Total Eclipse of the Heart

In March of this year, Illamasqua gave their creative, nail-crazy fans a chance to design their perfect polish.

The mission: To submit a description in 50 words or less of their dream nail varnish colour accompanied by an image of their inspiration.

An esteemed judging panel cast their expertise over all the thousands of entries, and so were born the three new, very unique shades…

Shrapnel, Raindrops and Eclipse.

I adore the look of all these colours, so special and enticing on the talons!

I decided to give Eclipse a little whirl…

“My dream colour is a deep blue purple with greyish undertones inspired by the lunar eclipse, it has a feeling of concealment like hidden sin.”

I was totally raptured by the deep midnight blue hue, which flirts with a purple tint in the light and embodies some flex of greyish-silver sparkle.

The colour is absolutely stunning and this is just after one coat. 

The application of the Illamasqua polish was flawless. Very easy to work with and gave me a clean, even base after one lashing of the varnish.

These new nail polishes are available on the Illamasqua website and are priced at £13.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these new varnishes?

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  1. 30th October 2010 / 3:27 pm

    that colour is fab perfect for winter

  2. 30th October 2010 / 3:33 pm

    love thatt colourr! bootyfull! 🙂 xxx

  3. 30th October 2010 / 4:02 pm

    I'm not set, it does look really good on you but £13 for something that isn't that special hasn't amazed me. This was an oppertunity for Illamasqua to show of their unique creativity!

  4. 30th October 2010 / 4:24 pm

    Gorgeous colours! It's a shame Illamasqua products are a tad too pricey for me 😛

  5. 30th October 2010 / 4:36 pm

    love the title of this post! i thought it was related to glee or something!

  6. 30th October 2010 / 6:41 pm

    Ooooo love this! Stunning and perfect for the Christmas party season 🙂 xxx

  7. 30th October 2010 / 9:00 pm

    I love that colour! Raindrops looks gorgeous too!

  8. 31st October 2010 / 3:19 am

    you really should try raindrops dollface! ; ) it's a very unique and special color… however, i may be biased as it's the color i came up and won with! lol.

    i am really pleased with it though and have nothing like it in my collection.


  9. 31st October 2010 / 12:52 pm

    Hey loves
    Thank you for your comments.
    @Phoebe – I agree about the price. I think £13 is very dear for a nail varnish. I think the quality and the longevity of the varnish on your nails is worth the price, but I have seen many dupe-able and less pricey nail polishes out there that are of similar colour.

    @Annie – YES I have Raindrops too and have a NOTD of it going up next week. I knew you were the brains behind it and you should be very proud. Its an awesome colour xx

  10. 31st October 2010 / 2:03 pm

    that is one gorgeous colour. xxx