Midweek Manicure // Illamasqua – Caress

Most of my nail polishes are high street brands costing no more than a fiver a bottle. However every now and then it’s nice to push the boat out and treat yourself to something high end and this gorgeous powder blue Caress polish by Illamasqua really is a treat to wear.


I’m a real sucker for a blue nail polish and this one is an absolute beaut. Caress is a really pale cornflower blue but dries with a lovely glossy finish and looks so pretty on the nail.



It is quite sheer so I always use a few thin coats to make sure I get an even full coverage (the photos here show 3 coats). It’s a really beautiful, serene colour and despite being an absolute dream for Spring, it actually looks lovely all year round. I really like wearing it with black as it stands out and really makes an impact



Whilst looking for this colour on the Illamasqua to provide a link for you lovelies to buy your own bottle of Caress, I’ve just seen that it’s actually now discontinued say whaaaaat?!?! However there are lots of other colours available including some in the sale for a bargain £5.80 a bottle (**uses all strength to resist buying one of every colour**) From my experience of Caress and Scarab (review here) Illamasqua polishes are great quality and definitely worth giving yourself a little treat. Oh screw it, I’m buying more!!!

What are your favourite Illamasqua nail polishes? 

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  1. Sarah Smiles
    January 28, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    I've wanted to try some Illamasqua polishes for a while, some of them are just gorgeously coloured! This is a really pretty one, I'm a sucker for a blue polish too! :)Sarah / Sarah Smiles

    • Emsypickle
      January 30, 2015 / 11:45 pm

      It's lovely isn't it! I def recommend trying Illamasqua polishes, they're great quality 😀 xx

  2. Antonia
    January 29, 2015 / 11:37 am

    This is a gorgeous shade. I'll have to take a look at the sale ones and see what others there are!Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

    • Emsypickle
      January 30, 2015 / 11:45 pm

      Ooh do! Let me know if you buy any 😀 I might have made a new purchase today….! xx

  3. Jessica The Pyreflies
    January 29, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    What a beautiful color! My sister loves this color and wears it a lot :)Jessicathe.pyreflies.org

    • Emsypickle
      January 30, 2015 / 11:46 pm

      It's so beautiful, one which definitely makes me stare at my nails all day!! xx

  4. Lauren Victoria Buckland
    January 30, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    this is such a pretty colour! I am personally a fan of dark blues and purples too 🙂

    • Emsypickle
      January 30, 2015 / 11:46 pm

      Ooh I love purple nails!! They always look so pretty xx

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