Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Another Look: Illamasqua Baptiste

Hey guys!  What do you think of our new header?  Courtney made it and it's totally awesome.  I'm obsessed!  So I messed around with the layout theme a bit to better match it.  What do you think?

Now onto the nail polish.  When Courtney and I first met, she went on and on and on :) about this Illamasqua polish called "Baptiste" and how it was the sexiest polish of her life and if she could marry it she would.  So some time later, I had the opportunity to swap for it.  Then about 3 months later I finally got around to wearing it.  I seriously thought Courtney was going to disown me as a friend for not wearing it sooner.  About a week after the big move, my other half and I got to sneak away to the beach for a day.  Most people would wear a fun bright summery color to the beach, or if you are like Courtney, you wear a holo.  Me, I opt for a deep vampy purple. :)  Well in my differences I thought some beach pictures to show off Baptiste's shimmer would do nicely.  Plus it was one of those - "If I don't wear it now, I'll never wear it!!!!"

I think a good way to start off is to take another peak at the swatches Courtney put up of Baptiste back in February.  These pictures are awesome.  They show the shimmer, the depth, and of course the beauty that is Baptiste.  One thing you will notice in my picutres is the polish is nowhere near as glossy as it should be.  I got one word for you - sunscreen!  Do you guys have this problem.  It's always jacking with my nail polish.  I actually had OPI's Come to Poppy on my toes and it really jacked with that, pretty much leaving me with a matte neon coral.  Oh well!  (And yes I put sunscreen on my feet, everyone should! Just say no to skin cancer)

This is two coats of Baptiste.  If I had been more careful, I probably could have done one.  This is my first Illamasqua polish and I loved the formula and brush.  I didn't need any clean up!  I'm a sucker for a good formula.  Make sure you click these guys to see them full size!!!
Illamasqua Baptiste
Illamasqua Baptiste
This polish is very dark, and while it is easy to see the shimmer in the light, it is always very dark.  However, from afar I can instantly look at my nails and tell they aren't black, so that's nice.  Baptiste is part of Illamasqua's normal collection and is available at Sephora.  You can also buy directly from Illamasqua's website.  This baby is about $14, but I think well worth it!

Oh and good news!  My Tony Moly Galaxy polishes showed up!  So look for those coming soon.  I'm so excited I could scream :).


  1. Mmmm...Baptiste!!! ♥♥♥ LoL

    I've actually heard of lots of girls having the same problem with the sunscreen! Must be the active ingredient that eats away at all the shinies...:-(

  2. pretty :) where were you in these pics?

    i love the new blog layout a lot :)


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