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ILNP 2015 Winter Collection sparkles!

I’m thrilled beyond reason! Why? Because Barbra from ILNP creates amazing collections and here we go with yet another set to add to your lacquer shelves. The ILNP 2015 Winter Collection ranges from a delicate pale golden sparkler to an in-your-face crimson showstopper. They are all available now! Here we go 🙂

ILNP Winter Collection 2015! From left: Ski Lodge, left top is Cozy Mittens, left bottom is Home Sweet Home. Middle is Juliette. Middle right bottom is My Private Rainbow (X) and Middle right top is Showtime. Far right is Sweater Weather.

ILNP Winter Collection 2015! From left: Ski Lodge, left top is Cozy Mittens, left bottom is Home Sweet Home. Middle is Juliette. Middle right bottom is My Private Rainbow (X) and Middle right top is Showtime. Far right is Sweater Weather.

I’ll start with Cozy Mittens. I was taking a photo in my well-lit office, then the sun came beaming through the window and showed me a whole new shine to this mani. So I have two photos of this one for you. Cozy Mittens will warm up your coldest winter day.

2 coats of Cozy Mittens. In this shot, well-lit room. It is described as: "a perfectly soft and luxurious linear holographic nail polish accented with an array of gold flakes for a truly elegant finish. The super fine holographic particles used in Cozy Mittens give the finish of this nail polish an incredibly warm and silky feel to it. The primary color of Cozy Mittens is a light grey however, in certain types of lighting the added gold flakes really assert themselves and push the overall hue of the polish towards a soft champagne. A classy shade perfect for the season! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

2 coats of Cozy Mittens. In this shot, well lit room. It is described as: “a perfectly soft and luxurious linear holographic nail polish accented with an array of gold flakes for a truly elegant finish. The super fine holographic particles used in Cozy Mittens give the finish of this nail polish an incredibly warm and silky feel to it. The primary color of Cozy Mittens is a light grey however, in certain types of lighting the added gold flakes really assert themselves and push the overall hue of the polish towards a soft champagne. A classy shade perfect for the season! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

You HAVE to see Cozy Mittens in the sun. It's stunning!

You HAVE to see Cozy Mittens in the sun. It’s stunning!

Juliette is another pale beauty. But don’t let her tender pink fool you. It’s loaded with sparkle!

Two smooth coats of Juliette! It is described as: "an absolutely gorgeous Ultra Metallics™ holographic with a beautiful rose gold finish. The assortment of super thin metallic flakes in this polish will add an intensely reflective quality to your manicure. This is absolutely a new personal favorite and I’m positive anyone that’s been looking for a beautiful rose gold nail polish will fall in love with Juliette after the first stroke! Juliette is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Two smooth coats of Juliette! It is described as: “an absolutely gorgeous Ultra Metallics™ holographic with a beautiful rose gold finish. The assortment of super thin metallic flakes in this polish will add an intensely reflective quality to your manicure. This is absolutely a new personal favorite and I’m positive anyone that’s been looking for a beautiful rose gold nail polish will fall in love with Juliette after the first stroke! Juliette is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

Home Sweet Home is a lovely pale lavender, loaded with holographic goodness.

Ahh, here is Home Sweet Home, 2 coats. It is described as, "a stunning soft lavender Ultra Holo nail polish with an incredibly crisp and sparkly finish. The soft and sheer lavender tint in Home Sweet Home is the perfect canvas for our jaw-dropping Ultra Holo pigments to radiantly shine like nothing you’ve seen before! Home Sweet Home is serious in-your-face magic! Home Sweet Home is part of ILNP's new "Ultra Holo" class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

Ahh, here is Home Sweet Home, 2 coats. It is described as, “a stunning soft lavender Ultra Holo nail polish with an incredibly crisp and sparkly finish. The soft and sheer lavender tint in Home Sweet Home is the perfect canvas for our jaw-dropping Ultra Holo pigments to radiantly shine like nothing you’ve seen before! Home Sweet Home is serious in-your-face magic! Home Sweet Home is part of ILNP’s new “Ultra Holo” class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

My Private Rainbow (X). Paint a thin coat over any shade (I chose a dark blue) to rainbow it up!

1 thin coat of My Private Rainbow (X) over Zoya Ryan! MPR is described as: "the holographic top coat all of you serious holo connoisseurs have been waiting for! This top coat has just the right amount of super-vivid oversized holographic particles for an unbelievable scattered holographic finish. Thanks to the extra surface area of the larger sized holographic particles in My Private Rainbow (X), it’s much easier for them to catch the light and work their magic – all without washing out your base color! Definitely a must have if you can’t get enough sparkle in your life!"

1 thin coat of My Private Rainbow (X) over Zoya Ryan! MPR is described as: “the holographic top coat all of you serious holo connoisseurs have been waiting for! This top coat has just the right amount of super-vivid oversized holographic particles for an unbelievable scattered holographic finish. Thanks to the extra surface area of the larger sized holographic particles in My Private Rainbow (X), it’s much easier for them to catch the light and work their magic – all without washing out your base color! Definitely a must have if you can’t get enough sparkle in your life!”

Sweater Weather will give you a warm fuzzy feeling. It’s gorgeous!

Sweater Weather in two coats. It's described as: "a gorgeously cool petrol blue holographic nail polish. Not only is Sweater Weather precisely stuffed with holographic magic for the most perfect rainbow sparkle, it’s also loaded with a vividly cool ice-blue twinkle for a finish that compliments the season perfectly. Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

Sweater Weather in two coats. It’s described as: “a gorgeously cool petrol blue holographic nail polish. Not only is Sweater Weather precisely stuffed with holographic magic for the most perfect rainbow sparkle, it’s also loaded with a vividly cool ice-blue twinkle for a finish that compliments the season perfectly. Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

Ski Lodge is a breathtaking pine green, on the mossy side with tons of shine. Wear this one when you hit the slopes! Just don’t blind anyone. 😉

Ski Lodge is a deep cozy green, 2 coats here. It's described as: "a deep and dark mossy green holographic nail polish that’s truly unique! The wondrously organic forest green shade of Ski Lodge, coupled with a precise blend of holographic pigments and gold micro-flakes come together perfectly to create a seriously beautiful nail polish just perfect for the season. The jaw-dropping depth of Ski Lodge will put a smile on your face after the first coat. You have to see this stunner person! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

Ski Lodge is a deep cozy green, 2 coats here. It’s described as: “a deep and dark mossy green holographic nail polish that’s truly unique! The wondrously organic forest green shade of Ski Lodge, coupled with a precise blend of holographic pigments and gold micro-flakes come together perfectly to create a seriously beautiful nail polish just perfect for the season. The jaw-dropping depth of Ski Lodge will put a smile on your face after the first coat. You have to see this stunner person! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

Showtime is indescribable! It’s juicy and sparkly and well, sort of like dessert!

2 coats of this juicy raspberry! Showtime is described as: "a lavishly rich holographic nail polish with a deliciously deep and raspberry finish. Showtime was specifically formulated to have an extremely saturated and juicy feel to it. It almost looks wet most of the time! Perfectly accented with assorted sizes of holographic pigments and super vibrant red shimmer for extra sparkle and depth, Showtime will look amazing on your nails in any type of lighting! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!"

2 coats of this juicy raspberry! Showtime is described as: “a lavishly rich holographic nail polish with a deliciously deep and raspberry finish. Showtime was specifically formulated to have an extremely saturated and juicy feel to it. It almost looks wet most of the time! Perfectly accented with assorted sizes of holographic pigments and super vibrant red shimmer for extra sparkle and depth, Showtime will look amazing on your nails in any type of lighting! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!”

Get your 2015 ILNP Winter Collection here, shop the whole set ($70) or individually ($10ea)!

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

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*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

ILNP Holiday Collection 2015…they will drop you in your tracks!

Today I get to share with you one of two new collections from ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer2015 Holiday Collection. And they are available now! Get your sunglasses ready because every one of these are so shiny, you may need to squint.

One of two new collections available now at ILNP.com! This set is the Holiday 2015 collection. Back row bottom L/R: Cherry Luxe and Empire. Back row top L/R: Ferris Wheel (another beautiful Ultra Chrome Flaky) and Limelight. Far left is Lucky One. Center front is Time In A Bottle and Far right is XO. All but Ferris Wheel are part of the new collection of ILNP's Ultra Metallics™.

One of two new collections available now at ILNP.com! This set is the Holiday 2015 collection. Back row bottom L/R: Cherry Luxe and Empire. Back row top L/R: Ferris Wheel (another beautiful Ultra Chrome Flaky) and Limelight. Far left is Lucky One. Center front is Time In A Bottle and Far right is XO. All but Ferris Wheel are part of the new collection of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™.

I’ll get right to the swatches. FYI also this week I’ll be showing you another new collection from ILNP.com, the 2015 Winter Collection, and just like today’s group, they will drop you in your tracks!

First up is Empire. Everyone needs a gold like this in their lives!

ILNP Empire paired with Lucky One from the same collection! This brilliant gold is described as: "a jaw-dropping super ultra-shiny true gold Ultra Metallics™ nail polish that is simply awe-inspiring. Generously accented with holographic micro flakes for a vivid rainbow twinkle, Empire is the total package. Step into the sunlight wearing Empire and prepare to be stunned at the richness, the incredible sparkle, and the mind-blowing mirror-like reflectivity radiating from your fingertips! Empire is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Empire is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

ILNP Empire paired with Lucky One from the same collection! This brilliant gold is described as: “a jaw-dropping super ultra-shiny true gold Ultra Metallics™ nail polish that is simply awe-inspiring. Generously accented with holographic micro flakes for a vivid rainbow twinkle, Empire is the total package. Step into the sunlight wearing Empire and prepare to be stunned at the richness, the incredible sparkle, and the mind-blowing mirror-like reflectivity radiating from your fingertips! Empire is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Empire is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

Next is the gorgeous green I used to pair with this gorgeous gilded lacquer, Lucky One.

ILNP Lucky One is a classic green metallic. Paired here with this collection's Empire. Lucky One is described as: "a vividly fun pine green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with a glorious holographic sparkle. The perfect Christmas green for those festive manicures! Lucky One is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Lucky One is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

ILNP Lucky One is a classic green metallic. Paired here with this collection’s Empire. Lucky One is described as: “a vividly fun pine green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with a glorious holographic sparkle. The perfect Christmas green for those festive manicures! Lucky One is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Lucky One is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

Here is the new XO, perfectly paired with another ILNP stunner, Masquerade.

ILNP XO, alone on my ring finger and paired with ILNP Masquerade. XO is described as: "a rich and saturated palatinate purple Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. Stuffed with holographic sparkle and high quality ultra-thin metallic flakes for superior shine, XO is a wonderfully unique purple that you’ll reach for year round! XO is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! XO is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

ILNP XO, alone on my ring finger and paired with ILNP Masquerade. XO is described as: “a rich and saturated palatinate purple Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. Stuffed with holographic sparkle and high quality ultra-thin metallic flakes for superior shine, XO is a wonderfully unique purple that you’ll reach for year round! XO is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! XO is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

This one really took my breath away. Although Limelight in the Holiday collection, I think it will make a gorgeous summertime polish!

Oh my, I fell instantly in love with this brilliant lime green metallic! Limelight is described as: "a super fun and wonderfully festive bright green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with just the right amount of holographic pigment to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle in the sun! Limelight is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Limelight is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Oh my, I fell instantly in love with this brilliant lime green metallic! Limelight is described as: “a super fun and wonderfully festive bright green Ultra Metallics™ nail polish with just the right amount of holographic pigment to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle in the sun! Limelight is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Limelight is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

The one Ultra Chrome Flakie that snuck into this glittery crowd is Ferris Wheel. Don’t you love?!

Ultra Flakie Ferris Wheel by ILNP over a glossy black. Ferris Wheel is described as: "an amazing combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies that is unmistakably festive and perfect for the season! At every angle you turn your nails you’ll enjoy vivid hues of green, gold, blue, red, purple, and pink. Use Ferris Wheel as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 - 4 coats."

Ultra Flakie Ferris Wheel by ILNP over a glossy black. Ferris Wheel is described as: “an amazing combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies that is unmistakably festive and perfect for the season! At every angle you turn your nails you’ll enjoy vivid hues of green, gold, blue, red, purple, and pink. Use Ferris Wheel as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 – 4 coats.”

Winding down with today’s collection is Time In A Bottle. One of those essential mermaidy metallics none of us can do without.

Time In A Bottle, two coats. Accented with Morgan Taylor's Party At The Palace! Time In A Bottle is described as: "a gorgeously rich aquamarine-leaning Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. A little darker than turquoise but not quite teal, Time In A Bottle is one of those unique colors that’s difficult to describe but nonetheless stunning! The vivid blue shade of Time In A Bottle plays beautifully with the super reflective metallic flakes and micro holographic flakes. Seriously, do not pass this one up! Time In A Bottle is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Time In A Bottle is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Time In A Bottle, two coats. Accented with Morgan Taylor’s Party At The Palace! Time In A Bottle is described as: “a gorgeously rich aquamarine-leaning Ultra Metallics™ nail polish. A little darker than turquoise but not quite teal, Time In A Bottle is one of those unique colors that’s difficult to describe but nonetheless stunning! The vivid blue shade of Time In A Bottle plays beautifully with the super reflective metallic flakes and micro holographic flakes. Seriously, do not pass this one up! Time In A Bottle is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Time In A Bottle is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

And finally, Cherry Luxe. A delicious cherry red metallic. I know, Christmas is over but hey, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching!

Two coats of Cherry Luxe! Love this gorgeous cherry red metallic. It is described as: "a beautifully stunning, fun, and festively rich red nail polish that's absolutely perfect for the holidays! Cherry Luxe is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Not only is Cherry Luxe stuffed with an assortment of ultra thin metallic flakes for incredible shine, it’s also accented with just the right amount of holographic magic to put a smile on your face. Cherry Luxe is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Two coats of Cherry Luxe! Love this gorgeous cherry red metallic. It is described as: “a beautifully stunning, fun, and festively rich red nail polish that’s absolutely perfect for the holidays! Cherry Luxe is part of a set of 6 new holiday themed Ultra Metallics™ polishes that take advantage of our Ultra Metallics™ formula for an incredibly ornamental-like finish! Not only is Cherry Luxe stuffed with an assortment of ultra thin metallic flakes for incredible shine, it’s also accented with just the right amount of holographic magic to put a smile on your face. Cherry Luxe is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

• Conclusion: No surprise here. I LOVE this whole collection. You may notice that most of my images are taken in different lighting and angles. I usually try to keep them consistent within a collection, but because of the different ways these each catch the light, I found it behooved me to think outside the box and just go with my instincts.

You can get the whole Holiday Collection for 2015 for $70 or individually for $10 ea and Ferris Wheel Ultra Chrome Flakie for $12.50.

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

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*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

Deborah Lippmann gift sets are perfect last-minute choices

First, I’d like to tell you all Merry Christmas and happy holidays! It’s been a busy time for us here at the Duncan household. We just moved in to our new house a week before Thanksgiving, had holiday company, then poor little ole me, been sick ever since. Good news is, I’m getting better and I managed somehow to decorate for Christmas. My strength is returning just in time!

Allow me to show you the Deborah Lippmann Undressed Collection LE (available now). I did a full review in October of the Undressed Collection and I can’t emphasize enough that these six perfect little bottles of naked nail nirvana are LE (Limited Edition). You’ll definitely want to get your hands on this cute gift pack for your polish loving friend, and get one for yourself while you are at it! SRP only $34 (a $72 value) Available online at http://www.deborahlippmann.com, and at Barney’s New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide while supplies last. BONUS if you act now, purchase the Undressed Set at Deborahlippmann.com and receive a FREE ($12 value) Smooth Operator 4-way nail buffer. Shape, smooth, buff, shine—this multi-tasking buffer lays the groundwork for a perfect manicure and is also a tool for a quick fix for high-shine on the go without nail color. The extra gentle, micro fiber material is easy on the nails. Use the numbered sides of Smooth Operator as follows: 1. Gently shape nail tip. 2. Gently buff ridges on top of nail. 3. Smooth nail surface before applying base coat. 4. Buff to high-shine when you don’t want to wear nail polish. Do not buff to high-shine if you intend to paint your nails.

I love the festive and elegant packaging. This Undressed gift set includes: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

I love the festive and elegant packaing. This Undressed gift set includes: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.


The Deborah Lippmann Undressed collection: from left: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

The Deborah Lippmann Undressed collection: from left: Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude, Born This Way, Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep.

I’d also like to share this fabulous trio that is, “Dependable. Gentle. Trustworthy.”! It’s the Deborah Lippmann Treat Me Right gift set (LE). Also available in same places as stated above, this SRP is $24 (a $36 value). More on that following the Undressed collection. So let’s revisit this adorable naked creme ensemble. Create the perfect canvas with this limited-edition set. These three must-have, best-selling treatments in fashion sizes give any at-home manicure a salon-professional look. Fashion sizes are 8 ml ea.

Here is a recap of swatches!

Flesh For Fantasy is described as alabaster nude. Naturally, it's gorgeous on any skin tone but I am loving it for my neutral pale skin tone!

Flesh For Fantasy is described as alabaster nude. Naturally, it’s gorgeous on any skin tone but I am loving it for my neutral pale skin tone!


Totally Nude is described as fair pink nude. Just a blush of pink.

Totally Nude is described as fair pink nude. Just a blush of pink.


Born This Way is described as peach nude. Soft and smooth as a baby's behind!

Born This Way is described as peach nude. Soft and smooth as a baby’s behind!


Bare It All is described as mauve nude. It's really quite "mauvelous"!

Bare It All is described as mauve nude. It’s really quite “mauvelous”!


Natural Woman is described as almond nude. It's toasted to perfection!

Natural Woman is described as almond nude. It’s toasted to perfection!


Skin Deep is described as sable nude. A statement shade for we who are palefaces, and simply perfect for gorgeous darker skinned beauties.

Skin Deep is described as sable nude. A statement shade for we who are palefaces, and simply perfect for gorgeous darker skinned beauties.

The set is described as: “The perfect nude nail is at your fingertips…in six all new elegant shades. Our set of 6 full coverage fashion shades flatter any skin tone, creating a graceful, polished (no pun intended) look. From work to weekend, looking natural has never been so glam.” DL also states, “…Contrary to the nudes of the past, there is no one-shade fits all proposition; Deborah expertly developed each color to flatter any skin tone for a graceful, polished look.”

The Treat Me Right gift set includes 3 fashion size bottles for your nail treatments. They include from left: All About That Base CC Base Coat, Cuticle Oil and Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat.

The Treat Me Right gift set includes 3 fashion size bottles for your nail treatments. They include from left: All About That Base CC Base Coat, Cuticle Oil and Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat.

I can tell you, All About That Base (is 7-free) not only acts as a corrector and concealer (great for yellowed nails), it provides an amazing base to keep your painted nails looking their tip-top best longer. The Cuticle Oil is a necessity for all well-groomed fingertips and the Addicted to Speed Super Quick-Drying Top Coat provides a high shine option while protecting your mani from smears, smudges and scratches. Everything you need at home for a salon-pro look.

I still hold the same Conclusion! I love the shades and finish of this set. I found a slight difference in the formulas. Although all are fully pigmented and each shade took 2 coats, I found the darker 3 polishes formulas to be better than the paler 3. I don’t think it’s my imagination as I’ve swatched many collections and sometimes because of the shade, it’s just going to HAVE to be different in application due to pigments. The first three shades, Flesh For Fantasy, Totally Nude and Born This Way were thicker and took a bit more finesse to apply without streaks on first coat, let fully dry then apply second. Second coats self levels and dried fully opaque and glossy. The last three (darker shades), Bare It All, Natural Woman and Skin Deep, were thinner (not thin) and struck a perfect balance of opacity and smooth application. Glossy on finish and great to apply. I had no trouble with the brushes in these petites, as they are full size brushes. Favorite shades were Bare It All and Skin Deep.

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Zoya MatteVelvet Winter/Holiday collection

Today I’ll be reviewing the new (and available now) Zoya MatteVelvet Winter/Holiday 2015 collection. Let me preface by saying that these shades are completely different than the last collection…in case you were wondering! Zoya says, “The best-selling, MATTEVELVET finish returns this holiday season with six new shades. Each nail polish perfectly opaque, matte color with that extra special ZOYA MATTEVELVET fleck finish everyone loves.” Let’s take a look at what you’ll be wanting!

The Zoya MatteVelvet nail colors to slip into this Winter/Holiday season. From left: Aspen, Amal, Honor, Iris, Sue and Yves.

The Zoya MatteVelvet nail colors to slip into this Winter/Holiday season. From left: Aspen, Amal, Honor, Iris, Sue and Yves.

I’ll start with Aspen. She’s a clean, crisp, snowy white with the prettiest diamond pearl fleck. So hard to capture but believe me, she’s gorgeous!

Aspen, 2 coats, is described as: Aspen (ZP814) - a sparkling arctic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.

Aspen, 2 coats, is described as: Aspen (ZP814) – a sparkling artic white with a micronized diamond pearl fleck.

Next is Amal, a classic crimson ruby-red. So perfect for the holidays!

Amal, 2 coats, is described as: Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby-red pearl fleck.

Amal, 2 coats, is described as: Amal (ZP816) – a classic crimson red with a ruby red pearl fleck.

Honor is one of those essential greens for your holiday nailwear!

Honor, 2 coats, is described as: Honor (ZP819) - a true emerald-green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.

Honor, 2 coats, is described as: Honor (ZP819) – a true emerald green with a tone on tone emerald pearl fleck.

Iris is the perfect name for this regal amethyst purple.

Iris, 2 coats, is described as: Iris (ZP817) - a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.

Iris, 2 coats, is described as: Iris (ZP817) – a deep amethyst with a fuchsia pearl fleck.

Sue, she’s a delicate champagne gold with oyster pearl fleck. The sheerest of the bunch, so 2-3 coats will do the trick.

Sue, 2 coats, is described as: Sue (ZP815) - a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.

Sue, 2 coats, is described as: Sue (ZP815) – a soft champagne gold with a multi-hued oyster shell pearl fleck.

And last is Yves. A deep sapphire blue.

Yves, 1-2 coats, is described as: Yves (ZP818) - a deep sapphire that's midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.

Yves, 1-2 coats, is described as: Yves (ZP818) – a deep sapphire that’s midway in between indigo and royal blue with a blue pearl fleck.

Conclusion: I always love the MatteVelvets and these shades for 2015 are all gorgeous. I can’t pick a favorite! But I DO love how Yves and Iris look on me. I want you to know they are all easy to apply and fairly quick drying. You can (although Zoya advises against it, see below) apply a gloss topcoat for a shiny look and it really brings out the hidden treasures of sparkle within. They suggest to apply a thin coat of the Matte Velvet Topcoat to retain the velvety appearance. They also suggest no base coat is needed. I will have to mention that I did leave Yves (the deep blue) on my bare nails overnight and experienced slight staining. That will go away, but I think a base coat on this one would have not allowed stains. Do not let this minor issue steer you away from experiencing lovely Yves!

NOTE: MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, glossy top coat or speed dryer. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long-wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. To extend wear, apply one coat of the Zoya Matte Velvet Topcoat over your favorite matte shades after polish is completely dry. AVAILABLE NOW!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
Zoya MATTEVELVET Colors, 0.5 oz. –  $10 (US) ea.
Zoya MATTEVELVET Color Sampler, 6 – 0.5 oz. bottles –  $60 (US)
Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
MatteVelvets are $10 ea. or the set is $60 (US). Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

***BIG5FREE, TOXIN FREE: Zoya Nail Polish Formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

* These polishes were sent to me at no cost for review purposes. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated.

ILNP Fall Collection 2015…my final 3 reviews for this is complete!

Today I’ll be sharing the last three from the ILNP Fall 2015 Collection. Maiden Lane, First Class and Lulu. All these are available now for order! The whole collection has been a joy to swatch, wear and share with you. If you haven’t already ordered, I highly recommend each one. Let’s get right to it.

First up is First Class!

First Class is described as, "an unbelievably bright silver holographic nail polish with a rich metallic finish. If you’re looking for a silver nail polish that demands attention, First Class is it! Step outside into the sun and you’ll feel like there are mirrors on your fingertips! Be ready to squint :) First Class is part of ILNP’s “Precious Metals” class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

First Class is described as, “an unbelievably bright silver holographic nail polish with a rich metallic finish. If you’re looking for a silver nail polish that demands attention, First Class is it! Step outside into the sun and you’ll feel like there are mirrors on your fingertips! Be ready to squint 🙂 First Class is part of ILNP’s “Precious Metals” class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”


First Class is described as, "an unbelievably bright silver holographic nail polish with a rich metallic finish. If you’re looking for a silver nail polish that demands attention, First Class is it! Step outside into the sun and you’ll feel like there are mirrors on your fingertips! Be ready to squint :) First Class is part of ILNP’s “Precious Metals” class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

First Class is described as, “an unbelievably bright silver holographic nail polish with a rich metallic finish. If you’re looking for a silver nail polish that demands attention, First Class is it! Step outside into the sun and you’ll feel like there are mirrors on your fingertips! Be ready to squint 🙂 First Class is part of ILNP’s “Precious Metals” class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

Next in line is Lulu. All these are so stunning and this, I just didn’t want to take it off!

Lulu is a gorgeous 2 coater. One of those deep and mysterious holos. It reminds me of a starry night sky. Love this one!

Lulu is a gorgeous 2 coater. One of those deep and mysterious holos. It reminds me of a starry night sky. Love this one!


Lulu is described as, "a delicious deep grape holographic nail polish with strong blue undertones. The holographic particles range from extremely small to slightly oversized for an unmatched holographic sparkle that’s absolutely stunning! Fully opaque in 2-3 coats!"

Lulu is described as, “a delicious deep grape holographic nail polish with strong blue undertones. The holographic particles range from extremely small to slightly oversized for an unmatched holographic sparkle that’s absolutely stunning! Fully opaque in 2-3 coats!”

And the very last one, Maiden Lane. Makes me sort of sad, but hey, if I know ILNP’s creator, Barbra, she’s already in her lab thinking up new bottles of joy!

Maiden Lane reminds me of denim with sparkles! That holo makes this stunner have a gun-metal look in some lights. You'll love how this gorgeous lacquer applies! 2 coats.

Maiden Lane reminds me of denim with sparkles! That holo makes this stunner have a gunmetal look in some lights. You’ll love how this gorgeous lacquer applies! 2 coats.


Maiden Lane is described as, "a gorgeously upscale charcoal grey holographic polish with subtle blue undertones. Truly unique in appearance, Maiden Lane will definitely find a home among your favorite polishes! Stuffed with oversized holographic pigment, stepping out into the sun will ignite a holographic spectacle on your fingertips that without a doubt will make you fall in love! Maiden Lane is part of ILNP’s new “Ultra Holo” class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle!"

Maiden Lane is described as, “a gorgeously upscale charcoal grey holographic polish with subtle blue undertones. Truly unique in appearance, Maiden Lane will definitely find a home among your favorite polishes! Stuffed with oversized holographic pigment, stepping out into the sun will ignite a holographic spectacle on your fingertips that without a doubt will make you fall in love! Maiden Lane is part of ILNP’s new “Ultra Holo” class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle!”

I love hearing from my followers. Have you ordered any of the 17 polishes in this season’s collection? Let me know!

These polishes are $10ea (The Road to Awe, Glory, Cameo (H) and Greatness are $12.50 ea), and you can score the whole set for $180,

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

I LOVE NAIL POLISH Social links:

https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand
http://instagram.com/ilnpbrand
https://twitter.com/ilnpbrand
https://www.youtube.com/user/ilnpbrand

#ILNPMaidenLane
#ILNPFirstClass
#ILNPLulu

*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

ILNP Fall 2015 swatches…and I’m on the home stretch!

I’m down to three ILNP Fall polishes after this and I’m ecstatic with today’s entry. Presenting Cameo (H), Clockwork and After Midnight. These are all different formulas and finishes so it was fun to mix it up today. Let’s see how different they are!

First up is Cameo (H), Cameo’s big sister. It’s a holographic version and the color shifts are nearly countless depending on angle, lighting and even the amount of coats used! I used 2 and it’s suggested 2-3.

Ultra Chromes by ILNP are amazing and Cameo (H) is the holo version of it's sister, Cameo. And of course, you can't just show one angle of these  beauties because they are multi-shaded. Here in a shadier angle you can see shades of green, copper, gold and magenta.

Ultra Chromes by ILNP are amazing and Cameo (H) is the holo version of its sister, Cameo. And of course, you can’t just show one angle of these beauties because they are multi-shaded. Here in a shadier angle you can see shades of green, copper, gold and magenta.

Yes, same Cameo (H)…amazing huh?

Cameo (H) in sunlight or flash really lets that purple shine through.

Cameo (H) in sunlight or flash really lets that purple shine through.

Cameo (H) is described as, "a holographic version of the original Cameo Ultra Chrome polish! The new Cameo (H) contains just the right amount of holographic splendor to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle to the polish. All without ruining the intense color shift effect! Cameo (H) effortlessly shifts through an incredible array of vivid pink, purple, copper, gold, and a stunningly vibrant green. Quite similar to the Masquerade Ultra Chrome, Cameo (H) leans more pink and has an even stronger color shifting effect. Cameo (H) is part of ILNP’s "Ultra Chrome" class of multichromatic nail polishes; formulated to apply directly to the nail without the need for a base color. Fully opaque in 2-3 coats!"

Cameo (H) is described as, “a holographic version of the original Cameo Ultra Chrome polish! The new Cameo (H) contains just the right amount of holographic splendor to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle to the polish. All without ruining the intense color shift effect! Cameo (H) effortlessly shifts through an incredible array of vivid pink, purple, copper, gold, and a stunningly vibrant green. Quite similar to the Masquerade Ultra Chrome, Cameo (H) leans more pink and has an even stronger color shifting effect. Cameo (H) is part of ILNP’s “Ultra Chrome” class of multichromatic nail polishes; formulated to apply directly to the nail without the need for a base color. Fully opaque in 2-3 coats!”

Clockwork is perfect for fall, glitzy but very classy.

Clockwork is one of those classy metallics that really attract attention. Wear this baby and you won't even feel like you need jewelry! 2 coats!

Clockwork is one of those classy metallics that really attract attention. Wear this baby and you won’t even feel like you need jewelry! 2 coats!


Clockwork is described as, "a jaw dropping bronze holographic with an extremely bright metallic finish. The assortment of metallic flakes coupled with a range of holographic particles, all dipped in a silky beige base, give Clockwork a truly unique combination of class and head turning vibrancy. Clockwork is part of ILNP’s “Precious Metals” class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!"

Clockwork is described as, “a jaw dropping bronze holographic with an extremely bright metallic finish. The assortment of metallic flakes coupled with a range of holographic particles, all dipped in a silky beige base, give Clockwork a truly unique combination of class and head turning vibrancy. Clockwork is part of ILNP’s “Precious Metals” class of incredibly vivid metallic finish nail polishes; specifically formulated with various ultra-thin metallic flakes for a blinding sparkle with an undeniably rich finish and super-easy removal!”

And After Midnight is a velvety deep blue. Perfect for that late date!

After Midnight is such a deep and welcoming blue. mix in that gorgeous holo and gold flakes, it will take your breath away.

After Midnight is such a deep and welcoming blue. mix in that gorgeous holo and gold flakes, it will take your breath away.


After Midnight is described as, "a crisp, Prussian blue holographic nail polish. Studded with the perfect amount of metallic gold flakes and holographic pigment, After Midnight offers a truly unique finish that you’ll find yourself dreaming about! Fully opaque in 2-3 coats!"

After Midnight is described as, “a crisp, Prussian blue holographic nail polish. Studded with the perfect amount of metallic gold flakes and holographic pigment, After Midnight offers a truly unique finish that you’ll find yourself dreaming about! Fully opaque in 2-3 coats!”

The three I have left to share with you are Maiden Lane, First Class and Lulu. All these are available now for order so don’t wait for me. Go take a look!

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

I LOVE NAIL POLISH Social links:

https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand
http://instagram.com/ilnpbrand
https://twitter.com/ilnpbrand
https://www.youtube.com/user/ilnpbrand

#ILNPClockwork
#ILNPAfterMidnight
#ILNPCameoH

*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

ILNP Shoreline from the Summer 2015 Collection

I’m down to the wire with my last couple of swatches from the indie polish maker, ILNP Summer 2015 collection! I’m sorry I had to drag this out. The Summer release from ILNP was quite huge and I have been in the middle of a move this summer. And now the Fall Collection is rearing its gorgeous head so I have GOT TO get with it! Anyway, today I’m sharing a gorgeous metallic flake polish, opaque in two coats stunner called Shoreline by ILNP. Let’s take a look.

Shore line gave me fits trying to photograph her as I see her in real life. She is a beachy pale aqua and all I can say is, she changes! I used two coats. Here is how ILNP describes her. "Shoreline is definitely a statement polish! Loaded with silver flakes and magical holographic sparkle, this delicate pale aqua shade is as exciting as they come! Look closely and you may even notice a bit of pink shimmer! Indoors and outdoors, Shoreline is pure magic."

Shore line gave me fits trying to photograph her as I see her in real life. She is a beachy pale aqua and all I can say is, she changes! I used two coats. Here is how ILNP describes her. “Shoreline is definitely a statement polish!
Loaded with silver flakes and magical holographic sparkle, this delicate pale aqua shade is as exciting as they come! Look closely and you may even notice a bit of pink shimmer! Indoors and outdoors, Shoreline is pure magic.”

I think this could definitely be a crossover shade/finish in that it will be a frosty polish for mid-winter as well! It sells for $10 at ILNP here. ILNP! Here is a macro!

I reached full opacity in 2 coats, added a topcoat but it shines on it's own. Look at those shards! Wow!

I reached full opacity in 2 coats, added a topcoat but it shines on its own. Look at those shards! Wow!

Purchase Shoreline today here for $10!Order here

Coming up from ILNP I’ll be swatching and reviewing the last two…finally! Money Bin and Pink Mimosa. Then be on the lookout for my swatches of Barbra’s upcoming Fall Collection. Sneak peeks are popping up on her Facebook and Instagram pages and I’m fully stalking my mailman! LOL

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

I LOVE NAIL POLISH Social links:

https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand
http://instagram.com/ilnpbrand
https://twitter.com/ilnpbrand
https://www.youtube.com/user/ilnpbrand

#ilnpshoreline

*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

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