All Lacquered Up had just featured the brand on her site - they were just breaking into the North American market. I had really given up bringing home any purchases to show for my trip when I came across a counter in Henry St.
It was the summer of 2009 when they came out with two limited edition nail polishes, one of which I picked up. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the loveliest of blue-greens: Illamasqua Muse.
It's gorgeous beyond words - the way I picture water just before I land at a resortI remember applying this immediately (application: smooth and flowy!) when we got back to our hotel room and then annoying my brother to no end with regular questions like:
"Isn't it pretty?"
"Look at it in natural light!"
"Now in the shade!"
"OMG it's even beautiful in fluorescent light!"
On and on we went until he popped a sleeping pill to drown me out.