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Illamasqua The Theatre of the Nameless Nail Varnishes – Faux Pas, Kink, Taint and Vice

By on September 21, 2011
in Berry, Brown, Fall 2011, Green, Illamasqua, Purple with 50 Comments

New from IllamasquaDescend into the riotous scene of erotic adventure that is THE THEATRE OF THE NAMELESS, nocturnal den of the dissident leaders of underworld subcultures. Exotic dancers rub shoulders with expressionist actors and performers; nudists and Boot Girls openly compete for the Conférencier’s eye; and all participate in the Club’s endless, pleasure-seeking rituals, immersing themselves in a heady world of sensual delight …


As part of Illamasqua’s Fall 2011 collection, Theatre of the Nameless, the cult UK brand is introducing four new Nail Varnish shades with a waxy, rubberized finish. Taking a lead from the colour-coded specialities of the Wittenberg Platz’s domineering Boot Girls, Illamasqua introduces confident new shades in Taint (Stone Brown), Kink (Bottle Green), Vice (Deep Cerise), and Faux Pas (Blue Violet).

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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Illamasqua Purity

illamasqua-purity-nail-varnish-nail-polish-365-untrieds 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

When I meet someone who is unfamiliar with Illamasqua I often find myself describing the brand as the UK version of MAC but that’s not really a fair portrayal. While both brands have playful, diverse color ranges and are very open to all walks of life, I dare say MAC has become a bit more tame under the Estee Lauder umbrella while Illamasqua keeps their underground edge a bit more prominent.

This spring the Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection delves into a a realm where nature is fighting back with conceptual and slightly off nail colors that include a funky ochre, Bacterium, and an acid lime, Radium. I opted to wear the grounded, more traditional, Purity for today’s 365 of Untrieds.

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Illamasqua Scarab & Viridian from the Art of Darkness Collection

By on October 22, 2010
in Fall 2010, Green, Illamasqua, Red with 43 Comments
illamasqua-art-of-darkness-viridian-scarab In case you haven’t heard, the Sephora Friends & Family Sale started yesterday.  You get 20% off your online order with the code FF2010.  If you’re still contemplating an order you might want to think about including one of my fave UK brands, the Sephora exclusive Illamasqua.

The Fall 2010 Art of Darkness collection is out and it includes two new nail colors, Viridian and Scarab.

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Exclusive – Illamasqua Nail Varnish Competition Winners

By on June 22, 2010
in Fall 2010, Illamasqua with 30 Comments
illamasqua-Nail-Varnish-Competition Exciting news Fanatics!  As you know Illamasqua hosted the first ever Nail Varnish Competition giving nail fanatics worldwide the chance to create their own signature shade of nail polish.  Talk about an amazing opportunity!

Over 6,000 entries were received and those were pared down to a Top 100 for a panel of experts to vote on.  The panel consisting of Sophy Robson, Alex Box, Pixiwoo girls and David Walker Smith of Selfridges were given such amazing choices that they selected not just one winner but THREE!!

Thanks to Illamasqua, ALU is one of the first to bring you the news of the winning shades and the inspiration behind them.  Have a look-see!

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Illamasqua Body Electrics Nail Varnish Preview

The Illamasqua Blog has been hinting about the upcoming Body Electrics collection for Summer 2010 for a while now and I’ve been very anxious to see what a collection with such a high voltage name would bring to us in terms of nail color.


They finally released images and info on the polishes today and I’m VERY happy to see a shockingly fun blue headed our way.  Check out the promo pics and color descriptions for Prism, Force and Jo’Mina after the jump!
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