Illamasqua Poke




Lately I have been really good about not spending money on polish. Ok, that is a lie because I recently purchased Black Sugar and a new Inglot polish to try out. However, I haven’t bought anything in about 2 and a half weeks which is kind of a miracle when it comes to my polish spending. To be honest, I started feeling very irresponsible about my polish spending because WHEN AM I GOING TO USE UP ALL THIS POLISH? WHEN?! I know this type of rational thinking flies out the window once a new collection comes out, so let me indulge my fleeting moment of clarity. Since I haven’t bought anything new, I decided to rummage through my melmers for one of my many untrieds. I focused on the drawer that houses all of my Illamasquas because it’s been a while since I played with those. The polish I have for you today is Illamasqua Poke; let’s take a look at it, shall we?

Illamasqua Poke 1Illamasqua Poke 2Illamasqua Poke 3Illamasqua Poke is a purple lover’s wet dream. Seriously. Just look at it. I find the end result completely breathtaking, but I am sad to report that I didn’t find this polish as easy to work with as many people have mentioned. I felt that it went on uneven in a strange way so I had to apply a very thick second coat to even it out and get full coverage. I was expecting a lovely and shiny finish, but it dried a little on the dull side. I just can’t get over how bright this color is and how gorgeous that shimmer looks!

DSC00728And here is a picture of peanut. He came for a visit yesterday but was a little fussy because he had been out and about all day. He refused to look at me while I took this picture because he was too distracted by the television. He is getting so big! In no time at all, he will be running around wreaking havoc. I can’t wait!

I don’t have much to do this weekend so I’m probably just going to bum around and maybe go Christmas shopping. I am going to try very hard not to buy polish!! What do you think about this polish? Do you like it as much as I do? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.


6 thoughts on “Illamasqua Poke

  1. 7 December, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I’m really starting to think non-indie brands should make mini polishes, because I have way less polish than you I think (around 300 bottles) and other than white and black cremes, will I ever finish any of the other 300? Probably not! I’m trying to buy mini indie polishes because once I’ve swatched it once I feel like I can’t wear it again, because then what am I going to post? Anyways haha, your nephew really is too cute! And this is really pretty, sucks that you probably got a bad bottle or something? At least it’s still a two-coater! 🙂
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  2. 7 December, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Gosh that’s a gorgeous purple. 🙂 I feel the same way, I bought SO MUCH polish in Oct/Nov I’m on a no buy until Feb 1st.
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  3. 7 December, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I’m drooling over here. You’ve made me drool right all over my keyboard. This is freakin’ spectacular! That sucks about the formula though. 🙁 I’m absolutely loving the update pic of peanuts, what a cutie patootie!!
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  4. 7 December, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Wow that’s an amazing color!
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  5. 7 December, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    The colour is just AMAZING And it looks AMAZING on YOU!

  6. Arathael
    7 December, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I know how you feel, Same here, i actually bought nothing on Black Friday. tonight i qas updating my polish spreadsheet…oy.

    I’ve got to get around to this one in my collection!! I usually have trouble doing a thin coat with just about any polish.

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