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.