Tuesday 5 February 2013

notd | cosmic black

After seeing countless swatches of Illamasqua's Creator nail polish and convincing myself that I needed it, just before clicking the purchase button on Illamasqua's website it crossed my mind to see if there were any dupes. Well Google came up trumps, when I saw comparison photos of Creator vs. a W7 nail polish I saved myself a few pounds and opted for the cheaper alternative.
I don't have many complaints about the formula, it dried quickly and only needed two coats but (as is true for all W7 polishes that I've tried) the chemical smell is stronger than most nail polishes and definitely needs to be applied with a window open. Application was easy thanks to the large brush, however as I haven't tested the polish for longevity I can't comment on that although previous W7 nail polishes have never lasted more than four days on my nails.
The colour itself is black with silver sparkles, not extremely unique but the glitter does add some dimension to an otherwise plain manicure. And the price of this little beauty? £2, with free postage from this website. And £1 off your order if you like their Facebook page - not too shabby for a dupe of a £13.50 Illamasqua varnish!
W7 75 Cosmic Black


  1. I need it too xx


  2. i have a colour exactly the same from sinful, its such beautiful!:)


  3. Definitely not bad for a duplication and it looks fab on your nails!

  4. I love this! I also really liked the look of Creator and I've bought a technic one which I think may well be another dupe! Can't wait for it to arrive. great post :) x