Saturday, 2 April 2011

illamasqua; gamma, purity and radium♥

I thought I would do a quick post about a few nail polishes I have been loving lately. I very rarely get excited for nail polish collections, but when I saw the nail polishes due for release with the Illamasqua 'toxic nature' collection, I knew the pastel shade 'purity', and two brights, 'radium' and 'gamma' had to be mine.
I purchased 'radium' when I visited London, and then I ordered 'gamma' and 'purity' with my ASOS groupon. They are £13.50 each, and you get 15ml of product.
These nail polishes apply like a dream. Really smooth, great coverage and they last a good few days before they show any signs of wear. I know alot of people expect a nail polish that costs £13.50 to last a lot longer than a few days, but as nail polishes normally chip on me within a few hours, 2-3 days is amazing to me.

'radium' is described as an acidic lime with chartreuse micro shimmer. My favourite of the three. I took a picture of the shimmer so you can see how pretty it is.
'gamma' is a neon orange, plain and simple. It is in your face bright, and that's what I love about it!
I smudged 'radium' and didn't even realise until I saw the pictures, sorry!! 
'purity' is a peach. I was hesitant to order this at first as I thought it looked like a models own nail polish that looks awful on me. Whilst I'm not as in love with this as the other two, I do really like it, and it's growing on me the more I wear it.

Overall I am very impressed with these polishes. They're not cheap but the quality definitely makes them worth the price in my opinion. I really want 'rare' and 'nudge' after seeing this post by jessica. How freakin' gorgeous!!
You can see the toxic nature collection here

Anyway, hope your all having a lovely weekend?

Thankyou for reading


  1. oo I love the look of radium

  2. yep confirmed it I need gamma in my life! xxx

  3. Radium and Gamma look lovely x

  4. I think they all look fab, not sure I could pick a favourite x

  5. I agree, these are indeed pretty colors.

  6. yummy! these are all great spring colors


  7. Thankyou for your comments lovelies xxx

  8. All of these colours are gorgeous! Radium would have to be my favourite! xx

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