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Nail polish swatch – Illamasqua Monogamous

I just started my surgery rotation, so I’m going to be going on a bit of a hiatus. I’ll try to post something about every week and we’ll see how that goes. I have a lot of neutral pink polishes because I can get away with them in every setting. This is Illamasqua Monogamous, which is a semi-matte/satin pinky nude. I love Illamasqua blushes, so I had high expectations for this polish.  I really love the color and finish. The thing that I couldn’t get the cuticle line to look good no matter what I did. If I applied normally, it would drag near the cuticle and get streaky. If I tried using a thicker layer, I would flood my cuticle. I used 3 coats + topcoat for these pictures. I generally prefer colors that I can get away with using as few coats as possible, so this was another downside for me. If anyone has any advice for tricks to use this polish, I’d love to know!

Nail polish swatch - manicure with Illamasqua Monogamous

Nail polish swatch - manicure with Illamasqua Monogamous

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Nail polish swatch of Lime Crime – Crema de Limon

This is from Lime Crime’s Desserts d’Antoinette collection, which I bought the whole set of. I like all of the polishes in the collection because the colors are unique and they wear surprisingly well for being pastels. This is 3 coats with topcoat. And look, no streaks!

Nail polish swatch - manicure with Lime Crime Crema de Limon - pastel yellow

Nail polish swatch - manicure with Lime Crime Crema de Limon - pastel yellow

Nail polish swatch - manicure with Lime Crime Crema de Limon - pastel yellow

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