Monday, 23 November 2009

NOTD: Illamasqua Hectic Polish!

I've had the chance to try out my Illamasqua Nail Polish in shade 'Hectic'. It is a really unusual murky army green colour.

When I first applied it I kept thinking 'This colour reminds me of something'. I knew it was an army green type colour but it also reminded me of something else. It was on the tip of my tongue for hours and then it finally came to me!

It also is the same colour as pond algae!......

Yes, a weird comparison I know, but it really does remind me of that!

It was such a breeze to apply and I achieved opaqueness after 2 coats. I found it to be a lovely consistency, not too thick and not too thin. It dried super fast with my Seche Vite on top and did not streak or bubble.

I'm really loving the colour - I adore weird colours at the moment and I'm constantly on the lookout for more!

If anyone has any recommendations for unusual colours then please let me know?



  1. Muse, also by Illamasqua, is really pretty. Sort of like a darkish teal colour. I love it!

    Really like the look of Hectic, so unusual!x

  2. I think i like this better than MAC's Dirty Martini..i just might have to put Hectic on my list.

  3. Can you believe that apart from Milf, I don't have a single Illamasqua green? Bad, bad nail blogger!

    Love this one on you. Unsual colours? Good lord, I don't know where to start. Let me know the shades you're into and I'll have a little think.

  4. Very unusual color for sure but it looks so interesting...

  5. I really like Illamasqua varnishes. I don't think I have seen a shade like that before, I like it though,its always good to have a few of the more "unusual" shades in your collection.

  6. That's a really unique shade! I have my first Illamasqua polish coming in the mail :)

  7. I've got it too! It reminds me of swamp! Their nail polishes have the best consistency imo :)

  8. Love this colour! It's so different! I have one Illamasqua's nail varnish (Velocity- it's not very unusual colour though) and I just love the quality of this.

  9. great color! seems like a great polish!

  10. I've never seen anything like that in a nail polish before, it's really cool looking!

  11. Such a gorgeous shade! Great post. I tagged you for an award by the way, details on my blog! :)


  12. That is awesomely "murky"! I'm wearing one that's a "gilded olive" kinda shade. It's an Asda one called "Superstar" - That's kinda unusual!

  13. @Emma, Muse looks fab! It's on my wishlist! :) x

    @Mama jen, yes it is similar, but I agree that hectic is a better colour.

    @Helen, Oooh you should get some! I love all colours, I don't think there are many I do not like! :) x

    @Nefertari, I didn't own a colour like it which is why I just had to have it! x

    @Replica, The quality is amazing! Love it! x

    @ClassyDea66. It really is vibrant and sure gets noticed! x

    @Stefanie, Oooh lovely! What shade are you getting? x

    @UnicornSmile, The quality is excellent and far better than I thought it would be. It's left me wanting more! x

    @Sil, I haven't seeen velocity, I'll have to check it out! x

    @Nicole, It's really great quality, well worth checking out! x

    @ellamarie84, I've got so many normal looking colours that I feel it's now time to buy bizarre ones! :) x

    @Georgie-Dreams That Glitter, Thanks for tagging me hun! :) x

    @Lipglossiping, I love how murky looking it is! I'll check out the Asda one, it sounds nice! :) x