Hi everybody!

I've received very unexpected surprise last week - package from Illamasqua! I wasn't able to attend bloggers' preview of the Human Fundamentalism collection but I still got some lovely items for review including two new nail polish shades Nomad and Stance! About the collection:

Human Fundamentalism is an explosion of your alter ego. It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be. Beauty isn’t conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside. To rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision, and breaking the mould is a sign of strength not instability.

We stand for freedom of expression, embracing our glorious imperfections and showing the world we’re not ordinary but extraordinary, even if society refuses to accept it. We’re beyond conformity. Beyond control. Beyond hiding who we really are. We are not a religion, but the singular opposite. We are Illamasqua.

“Human Fundamentalism is the unique spirit and fundamental human drive for individuality. It’s a belief, a movement and an emotion. A connection with the spirit of the age and its global motifs. You are your own human hybrid, a unique nomad of street cultures and global trends.” — Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.

Here's the lovely package full of colourful feathers, lollipop, Freak perfume sample and promo materials!

And these are the products I will review today: Nail polishes in Nomad and Stance, eyeshadow in Pivot and Sealing gel.

Nomad - bright jade creme colour. Lovely and trendy shade which has very good formula. It applied very easily and finish is smooth. I've applied two coats and it was enough for a full opacity. It also dried fast and removal was without problem. Generally all Illamasqua polishes have very good formula and Nomad is not an exception.

Stance -  darker fuchsia creme. It was very hard to capture the right shade, camera didn't want to translate the bright fuchsia colour. I had to change the colour in Photoshop a bit but now it looks right. Really beautiful and vibrant shade, for me it's a must-have.

Stance has also very good formula - application was flawless and pigmentation is high. I'm wearing two coats and it's absolutely enough. Finish of the polish is very glossy even without topcoat.


Pivot - bright yellow green eyeshadow. Pivot is one of the new eyeshadow shades introduced in Human Fundamentalism collection. This is quite wild shade which I wouldn't really choose for myself but if you're curious how it looks or you like it, read more :)
It is not as much pigmented as I'm used to with Illamasqua eyeshadows but when I've used it together with sealing gel, the colour was very vibrant! Sealing gel is clear gel which is supposed to be used together with eyeshadow to create vibrant and water-resistant colour. It does! I definitely recommend eyeshadows, they are really great but I'm not too sure about this one - mainly because of the colour. It's not a shade I'd wear and I don't know anybody who would
Left to right: Pivot with sealing gel, Pivot over Too Faced eyeshadow base, Pivot on a bare hand

*Product were provided for a review

Hello lovelies!

Finally Color Club Blossoming collection arrived and I could review it. Check out my friend Karen's review who reviewed these polishes first and then kindly shipped them to me.

The collection consists of six shades - five pastel cremes and one diamond flakes.

A bit about collection: "With the beautiful budding flowers of the season as an inspiration, rich color has bloomed! Add Diamond Drops topcoat for a "morning rain-kissed" effect. Blossoming features six nail polishes - from Hydrangea Kiss, Sweetpea and Blue-ming to Blushing Rose and Lavendarling. This new vegan, formaldehyde, toluene and DBP-free collection is sure to signal spring is in the air...or blossoming."

Blushing Rose - baby pink creme shade. It's a lovely traditional spring shade, one of my favourites from the whole collection and it has a good formula. I'm wearing two thicker coats but if you prefer thin coats, you'll probably need three.

Lavendarling - cool-toned dusty purple creme. It has very nice formula - needed just two coats for a full coverage. It applied easily and without bubbles or any other problems and drying time was average. I just love the name of this polish :) Lavendarling is soo cute!

Sweet Pea - dark pastel purple with pink undertones. Well it's hard to desribe the shade. Color Club says it's rosy pink creme but it's more purple than rosy pink. This one has even better pigmentation than the previous two shades. One coat was almost enough for full coverage but I needed two in the end. It applied very nicely.

Blue-ming - bright blue-green creme. Just WOW! Soo bright colour! I've never owned colour like this and now I kind of regret it. This looked so awesome on me! Polish had very good formula, pigmentation was enough using two coats and dried quite fast. Perfect!

Hydrangea Kiss - dusty blue creme with purple undertones. This is a lovely shiny creme colour. The formula is a bit sheerer than with the other polishes. This is two thick coats but next time I'll use three thinner ones. That would also speed up the drying process.

Diamond Drops - shredded silver ice flake polish. It's very colourful overcoat depending on the light and angle. I found it little bit difficult to manage because I needed to spread the particles on whole nail and sometimes they were big and stuck out from the nail creating very uneven surface.

Diamond Drops over Blushing Rose

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Diamond Drops over Hydrangea Kiss
Other Color Club shredded diamond polishes/overcoats: Diamond Drops, Covered In Diamonds, Fame & Fortune

Overall the collection includes trendy pastel shades which we can see every spring among different brands. What is different is the shredded diamond overcoat Diamond Drops that can be layered over any of the other shades to create very interesting effect. The formula of the polishes was very good, it applied nicely and polishes were not watery. I needed two coats for full coverage with all polishes but the Hydrangea Kiss was less pigmented so next time I'd use three coats. Drying time with all polishes was average, not fast but not very slow drying. If you'd use fast drying topcoat it would definitely speed up the process.
My favourite colours are definitely Blushing Rose as it's classic baby pink creme, Sweet Pea just because I love all purple polishes and surprisingly Blue-ming! That was a big shock for me because I usually don't wear and don't like colours like this but I loved it on me! What do you think of the collection?
The Color Club Blossoming collection is available now.

*These were provided to me by the manufacturer or PR company for a review