Hello again my sweets,
I have been a very lucky girl and won this Illamasque mystery eye and nails selection :) the lovely ladies at Beauties Unlocked had a give away for reaching 200 followers, go check their blog out, they are really lovely and have some great beauty tips!! I entered because I don't own any Illamasque and thought why not :) as with most things I enter I just forget about them because I have no luck and never win! However, I was wondering round my local town and received an email from Lisa and Carrieanna staying I had won and I was so excited and did a little dance (yes people stared!)
So the post came on Monday and the postman handed my this box shape parcel and I knew straight away what it was!! I ripped it open and found a really sweet note from the girls and this lovely box with 6 full size Illamasque products :)
The packaging it came in was very luxurious with gold writing and the outline of the mystery products :) You don't know what you have until you open it up! All you know is there will be 2 eye shadows and 2 nail polishes :) the other two items are already known :)
So in this box of goodies there was the 2 products already know which were the Liquid metal eye shadow base in Electrum and Precision Ink in Glister! The two eye shadows are Shiver and Fiasco and the polishes are Shrapnel and Faux Pas :) I have to say I love everything which I think is really good saying I didn't pick anything so think I have been extra lucky!
I have worn this all week and that's why they are a little chipped in the picture but to say I have worn them since last Monday I think this pretty good :) I also didn't apply a top coat because I wanted to see how long they lasted without one! The shimmery orange one is so pretty and perfect for a summer colour, I haven't worn it on its own yet so might be be a bit much on all nails but will soon find out :) the purple is a matte purple, I don't have any matte polishes so this was lovely to try. I normally like my nails nice and shiny but I have to say I love the matte effect :) both of these are so lovely and very easy to apply, I applied 2 coats to achieve the full colour! Love them both and they look so nice in my collection.
I have been testing these out all week, the blue wouldn't have been a colour I would have chosen but I think that adds to the experience as you get to experiment with different colours! The white shimmery colour looks lovely all over the lid but also as a pretty highlight :) they are really nicely pigmented and have great staying power!
These were the 2 products that were in every box :) the gold shadow is a creme shadow and is so pigmented and looks so lovely as a night eye, on its own or as a base it provides a nice strong colour and a bit of glitter :P its also really good to blend out if you don't want a really strong colour! However, I think the biggest surprise for me was how much I love this liner!! I haven't been wearing shadow to much on my lids and just a thin line of black, so with this I just apply the glitter above the black and makes the eyes a bit more special :) the liner was so easy to apply I think I might see what other colours they have :)
Overall I love all these products and have had so much fun testing them out :) I can't thank Lisa and Carrieanna enough for this give away!! They also have twitter which is linked here if you want to also follow them :)
I am now a very proud owner of Illamasque :D
Have you ever won a give away? What's your favourite Illamasque product?