Illmasqua nail varnishes have been on the top of my wishlist for quite some time now. I don't know whether it's the quirky/edgy/unique shades they offer or just the slick bottle that intrigued me. Either way, I'm glad I did venture out and pick these up! Also, I'm lucky I did pick these up when I had the chance, as most companies and online stores based overseas (e.g ASOS) don't ship nail polishes internationally anymore!
Illamasqua's Untold is a stunning clear based polish jammed packed with red glitter. Because of the clear base, I decided to layer it over the top of Essie's Strawberry Sorbet. This unfortunately made it very hard to take a clear photograph of the beautiful red glitter flecks of Untold but I can assure you that it looks stunning in real life. You can also wear Untold alone and layer the glitter - 3 coats for full opacity - which I think I will wear sometime in the near future. The only downside to this nail varnish is of course the removal process. As with all glitters, it takes forever and a half to remove them but I think it's so, so worth it!
Another Illamasqua polish that I wanted to wear ASAP was Obsess. This bright bright fuchsia with violet undertones nail varnish is absolutely gorgeous. I do have a few similiar polishes in my collection, but what makes this polish stand out is the finish and longevity. This manicure did not chip for the 5 days I wore it. I find it extremely impressive when nail polishes last up to 3 days, but considering this held up for 5, I'm over the moon. The formulation of the polishes are also impeccable. Not too runny, and not thick either - It's just the perfect consistency. It really frustrates me when polishes are extremely runny and just go all over your fingers and seep into your cuticles!
Illamasqua polishes definitely live up to the hefty price tag - $22AUD and £14.50 on the Illamasqua website. Luckily for me I picked up both of these for only £5 ($7.80) each in one of their sales. If you're looking for a luxurious and good quality nail polish definitely check out Illamasqua!