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Hello lovelies,

hope you're all well! Today I want to show you some more pretty Clinique polishes. Nail polish is range is new to Clinique so I'm sure you'll be curious as to what the colours and formulas are.

"A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins is formulated to minimise skin sensitivity. It is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive skins and sensitive eyes. 

The formula is beautifully balanced to maintain a high shine and streak free application. It is quick drying and available in a wide colour variety, including a few of Clinique’s iconic hues and seasonal, trend setting shades."

Red Red Red - tomato red colour with semi-jelly formula. The colour reminds me of Illamasqua Ruthless a lot except it's a bit darker and it has better pigmentation. I'm wearing two coats which were fully opaque. It applied very easily, dried fast and glossy. I have worn it for five days straight and had absolutely no chipping! I was very impressed with that.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Red Red Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Red Red Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Red Red Red

Grape Ice - light purple half-jelly. What a pretty and unusual purple! The formula of this polish was nice and easy to apply. It is well-pigmented for jelly-like finish and I needed just two thicker coats for full coverage. The drying time was average without fast-drying topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Grape Ice
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Grape Ice
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Grape Ice

70º and sunny - bright yellow creme. This is a perfect yellow for Summer, very happy and fun! The application was a bit tricky with this one because it dried quite fast. I've had to use thicker coats otherwise polish was prone to patching. Two thicker coats were fully opaque and dried nicely smooth. I've applied topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny
Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny
Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny
Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny

Happy ♥ - red/coral creme shade. It applied well but the first coat showed all imperfection on the nail. The second coat followed by topcoat smoothed the surfaced perfectly. The drying time was good and polish levelled itself very nicely in the second coat. 

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Happy ♥
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Happy ♥
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Happy ♥

Each polish comes in this typical Clinique box...

Lucy's Stash - Clinique nail polish

Hope you've enjoyed more Clinique swatches! You can check out more swatches here.

Polishes are available nationwide at Clinique counters and online from 31st May 2013.

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Hello lovelies,

I finally got to the new Illamasqua polishes that glow under UV light! They are all from Paranormal collection and they are so versatile!

About the collection:

"Illamasqua is opening the doorway to a new dimension. Dare to come in? Go where you have never been before. Give in as beauty takes control.  

It is time to awaken the aura you have repressed for so long, and explore a new universe of unexpected textures and formulas. Embrace the distorted reflection in a cracked mirror; the candle that suddenly extinguishes in a sealed room; a window has opened, allowing you to penetrate the fragile membrane of a twin existence, the paranormal world.

After all, why be normal, when you can be paranormal?"

Omen - bright green base with silver foil particles. The colour is bright, almost neon and great for Summer. It instantly reminded me of the Wicked Witch's green face :D The formula was truly great as it applied very easily and the pigmentation was excellent. Two regular coats were enough for full coverage. The drying time was average and the polish dries into a satin finish. I've applied topcoat to get glossy finish.

Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Omen
Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Omen
Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Omen

The polish has a very strong bright yellowish green glow, the kind that glow-in-the-dark polishes have only stronger.

Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Omen

Ouija - pink fuchsia base colour with silver foil particles. This is my favourite colour of all three, it's very girly and suits my skin tone best. It applied very easily a there were no streaks visible after the polish dried. The pigmentation was excellent, two regular coats were fully opaque. I thought that even one coat was almost perfect. The drying time is average and it dries into satin finish. I've applied topcoat to get glossy finish.

Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Ouija
Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Ouija
Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Ouija

The colour changes into bright neon pink with orange undertones when under UV light. Love it!

Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Ouija

Seance - grape purple base with silver foil particles. It's a very gorgeous purple that is actually much warmer in real life, more red undertones. It applied just flawlessly but the polish seems to get slightly thicker the more you use it. Nail polish thinner will solve this problem. On the other hand the pigmentation was excellent, it was almost one coater. I did end up applying two coats to get perfect coverage. it also dried satin so I've used a topcoat.

If you'd like to see a nail art design with this shade, visit this post.

Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Seance
Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Seance
Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Seance

Seance glows in bright pink neon colour when under UV light. The glow is really strong and you can see a fine grain in the polish and that is the silver foil particles.

Lucy's Stash - Illamasqua Seance

Oh guys I've had so much fun with these polishes and there's some creative nail art coming very soon! They are very versatile and offer new ways to do nail art. The designs look completely under UV light and transform into something unique.

All polishes had great formulas with excellent pigmentation. I'll be reviewing the UV glow topcoat in Geist separately so stay tuned!

Illamasqua polishes are available at your usual outlets like Sephora and at Illamasqua's website.

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