Tuesday Takeover: SamRam

Tuesday 8 October 2013

It's been a while since a Tuesday Takeover and as I've been away on holiday and busy with clients I figured I'd feature a fellow beauty blogger again to help me with my blogging load!
This weeks post features the new nail varnishes from Illamasqua's Creators collection by Sam of Sam's Beauty blog.

Illamasqua Creators Nail Varnishes

Hey guys!

Today I am guest posting on Frootibeauty's blog (thanks in advance Frooty!). She was sent two Illamasqua nail polishes from the new Creators line and asked me if I wanted to do the guest post – of course I said yes!

Illamasqua has released a new limited edition collection with four guest creators. This new collection is a unique social collaboration to celebrate 5 years of Illamasqua. Illamasqua joined forces with StyleSuzi, Vex in the  City, Pearls & Poodles and Munroe Bergdorf to create two lipglosses and nail polishes which take inspiration from the 4 corners of the online galaxy. The guest creators had an integral part to play in the production development. StyleSuzi and Vex in the City were the guest creators for the two nail polishes.


First, StyleSuzi guest created the nail polish called Perseid. Suzi said she was inspired by the explosion of colours in the galaxy and she wanted to evoke the mysterious nature of the sky at night. She decided to use different sized glitters to create a texture as unique as a star.

Perseid is definitely a combination of a few glittery colours. I can see more purple but then a two-toned teal creeps in too, so it absolutely is a unique colour that reminds me of the night sky. I love the chunks of glitter and then the tiny glitters combined. The texture is amazing and literally one coat is enough. This does take a bit longer to dry, bearing in mind it’s a thicker consistency so it’s understandable. I love the different types and colours of the glitter. This definitely is a WOW nail polish.


Vex in the City created the nail polish called Fusion. Yinka said she wanted to create a shade which reflected her vision of the galaxy. She wanted something dark, intense and mysterious with the magic of the stars shining through.

Fusion is a bronze and khaki colour combined. It’s very metallic and I really wish I had an eyeshadow in this colour. It has small glitter pieces compared to Perseid. Again, you literally only need to apply one coat. I think out of habit we tend to apply two but it makes no difference, one coat is good enough. This nail polish dried really fast too and it looks so gorgeous! 

Out of the two, I think I’m in love with Perseid! And super wow to Illamasqua nail polish quality. Never tried their polishes before but will look into buying some soon!
The polishes are limited edition and priced at the same price as the usual Illamasqua nail varnishes (£14.50) and can be bought here on the Illamasqua website.

Which is you fave out of the two?


Sam Ram 


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