After dabbling with matte nail polish and not feeling overly impressed with the end result, I was really curious to try the new rubber finish. I'd read a bit about it and knew Illamasqua had a really cool collection coming out, so I'm delighted to introduce to you: Rubber Brights Nail Varnish ($21 each). We have a sneaky first look at the range up close, and I think nail polish aficionados will be really impressed. After your base coat, you only need two thin coats to get the full gumboot effect, and its super fast drying. Like, to the tune of 30 seconds per coat.
My heart went straight for Prosperity — the royal purple — and if you keep clicking, you can see it on my nails. The colours were inspired by the dominatrix Rubber Boot Girl of 1920s Berlin fame, which is very Illamasqua. Always loud, always proud. Love it.
Illamasqua stockists: Myer