I rarely wear metallics, so I chose to try one for a change.  Illamasqua Strike is a shimmery turquoise metallic:

Picture taken in natural light.  This applied very well, especially for a metallic.  I needed two coats for full opacity.  (Honestly, I wanted to pick a polish that I knew would apply easily.  I wanted to finish quickly so I could focus on watching the conclusion of the longest freakin’ match in tennis history!)  Anyway, the finish isn’t my favorite; it is a little brushstroke-y.  But since it applied so effortlessly, I could make my strokes appear nice and even and straight.  This is totally one of those polishes that make me think of mermaids.  I paired this with Sephora by OPI Just a Fairy-tail over black on my toes.

<3sarah

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