Illamasqua – Remains // 2016 Extinct Collection

Hi everyone! Today’s manicure is from the Illamasqua Extinct Collection. Illamasqua is based in the UK and is kind of hard to get your hands on here in North America. When this collection first came out (this summer I believe) I tried to order this polish and the other new nail polish from this collection and they said they would not ship them to the US. They would have shipped any of their other polishes to me at that time, but not these two new ones for some reason. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, I got an email from Illamasqua of a big sale on their website. So I clicked over and saw the two polishes from this collection on sale, so I figured I would try again. This time they allowed me to buy this polish but still not the other from this Extinct collection. Weird! So I removed the other polish, added in a few more nail polish to make shipping worthwhile and placed my order.

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Illamasqua – Remains // 2016 Extinct Collection

Remains is a deep merlot with red to gold shifting flakies and purple and gold shimmer/glitter. It reminds me of Orly Fowl Play or OPI Merry Midnight. Formula was excellent! I used 2 coats plus topcoat for my manicure. I did add a refresher coat of polish and topcoat today before taking my photos as I was wearing this all day yesterday playing in a local theme park.


Illamasqua Remains, 3 coats plus topcoat. You can click on the individual photos below to make them larger.

Inside with no flash…


Outside in the sun…


Inside in a bright room…





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