Friday, April 4, 2014

NOTD: Fragile by Illamasqua

What's more seasonally appropriate right now than a speckled robin's egg blue?  I remember when Fragile by Illamasqua came out last year about this time, and how taken with it I was.  Month's later, I stumbled across a lone, deeply discounted bottle at my local Sephora store, and home it came with me.
This is two coats with Zoya's base and topcoat.  I think I could have gone with a third coat, as there are some sheer spots on a few nails.  The polish was easy to work with and there is no problem getting plenty of the black glitter on the nail.  I am seeing a bit of tip wear on my index finger after 2 days, but no biggie.
Fragile is still available at Illamasqua and Sephora, but if you don't want to spend $17, there is a similar but less expensive version that I may like a bit better.  It's not a dupe in that it contains both matte black and white glitter and the color is slightly different, but you can play with your base color to get that robin's egg blue.
Fragile by Illamasqua
It's called Blue Marks the Spot and it's from Maybelline.  Only problem is that it's a limited edition polish, although I'm still seeing it online at Walmart for less than $3. 
Blue Marks the Spot worn over Jessica by Julep
Both are beautiful, and I'm glad I happened across Fragile and was able to add it to my collection!
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  1. Love love love!!! And I actually prefer Blue Marks the Spot! But I love me some chunky glitter so I'm a bit biased. ;)

    1. Yeah, I prefer Blue Marks the Spot as well. I think the white glitter really adds to the effect :-)

  2. I like Fragile a lot - especially knowing that it doesn't go on streaky!!

  3. Both are really pretty options, perfect for Spring! I stumbled on an Illamasqua polish before they left Sephora last summer. Best $4 I ever spent! :) lol

    1. I didn't realize they had left Sephora - I guess that's why Fragile was on sale!