12 June 2009

Product of the Week: Muse Nail Varnish

Not quite a blue, not quite a green and not quite a turquoise…

The Product of the Week is a series that will highlight a different product from the Illamasqua collection every week.

We kick off this series with one of my favourite products, Nail Varnish in 'Muse'.

This blue/green/turquoise/whatever Nail Varnish forms part of our first ever Summer collection Sirens. This unique collection [for those of you who don’t know] was inspired by the story of the Sirens and includes products to enhance the face, eyes, lips and nails. Sirens lets you indulge your alter ego to ensure that your summer nights are even hotter than the days…

So back to 'Muse' – why is this colour so hot right now? Well, firstly it looks amazing and secondly it fits in with our philosophy of individuality and uniqueness. It suits a variety of complexions but creates most impact on olive and Asian skin tones. Also, Nicole Schwerzinger from The Pussy Cat Dolls wore it in the video for the hit single ‘Jai Ho’ from the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack!

Our counter manager at Selfridges Oxford St, Gillian Staal tells me more…

“I love colourful nails and 'Muse' is a must have. One coat will give you enough intense colour to last and better yet – it doesn’t chip! It gives you an instant upgrade to your wardrobe and looks edgy on the toes when worn with sandals. If I’m feeling daring, I clash 'Muse' with fuchsia coloured leggings – dare to be different!”

Check out All Lacquered Up’s great Muse review.


  1. Muse is the nail polish I constantly reach for - one of my all time faves! I really hope this one gets made permanent or repromoted in the future!

  2. From the first image, it looks like its a teal color but then the second looks much more blue-ish than teal. Looks amazing. :)

  3. Muse is a gorgeous colour for the summer, it compliments golden/bronze skin tones perfectly. I love giving myself a neat predicure and painting it on my toenails (not to forget the Illamasqua base and top coat!).

    For a great tip to have people bowing down to your feet (literally!), mix a little bit of the Sirens liquid metal in Solstice into your favourite footcream and massage onto your skin. This will give your feet a gorgeous shimmer.

  4. beautiful color, beautiful band


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