I shouldn't have, I was shopping for gifts for others but I had to stop by the Illamasqua stand in Selfridges, I only had a quick browse but once I set eyes on this I just had to have it.
I love green and I love a bit of sparkle, Melange is a very sophisticated sparkle, the green is a gorgeous golden teal. The whole effect, the glamour, well it's all very Art Deco. It's a great night time party shade but it also works in the daytime at work.
I applied two coats, it all went on very smooth and evenly. It dried to touch within ten minutes and rock hard within thirty. I applied a clear top coat and with that I wore it for five days before removing it, even at this point there wasn't even a single chip - I've never had a varnish last this long, it is just fantastic.
It really is a gorgeously fabulous shade and such a quality product, I just can't fault it. It's become my number one nail varnish, I may even use it all up!