Thursday, October 29, 2015

Illyrian Polish: Living Dead Girl

Good morning, dear readers! Halloween is upon us, and I am rushing to get more Halloween related polishes up on my blog. I picked up my first Illyrian Polish recently with the October limited edition shade, Living Dead Girl. I used to go to the club on Goth Nights in the long, long ago, and I always loved dancing to this song! Just the name sends me back to a time of dark makeup, corsets, fishnet tights and combat boots.... How things have changed since then!

I definitely had to pick this up when I heard about it. Let's check it out!
Living Dead Girl is a beautiful dark blue holographic polish with added red glitters. I have mixed feelings about this polish. The colour is gorgeous, but the formula left a lot to be desired. It was oddly thick, and not in the usual thick, uncut base type of way. I'm definitely not a polish maker, but it seemed as if powdered pigments were used that were not suspended enough or properly. If you've ever mixed your own nail polish by adding eyeshadow thanks to a tip on pinterest, you'll know what I mean. It makes the formula thick and kind of sludgy, just like I experienced with this polish. I used two coats, but it didn't level out at all for me on its own. A coat of top coat drastically improved the look of this polish, and that is shown in the photos above.

I'm torn about my first experience with Illyrian Polish. The formula was just terrible for my first polish, but the colour is just so darn pretty. I have two other shades to wear yet, and I'm hoping my experience with Living Dead Girl is just a fluke.

Have you tried Illyrian Polish? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the brand!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!
XO!

12 comments:

  1. I've never tried them, I've heard some are amazing and some have iffy formulas. This one is so pretty I'm sad the formula was meh.

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    1. I'm holding out hope the other ones I have are better!

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  2. Too bad about the formula as the polish is stunning!

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  3. I am heartbroken about the finish, but it looks so nice!

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    1. I was crushed! At least it looks great with top coat, and it's not like I don't use it 99% of the time. It didn't make application go the best though.

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  4. This is so pretty. That sucks about the formula. I usually hear such good things about this brand too.

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    1. That gives me hope for the other bottles I have yet to try!

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  5. I've heard so many good things about Illyrian, this is definitely sad. I think it's worth to try one more before calling it quits on the brand. I have yet to try them out myself but at least know not to have my hopes too high.

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    1. I'll give it a shot! I hope to try the others out soon!

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  6. This color is gorgeous! I don't have anything from Illyrian but everything I see I like.

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