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Illamasqua Nail Competition and Pastel Polish News

By on March 1, 2010
in Illamasqua, News

illamasqua-Nail-Varnish-Competition Thanks to some email issues I’m a little late on sharing the deets about this exciting new contest from Illamasqua and it’s HUGE.  I had my nail polish dreams come true when I had the opportunity to create my signature nail polish and polish collection and now it’s your chance to give it a whirl.  Illamasqua is giving one lucky nail polish lover the chance to make their dream polish a reality.

2010’s hottest new nail colour is in your hands!

Whether it’s the standout shade of your favourite killer heels, your must-have cupcake frosting or the glow of the city skyline, Illamasqua wants to hear what inspires your soul.

The UK’s hottest and most talked about make-up brand, Illamasqua is famed for its unique and daringly different collection of cult Nail Varnish colours.

And now they want YOU to get creative.

Illamasqua is asking finger fetishists the world over to submit a description of their dream nail varnish colour, for their chance to make it a reality.

Run in conjunction with luxury retailer, Selfridges, this incredible competition is giving nail varnish fans the world over the opportunity to push their imaginative boundaries further than ever before and design their very own perfect shade.

Entrants must explain in no more than 50 words what inspired their unique choice, and provide an image or photograph to illustrate their big idea.

The prize? Two winners will see their dream colour created and sold exclusively at and Selfridges in London, Manchester Trafford and Birmingham from October 2010. In addition, they’ll receive a bottle of their winning colour before anybody else!

The winning entries will be selected by a high-profile judging panel consisting of legendary make-up artist Alex Box, nail artist to the stars Sophy Robson and YouTube sensations Pixiwoo.

The rules:

In 50 words or less, submit a description of your dream colour and the thinking behind it – please include pictures to illustrate your inspiration if possible.

Entries must be submitted in one of the following three ways, no later than 14th March 2010:

Via email:

Via blog post: email the link to

Via mail:
c/o Illamasqua
6-8 Amwell St

One entry per person. Competition is open to entrants globally.

I’d love to see one the ALU Fanatics win so put your creative thinking caps on and submit something truly fantastic.

On to the Pastel Nail Varnish news. Thanks to your comments and support of Illamasqua’s spring polish colors, TPTB at Illamasqua have decided to send Blow, Caress, Nudge and Wink our way this MAY!! Talk about the power of blog readers. Well done Fanatics!

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  1. Sarah says:

    That is such great news about the pastels! I can’t wait to get them :)
    The contest sounds like so much fun; I’ll surely be entering.

  2. Perry says:

    I actually didn’t plan on entering until I saw this post and sudden inspiration hit. So I really wanted to thank you. =)

  3. Samantha says:

    Wow, this contest sounds great! I was actually mixing paints today and thinking about how some of the colors would make great polishes. I’ll definitely enter but have to give it some thought.

  4. Kevin Murphy says:

    It will be great to see the top contest suggestions. I guess the the colour selections could depend on the season (i.e: Summer time, bright colours).

  5. Medusa says:

    Do you know who won this contest, and is there a picture anywhere (or a swatch) of the color they created?