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NOTD: Illamasqua Gothiqua

If you haven’t heard, Illamasqua has arrived at the Bay (online and selected store locations) with pricing rivaling that in the US.

We no longer have to put up with Sephora’s markup on CAD, yay!

Not only that, Illamasqua offers us a (LE) the-Bay-exclusive nail polish shade called Gothiqua. You know anything Canada exclusive, which is rare nowadays, I have to have.

My order came two days ago and I have Gothiqua on my nails today :) I paid CAD17 (vs. CAD22 reg. price on Sephora, not that we can get Gothiqua there, but FYI anyway).

Want to see something cool in the bottle? Yeah, that beautiful green sheen that is visible in direct lighting. I was over the moon when I saw bottle pics on twitter, because of that green glow.

Unfortunately, as you can see in my pics, the colour on my nails is a pigmented dark plum, but no sign of green :( This took a little bit of magic away from Gothiqua in my book, but I still say it is a beautiful Fall colour.

Notice a little mess on my ring finger? I was going to redo it, but thought it might be helpful to show you the colour at one coat (at the edge) vs. two coat (on the rest of the nail).

So, Gothiqua has a strong red base, we can all see that. Naturally, I like it better after two coats as the burgundy/ plum plays out a little more. In indoor lighting, it looks even darker than this, which I am not complaining about.

Here it is again with more intense direct light source/ angle. The green is even more visible here, sigh…

Note: today is the last day to use the $15 off $100 code (“C3BEA08”) on cosmetics/ fragrances on the Bay website. And with a $50 cosmetics/ fragrance purchase, you get a $10 saving card for next purchase.

Hope you all have a good week so far. I am just back from a conference in town, playing catch up now. If you haven’t noticed the Annabelle #24Days series I am doing, check it out. I am posting pics on twitter almost every day and/or on here.

About Sparkled Beauty

I love makeup with passion. No, I was not growing up holding eyeshadow in my hand, and I went through many years not having much makup on my face until one day it hit me. It was probably just the right time for me to open up my heart and let it in, and I could never stop.


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