Lit from Within: Sweet, Dangerous Hemlock!
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sweet, Dangerous Hemlock!

There have been a couple of polishes that Illamasqua stopped producing and then brought back when the lacquer mafia clamored for more!  Along with Illamasqua Raindrops, another discontinued and reissued polish was Hemlock.  I was happy to get this one, too!  The base builds up to a semi-transparent nude, and the green glow is amazing.  Maybe it should be called Absinthe, not Hemlock!

 Illamasqua Hemlock.



A little striping tape and a layer of Revlon Trendy add something fun!  I love how you can still see the green glow peeking out.


There's been some hatin' on Zoya Bevin lately on the Facebook groups, and I wanted to do something pretty with it to redeem poor, tarnished Bevin.  I found this nail art by Robin Moses that I thought would do the trick.  I started with an uneven French tip of Bevin over Hemlock.


Cherry blossoms!  Robin's tutorial explains the process better than I could.


Here's all the colors I used.  Base of Illamasqua Hemlock, tip of Zoya Bevin.  Branches are Zoya Cheryl, and the flowers are a mix of Julep Glenn (metallic red) and Helen (pastel lilac).


Do they look like cherry blossoms to you?  A lot of my flowers are a little more abstract than I'd like!  I loved this look, though.


Are you a fan of polishes like Hemlock that are iridescent?  Do you think Bevin looks pretty like this?

8 comments:

  1. These are so cute. Nice job on the flowers!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the feedback. :)

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  2. Ooooo! I love the cherry blossoms! There are a few Illamasquas that I NEED. Hemlock just made that list. You're such an enabler! :)

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    1. The Illamasqua site has a web deal that is the better price for Illamasquas that we can't get here (3 for 30#)... but there is some issue with Royal Mail shipping polish right now! I hope it gets resolved soon because polish is taking forever (or is being destroyed) coming out of the UK.

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    1. This is a pretty cool polish, I agree.

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