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Illamasqua Speckled Skittles: Scarce, Speckle, Mottle & Fragile

 press sample 
Today I have a skittle mani using four (of the five) limited edition speckled polishes from the Illamasqua I’mperfection Collection. These pastel polishes all have a creamy opaque base with dark glitter in two sizes. The result is truly a speckled bird’s egg look, the inspiration for the line.

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish: Scarce, Speckle, Mottle & Fragile (work / play / polish)

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish: Scarce, Speckle, Mottle & Fragile (work / play / polish)

I’m wearing Speckle (lilac), Scarce (soft pink), Mottle (minty green) and Fragile (robin's egg blue). The fifth color in the collection is Freckled (light tan). I used two coats of polish and two coats of Seche Vite.

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish: Scarce, Speckle, Mottle & Fragile (work / play / polish)

I could not have predicted how much I love this look. The dark glitter pops from the pastel base. It's muted, but still edgy in a way. The formula was really smooth and easy to polish. I didn't get a good spread of bigger glitter on the first coat, but it was perfectly fine after the second coat with no fishing or dabbing.

Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish: Scarce, Speckle, Mottle & Fragile (work / play / polish)

I'm really new to the Illamasqua brand. But my first and only post using their polish is one of my all time fave manis (see it here). It's about the same price point as Butter London, but it has a much different vibe.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish normally retails for $14, but the speckled line is $16. They're available now at Illamasqua or Sephora. You can also follow Illamasqua on twitter, facebook and Instagram.

So what do you think? Anyone tried the tan one? I'll admit...I was a little afraid of it. But I've seen some beautiful swatches out there.