Friday, 8 February 2013

Illamasqua I'mperfection Speckled Nail Polish 'Scarce'

On Sunday, I ventured to Birmingham on one of my lone adventures.

Illamasqua were hosting a Beauty School Drop-in at their UK stores, so I decided to pop along to Illamasqua in Selfridges, Birmingham Bullring.

More about that later... (I'll do a separate post, otherwise this will be a HUGE post!)

This is my first Illamasqua nail polish but will not be my last. I am so impressed with this polish and can't name a single problem. The price is rather high, this isn't really a problem though. I am used to buying nail polishes from drugstore brands, my favourite being Barry M, of which most polishes have forever stayed at the very amazing price of £2.99 each! So, at £14.50, Illamasqua's polishes are quite a bit pricier but SO worth it.

Scarce is a speckled polish from the new I'mperfection (I'm perfection/imperfection...clever right?) collection. I love what the brand represents and think that this collection in particular is brilliant. There is so much that I want, in particular the Blush Duo, Lover & Hussy and the Blush Up Brush.

From the Illamasqua website:

Stand up and show the world what makes you perfectly,
imperfect. We want you to highlight the features other
brands encourage you to cover up. Because life isn't
about finding yourself, life is about celebrating
who you really are.

I had been admiring the speckled nail polishes online (there are 4 other shades of speckled polish available) before my trip to Birmingham but had planned to not spend any money that day.
After the Beauty School Drop-in, I had a browse and swatched some products. I painted the speckled polishes on top of my black polish. I left empty handed but couldn't stop looking at my Scarce nail and thinking how cool it looked on top of black polish. About 2 minutes before the shops closed, I rushed back to Illamasqua and purchased Scarce! I fail at not spending. But I just had to!

 The Review:

I did 2 coats of Scarce, which is plenty.
Application was fantastic.
The finish is fab and the polish looks just like Cadbury's Mini Eggs!
Wear is too good. I've had this polish on since Sunday night (it's now Friday), so 5 nights, 5 days and still not a single chip! My nails look as good as they did Sunday night. It is very rare for me to wear a polish for more than 1 day, as I get bored/have new polishes to try/want to use different polishes etc but I decided to keep this on all week, as I like it so much, but also to test out how long it lasts.

Overall, I am so so impressed and in love with Illamasqua Scarce and would highly recommend.
(just be warned - you will crave Mini Eggs!)

I've purchased quite a few Illamasqua products recently, the brand is amazing and definitely my favourite non-drugstore make-up brand. So, I'll be blogging about more of those products very soon, including the blush that I have fallen in total love with!

The I'mperfection collection is available now, in stores and online.



  1. What a neat idea :) Might have to pick one of them up myself, though I am definitely craving mini eggs now hahaha

    1. I know, it's so cool! Haha, I'm making my way through my pack - they are too tasty! x

  2. I totally crave mini eggs now and this polish haha! It is so gorgeous, such a different kind of polish. I think all of Illamasqua's new collection is gorgeous!!

    1. Mmm, Mini Eggs are going down a treat! Forgot how nice they are! This is bad though, as I'm going to be repurchasing Mini Eggs haha. It is unique! Yes, the collection is fab, as with all their previous collections. I actually want everything from Illamasqua pretty much... xx

  3. This is so cute and makes me want mini eggs!! Mmm, mmm, mmm!

    Ava Tallulah

    1. Imagine, 'sales of Mini Eggs boosted by make-up brand', haha! They taste sooo good :) I had to get a bag after wearing the polish all week x

  4. I love the effect, espeically the colour of the pale pink one you are wearing :) Such a cute ploish for easter!!


    1. The pale pink was my favourite of the 5 shade available, as it's a different shade of pink, very nude. I don't usually wear nude polishes but this one is unique :) And as you said, great for Easter! Egg nails x

  5. I really want to try this polish, it's so beautiful and the effect is really unique


    1. I would recommend ;) It is definitely unique, that's the main thing that I love about it! x

  6. i´m in love with yoyur nailpolish!!!
    new follower;)
    greatings freom germany

  7. Cute colours :D Love them!
    They look fab :)


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