Blurred for sparkle factor.
These photos aren't great because it's storming here in Cleveland. Phallic is a deep, dark navy blue absolutely packed with blue glitter. The glitter gives it this amazing depth that makes the polish look like little jewels glistening underwater. The formula was pretty good; very smooth. Two coats would have been okay, but I did three just to be safe. Sometimes I get bad luck and cuticle drag with darker colors, and I find the Illamasqua brush to be kind of stiff.
Close-up of the bottle. Looks like blue velvet, huh?
This is the second time this week that my nails have been inspired by what I was wearing. I wore this to work at the museum the other day:
Long sweater: Charming Charlie, belt: H&M, tank: Old Navy, black skinnies: H&M, earrings: Forever21
I was playing with different shades of blue. Even my earrings are turquoise (and coral). I remember buying this long sweater/vest thing at ChaCha's in December or so. Normally I wear it with my favorite LBD from H&M, but I've been branching out with it lately. Anyway, I decided that I wanted my nails to match a little bit, so that's why I ended up choosing Phallic. That and the name makes me giggle.