Just Another Mani Monday: Illamasqua Stance

Illamasqua Stance Nail Polish

This week I’m wearing Illamasqua’s Stance on my nails, the shade is part of their current Human Fundamentalism collection. I haven’t been able to get into the new neon pinks, yellows and blues so I went with something a little darker and funkier. Don’t let my attempt to capture this shade fool you, this image came off more magenta-ish on two different cameras in outdoor light than I was going for. In person this shade is truer to its fucshia violet with a glossy finish description. Indoors and in the shade, it is dark and lovely but in the sunlight it really comes alive.

This formula seemed a little thinner to me than your typical nail polish but that’s how I like my polishes, this made it easier for me to control. Two coats of polish gave me completely opaque coverage but opting for a third coat just makes the shade a little more livelier. The finish is not as spectularly shiny as it should be, as you can see here, but that is easily remedied with a glossy top coat. Lately I’ve been reaching for Nails Inc Kensigton Caviar Top Coat for a wet, glossy finish.

You can find Illamasqua Stance at Sephora, a bottle retailing for $14. What’s on your nails this week? Tell us in the comments.