Monday, 18 November 2013

Manicure Monday - Perseid

Today's manicure is a new textured Illamasqua polish called Perseid.

Perseid came as part of the #creators collection which gave four bloggers a chance to create an Illamasqua product. This nail polish was the brain child of Suzi Tse of Style Suzi which she describes as:

"Nail Varnish in Perseid is inspired by the explosion of colours in the galaxy. I wanted to evoke the mysterious nature of the sky at night. Different sized glitters were used to create a texture as unique as a star.”








£14.50 available on

I fell in love with this polish when I first saw it online and even more so when I received the bottle through the post. The purple/black colour with the green shimmer and specks of glitter make this polish look absolutely gorgeous. I was very eager to wear this polish but unfortunately when I used it I was unimpressed.

The colour didn't translate very well onto my nails as the green shimmer almost all but disappeared. The textured effect of the polish ruined the polish for me as it took away from what could have been a beautiful subtle sparkly polish.

I think this is going to be a polish I keep to stare at in the bottle, rather than on my nails. Sorry Suzi.

Has anyone tried this? What did you think? Did you like it?


  1. Stunning shade - I love the little purple and red speckles throughout, it creates a wonderful effect! Xx

  2. Oh it is GORGEOUS in the bottle!
    Still very nice on the nail though! :) x

  3. Aaah such a shame it didn't translate on the nail. It looks incredible in the bottle :)

    Love Kate xx

  4. I think it looks lovely, shame about the greeny bits though
    abi from a little dust


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