
Barry M - Silvery Lilac
Ciate - Skinny Jeans
Nails Inc - Haymarket
The other colours are from the neon Clubworks set I got for christmas.
I think it looks nice over the Ciate one, and the greens, orange and pink neon colours! It adds an extra depth to the colour.