Illamasqua Nomad

First of all, I would like to tell you about my disappointment when I removed Zoya Zuza, and I gazed at my blue fingers and nails. Zuza is stainorrific. Granted it’s not as bad OPI Fly, but there was still staining. I forgive you, Zuza. I’ll still wear you because you’re pretty.

I was super excited to try this new nail polish by Illamasqua. I haven’t purchased anything by Illamasqua before (make-up or nails) so I didn’t know what to expect. I am glad to report that I was not disappointed. The formula was creamy, highly pigmented and easy to work with.

When I first put this on, I immediately thought of China Glaze Four Leaf Clover. It really isn’t the same because Nomad is a more bright jade color while Four Leaf Clover is more teal based. My one complaint would be the cap. I find it so awkward to hold when I’m applying the polish. It’s just too big to feel comfortable in my had for precise application. The brush was nice except that it had one wonky bristle.

I am very pleased with my first Illamasqua purchase and will purchase more products from their nail line in the future. Future meaning June. Hee!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Drinko. Are you going out to get hammered?

14 thoughts on “Illamasqua Nomad

  1. I totally agree about the cap. I had major issues getting one of the caps off mine, and underneath i found a skinny cap, kind of like butter london or chanel have. I don't think you're actually supposed to be able to take the square part off, though, because the skinny cap was too skinny to be very useful.

    1. I did try to pry it off and I almost sent the polish flying across the room. If that had happened, it would have been the scream heard 'round the world. I do like that it's a .5 oz bottle, thank you very much Illamasqua…makes them a better value. If only Laci hadn't mentioned they are on sale right now. I'm going to cry at the gym. lol They come out to like $12 each in the conversion plus shipping so maybe they're not such a steal…but still…you know how it is. You hear sale and you're instantly pulled in.

  2. Then I won’t tell you that the Illamasqua site has polishes on sale right now… 😉

  3. I totally agree about the cap. I had major issues getting one of the caps off mine, and underneath i found a skinny cap, kind of like butter london or chanel have. I don’t think you’re actually supposed to be able to take the square part off, though, because the skinny cap was too skinny to be very useful.

    1. I did try to pry it off and I almost sent the polish flying across the room. If that had happened, it would have been the scream heard ’round the world. I do like that it’s a .5 oz bottle, thank you very much Illamasqua…makes them a better value. If only Laci hadn’t mentioned they are on sale right now. I’m going to cry at the gym. lol They come out to like $12 each in the conversion plus shipping so maybe they’re not such a steal…but still…you know how it is. You hear sale and you’re instantly pulled in.

  4. They may be on sale now… but now you can't buy em! Just be happy you got this one before the moratorium!! 😀 This one is really pretty!

    That's too bad that Zuza was such a stainer… Fly is the absolute worst tho! My stains from some purple polish when I used the foil method and it made the polish stain my nails super bad is finally just about gone so I'm trying to be SUPER careful about not doing anything stupid to stain my nails. They're looking so nice and clean!! Speaking of nails looking nice- it doesn't look as though you've cut yours yet.. I haven't either!! I think our nails are exactly the same length. The informal contest is still on. 😉

    This is off topic but how did your non-shampoo from the lion-faced man Chaz Dean (that's his name, isn't it??) work out? I was thinking about that earlier today and didn't want to forget to ask. I was gonna tweet you but you must not have a twitter acct, do you?

  5. They may be on sale now… but now you can’t buy em! Just be happy you got this one before the moratorium!! 😀 This one is really pretty!

    That’s too bad that Zuza was such a stainer… Fly is the absolute worst tho! My stains from some purple polish when I used the foil method and it made the polish stain my nails super bad is finally just about gone so I’m trying to be SUPER careful about not doing anything stupid to stain my nails. They’re looking so nice and clean!! Speaking of nails looking nice- it doesn’t look as though you’ve cut yours yet.. I haven’t either!! I think our nails are exactly the same length. The informal contest is still on. 😉

    This is off topic but how did your non-shampoo from the lion-faced man Chaz Dean (that’s his name, isn’t it??) work out? I was thinking about that earlier today and didn’t want to forget to ask. I was gonna tweet you but you must not have a twitter acct, do you?

  6. Oh, it's on like Donkey Kong. I am not going to cut mine so you are going down! You would die if you saw what I'm doing to my nails right now. I am committing the cardinal sin of being too matchy matchy. I'm doing a combo of a new purple/lilac zoya and some konad. I miss my konad!

    I absolutely love my WEN. Not to sound like an infomercial, but I really think that it changed the way my hair and scalp behaves. I'm no longer a super grease-ball head and my hair is super soft and manageable. I just love how it feels now. I wish it wasn't to pricey but I guess I could cut down on polish and buy shampoo. lol

  7. Oh, and I do have a twitter but don't use it. I only created it to sign up for giveaways. lol I don't understand twitter…and I don't understand pinterest either.

  8. Oh, it’s on like Donkey Kong. I am not going to cut mine so you are going down! You would die if you saw what I’m doing to my nails right now. I am committing the cardinal sin of being too matchy matchy. I’m doing a combo of a new purple/lilac zoya and some konad. I miss my konad!

    I absolutely love my WEN. Not to sound like an infomercial, but I really think that it changed the way my hair and scalp behaves. I’m no longer a super grease-ball head and my hair is super soft and manageable. I just love how it feels now. I wish it wasn’t to pricey but I guess I could cut down on polish and buy shampoo. lol

  9. Oh, and I do have a twitter but don’t use it. I only created it to sign up for giveaways. lol I don’t understand twitter…and I don’t understand pinterest either.

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