Happy Sunday! If you aren’t from the States, then you may not be aware of just how crazy some Americans can get about football (American football, obviously). Sundays aren’t a day of rest, but a day for junk food, panic attacks, yelling at the TV and tears of either sadness or joy. My beloved Cleveland Browns normally lead to tears, self-loathing, and anger because we rarely win, but I still love this sport!
I am typing this as me and my fiance have 2 football games on and a second computer set up just to have a running tally of our fantasy football scores. Many of us get into our fantasy teams more than our home teams! I am in a fantasy league with my immediate family and this week me and my brother are pitted against each other. Needless to say, we may not speak to each other for a while after tomorrow night. And now onto the polish!
Illamasqua “Kink” is a dark forest green creme that dries to what Illamasqua has coined as a “rubberized” finish. Basically, it dries to a semi-matte finish. I have mixed feelings about the finish of this polish. While I absolutely LOVE the color and I love matte nails, this half way point between matte and shiny is kind of odd to me.
The formula on this polish was pretty good! It was opaque in 2 coats and had a great consistency. It was really easy to control and I didn’t even have to do any clean up. The only negative that I can say is that it had a rather long dry time, which isn’t really normal for matte finish polishes. I think this polish is really unique but at the same time I want to either add a shiny top coat or a matte top coat to take it fully in one direction or the other. Since green is my favorite color to wear, I know I’ll get a lot of use out of this one!
What do you guys think? What are your favorite Illamasqua polishes?