Illamasqua “Milf”


IMG_6494Today is a great day! All because I finished my Sports Law paper this afternoon.  I’m not going to bore all of you with the topic, but it was this looming paper of doom that I’ve been dreading all semester.  While I still have a ton of editing to do, that will be saved for another day when I haven’t been staring at the same words for a week straight.  But the main thing I’m happy about is that all the hard work … the research, the writing, the writers block and the constant rewording of every single sentence to make sure that all the verbs agree … is finished!

So in honor of finishing this project that has been nothing but 4 months of dread and stress, I treated myself with some new Zoyas from the Earth Day promotion (which you can read about here!). And now I’m showing you guys a polish that I’ve been absolutely in love with for the last month.

IMG_6496Illamasqua “Milf” is a light pastel green creme.  Unlike a lot of other greens that I have in my collection, this polish doesn’t lean too far in one direction or the other.  Like it doesn’t lean too blue or too yellow.  While it does have a yellow undertone it is very slight.  You can see from the picture above that when it is closer to natural light it leans a little more yellow, but in ordinary lighting it just looks like a crispy light green.

IMG_6495The formula of this polish is INCREDIBLE! And so incredible that it deserved the word in all caps.  In all the pictures above, I only did 1 coat! Yep, this is a 1 coater! This does fall into the category of those polishes that require 1 thick, 2 very thin to be opaque though.  So if you’re a stickler for thin coats then it would probably take 2.  But by my standards, this is a 1 coater.  The formula has a great consistency, not to thick, not to thin.  And the dry time is great as well.  Overall, I’m in love with this polish! This is everything I wanted Essie “Navigate Her” to be!

What do you guys think? What are your favorite Illamasqua polishes? What are your favorite greens?

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18 thoughts on “Illamasqua “Milf”

    • it was just average, about 2-3 days on me. but normally i don’t leave polish on that long to find out wear time. and i loved your review! i wanted fragile and mottle so bad but didn’t end up finding them. great review! and i love those clover stickers

      • nah and i don’t know if you ever could do anything wrong with nail polish. everyone’s body chemistry is different so some polishes stay on others longer. i know having a polish stay on my nails for 3 days without chipping is next to impossible.

  1. Such a pretty color! ♥ I just picked up butter LONDON’S Bossy Boots today and it looks very similar. I only own one Illamasqua polish (Venous) and I haven’t worn it yet, but it swatched beautifully! Looking forward to wearing it to see if it’s a one-coater, too!

    • i had bossy boots but i accidentally dropped it and it shattered! its one of only 2 bottles that have every done that. but they’re really similar, except milf is more green toned while bossy boots is a little more neutral/putty/beige toned. i bet it will look great on you!

  2. I recently bought 4 Illamasqua polishes, my very first. This Milf was one of them (what does milf mean?) and it is so so so pretty!!!! :-p

      • So thats what google told me, but i thought “no… It must mean something else” 😀
        Yep tried all 4, and they apply like liquid gold (well I think) and is just like candy for my eyes. I am really pleased with them, even though they are pricey (paid about 75 dollars total for 4 polishes). I will sure buy more sometime 🙂
        I am a blogger for a new danish polish brand (appeal4) and they just released their 2 first collections, so offcourse I get them all. That means 21 new nail polishes to play with – I dont feel the need to buy that much nail polish right now 😉
        Have you thought about doing daily vlogs? 🙂 I would love to get to know you better, and see more of you on YT 😉

      • awwww thanks thats so nice! and actually yeah i’ve been contemplating on whether to start a vlog channel. i was going to wait at least until this semester was over, because right now all my videos would be of me studying and writing. so once summer starts i was thinking of starting a vlog channel. just gotta figure out a user name!

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