Hey everyone! Welcome to the weekend!
I just wanted to get this quick mail-time post up, since I've already shown one of these polishes. I actually have a ton of photo sets/ posts in development at the moment, so I'm trying not to get behind!
Anyway, this is the mail-time that I mentioned in the swatch for Illamasqua- Prismatic. I ordered these polishes directly from Illamasqua.com, something that is normally pretty price-prohibitive for me since I'm in the US and the special International shipping for polish is ridiculous. However, Illamasqua does give you a %15 discount on your entire order on your birthday, which almost entirely negated the shipping cost. So, this was a bit of an indulgent present to myself! Though I have to say that I still miss having easier access to Illamasqua in the US.
Here's Ham-the-dog to help!
Look at that jiggly neck skin! Don't you want to squish it? If you're wondering, he's lost a lot of weight in the past since he was previously a chubber. So, there is a ton of loose skin! And, you know, tummy/neck tucks for dogs are not the norm. ;) /dogskin tangent
Inside the outer shipping envelope was the black Illamasqua box:
This time, the polishes were shrink-wrapped into a secure polish brick.
I also received a sample size of the Hydra Veil (moisturizing primer) with my order. I've tried a sample of Hydra Veil before, just once and not consistently, and I can't honestly say that it performs any different than a normal silicone-based primer. Maybe I need to use it more to form a better opinion, though?
Polishes out of their boxes:
L to R: Melange, Prismatic, Strike, Snap, Shrapnel
Look at Melange! I have wanted it since its release! Don't know when, but I'll definitely swatch it in the future.
L to R: Melange, Prismatic, Strike, Shrapnel, Snap
Strike and Shrapnel I had actually never heard of- I basically grabbed all of the polishes that I didn't already have in my Illamasqua collection. Strike actually has the old style circular sticker label on the bottom instead of printing on the back, so I'm not even sure when it was released (I think prior to 2009).
Do you have any of these?
Which of the others are you most interested in seeing swatches of?