Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Hello everyone!

Let's talk about nail polish today. Why? For as excited as I was when I first heard that I will be getting one, of course I will talk about it.  As I was trying to put it on, the thought of why not make a review and swatch of it came and so I did.

If you follow my blog, you know that I just received Illamasqua in my Glossybox. For those of you who did not know what I am talking about, you can click "HERE" to see what I am talking about.  So, because I am super excited about Illamasqua, I figure I will show you guys swatch of the color and my review on it.

Now, as much as we enjoy beautiful somewhat very hot summer, the season is about to be over and with that comes gorgeous fall with its pretty yet colorful leaves and cooler weather.

Well as fall is coming, the bright colors of summer will be replaced with warm colors such as brown, darker orange, taupe and many more. One color in particular that I received my Glossybox as many of you know is this pretty yellow tinted brown called Taint.  It is a pretty stone brown color with rubber finish.

Before I show you the color, let's just see the packaging shall we?
This is how it looks like when you first got it.

 This is how the package looks like.  It has an open square where you can see the color of the nail polish you receive.

On the side of the box, it will tell you the color that you receive.  The color I receive is Taint.

This is how it looks like when you took it out.  It has a rubber cap with a velvety felt that makes it stay on your hand when you apply your nail polish.  This is meant to keep your fingers from slipping while putting the color into your nails.  The cap also has Illamasqua letters on it.  I love it.

The list of the ingredients.

 I use two coats for it to look opague.  What I notice when I apply it is that it dries a little quicker than my other nail polishes.  It is not really too bad though.  Also, with this rubber finish , you are not supposed to put top coat but I did because I love the finish look of it with the top coat than without.
Here is the look before top coat:

See how it looks somewhat matte but yet still glossy.  This is what it means for it to be rubber finish.

Just a slightly different angle.

Here is the look after top coat:

 I would say this is the closest of how it looks like during the day under the sun and outdoor.

This is how it looks like when you are inside a building. A little bit darker I suppose. Weird huh! but I like it.

 I also add a little touch to my nail with Deborah Lipmann Mermaid's dream only because I want to stay with the beautiful summer weather for a little bit longer. Btw, mermaid's dream is so pretty.  My picture doesn't capture the beauty of it. Try google it and you will know what I mean.  It is just a gorgeous color.

My take on it: I am not a big fan of brown color.  Very rarely you will see me wear brown when it comes to nail polish.  I just think that it makes my hand looks older like mature, aging? Hmm I don't even know why I think that way but I just do.  The one color of nail polish I never care to put on usually is brown.  However, see the picture above on "after top coat," the very first picture? That brown I like.  I am actually very surprise at how much I like that color and today I kept looking at it because I just truly like it.  When I first put it on, I was a bit "iffy" about it but then as soon as I was done putting top coat, I have a big smile, I LIKE IT.

What do you guys think? Do you like it? Do you guys like it with or without top coat?  What is your favorite color in term of nail polish? Share with me and comment below will ya! I can't wait to read each what you will write or comment.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. I'm not a kind of Brown person as well! but agree with you that brown look kinda nice with ur skin tone! gonna look for one like that :)

    Thanks for sharing ^^

    1. Thanks Pinkbuble! yea I think you should. Thanks for visiting! :)

  2. Hi rosdiana,
    Can i request somthing?
    Can u film sephora in usa?
    I think it will be crazy film but more fun to watch
    Mengingat disini cm ada indomaret beda sama store disana lol
    Oh c'monn
    Film it

    1. Don't worry Catherine, she goes to Sephora daily so it shouldn't be a problem getting her to film the experience.

    2. Hahaha ok i will try to film it and show u ok! Just wait for it

  3. Pardon my intrusion, but would you kindly explain why you have one nail that is different from the rest? Thank you for taking time out of your day to educate me.

    1. Do you really wanna know? Because as much as I know you, no matter how I explain it, u wont get it. Lol simply said, it is just the fashion of nail and it was Fun to mix colors. Get it? Thought so :)