Friday, January 25, 2013

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Duo: Hemloch and Obsess

Hemlock came in a duo, but I don't see it on their website as a duo anymore.  This is a gorgeous neutral.  It reminded me a little bit of Chemistry 241, except this one doesn't shift colors, it just has that mesmerizing green/gold shimmer.  I swatched it on its own, but it can be layered.  I usually check for swatches right after I've swatched something, and here I found some great layering combinations for Hemlock.  It can also be used as a base color for green glitters (see yesterday's post).  Obsess is very similar to Grab (another Illamasqua), but this has a neon finish.  I've showed it here without topcoat, but it looks better with it.  These two are day and night, I have no clue why they gathered them into a duo in the first place.  Illamasqua is very... unpredictable, I guess.  I liked them both, but Hemlock is definitely a gateway nail polish; I've ordered 7 Illas in the past few days, after swatching these :/







Layering Order:
3 coats Illamasqua Hemlock
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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Layering Order:
2 coats Illamasqua Obsess
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

2 comments:

  1. so glad hemlock is back in the line up! cant want to get my hands on it. stunning

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    1. yeah, this one is worth the price tag ;)

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