Friday, February 26, 2010

Say Whaaaaaat?

I got my first Illamasqua from a wonderful MUAer a few days ago.  It isn't just any Illamasqua.  It is THE Illamasqua, it is to me anyway.  I wanted this polish so badly I probably would have paid an E-bay scalper like $20 bucks for it.  Yeah. I know that's not a lot of money, because I'm BROKE fool.  Ok, not totally broke but I hate the idea of paying triple retail to some stooge on E-bay.
This is one of those rare as a hobbit, type polishes where I want it just as terribly for the name as I do for the color.  I felt so cool typing out the name while I was watermarking my photo. Propaganda...mmm I am a GANGSTA! Straight Up G from da hood yo.  Sippin' on Gin and Juice.  
Here it is in different lighting.  This is 2 coats.  Ahhhhhh, delicious U.K. exclusive polish.  I am such a jerk.  I LOVE getting polishes from other countries that you have to take drastic measures to acquire in the U.S. because I can be all, "na na na na na na, ha ha ha ha ha ha".
Here it is with matte tips.  Straight up playa pimp.  This polish is awesome yeah, but It did have some streakyness to it.  Nfu-oh 557 or 119 would be good alternatives.


In other totally unrealted news, Konad can SUCK IT.  I have completely given up on it.  I simply cannot move at the speed of light.  Not to mention I am pretty good at freehand nail art and I feel so much more bad ass doing it free hand.  So I went out and bought a huge set of awesome art brushes, which I shall use to create glorious nail art and torment and torture Konad with it until it begs for death.  Plus it just sounds WAY better to say, "I would rather do it freehand, I'm awesome" than it does to say, "I'm a looser that is too retarded to use a freaking STAMP that kids use all the time". 

 Still even more unrelated news.  St. Patricks Day is coming up folks. This may not be a big deal to you, but MY man is full blooded Irish. And I just have to do the most over the top, AWESOME, KILLER, SUPER COOL mani EVER.  I just have to!!!
 This is my first stab at it.  It's Nubar Forest with Zoya Envy tips and a white nail striper for the line.  I really like this but I can't use it for St. Patty's because I'm a dumb ass and I loved it so much I did a full mani of it and have been wearing it since yesterday.  Fail.

18 comments:

  1. Ooof the matte tips are fabulous! x

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  2. I'm so jealous of your Illamasqua! Why won't Sephora carry it???!! Lame.

    Also, please keep at the Konad - I could see you doing awesome Konads! And I promise, I'm pretty much the most uncoordinated, awkward person on earth (on top of it I have bad depth perception too), and I get better with Konad each time I use it. I actually get very good luck with the new clear stamper (that I got from ocnailart) as opposed to the other stampers. I don't know why but I'm not complaining!!

    <3 your blog. :)

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  3. I love the Irish one!
    Illamasqua is a ">20€" for non-UK europeans :-( , sadly I'm lemming too many of them.

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  4. The blue .. is gorgeous.. and with matte tips=perfect

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  5. You do realize that the retail price for Illamasqua is $14 in the USA? So $20 for UK only shade is very cheap. Just an FYI

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  6. I really like your manis with the chevron and white stripe. This one's even more awesome than your v-day blue one!

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  7. That St. Patty's mani is HOT!
    In regards to Konad, are you using the "Special" polish to do the stamping? It takes longer to dry so you don't ahve to rush when transfering your stamp. If you are using regular polish you ahve to be mega fast and press really hard on your nail to make the transfer.

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  8. Propaganda looks fantabulous on you - congrats on scoring it!

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  9. lenka, you do realize that with shipping it comes to $32? Not very cheap for one bottle of polish. I mean maybe it's cheap for you, but not for me.

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  10. Woman, I love your nail art! <3

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  11. >.< I actually really want to try Konad!!

    But well, I guess it does sound cooler to be "doing nail art" instead of "using Konad"...

    Loving the "St. Patrick's Day mani that you won't be wearing for St. Patrick's Day", btw.

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  12. WOOOO I get your Konad! na na na na na naaaah! Oh wait, now I'm doing it... :p

    That is one badass St. Patty's Day mani, btw! :)

    And I'm not even going to bother allowing myself to want that Illamasqua. I forced myself to look away, and I'm not going it look at it again It does not exist to me :p

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  13. Both of those manis are seriously cool. Propaganda is such a luscious shade!

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  14. You do realize that my comment was in regards to you saying that $20 is NOT triple retail for Illamasqua. Your post did not say anything about $32, and not to get all mathematical on you but $32 is STILL NOT triple retail.

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  15. lol those are the same colors of the anarchism flag, and afanistanian flag. And if there was any red there it was like 10 other countries too... :-P

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  16. lenka- i was talking about ebay scalpers that jack up prices.

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