Hi everybody!


I've seen this Gilded Gradient Nail Art manicure by Illamasqua and I've decided to recreate it. You can see the original post and watch tutorial video HERE.

Because I don't own all the polishes from the video I had to improvise. As a base I've used two coats of Illamasqua Monogamous. Then I took a piece of sponge I wash dishes with (new one ;) to achieve the 'grainy' look. I started dabbing Illamasqua Victory (gold) to the tips and create gradient effect. The I had to find similar brown-ish colour to Faithful so I chose Barielle Cashmere Or Loose Me. Then I added a little bit of a bling instead of Swinger polish. I've used OPI Spark De Triomphe.

It is not exactly the same manicure but it's close enough I think :)

And this is the original manicure by Illamasqua:

Hello lovelies!

I must make up for the lack of posts yesterday so here is the second post of the day! 

Monogamous - creamy flesh pink with peach undertones. If you're aiming for clean-looking manequin nails, this is a really nice shade. It is not a classic pink but more peachy-flesh colour. It dries satin more than matte but I've applied topcoat because I like it shiny ;)  Polish is well pigmented, it looked to me like almost one-coater but it showed small imperfections on my nails. I needed two coats in the end and I've applied topcoat as well.

*This product was sent for a review