I popped into the gorgeous Illamasqua flagship store on Beak St (just off Carnaby Street) and picked up one of the fabulous new Illamasqua Christmas Nail Varnish Duos.
There are 2 versions of the Christmas Nail Varnish Duos:
The Christmas Nail Varnish Duo I bought has Illamasqua Untold nail polish; a clear-based red glitter nail polish and Illamasqua Ruthless nail polish; a bright red creme nail polish
And the other Christmas Nail Varnish Duo has Illamasqua Boosh nail polish, their best-selling, super glossy black nail polish and Illamasqua Harsh nail polish; a clear-based silver glitter nail polish.
So here are the pics!
Illamasqua Ruthless nail polish is a beautiful bright pillar-box red creme nail polish. In the pic above I have just 2 coats of polish on and it gave me a lovely even opaque finish. This is the first time I’ve tried Illamasqua nail polish and I’m so impressed. This colour is gorgeous, but it’s the texture that I really like. I have other reds that are similar in colour, but always take at least 3 coats to get this sort of finish.
Illamasqua Untold nail polish is a clear base nail polish with a really fine red glitter running through it. In the pic above I have 3 coats of the nail polish on. This doesn’t give enough colour coverage for me unfortunately, so it def needs to be a top coat polish for me. It still had fabulous texture though and painted on really easily.
The pic above is both of the Christmas Duos on together and it is just so so lovely! The picture doesn’t really do the polish duo justice, it’s much more sparkly in real life – just so glittery and festive! Next time I’m going to try just having glittery Untold tips with a Ruthless base.
Illamasqua nail polishes aren’t cheap… they usually cost £13 each, but if these two are anything to go by, they’re worth it! Also, the Illamasqua Christmas Nail Varnish Duos cost £20 each so you do save £6 by buying the polishes as a set.
You can buy Illamasqua Christmas Nail Varnish Duos online at Illamasqua.com or if you are in London I’d def recommend a visit to the Illamasqua flagship store on Beak Street!