Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday: Gifted Polish

gifted polish

Since I was down for the count with food poisoning last Tuesday, I thought I'd up the ante with my Twinsie Tuesday post this week.  In addition to the gifted polish we will be swatching, I jazzed up my mani with a holographic accent and an adorable Born Pretty Store bow.

First let me discuss my gifted polish, Illamasqua Jo'mina.  My very first Illamasqua polish was sent my way by my Twinsie, Chelsea, last year.  On top of the fact that this is one of the most deliciously spring-perfect light purple crellies known to naildom, the Illamasqua formula is unparalleled.  Smooth and buttery, the application was flawless and dried to a glossy sheen in two coats.  Chelsea really spoiled me here with this beauty!

My accent nail is Color Club Eternal Beauty, probably one of the best purple linear holos I've ever tried.  I love how it reflected off Jo'mina's lilac undertones, making the linear holograph appear to radiate a rainbow of purpleness. 

To really feminize my already super girly mani, I added a tiny pink and crystal 3D bow from Born Pretty Store.  I simply placed the bow on my wet ring finger and it set pretty quickly although I imagine some glue would be best for better durability.  And on the plus side, when I took it off, all I had to do was wipe off the excess polish on its backside and it was in perfect condition to use again!  (Even if it was destroyed after removal, the bow came in a set of 10 for the whopping price of 99 cents.) 

Small nuance, but I really loved how my camera was able to capture the light reflecting off the rhinestone center of the bow.  I had a few pictures of this swatch without the glare, but I thought the effect was too cool not to highlight.

You can purchase this item the Born Pretty Store website by clicking here.

Make sure to use the coupon code CVJ61 to receive 10% off your purchase!

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Traci at DrinkCitra


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  1. So purpleicious <3 And guess what? I'm wearing Eternal Beauty in my post today too!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the bow accent and Jo'mina looks stunning on you! So glad you like it. :)

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  4. oh goodness this is gorgeous! Over the Moon is one of my favs!

  5. Love this! Absolute perfection. Good job!

  6. Jo'Mina is perfection! That was my first Illamasqua.

  7. So girly! I love it! The bow accent was totally the right decision!

  8. What a gorgeous polish, I'm having such a purple moment right now :)

  9. So cute and girly! Jo'Mina is one of my favorite purples!

  10. I LOVE this look!!! And how the bow is just glistening :)

  11. This is purpletastic! I love it!

  12. Such a gorgeous purple! I love how you spiced it up with the accent!

  13. Gorgeous polish and wonderful photo! That light reflecting off the rhinestone is just perfect!

  14. Jo'Mina is one of my all time faves. This mani is so cute Amanda!! Love it!