This isn't actually on my nails right now but heck I'm hopped up on NyQuil (oh yeahhh gimme some snot free z's) and nothing else matters hahahahhah what am I talking about what is coherency. Is it okay to write blog posts while sick out of your mind? Regardless, this is happening so I hope you all understand and send thoughts of soft kleenex and Sudafed my way.
Let's get on with the nail polish, shall we?
I don't know that you need to read my history with this polish but I figure if I tell you about my health status I may as well tell you about my feelings.
When Illamasqua released their "I'mperfection" line of products at the beginning of this year I wasn't super jazzed with anything... except this polish; leave it to a nail polish fanatic to cry and drool over the latest and greatest the industry is throwing at the beauty community. And if you remember (like I do), Illamasqua was quite literally throwing these polishes at us through PR samples tossed to the oh-so-fortunate big-name beauty blogs. Every time I logged onto blogger (who am I kidding, I've got it on the automatic log in setting because I'm sad and check it every five minutes) I saw a new post gushing about these beautiful bottles of speckled magic. So many wants and needs overcame me and, in a fit of self control that I still to this day cannot comprehend, I resisted placing an order for "Freckle".
"WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???"
That sentence echoed through my soul for the next, oh I don't know, days upon weeks upon months because it sold out. Bam. Done. Never to be in stock again... or so I thought.
I was randomly looking through my shopping list on Sephora's website one boring afternoon (as you do) and, as I scrolled by the long gone but not forgotten Illamasqua polish I noticed... there wasn't an angry red text next to it informing me it was out of stock. "WHAT?????" my soul bellowed in despaired bliss; had Sephora made a terrible error and not emailed me to tell me this was back in stock, or was the internet playing a terrible trick on my heart strings through the exclusion of necessary information?
I didn't care; I whipped this into my shopping cart (as well as a couple other things because I don't allow myself to pay for shipping) and checked out ASAP. The next few hours/days were excruciating because I was sure a message was going to pop into my inbox telling me it was all a sad mistake and the polish wasn't really in stock.
But LO AND BEHOLD not one shred of lies or deceit was involved with this transaction.
"Freckle" is now mine... and I couldn't be happier.
The amount of happiness that this polish has brought me is disgusting but overwhelmingly wonderful at the same time. My nails were the talk of the town (well, okay, maybe a few people took the time to comment) for the duration of this manicure and I'm happy to report that their stay was fairly long lived! I've only tried one other Illamasqua nail polish before but thankfully I've found the formula to be consistent; the opacity, longevity, and uniqueness is outstanding and, though my bank account whimpers at the thought, I can see myself purchasing many Illamasqua polishes in the future.
And by the way, Sephora still has this in stock if you thought you missed out like I did ;)
Have you tried any of Illamasqua's "I'mperfection" polishes?
Love 'em? Hate 'em?
What are your thoughts on speckle nails?
xoxo - Cassie