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Illamasqua Nail Varnish in 'Radium'


My current favourite nail varnish. I've been using it to combat the winter blues, as such. The weather here, in my part of Scotland, has been dismal. Rain, Rain, Rain! The temperatures are getting so cold, I wonder sometimes if it is acceptable to just hibernate until spring. This colour acts as a little pick me up to keep me happy until the weather gets better.


 This is Illamasqua's Nail Varnish in the shade 'Radium'. I'd descripe it as an acid green colour. There are tiny little light blue shimmers in it, which are barely noticeable. It's so bright and vibrant; I love it! Despite the fact that it looks full, I have used this sooo much. It's like my new favourite colour for my nails.


The formula is smooth and of a similar consistency to my other Illamasqua nail varnishes. It takes three coats to become fully opaque. I only used two coats and you can still tell it's a little streaky. It lasts for a long time, although I experience chipping frequently at the tips because I'm so heavy handed.

What do you think, too bright or perfect?

Louise x x

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