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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Illamasqua Velocity (will hopefully help me to gain momentum)

Today's manicure is Illamasqua Velocity. This polish is part of their most recently released Dystopia collection (Autumn/Winter 2009). It has yet to be released in the US through Sephora, so I ordered it direct from Illamasqua in the UK.
Velocity is a dusty purple that looks more muted indoors than in sunlight.
This mani is two coats, one had decent coverage, but not entirely even. This polish was opaque and smooth for the most part - but a little overly thick in formula. If I hadn't been doing a speed mani for a wedding last night I would have added thinner.
This mani is one coat SpaRitual resurface bc, two coats polish, and one coat SpaRitual tout de suite tc.
I did the other Dystopia polish - Obsess on toes and my dh hated it - said it looked like Lisa Frank on acid. It is very bright and 80s.

I have been MIA for awhile because I have not been painting my nails - you can see the awful neglect on my cuticles (I left out the usual closeup pic to spare you). I have spent the past month totally overhauling my place - organizing, streamlining, redecorating, and using the toolbox a lot. I decided to take a break from nails while the sun was hiding and concentrate on getting things in order. Now it seems the sun is back and I'm pretty much done, so I'm hoping to get back on the horse.


  1. Yay, glad to see you're back. Lovely color! :)

  2. pretty! And your nails and fingers look pretty damned good. I can't believe you've been working with tools for the past coupla months. Mine would look sooo much worse.

  3. Stunning purple! :) It looks great on you!

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  5. This is beautiful, I love dusty colors! xo

  6. Gorgeous shade. Dupable, definitely.