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


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


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

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