Thursday, June 4, 2009


Royal Jelly - that's what they should have named this nail polish. However, Illamasqua decided to call this Propaganda. . . . .I like my name better :)

This was a polish I got through a swap with the craziest, funniest, talon wearing gal I know - Helen from Helen and Sheenies Nice Things. I have been seeing this nail polish on just about every blog so I was thankful to Helen for letting me in on all the fun.

I had no idea that this would be so "jellyish" until I put it on. What a nice surprise that was! This polish applied really nicely. This is two coats:

This is with flash, look at how blue this is compared to the non-flash pic.
See how much darker it is? There is still something about this though, that when you are wearing it, it is obviously a dark blue and not black.

Look at this! I even got some Sun pictures for you all today :)

I changed the settings a bit on this picture to try and make the color of the nails stand out from the dark background, so my skin color looks a little red here.

Of course I HAD to jazz this baby up just a weeee bit, so I added China Glaze - Golden Enchantment. Bada-Boom Bada-Bing, this baby's got zing! lol - why yes, I am a dork :)


Grace said...

I love the color of the Illamasqua and I agree with you, the name you picked out is a much better descriptor!

Brooke said...

GRACE - Thank you! Anytime they want to exhange free polish for me re-naming their polish, I'm all for it lol - I know, keep dreamin'!

Kae said...

Wow I love this color, I need more jellys! I like the second nail pic you put up, the one with the sun flare.

Brooke said...

KAE - THis is a awesome color! Thanks!

Helen said...

*blushes* thankyou - awww.

Glad you like it. The photos are amazing and you did a FAR better job of applying this than I did. I like the glittah too! Your nails look awesome too.

Violet LeBeaux said...

With the China Glaze it reminds me of a photo of the milky way :D

sweet_little_angel said...

Love the colours on from the Icing nail polish post. And the Jellies!! Their gorgeous! Reminds me of skittles! (=

Oh, BTW, I checked ebay for the hello kitty faux image plate. I can only find it within a pack of 18. Is that the same thing you got?

Mary said...

Beautiful! You and Velvet (and soon Clockwork!) are going to force me to order some of these! And I always love the Golden Enchantment.

Nixxy said...

Oh, wow! That is deadly looking :)

Lianne said...

Now that's a gorgeous blue! Very nicely done, as well.

Flavia said...

Ooh, that's pretty! I'm definitely buying a few Illamasquas while in London next month!
Also, your nails are looking really great, Brooke ;).

Anonymous said...

Lovely..I'm planning to order some Illamsquas next week, I want Muse and Hectic and now I will probably include this one in my order!When you remove this let me now if it stains..I'm desperately looking for a deep blu which doesn't create a mess when you remove it!

clockwork said...

Good lord it is utterly gorgeous! Just made a Illamasqua purchase day before yesterday so looking forwards those coming my ways. Oh dag, wish I'd see this post first. This one is just drop dead!

Velvet said...

Wow! Stunning! Like how you added a little sparkly to it. That shouldn't come as a!

Rai said...

Oooh this is such a gorgeous blue.
Loved how you jazzed it up. lol

Brooke said...

HELEN - Thank you again! This was really a wonderful color. What sort of application issues did you run in to?

VIOLET - I had the same thought, only I was just thinking a starry sky. It was so pretty in the sun.

SWEET LITTLE ANGEL - Yes, on the HK plate. I ordered the set. The set isn't bad though, lots of flowers and butterflies, but there are some images not available on the konad plates, so I thought it was worth it.

MARY - You are who inspirered me to use the Golden Enchantment, I saw it on your blog the other day :)

NIXXY - lol - yes, deadly, very good word!

LIANNE - Thank you!

FLAVIA - Thank you and have fun in London!!

KATIE - I DID have a little bit of staining with this. I think it was worth it though since the color is just beautiful. It is kind of like a glitter - a pain to take off but a joy to wear.

CLOCKWORK - You must get a nail polish order everyday!!! lol, ever time I'm at your blog it is pictures of another haul!!

VELVET - I just can't leave a plain polish alone, I gotta stamp it or bling it! lol

aquaracer said...

W-O-W!!! propaganda...erg.."royal jelly" is such an amazing color! i love it!

Lucy said...

I think this may be the navy polish I'm looking for. Love it so much. Darn why does it cost so much? Your nails are amazing. You really hav fast growing nails. Mine were a little shorter than your awhile back. Mine are still short! Crap!!

Alexlyndra said...

Lovely blue jelly polish! It makes great with Golden Enchantment, like a very starry sky!

Olivia C. said...

OOHHH!!! I LOVE THIS! Very pretty with the gold sparkles, too! :D

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

I actually like this polish, I am not a fan of jelly's (unless they have glitter in them) this looks really, really good.

The CG Golden Enhancement makes this look like a beautiful night sky.

Brooke said...

AQUARACER - Thank you, isn't it? I just love this polish!

LUCY - I'm telling you, those nail treatments I have been using are working wonders on my nails!! The Barielle products that I got a while back to review.

ALEXLYNDRA - Thanks, I really liked it with the top coat of sparkle too.

OLIVIA - It is such a nice polish, and I have seen several other colors from this brand that I want too.

DEEZ NAILZ - I was wondering what this polish would look like if the golden enchantment was MIXED in with it, I bet it wpould look awesome!

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