07 April 2011

Catherine Arley #674 and Illamasqua Nudge

Catherine Arley 674 over Illamasqua Nudge

I was wearing Illamasqua Nudge when my Catherine Arley order arrived.  I was so excited I slapped the light blue holo, 674, right on top!  These pics are one coat of 674 over Nudge with no topcoat, taken under an OTT lamp.

Illamasqua Nudge
I will be the first person to tell you that Illamasqua has a superior formula - except this polish.  What a PITA! (Pain in the Ass!) Streaky, thick (even after I thinned it) and lumpy (solved by a generous coat of Seche Vite) I still LOVE it.  This is seriously the prettiest brightest pastel I own.  How does it compare to a polish such as Orly Gumdrop?  I am so glad you asked!

For reference, Nudge is lighter and more blue than Gumdrop (and Gumdrop is very similar to China Glaze For Audrey, so this is lighter and more blue than For Audrey as well).  To put it simply, I love it.  If you are interested in this polish, it used to be available on Sephora but is sold out.  Since it was from Spring 2010 I doubt they will ever restock, but it is still on Illamasqua.com.

Do you like these types of shades?  Do you own Nudge, Gumdrop, or For Audrey?  I can't wait to wear For Audrey as a pedi!  I will NOT subject myself to trying to apply Nudge to my toes.  *shudders*

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*all polishes in this post were purchased/swapped for by moi*