I spend my weekends with Ze Boyfriend at his house, so I don't get my mail until Monday or Tuesday. I'm usually pretty meh about coming home and opening packages unless its something I'm crazy about, such as the Doc Martens I bought on Amazon for Christmas 2011. I was afraid that because Illamasqua changed their carrier, I didn't receive a tracking number and according to their shipping information, it would take 15~20 working days. When I order items from the UK, such as a clothing, it takes two weeks. When I ordered my Apocalips lipstick from Illamasqua, it took about two weeks. I was expecting this to be here this or next Wednesday, as I had received my shipping notification on 13th of February. I was surprised to have it here today! I checked the calendar to find it took two weeks and a few days. Perfect.
|This poor box! I took out the shipping invoice|
|I always think these are fancy|
The formula! Oh the formula. I have never honestly used an Illamasqua nail varnish, because Illamasqua is limited where I live and I can't go to my local Sephora to get products in person. This applied beautifully. Thin, easy to spread. The varnish is very liquidy and as you're pulling the brush out of the bottle, the excess will easily just drip off the brush and requires minimal wiping for the right amount of varnish. This, to my personal surprise, dried to a very nice, shiny finish. I haven't had many polishes that dry so nicely. Many of them I apply top coat over to get a really good shine.
|Nail Swatch with flash, NO TOP COAT!!!|
Update: WOW. This wore like iron on my nails! I'm also not a careful person at all and I only saw very minor tip wear on the index finger of my right hand. It looked like I only messed up when applying the polish because it was so, so minor. You wouldn't notice it at first glance unless you looked closely. Really impressed!