21 Mar 2013

Illamasqua Throb and Untold

Hi all!

I originally did this combination for V-day but it unfortunately did not last longer than a few hours, more on that in a bit. I was feeling a little peer pressured from the other girls in the Aussie Nails FB group to have something up for Valentines as they where showing all their mani's for the occasion so I pulled out the perfect 1 coat blood red Throb and then put 1 coat of Untold, a red glitter in clear base over the top and topped it with 1 coat of Seche Vite. When on, Untold looks a lot more complex than in the bottle, it seems to glow orange, it's very strange but very pretty.


The unfortunate reason this mani didn't stay on long was that after having it on around the house for a few hours, I decided it was to basic for a V-day mani and I wanted to spice things up a bit. Now a while back I bought some Essence french mani tip guides and I decided to do a matte black half moon to mix up the textures. I applied 2 tip guides to the top of 2 of my nails, painted on the black, which was Illamasqua Scorn, and peeled off the guides. To my horror and dismay the paper peeled off leaving the sticky residue of the guide on my nails! I had no choice but to remove the whole lot.



I really love how Untold glows orange, makes it look like fire! I love how dense Illamasqua glitters are, 1 coat and everything is perfectly covered. Bonus bottle shot and fancy product photography :P



That'll teach me to not fall into the V-day madness, not that I have ever celebrated it, neither has my partner. We love each other so much that everyday is like Valentines. Until next time!


6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous combo *runs off and adds to ever growing Illa wish list*

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    1. Yes yes! You need more!! I should do a collection shot at some point I think..

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  2. Your nails are PERFECT! @_@

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    1. Aww thanks Chloe, they're not perfect, but they are getting better :)

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  3. I have Throb. Isn't it an amazing red?! I love wearing it on its own but you've given me some ideas :)

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    1. I love love love Throb! It's such a gorgeous colour. I'd love to see what you come up with :D

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