Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange Swatch - Really Ree
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Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange Swatch

19 Aug 2014 (Updated: 21 Jan 2019)

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I am really loving the new Illamasqua collection for Fall 2014, particularly the gorgeous metallic cream eyeshadows, Vintage Metallix. There is also a gorgeous nail polish – Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange – which is a stunning gilt number. Here it is!

Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange

Now this polish has been a bit of a surprise because when I saw it in the campaign shot, (which you can see HERE), it looked rather a lot darker and quite a lot like another Illamasaqua polish I own. I was thinking Facet from The Sacred Hour collection, but it is totally different!

This is much greener and fresher, perhaps more of a sage green with lots and lots (and lots) of very soft gold shimmer. It is really so pretty.

Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange

It is quite unusual isn’t it? It reminds me of another polish but I just can’t remember which. Let me know if you know! Here’s the swatch for you.

Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange Swatch

Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange Swatch

The formula is lovely and easy to use – this is 2 coats. There’s no top coat in the photo above but I think it would look even prettier with a glossy slick of super shininess. I love how bright this is, and it makes a change from all the super dark autumnal shades that we usually see throughout the season.

Make sure you check out my post on the full collection HERE and see the swatches of the Vintage Metallix  Cream Eye Shadows HERE. I am loving this collection – it continues in the footsteps of a much softer, more wearable beauty look for Illamasqua. This really does open up the brand to a wider audience.

You’ll be able to pick up Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange when the Illamasqua Once Collection Fall 2014 launches on 29th August 2014.

Find it at Selfridges



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4 thoughts on “Illamasqua Once Nail Varnish Melange Swatch

  1. Omg what an amazing colour, never seen nuffink like it before ! Followed the selfridges link and its still avail… Love your article and swatches for this nail polish. Your blog is really good 🙂

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