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Illamasqua Nail Quills

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Illamasqua has released a very limited release of handmade bespoke nail quills. These are unlike anything I’ve seen before!

Unique, extraordinary, and extravagant these tantalising talons are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Designed and handmade exclusively for Illamasqua by one of the hottest names in nails, Mike Pocock, these collector’s items are guaranteed to tease the senses of anyone whose eye they catch. Presented in a beautiful gift box they come complete with nail tabs and glue. False nails will never be the same again!

Two Nail Quills per set, designed to be worn on either thumb. Featuring a matte black finish and silver tip, match your Nail Quill with our new matte black Nail Varnish in Scorn.




The bottom lifts up and has stick on pieces and nail glue :)


Nail polish is Illamasqua’s Scorn, LOVE it!!

These are definitely unique, and are pretty cool! I wasn’t sure how I felt about them at first, but once I put them on with the matte black polish it really grew on me. Obviously, I wouldn’t wear this on a daily basis, as I’d be afraid I’d scratch my eyes out or something :) These would be really cool for a photo shoot or a special event. One thing I noticed was that the nail quills were a bit big for my thumbnails, so if you have tiny fingers these probably won’t work out well for you. They are reusable, so if you take care of them when applying and removing (especially if you use the nail sticker pieces that come with) these should last you awhile.

The polish that’s recommended to go with the quills, Scorn, is amazing, like all the Illamasqua polishes I’ve used. It’s a matte Black, opaque in one coat (shown here with two coats, just to make sure it photographed even), and has the slightest dull shine. I love mattes that aren’t flat, like a sharpie, but are like this. sooo gorgeous!!

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  1. kristen

    December 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    There is a vid that shows how the guy that designed these applies them. He puts the sticker onto the nail bed, then puts the glue onto the sticker and then sticks down the nail. I think thats such a good idea! putting the sticker between the nail and the glue means less damage to nail and easier to remove!

    • xsparkage

      December 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm

      oooh thats really smart!

  2. Rachael

    December 11, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I would totally poke my eye out… HAHA. They are cool, but I would hurt myself.

    • Melanie

      February 20, 2011 at 3:30 am

      haha i would too!

  3. Jessica

    December 11, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    The goth girl in me likes!

  4. Melissa

    December 11, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I would SO get these if I wasn’t so afraid of them. I’m the girl that would end up in the hospital with “nail-related injuries” every time I wore them.

  5. Sarah

    December 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Hello I was wondering if you know of any places to get the Mood Polish??

  6. Erin

    December 12, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Those are awesome and crazy! Thumbs up! Let’s hitchhike somewhere! Yes.

  7. Hollie

    December 12, 2010 at 1:58 am

    You’ll poke your eye out kid! LOL! =]

  8. Amber

    December 12, 2010 at 6:15 am

    These look so cool! I think my fingers are a bit too tiny for three quills though :(. If not, I’d definitely try them out :D

  9. Laynie

    December 12, 2010 at 6:51 am

    For some reason, I thought the “bespoke” part would mean they would fit your nails, that they’d have sizes or be custom fit or something. You could probably file down the edges to adjust the quills to your thumbnails, but I’d be hesitant to do so I think.

    I also am not so sure about the whole foil tip. Originally they looked like they had metal tips, which I thought was cool and sort of sexy, in a sort of bdsm/dominatrix sort of way. But the fact that it’s a foil overlay sort of spoils it for me, cheapens it maybe? I don’t know. I’m sort of disappointed with these.

    Scorn is pretty damn hot, though, I have to admit. I may have to break down and order it.

  10. Sarah

    December 12, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Huh, you think with a box that size (and I would assume quite the price tag) that the Scorn polish would come WITH the quills… Man, I should be designing these sets! LMAO!

  11. Chaosbutterfly

    December 13, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Lol, I don’t really get the point of them. I mean…can we at least get a full set?
    How would it look with talons on my thumbs and nubbins everywhere else? LMAO!

  12. Maca

    January 10, 2011 at 12:03 am

    these make me think of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. really cool :]

  13. Virginia

    February 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    they are horrible :S

  14. Eleanor Rosales

    April 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    i would scratch ppl xP

  15. Valerie39

    March 27, 2012 at 11:48 pm


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