HAAAAAPPYYY FRIDAAAYYY!! As you can see, sometimes I'm just not feeling creative with the titles. I'm definitely feeling this mani though!
Illamasqua Monogamous is a color that, for some reason, as soon as I saw swatches I had to have it. It's not a completely unique shade but, something about it called my name. Maybe it's that flawless Illamasqua formula, the matte-rubbery finish of the polish or the fact that it looks like liquid foundation on your nails. Point is, I wanted it and it did not disappoint!
I find this so flattering! It makes my nails look long and elegant. Le boyfriend used the word "mature" but I didn't take offense.
Essie Penny Talk is part of the Mirror Metallics collection. From what I've heard, they have heinous formulas when you try to do a full mani with them. However, they are fantastic for stamping. It's like that's their true destiny. I stamped with Konad plate m64.
This is such a subtle effect IRL, you can barely tell it's there with the shine of the top coat. Something about the subtleness (don't think it's a word, but it totally should be) of the colors and the pretty soft image reminded me of Oooh Shinies' style of stamping. BONUS: She's showing this same stamp on her blog today! I was also going to add some gems but I didn't like how any of the colors looked, so I left it as is.
Have a good weekend and remember that, if you like/want this shade (or any other Illamasqua), you have a chance to win it in my 100 follower giveaway!