Illamasqua Nail Quills

As soon as I laid eyes on these, I began to coo “Coool” at my laptop screen. Illamasqua have taken nail art to the extreme with their new, limited edition Nail Quills.

Designed to be worn on either thumb and looking remarkably like claws, Illasmasqua Nail Quills come in matte black with a silver tip, are presented in a classic gift box complete with nail tabs and glue and offer a unique alternative to the ‘false nail’. 
However priced at £35, I expected a full set to be available, not just two made to fit the thumbs. For that reason, I don’t think they’re value for money – I want all ten fingers to sport a Quill fore that price thank you! I think they’re a cool idea, but you’re crazy if you think I’m forking out £35 for two! 

Hasn’t Rihanna been papped wearing something similar on her nails in recent months or is that a figment of my over-active imagination?

Check out the demo video, showing their creator Mike Pocock apply them to a willing volunteer:

The limited edition Nail Quills are exclusive to and the flagship store at 20 Beak Street, Soho, London at the end of November.

Are Nail Quills something you can envisage yourself wearing?



  1. 23rd November 2010 / 12:58 pm

    Not for me. Which is weird, as I have and like the look of long nails. I love Illamasqua and I love the fact that they are doing something different, but I am very much on the “no” camp here.

  2. 23rd November 2010 / 1:48 pm

    No thanks. 35 squid is a bit much for just a pair. Plus I'm accident prone, i'd probs end up scratching myself. 😐

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