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.

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Pt. 1 ILNP Fall 2015 Collection, thus it begins!

Fresh off the block, not even on the site yet but Barbra from ILNP has already started showcasing some of her Fall 2015 collection on social media. To wet your appetite, today I’ll start off with three of the 17 polishes. They include, Multichromes, Ultra Chrome flakies, Holographics, and mega shiny glitter bombs. I want to emphasize that this indie polish company has been around a long while, has excellent customer service, and fabulous products you can trust. They will be available for Pre-Order on September 4th. Let’s get started!

Greatness is a stunning addition to ILNP’s line of Multichromes. Note: I do not have the detailed descriptions on these polishes as they haven’t been written yet! So, I’ll just wing it the best I can for now.

Greatness is what a multichrome should be. Super glossy, opaque and not streaky. It's one of my faves!

Greatness is what a multichrome should be. Super glossy, opaque and not streaky. It’s one of my faves!


Greatness is a multichrome and wow, the formula is amazing! More opaque than a lot of multichromes or duochromes I've used. 2-3 coats but I reached full opacity in 2! It's a rich satiny bronze that shifts to gold and ruby and copper. Maybe even some green indoors!

Greatness is a multichrome and wow, the formula is amazing! More opaque than a lot of multichromes or duochromes I’ve used. 2-3 coats but I reached full opacity in 2! It’s a rich satiny bronze that shifts to gold and ruby and copper. Maybe even some green indoors!

Overnight Bag is the perfect shade and finish for Fall!

Overnight Bag is Fall!

Overnight Bag is Fall!


Overnight Bag is a glossy plum raisin with holographic particles thrown in. I know, the bottle throws a bit of an eggplant hue, but it leans more to the berry side of the spectrum.

Overnight Bag is a glossy plum raisin with holographic particles thrown in. I know, the bottle throws a bit of an eggplant hue, but it leans more to the berry side of the spectrum.

Next we have Glory. The gorgeous Ultra Chrome Flakies just keep coming and each one is drool-worthy. It’s a perfect shiny compliment for any fall shade.

Here is the Ultra Chrome Flaky, Glory, over Overnight Bag, plus a clear topcoat. I did NOT want to take this combo off!

Here is the Ultra Chrome Flaky, Glory, over Overnight Bag, plus a clear topcoat. I did NOT want to take this combo off!

Here is Glory mattified!

Glory Ultra Chrome Flaky over Overnight Bag then mattified! It just screams Autumn!

Glory Ultra Chrome Flaky over Overnight Bag then mattified! It just screams Autumn!


Glory, a new Ultra Chrome Flaky! Since I'm very early in putting these out here, I don't have full detailed descriptions of the Fall 2015 collection. So I shall do my best! Once these are listed on ILNP.com, you can get their details then. Glory is a 'glorious' new Ultra Chrome Flaky polish in a clear base. From my observation, the UCFs shift from bronze, to gold, to magenta and even to green.

Glory, a new Ultra Chrome Flaky! Since I’m very early in putting these out here, I don’t have full detailed descriptions of the Fall 2015 collection. So I shall do my best! Once these are listed on ILNP.com, you can get their details then. Glory is a ‘glorious’ new Ultra Chrome Flaky polish in a clear base. From my observation, the UCFs shift from bronze, to gold, to magenta and even to green.

I have 14 more to share so stay tuned and remember, you can pre order the ILNP Fall 2015 collection on Sept. 4th from ILNP.COM!

#ILNPGlory
#ILNPOvernightBag
#ILNPGreatness

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

*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.

Cult Cosmetics, two new shades made for each other

I love the formulas of Cult Cosmetics polishes anyway, and here are two more that didn’t disappoint. I finally got to try out Huntington Beach and it’s amazing. Now, I just noticed on Facebook that the real Huntington Beach, CA, just had a freak storm laying down about 1/2″ of hail making it look like it snowed there! Wow, that global warming is a diva! LOL But seriously, in honor of that great beach, here is a super simple mani using Huntington Beach polish and accented with a dry brushing and trident of Whisky A Go Go!

It's like Huntington Beach and Whisky A Go Go were made for each other!

It’s like Huntington Beach and Whisky A Go Go were made for each other!

On Top: "A rich marsala red. Our 'Color of the Year'! Huntington Beach polish pairs perfectly with long nights, warm fires, and red wine. A sensual red to inspire your most romantic mani ever." On Bottom: "A bold, full glitter coat. Whisky a Go Go is for all you bright, bold, beautiful sparklers. This thick, gold glitter will make you feel like royalty as you party like a princess."

On Top:
“A rich marsala red. Our ‘Color of the Year’! Huntington Beach polish pairs perfectly with long nights, warm fires, and red wine. A sensual red to inspire your most romantic mani ever.”
On Bottom: “A bold, full glitter coat.
Whisky a Go Go is for all you bright, bold, beautiful sparklers. This thick, gold glitter will make you feel like royalty as you party like a princess.”

I should mention, Whisky A Go Go is a one coater glitter. And Huntington Beach is opaque in two coats. Buttery formula as well!

Cult Cosmetics lacquers are premium, 5-FREE, Vegan, cruelty-free single coat polishes and makeup products. None of their polishes are animal tested and they are made in California, USA.

https://www.cultcosmetics.com
Instagram (@cultcosmetics)
https://www.facebook.com/cultcosmetics
http://magazine.cultcosmetics.com

**These products were sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.

#cultlovenails

Say g’day to Squarehue Passport Sydney 9.14

I adore so many things about this month’s box from Squarehue, an amazing monthly subscription service. One thing is their thoughtfulness! Since their usual shipping day (1st day of the month) fell on a holiday Squarehue shipped everyone’s boxes a few days early. And this month’s Sydney collection is perfect for fall. Inspired by the Land Down Under, this box is a fair dinkum of Australia’s earthy surroundings.

I love these warm and cozy shades. From left, Oxford Street, Crown Drive and King Street.

I love these warm and cozy shades. From left, Oxford Street, Crown Drive and King Street.

Oxford Street is a luxurious brassy gold micro shimmer. So regal looking! Two coats, smooth and great formula.

Oxford Street looks fab accented with this plaid design using the other two shades from the collection!

Oxford Street looks fab accented with this plaid design using the other two shades from the collection!

Crikey! Crown Drive is such a brilliant copper micro shimmer. Looks great even if you’re still sporting that summer tan.

Crown Drive is such a gorgeous fall shade. Two coats here.

Crown Drive is such a gorgeous fall shade. Two coats here.

I am LOVING that we are seeing so many gorgeous browns this fall season. And King Street is unlike any one I’ve used yet. It sort of reminds me of that chocolate syrup you poor into your milk. It is glossy as heck. And the formula is such a smooth creme, one coat and done.

King Street will make you feel like you're ready for anything. Even the opera! Thus the Sydney Opera reference on the accent nail...in case you didn't make the artful connection. ;-)

King Street will make you feel like you’re ready for anything. Even the opera! Thus the Sydney Opera reference on the accent nail…in case you didn’t make the artful connection. 😉

So my lovely sheila’s, now that I’ve taken you on this lil walkabout, there is no doubt these lacquers are the ridgy-didge in my book. Every month is a whole new adventure. See below for links to sign up!

Get ready to channel your inner runway model because next stop is Milan. Ships out on 10.1!

Subscription price for Square Hue is $14.99/mo +Shipping and Handling out of Miami, Florida. Subbies can choose immediate monthly deliveries or suspend/skip months as they wish.

http://www.squarehue.com. You can also hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest.

helpdesk@squarehue.com

Currently Square Hue is focusing their HueGive donations from portions of their proceeds to the prevention awareness, protection of trafficked victims and the prosecution of human traffickers.

Ph 305.767.3225
8770 Sunset Dr., STE 342
Miami, FL 33173

This collection was sent to me for review purposes and all opinions are my own.

Zoya Remy is remarkable

From the first glance of the Zoya Ignite Collection for Fall 2014 I knew at least most of the shades would end up finding a home on my shelf. So far I have four from the Ignite collection and as I swatch each one you’ll see my review here. I’ll start out with beautiful Remy!

Note: For full disclosure here, I am not (yet) on Zoya’s blogger/reviewer program and I have bought all my collection with my own money. So far 93 bottles! And Zoya if any of your Pixies find themselves perusing this blog, my nails are here for your swatching pleasure! 😉 Now on with the review.

When I first saw her, Remy reminded me so much of Charla, in the bottle, that I nearly overlooked her. That would have been a huge mistake and I need to remind myself that Zoya will not dupe their shades and go to great lengths to prove it. Remy is in a deeper, sultrier base for one thing. I wore her for nearly five days with no tip wear and get this, no staining! Amazing. Don’t get me wrong, I love Charla to the moon and back, but she also stains the crap out of my nails if I don’t wear a good base coat. Charla is gorgeous, and definitely different that Remy so if you’re on the fence about Remy, take a breath, grab your wallet and get it! Here she is in all her glory.

Remy reminds me of a darker, more sultry version of Charla.

Remy reminds me of a darker, more sultry version of Charla.

Remy is described by Zoya as, “a brilliant indigo with copper and gold liquid metallic.” A warm toned, very opaque and perfect formula, I only needed one coat. Here she is in the sun!

The sunshine loves her!

The sunshine loves her!

Remy by Zoya is remarkable!

Remy by Zoya is remarkable!

I can’t wait to share the others in the Ignite collection as I get them. Zoya never fails to satisfy and innovate. I’m also looking forward to trying the Entice collection…so fall appropriate without looking tired and washed out. I tend to have a hard time letting go of summer and these are more like Indian Summer shades in my view. Perfect. Gorgeous!

You can find Zoya’s vegan 5-free lacquers at http://www.zoya.com, as well as stores like Ulta and many salons.

All opinions are my own, and I purchased this product for my own use. I was not compensated in any way.

More Shimmer, Erica is exquisite and Carol is captivating!

Here are some more gorgeous and versatile glitters from Shimmer Polish. First up, Erica can be opaque in two medium coats or lathered in one as I did over one coat of any base. I used it over a pastel iridescent green. I accented this mani with a simple little dotticured nail. Here is lovely Erica!

Green is great any time of year!

Green is great any time of year!

Erica is described as, “Glitter, squares, circles, hex, dot, shimmer, holographic, nail polish, Silver, sea foam green, nail lacquer, cyan, blue.”

I'm imagining Erica over a rich red for the holidays. And she's light enough I think she will be divine over a metallic silver. Remember these glitters are so smooth and packed they can stand alone as well.

I’m imagining Erica over a rich red for the holidays. And she’s light enough I think she will be divine over a metallic silver. Remember these glitters are so smooth and packed they can stand alone as well.

And here she is up close!

Erica Nail macro

Erica Nail macro

Next up is Carol. What can I say but holy moly she’s a stunner! I’m really warming up to browns this summer. Maybe because I’m ready for some fall shades. As with all the other glorious Shimmer polishes, these formulas go on smooth as silk.

Carol is perfect for a fall mani!

Carol is perfect for a fall mani!

Carol is described as, “Glitter, squares, circles, hex, dot, shimmer, holographic, nail polish, gold, tarnished gold, light gold, copper, nail lacquer.”

I just had to use Carol in a gradient. Base polish is Masquerade by I Love Nail Polish.

I just had to use Carol in a gradient. Base polish is Masquerade by I Love Nail Polish.

And here is this captivating beauty up close!

Nail Macro shot of Carol.

Nail Macro shot of Carol.

Well girls, that’s it for today. I’ll have more Shimmers coming your way in the next few weeks. I never tire of doing these swatches. When the formulas are this superb, it’s a joy!

You can shop for Shimmer Polish here:
http://www.shimmerpolish.com for blog
facebook.com/shimmerpolish for giveaways
http://www.etsy.com/shop/shimmerpolish for store
Instagram @shimmerpolish

At this time, the .5 fl oz bottles are $12ea and customs are $15ea. And she takes Paypal, Perfect!

These products were sent to me for review and all opinions are my own.

ILNP Masquerade is a shade shifting stunner!

ILNP Masquerade is a shade shifting stunner!

Nothing can prepare you for this experience if it’s your first time. I have had Barbara’s multi and ultra Chromes on my lemming list since I first heard of her awesome indie polish company, I Love Nail Polish, better known as ILNP.

Masquerade is described as “At every turn, you’ll find Masquerade shifting through an incredible array of super bright pink, violet, red, copper, and a stunningly vibrant green.” I’m telling you this brilliant Ultra Chrome will blow your mind with its possibilities. And when you’re in full sunlight it surprises you again!

Here's a shot in direct sun. I literally gasped at the brilliant purple sparkle!

Here’s a shot in direct sun. I literally gasped at the brilliant purple sparkle!

In my excitement, I took a short video of the color shifting and posted immediately on my Instagram yesterday. I even nicked a nail tip before it was dry in my haste to get outside and shoot some photos! Lol

My bottle came carefully packaged in bubble wrap and I love  the custom tissue! Each bottle arrives in a classy little box. So professional!

My bottle came carefully packaged in bubble wrap and I love the custom tissue! Each bottle arrives in a classy little box. So professional!

But I guess the video was so impressive some of my followers went right to ILNP and made purchases! Nothing beats photos and videos of real customers to convince my fellow polish collectors of their need for this polish. 🙂

My new treasure is now proudly ensconced on my display rack of most loved lacquers. Here is another shot or two. I seriously could have taken 20 photos to show you all the shifts.

Outdoor shade. Look at that purple to green!

Outdoor shade. Look at that purple to green!


It is recommended that you need no base coat and it's shown here with no top coat either. It's glossy as heck!

It is recommended that you need no base coat and it’s shown here with no top coat either. It’s glossy as heck!

I found the formula to go on smoothly, and two coats are required for full opacity. It’s very smooth on the nail and dries fast yet you have plenty of time to apply. ILNP polishes are 12ml and are created by hand in the USA. Each bottle of nail polish includes a stainless steel ball for easier mixing, and I love the rubberized cap and the wide brush. In the new Summer 2014 line, there is Bikini Bottoms, Undenied, Sirène, Reminisce, Peace, Bishop, Funshine Smoothie, Masquerade, Summer Stargazing, Rehab and Purple Plasma. They are priced between $10-$12.50 each and the full set is $125. They DO ship internationally! ILNP accepts Visa, MC, Discover and Paypal.

All ILNP nail polishes are 3-Free. They do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. She also makes glitter toppers, crellies, holographic, cremes, rich effect, jellies and multichromes in full size and ultra minis!

Based in Las Vegas, NV, Barbara founded ILNP, a boutique nail lacquer company in 2012. She started it out as a hobby and is now one of the top indie brand companies in the USA. Go discover her wonderful creations and pick some some of what will be your favorite polishes at:
http://www.ilnp.com
Also visit ILNP online:
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and blog.ilnp.com.

FTC Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money and I have not been compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.