Illamasqua Throb and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City French Mani

Today I have a French Mani using my first and only Illamasqua polish. The only thing I know about Illamasqua is that I have to look at the bottle each and EVERY time I type it so I spell it correctly. It just won’t register in my brain! Throb is an easy red creme from the 2011 Throb Collection, which has three polishes…all with gross names. Call me a prude, but I like my cosmetic monikers to be a little less edgy. But I’ll let it slide because I loved the polish. On to the mani!

Illamasqua Throb and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City French Mani (work / play / polish)

Throb is a great chinese red creme. Almost a one coater…with a smooth, buttery formula. The tips are Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City. I’ve always loved this silver. It’s a bright, metallic, foily shimmer. I’ve never worn it on its own (and never will), but it’s an excellent accent polish. Beware though. It is super smelly and don’t get it on your skin! The failproof makeup-brush-dipped-in-acetone clean-up method can’t get it off. It just spreads silver shimmer everywhere!

Illamasqua Throb and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City French Mani (work / play / polish)

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  1. Love this! And I know exactly which collection you mentioned. I haven’t tried any of the illamasqua polish yet.

  2. I have tried ONE velocity :) it’s beyond amazing, staying power and flawless application :)

  3. Chris says:

    I have Aorta, one of their rubber brights, which dries to a rubbery, satiny, matte finish. I love it. Throb has been on my lemming list for a while; I can’t wait to pick it up.

  4. Ginny says:

    Love your mani. Have not tried any of those polishes.

  5. iriel says:

    Looks so lovely! I love these kind of French! I’ve never tried Illamasqua, it’s a bit pricey for me, but I’m still waiting for a huge sale or something.

  6. satine89 says:

    Very very pretty! I love the combo! ;)

  7. My oh my, that combo of red and silver looks very sexy! I love it.

  8. Now that is a very vibrant red polish! Great nails :)

  9. Throb is one of my fave reds!! And this mani is pure perfection, we both love a simple look. I would not have thought red and silver would be so great together. And finally, your lighting here is wowing me!! Looking goooood :)

  10. Rachael says:

    This is gorgeous! I love french manis with a twist, colour twist! :)

  11. Kelsey says:

    Your nails and your hands are both beautiful ;)

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