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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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Hello lovelies,

Hope you'll all well! Today I'd like to show you an experiment but it is also a review. Every time I went to a hobby/craft shop I've been checking out scrap booking stickers but never really purchased them because they seemed a bit big for nails. But I've always wanted to try them mind and had that nagging feeling somewhere in the back of my mind. So when I was approached by Born Pretty Store if I'd like to try and review their stickers, I was very pleased to say yes!

I have combined two ways of using the stickers - the first one is to stick the stickers on top of the painted nail and the second one sponging silver nail polish over the sticker and then removing it.

I have used Clinique Party Red as a base colour, A England Camelot for the sponged accent nail and Born Pretty Store Embossed Texture stickers.

Don't forget that you can use 10% off discount code LHJ61 for any purchase. 

Lucy's Stash - Born Pretty Store Embossed Texture stickers over Clinique Party Red
Lucy's Stash - Born Pretty Store Embossed Texture stickers over Clinique Party Red
Lucy's Stash - Born Pretty Store Embossed Texture stickers over Clinique Party Red

Lucy's Stash - Born Pretty Store Embossed Texture stickers
Lucy's Stash - Born Pretty Store Embossed Texture stickers

At first glance this seems like a great idea. the stickers look pretty, they are small enough to go on the nail BUT they just don't adhere properly at the edges. I just couldn't make them stick and the ends kept peeling off. I've tried wet polish, nail glue, polishing over it, nothing has worked :( The stickers are too thick for curved nails and they don't keep the shape when bended. I guess I'll have to use them just for decorating photo album. I'm disappointed to say that I can't recommend this product for use on nails.

EDIT: Apparently the stickers work better with UV gel nails so if you're wearing those you might find these stickers will work or you.

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