Thursday, September 6, 2012

Illamasqua Nomad

First of all, I'm sorry to anyone who actually reads this blog. I'm horrible with starting a project, but never following through it. I was so excited to start this blog. I'm always doing my nails and posting them in various Facebook groups and on Instagram (ashleyeileen_). I'm not sure what's been keeping me from making an actual blog post. 

Well, here's to a fresh start! 

I just got my hands on my first Illamasqua. I've had Nomad on my wishlist for some time now. I was on a no-buy for all of August thanks to a secret swap I was taking part in. My lovely swap partner sent me an AWESOME box. I'll be sure to post the other gifts later. :)

Illamasqua Nomad is a pastel jade with absolutely flawless application. I used two coats with a coat of Seche Vite for these pictures. 

There's more under the cut!

I wore this for two days. My nails have never been such a perfect length and shape, but after two days they started to look too long for me. I decided to file them down a bit. I always file them when I have polish on. I've found that filing a naked nail gives me uneven and shorter than wanted results.My nail beds are far from perfect. By filing with a polished nail, I don't focus on how the white tips of my nails look.

After filing them down a bit, I decided to revamp the polish. I added a sponged gradient with Zoya Trixie. It was super simple and added a nice touch to Nomad. I finished this off with another coat of Seche Vite. 

Here's a side by side comparison. 

What's your favorite way to revamp a polish? Glitter? Stamping? Tape manicure?

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! Great tip about filing with color on. I don't usually revamp. I just redo :)


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