Rosemary Mac Cabe

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Objects of desire . . . Illamasqua’s I’mperfection collection

I had a conversation with my friend Ciara the other day about nails – my nails, to be specific – and how I can never be bothered to do anything with them (ever since a disastrous three-week-manicure ordeal that I …

Tue, Feb 5, 2013, 07:30

   

I had a conversation with my friend Ciara the other day about nails – my nails, to be specific – and how I can never be bothered to do anything with them (ever since a disastrous three-week-manicure ordeal that I must blog about), how I own too many nail polishes and how, really, do we need to paint our nails?

Then, quite literally five minutes later, I saw Illamasqua‘s spring nail polish collection and, like last year’s NARS and Thakoon mash-up, fell deeply and utterly in love. For spring/summer 2013, Illamasqua has created, basically, duck-egg nail polishes, in a limited-edition range of five shades – Freckle, Fragile, Mottle, Scarce and Speckle.

Unlike last year’s NARS blow-out, I decided to limit myself to just one shade, and I opted for Mottle, the moss-green shade (above centre). I decided it was the most authentically egg-looking colour. From the reviews I’ve read, two shades should give me a good result. I’ll post the resulting pic on Facebook when it’s done and let you know if it was worth the £14.50 it’s selling for on Asos (free delivery, innit).