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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Illamasqua DWS NOTD

This is my first Illamasqua nail polish and I’ve got to say – I’m pretty impressed!
You could easily leave this at one coat as it applied very opaque and completely streak free :) This is shade DWS or concrete, neither of names are very appealing however I really love this colour and I don’t have anything remotely similar!

I’ve tried one or two other shades of gray but they always come out a bit too murky this one though is a pretty slate gray that looks like it almost has blue tinges to it in different lights
(left is in normal daylight the second is when it was really bright and sunny out)

I’m definitely going to be looking at more of Illamasqua’s nail polishes as although they are a lot more expensive (they're £13.50 from their online store however certain places do sell them for signifantly less!) than a lot of brands I want to see if others match DWS for consistency and finish!

44 comments:

Keyta Hawkins said...

That looks like a really unique color, I'm loving colors like this at the moment :) x

daisychain said...

that is a beautiful colour!

Cerina said...

Such a pretty color! It reminds me of a rainstorm. :)

Venus In Virgo said...

Love it! if only my nails would start growing XOXO

..R May A.. said...

@keyta it really is a very unique colour - I can't stop looking at my nails when i wear it :)
@Cerina that's such a pretty description of it!! x

Fashion Queen said...

Beautiful colors.

Gertrude said...

The consistency looks really great! Love when you get an opaque finish after only one coat x

Kristina said...

this color is just amazing ...
WOW love it :)

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Anonymous said...

I haven't tried any illamasqua polishes before but i'm going to be looking to get this out - looks so pretty :))

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh that is such a great color!!! But a bit expensive :/
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rebecca said...

lovelove this shade! i'm really into pastel nail polishes right now

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Cafe Fashionista said...

I wear this polish all the time, and I adore it - so perfect for year-round use; the color is gorgeous!! :)

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Cherry Pullinger said...

That's a really pretty colour, but a little expensive for me!

..R May A.. said...

@Cherry Pullinger it is a bit expensive but it's definately one to keep in mind if you fancy splurging on a treat :)

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

love this color. goes so well with so many things!

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.

G A B Y said...

Oooh I love grey nail polishes, this one looks gorgeous (=

Erica said...

Great color!
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Katie said...

Ive wondered about Illamasquas polish!

Josie said...

I LOVE this gray shade. So pretty and very chic.
xo Josie
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Dressing Up For Me said...

This color is cute! I have a gray one by Sephora but it´s metallic and darker than this shade. Suddenly wanting this color. ;)

..R May A.. said...

@Dressing up for me that sounds like such a pretty colour :)

@gaby i do too but so oftenthey just come out looking dirty!! x

joana said...

LOVED the color

ediot said...

nice color. i really can't get enough nailpolishes ;)
hope you're having a good monday
x

Winnie said...

Lovely shades but definitely a bit too pricey for me. Since buying a couple of Chanel polishes and reverting back to cheap and cheerful Barry M, I rarely buy expensive brands anymore!

Amy from Forever Curiouser said...

lovely shade :) x

Ahleessa said...

I've been into gray nail polishes. Hot!

pixelhazard said...

streak free at one coat? love the wintery colour

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..R May A.. said...

@pixelhazard one coat with no streak - i was so surprised! I relaly hope the rest in the line are the same :)
@Ahleessa so have i - they can look so chic!! x

Krystal said...

whoa that's a huge color change in different lights, but i like it a lot!

Promise said...

Gorgeous colour.

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jillian m. said...

i like this color a lot. i love colors that are versatile (i.e. wearable for work, weekends, night). i have a polish similar to this, but it's always peeling or chipping on me by the second day! hate that!

Mimi said...

ooh, i like this! and the color is beautiful! :D

<3, Mimi
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Shop N' Chomp said...

Looks lovely!

Indie.Tea said...

That IS a really pretty color. I love how Illamasque makes their polishes so matte...

Sara.H said...

WOW! the color is gorgeous :) love it. thanks for sharing

Sophia's Lover said...

Sizzling hot chocolate
and coffee with a dash of liquer.
A snowfall
winter in paris
chocolate chaux en hiver
ballet slippers hanging from
the ballet bars
a grammophone left playing
while no ones in the room.

thanks.

..R May A.. said...

@Indie so do I- I can't wait to try out the rest of their stuff :)
@Jillian i hate polishes that do that! and this really is incredibly versatile!! x

Thanks fo commenting :)

Marie said...

Sophisticated shade.:D

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DinaXYYan said...

Love the colour!

joana said...

Ohhh I love this, so cool!!

Anula said...

I really like this shade of nail polish
I love all of these photos :)
nice blog!i'm gonna visit it again :)

Emily said...

Love the color!! Thanks for the comment on my blog earlier! :)
xoxo Emily

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