Accessorize Illusion Aztec Nail Polish NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 26 - 2010

When I was in London last week I was on the hunt for some of the new Accessorize Illusion nail polishes… you know, the duochrome ones.  Sadly, I only found one solitary polish and I nearly had to beat someone up to get my hands on it first.  It’s ok, I only broke a couple of her fingers… she can always paint the other hand.

It was totally worth it though right?  Look at those gorgeous purple/green/amber flashes! *dies*

Please excuse my death-warmed up hands… we were having double glazing fitted and the house was an ice-box sans windows.  My hands were ready to drop right off.

What d’ya think?

That is a bloody gorgeous duochrome to feed our inner 8 year old’s craving for something PURRRRRRDY right?

Application isn’t too shabby but it did need a good 3 coats and a healthy splodge of quick dry top coat for optimum shininess.  Wear has been good… no chips, just some minor tip wear.  Removal was a bit of a pain thanks to the glittery bits but othing too soul destroying.

My niece came over yesterday and the first thing I did was thrust my nails in her face and demand to know if she’d ever seen anything like so completely amazing?  She looked at me in the way only a 7 year old can when embarrassed by someone old enough to know better.

But she agreed, it was pretty cool.

Priced at £4 each for 10ml… Accessorize Nail Polishes are available instore (though I can only ever find a couple – usually by the tills), online (full selection) and I believe they’re coming to/are already in Superdrug?  Or did I imagine that bit…

Anyway, the moral of the story is… go and hunt them down, even if it means maiming your fellow shoppers in the process.

29 Responses to “Accessorize Illusion Aztec Nail Polish NOTD”

  1. Sophie says:

    I love it, it is gorgeous. I need to get my hands on some of these :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Lily says:

    Looks like the high street version of MAC ‘Mean & Green’ – so tempted to get this too, since ‘Mean & Green”s formula is the worst of practically any polish I’ve ever had!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Gemma says:

    do I see a bad fairy dupe as well there?

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Gemma says:

    Most definitely need this in my life. Though I may have to finally stop biting my nails first ;-)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Deborah says:


    Too bad it can’t be found here, in The Netherlands :(. And the stupid people of Accessorize do not ship to me also!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Melissa W. says:

    Weird, Accessorize has some of the exact same (same color/packaging, different branding) products as Hard Candy’s Walmart line.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Meredith says:

    That is gorgeous! I love the duochrome!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Leanne says:

    I KNEW it! I knew it would look the same as MAC Mean and Green. I must get this after the shambles that was the MAC one. I haven’t been able to find any of the makeup or polish in any of the stores yet and I begrudge paying for shipping so I might just wait it out until it hits Superdrug.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. abby says:

    I reeeeeally like this. more than the mac vv polishes x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  10. argghh god dm why do u do this to me last week it was nails inc now this week its this … husband will put me on a blog ban at this rate!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  11. liloo says:

    I am so frustrated. I want this range already in superdrug
    no one is able to tell me when the hell it’s going to be out.
    this colour is gorgeous. having my heart set on the rock chic collection and the with love one primarily. so many i want. at £4 it’s a bargain. yay, xx
    please keep us up to date as soon as you know more

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  12. Shortiee31 says:

    Loveee the look of this! Must be a pain to get off though, right? x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  13. Shifa says:

    the colour is to die for :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  14. gio says:

    That’s gorgeous! Too bad it’s not available here.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  15. sarah says:

    This is very pretty! It looks like a dupe for Orly space cadet!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  16. Debbie says:

    Great pics, looks really nice am always a bit worried about glitter & removal issues as remover makes my skin peel so I try to minimise contact, might be worth a bit of skin peeling for this though!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  17. Wow! That’s amazing! It’s making me want to hurry up and use up some of my nail polishes and get down to Accessorize.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  18. Janie says:

    More accessorize make up testing please :-)
    I’m tempted by a couple of the eyeshadows actually. There is a lovely looking taupe duo!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  19. Phyrra says:

    Yep,it looks like Orly’s Space Cadet. I have that on my tips right now. Pretty :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  20. Jellyfluff says:

    Sad to hear what some people think about the MAC version. I’ve had the MAC one on for half a week and there’s very minimal tipwear! It also applied very well for me – I used Nails Inc Caviar base coat, followed by 2 coats of MAC then a good coat of Nails Inc Caviar 45 Second topcoat.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  21. Jenni says:

    They had free P&P the other day. Worth checking it out. I ordered 3 and maybe this was among them. Can’t remember.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  22. Phoebe says:

    sooo prettttyyyyy!!!! but £4 each? hmmmmmmmm… £3 I could do, but 4? Maybe I’ll find some in a sale sometimes- that’s where I got my accesorize polish. Thanks for the ammmaaaazzziiiiinnnngggg blog!!! xxxxxxxx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  23. Anitacska says:

    I never knew Accesories had a make up line and I’ve just looked on the website and oooh those pretty blushes! I’ve got to get them! This is pretty too by the way and there does seem to be a Bad Fairy dupe as well!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  24. Makeuptini says:

    Love it!!!!! Looks wonderful. All it needs is teal blue sparkles to be perfect. :-)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  25. tass says:

    I wasn’t aware that Accessorize sold nail polish? This colour is gorgeeeee tho xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  26. Tina says:

    The Accessorize nail polishes is the only thing that caught my attention from their makeup range! And this one looks like a great dupe for the MAC/Orly ones! ;)
    You shopped well!

    PS: You ‘re quite expanding your nail polish collection arent u?
    Jealoussss!!! :)


    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  27. Catherine says:

    Just to let those who may be wanting this ( quite a few I’m sure :) I was able to pick this up today in my local superdrug! I do think today was the first day the collection was on sale but the stand was up and running and some of the other colours are amazing also! Good for me as a make up lover, not great for my purse lol. It was £4 and there was a few in stock also. This was in a small town in Northern Ireland, btw, which never has anything so I’m sure it will be in other stores soon, if not already! :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  28. Brb dying over that multichrome :O

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  29. That is amazing. I really need to get the whole collection!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply


Eyeko Punk Nail Polish - NOTD

Have no real use for your retinas?  Good… read on then… Eyeko Punk Polish is a searingly obvious fluoro-pink!  If you want people to comment …

Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Circus Palette

Truly excited by this… It’s gorgeous no?  I dug it out of my goody bag that I was given at the Sleek MakeUP blogger event …

January Essentials - Kat Von D - True Love Palette

Obviously, this has been out aaaaaages… but ever since I saw the swatches on Jojoba’s blog last month, I’ve been lemming it like a woman …

Molton Brown to launch fine fragrance collection

A well-engineered scent can whisper inspirational stories to its wearer, weaving tales of history and geography from top note to base and this debut fine …

Elemis Pro-Radiance Hand & Nail Cream launches next month

My mother is obsessed with guessing the ages of celebrities she sees on reality shows, infact – I’m quite certain it’s the only reason she …

Guest blogging at Zuneta

The word on the mean streets of Southampton is that I’m guest blogging over on Zuneta today! Fancy a bit of makeup nostalgia from your …

Going dotty for China Glaze Whirled Away!

Sometimes, things are worth putting in a little bit of effort to get a great result.  I stalked Mr. L online for about 9 months, …

Pink Week! Clinique Limited Edition Chubby Stick in Plumped Up Pink

What is it? A limited edition shade of Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Plumped Up Pink, housed in a cute pink cosmetic carrying …

Paul & Joe Limited Edition Face Colour Shades

If cat-shaped lipsticks aren’t really your thing, Paul & Joe have also released three new (and rather lovely) limited edition face colour shades for Autumn/Winter …

What's your beauty nemesis?

Let me set the scene… My makeup is lovely.  I’m very happy with how I’ve scrubbed up this evening… there’s definitely room for improvement, but …


CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads