Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Illamasqua 'Speckle' + RCM Nail Update!

Today I painted my nails in 'Speckle' from Illamasqua's latest Spring collection! I absolutely love it and wish I had every colour, it totally looks like 'mini eggs' and it applied rather nicely with 3 coats! Watch the Vine video I made HERE. (The new app that I think I'm in love with.)




RED CARPET GEL MANICURE UPDATE!

My gel manicure lasted 5 days. Not good.

I noticed a tiny chip on my right index finger the very next day but assumed that I perhaps didn't insert my finger into the lamp properly and carried on enjoying my manicure. However, the chip grew and a little bit of it peeled off.


Today on day 5 of the manicure I noticed raising creating an uneven surface on my left hand, my nails kept hooking onto things and this made me very irritated. Out of curiosity I tried to peel it off and guess what it came off!! I wasn't able to remove the entire manicure by peeling it off so had to soak it in an acetone remover wrapped with foil which did the job.Ermmmm not what you expect from a 2-3 week gel manicure! In all fairness I do plenty of cleaning, washing dishes & washing my hands a million times a day so it didn't really stand a chance? I haven't had any other type of gel manicure so can't compare. I can't even blame myself for application as a professional did it for me at the QVC event, she did 3 thin coats so I don't know what to complain about. Just that this gel manicure isn't for me!! 
I have however spoken to Nicola and she says the RCM lasts 2 weeks on her with no problems, so maybe it's just me?! Furthermore, I got bored of the colour too quickly. Enough said.



What's your thoughts on 'Speckle' and gel nail polish?

15 comments:

rabs said...

i don't know about gel polishes, i think i would bore to easily. but speckle looks awesome!!

Jessica said...

Omg I love the speckled polish! It makes me so excited for spring and Easter. If only that nail polish could stave off my unbearable cravings for copious amounts of mini eggs.

http://ruffles-truffles.blogspot.com

Shadowy Lady said...

random but your engagement ring looks a lot like mine ;)

Love this trend of speckle nails. And the pastel colour is sooo spring. Makes me want winter to end already. Winters in Canada are waaay too long.

Allycia said...

Love the speckled nails! Gorgeous color! I just found out about Vine, it's getting really popular- following you now :)

xoxo
http://beautyandababy.com/

Robyn said...

Boo on the gel manicure - I have actual POLISHES that last longer than that! I love the new Illamssqua polishes!

Despoina said...

I really do not like the trend of speckled polish,i like my nails to be `clean`from designs-i am having gel polish by Shellac for 10 days now and i am happy with the results.

Crystalnextdoor said...

That Illamasqua polish is too adorable! I want it for sure! Funny thing about high end nail products not always working out, I tried seche vite and had my polish peel off super easy meanwhile everyone loves it. At least you know it's not for you now :)

JoJo said...

Illamasqua Speckle looks pretty!

Miss Sophie Olivia said...

Love the speckle nail polish! Can't believe how bad the gel nails looked after a while. I love how gel nails look, but hate the damage it can do to your nails.

Sophie x

Rosie Stagg said...

I love the speckle colour, it looks really pretty and delicate! It's a pity about your gel manicure though :(

Rosie
x
littlestagg.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

I have tried gel polish twice (different brand than this) and it doesn't last on me either. Think it depends what sort of nails you got and how much you use your hands (i.e. washing etc.)

Jo said...

LOVE the speckle polish! xx

Maddie.Elizabeth said...

The speckle polish looks amazing, such a pretty colour xx

maddie-elizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

Mehj said...

speckle nail polish looks awesome such a lovely colour xx

BeautyDetective said...

The speckle varnish is lovely - really nice for spring. That is poor that your gel colour chipped so quick - I don't know the RCM brand but am inclined to blame the brand or how it was applied. I go to a great salon where they use either Shellac or Artistic and it lasts 3 weeks on me - its amazing. Although I do take care and use cuticle oil a lot and always wear marigold gloves when washing up.