Illamasqua Stagnate Nail Varnish

stagnate

stagnate

stagnate

Another one from the gorgeous Toxic Nature collection from Illamasqua! This color is described as a gray mauve, which is pretty accurate. I’m honestly surprised that I like this one; it’s not a color I would generally gravitate toward as it’s a bit murky, but I assume that because of the whole idea behind the collection, that it’s “nature fighting back” and combines bright, vivid colors with muted, yet somewhat unique earth tones, gives it more appeal for me.

As all Illamasqua nail varnishes, this applies beautifully and even, and is opaque in 2 coats. In the artwork for this collection, one of the nail styles they seemed to do a lot was creating a french tip with one of the bright polishes and using a muted one as the base color, and I thought it was cool and weird. I think I might try using Radium on top of Stagnate and see what I think :)

 

 

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  • http://fiercenerditude.blogspot.com/ Vijaya

    ZOMG, this is beautiful. It’s practically the polish of my dreams! <3

  • evelyn

    love it!

  • http://www.socialitedreams.com vonnie

    i like this color, very sophisticated

  • http://www.twitter.com/eyeshines Eliz

    that color looks exactly like chinchilly from essie. like…almost identical!! gorgeous color!

  • http://www.idasliv.dk/ Ida

    I so need this one! It’s gorgeous.
    How much does it cost? (:

  • http://beautifulloft.blogspot.com/ Michelle

    I just love the finish of this one! It’s so shiny! :)

  • http://www.kaitlinwehlmann.wordpress.com Kaitlin W.

    Gorgeous! It also reminds me of Sephora by OPI’s On Stage, but without the really subtle shimmer in that one. I’m a fan of mauve-y colors, though I like them better in the fall and winter.

  • http://www.youtube.com/misslene karlene

    i love mauve colors!

  • http://snakesinthebasket.blogspot.com/ Nicole

    not really the kind of color i would usually like (i’m more into bright colors, or maybe less bright colors but with spakles osanother cool finish)
    but i do like this one on you.

  • Jaclyn

    loveeeee this

  • marcy

    it’s a pretty color but as a nailpolish it reminds me of old ladies… maybe cuz my grandma wears this color on her nails alot? LOL I guess that would make her fashionable, then.

  • http://roxcat.net/blog/ roxcat

    I usually go for brighter colors on my nails, but I really like these mauve tones as well!

  • Kate

    I LOVE this color. It kind of looks like when I wear OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques on my nails.