Splash of Sunshine


Snowpocalypse, snowmageddon, snowloko… Even I am reaching my limit on this cold, wintry weather. Luckily, I’ve found a pick-me-up to cure the winter blues (and grays and icy whites) in the form of a new nail polish. This polish is like bottled sunshine – on acid and under a black light.


The color, Rare, is neon highlighter bright. It took three coats to get the desired opacity, but it went on smoothly and evenly. The polish is labeled satin, which – I was pleasantly surprised to discover – dries to a slightly matte finish.


It’s by Illamasqua, a London-based line that draws influences from “the dark and illicit 1920s club scene.” I’d not heard of it before, but the products and packaging stopped me dead in my tracks on my last Sephora spending spree – seriously! I was on my way out the door, already guilty with overindulgence, when I caught sight of the line’s glistening fantasy lashes, jewel-toned potions and powders, and beautiful artwork. There was oohing and aahing, and next thing I knew I was back at the counter with cash in hand.


I may have found just what I need to get me through until spring. Today’s forecast is sounding better already – I hear they’re calling for sun!

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2 Responses to Splash of Sunshine

  1. sami says:

    oh, i LOVE this! illamasqua makes the best colors for everything!!!!!!!
    it’s like sunshine is coming out of your fingertips!



  2. noelani says:

    Gorgeous photos, love the underwater shots. This color is the exact shade of a Celine tote I have been lusting after, and a much cheaper way to test drive it.


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