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Blog News: I Was Featured on Illamasqua’s List of Best Nail Art in 2014

Illamasqua is a brand that I look up to because they’re not afraid to push the envelope and to be edgy or artistic. So imagine how ecstatic I was when one of my long-time readers, Gareth, messaged me on Facebook and told me that he saw Illamasqua mentioned me in their latest blog post!

I was over the moon to be mentioned. Period. But for Illamasqua’s List of Best Nail Art in 2014? I was beyond flattered! It made my eyes water.

In their post, they chose one manicure for every month in 2014.

I am incredibly honoured to be listed among such talented nailphiles. Thank you, Illamasqua!

Below is a screenshot of the post featuring the Rainbow Dotticure I did in January 2014. (You may remember my Rainbow Dotticure Nail Art I posted on the blog.)

Also, be sure to click on the link to the Illamasqua Best Of 2014 Nail Art article or on the below screenshots to check out the other striking nail art! (You will gain a lot of inspiration from those other nailphiles – truly spectacular talent and eye for detail!)

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Did you check out the other awesome nail art in the Illamasqua article? Have you thought of what you’ll wear for New Year’s Eve? Is there a nail-art design you’d like me to do a tutorial on?


Nail Art: Neon Rainbow Dotticure…on a MAN!

Neon Rainbow Dotticure on a MAN Nail Art smallerSince I was pressed for time, I decided that for today’s post, I would share with you something fun.

Just thought the other day that it’s been a while since I’ve posted a manicure on a man.

Since I was wearing my Neon Rainbow Dotticure, I decided to paint my male friend’s nails in a matching design. (Look, we’re twinsies! Haha!) 😉

So here is the Neon Rainbow Dotticure…on a MAN! Enjoy!

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Nail Art: Neon Rainbow Dotticure

Neon Rainbow Nails Nail ArtIf you saw my Instagram photo yesterday, you saw the Neon Rainbow Dotticure I did recently.

The weather has been gloomy, so I wanted to deck my nails out with neons. And since I haven’t done some fun nail art in a while, I decided to bust out my handy dotting tool as well.

(Is it just me, or is creating dots as addictive as popping bubble wrap?)

I’m still wearing this manicure today, and I love it so much. It has just the cheerful personality I wanted. (And, really, how could bringing a rainbow everywhere you go not cheer you up, right?)

I urge you to try this look out. It’s extremely quick and easy to do, plus it’s perfect for when you can’t decide on wearing a single colour. (Sometimes being indecisive is a good thing. Haha!)

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Illamasqua Speckle Swatches & Review

Illamasqua Speckle Swatches & ReviewThis review on Illamasqua Speckle was a long time coming! I wore this a while ago. You probably remember seeing it on my Instagram account.

It’s fine time I cropped the photos and brought this post to life like Frankenstein’s Monster!

Whenever I wear an Illamasqua nail polish, it always feels like such an experience because the bottle is so luxurious.

Illamasqua Speckle is a really cute lacquer because it reminds me of Easter eggs (the kind where it’s chocolate inside, but the outside has a thin layer of candy).

When I wore this to work, a co-worker said she liked it because it looked like a dinosaur egg. 🙂

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Illamasqua Speckled Nail Polishes & New Blush Up Brush Press Release & Promo Pictures

Illamaqua Speckled Nail PolishHave you seen the new limited-edition Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish? I’m really excited about it because it reminds me of Easter eggs.

How fun! Instead of having to layer with a glitter, you can get the look right from the bottle!

In this post, I have some official images of the 4 different speckled nail-polish shades as well as information and photos on Illamasqua’s revolutionary Blush Up Brush.

Unlike regular round, fluffy blush brushes, this one’s really cool. It’s flat and long. It was designed to fit perfectly in the hollow of the cheeks. This brush really intrigues me because I don’t have anything like it.

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Illamasqua Scorn Swatches & Review

Illamasqua Scorn Swatches & ReviewGotta say it – Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! 😉

Illamasqua Scorn is a full-on sexy lacquer that always reminds me of Catwoman’s suit. It has that rubberized feel that makes it really interesting to look at.

I feel like I need to crack a whip, purr, or wear a spiked collar when Illamasqua Scorn is on my nails.

To me, this polish represents Illamasqua very well. I see the brand as being daring, dark, and editorial. Scorn encapsulates all that in a beautiful glass bottle.

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(CLOSED) Giveaway: Enter to Win Illamasqua Raindrops! (5 Winners)

Edit (February 24): The 5 winners are…Jasmine, Stella, Cara, Lilnol, and Proudmar98! Congratulations! Please check your e-mail shortly. You’ll have 48 hours to claim your prize from the time I send the e-mail. The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone for participating!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Will you be my nailphile Valentine today? 😉

I thought it would be cool to have a special Valentine’s Day giveaway. (If you follow me on Instagram, you were the first to know about this well in advance with specifics! Only yesterday did I post a pre-announcement on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.)

Today’s the perfect occasion to share the love and give back to my loyal readers. (I really appreciate your support and all the thoughtful comments you’ve left on here.)


I reached out to Illamasqua and asked if we could team up for a fun giveaway. They were incredibly generous, and not only did they say yes and offer Illamasqua Raindrops as the prize, but they also said that they’d supply 5 (FIVE!) bottles! Yes, that’s right – there will be 5 winners, and guess what? Anyone in the world can enter – nobody is excluded!

A huge thank you to Illamasqua for making this possible for Swatch And Learn readers!

Please continue reading the rest of this post for the details on how to enter.

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