19 February 2013

Illamasqua Speckled Polishes - Mottle and Speckle

Illamasqua Mottle and Fraigle 5

I recently picked up two Speckled polishes at my local Sephora, Mottle and Speckle.  The Speckled polishes are part of the Spring 2013 I’mperfection Collection.

Illamasqua I'mperfection

I absolutely adore the play on words that Illamasqua is using with the name of this collection!  The idea behind this collection is that you are perfect the way you are- freckles and all.   Isn’t the promo image gorgeous?

Illamasqua Mottle and Fraigle 3

Just as the promo images suggest, the milky glitter polishes do resemble robins eggs - if robins eggs were green, blue, pink, purple, etc!  The glitters were a breeze to apply and dried quickly.  I did one layer of base coat (Nail Tek Hydration Therapy), two coats of polish, and one coat of top coat (CND Air Dry).  Unfortunately about six hours after I applied the polishes, I had one nail completely “pop” off!  It came off in one whole sheet, like a press-on nail. 

I have had this problem with milky glitters in the past (Nails Ink Sprinkles collection comes to mind), so I am not sure if this is a problem with all milky glitters, or if I am just using the wrong base coat/top coat combination?  Have any of you successfully overcome this problem?  I really want to know because I absolutely love the look of these polishes!

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