3 Beauties from the Indigo Bananas – A Delos Holiday collection

Recently I got to try three of the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday collection by Indigo Bananas. I want to jump right in here and say the formulas are perfect! So easy to apply, base coat recommended and top coat optional, they are shiny!

NOTE: I was going to get this posed over the weekend, but Saturday morning my son and I hit by a hit and run driver, we were coming out of a stop sign intersection in a residential area, and the cross traffic was empty, except…a guy came barreling down and I didn’t see him, and he hit me at a full 30 mph! We are ok, I’m still a bit sore but nothing broken, but my car 😥 The guy that ran into me took off, so there’s that. Anyway, thank God for insurance as he is nowhere to be found, yet. So I am back on my feet, onward and forward!

Here are these gorgeous polishes! ~Winter 2016 Collection~ A Delos Holiday…A tribute to Westworld, one of many worlds for your many holidays. Open the door and see what’s behind – a million little perfect pieces. A collection of novel multichromes, holographic and with holographic flakies~Oh, and they come in two sizes, 8 and 15 ml.

Great Beasts Once Roamed This World from the Indigo Bananas Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday collection is described as, “Great Beasts Once Roamed This World” is a vibrant color shifting multichrome nail polish, with a linear holographic effect as well as holographic flakies. A million little sparkly pieces, a million different colors.” And, Base color: orange-red/orange/gold
Finish: strong multichrome, linear holographic, holographic flakies
Roughness: smooth
# coats: two” She’s hot and she’s gorgeous! Two thin coats here with topcoat. Note: she will stain over acrylic or soak off gel base, so I recommend a base coat protector for that, is not supposed to stain natural nail.

Master of Your Reality from the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday by Indigo Bananas (currently unavailable, contact them to find out), is a multichrome holographic color shifting 2-coater, smooth as butter! It shifts from deep purple/deep blue/medium teal with gorgeous silver holo flakies!

Two thin smooth coats of “These Violet Delights Have Violet Ends” by Indigo Bananas from the Winter 2016 A Delos Holiday, is described as, “a vibrant, very strongly color shifting multichrome nail polish, with a linear holographic effect as well as holographic flakies. A million little sparkly pieces, a million different colors.” And “Multiple thinner coats tend to give stronger and deeper holographic effects compared to a single thicker coat.
Base color: dark fuchsia/violet, shifts gold
Finish: strong multichrome, linear holographic, holographic flakies
Roughness: smooth”.

Thank you so much Andrea for entrusting me with your beautiful lacquers! Readers, did I mention Andrea is a super sweetheart?! Other shades from this collection currently available are: Center of the Maze, This World Belongs to Us, The Beauty in This World, What Dreams May Come, They Became Music and Where The Mountains Meet the Sea. Check them out!

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ILNP Spring Jelly Collection is blooming brilliant!

Happy Spring to all you lovers of this seasons colors. I have two beautiful Spring ILNP collections to share with you which I will present one today and the other later in the week. Today’s collection is the ILNP Jelly Collection. Six super smooth, glossy and sparkly jellies to sink your teeth into. First, let me share with you a taste of springtime in Texas! The Bluebonnets are in bloom and a host of other glorious colors with Indian Paintbrush, wild Buttercups and the delicate, yet thorny Mesquite.

I shot this at my daughter's farm. Central Texas countryside in the spring is a sight to behold!

I shot this at my daughter’s farm. Central Texas countryside in the spring is a sight to behold!

And onto the ILNP Spring Jelly collection! They are all sheer to start and can be worn many ways, 2-4 coats for semi-sheer to fully opaque, sandwich them or whatever! All are smooth and glossy. They are $10ea or $60 for the ILNP Spring Jelly 2016 set.

The glorious ILNP Spring Jelly lineup. From top to bottom, left to right: Sweet Pea, Jello Shot, Sandy Baby, Valerie, Night Light and BFFs.

The glorious ILNP Spring Jelly lineup. From top to bottom, left to right: Sweet Pea, Jello Shot, Sandy Baby, Valerie, Night Light and BFFs.

Let’s begin with Bffs. A grape jelly with tons of sparkle and personality.

I applied 3 easy coats of BFFs. BFF's is described as "a tastily translucent concord grape jelly loaded with holographic goodness. The deep grape hue of BFF’s provides an amazing backdrop for our extremely vibrant holographic micro-flakes to go wild in the sun! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!"

I applied 3 easy coats of BFFs. BFF’s is described as “a tastily translucent concord grape jelly loaded with holographic goodness. The deep grape hue of BFF’s provides an amazing backdrop for our extremely vibrant holographic micro-flakes to go wild in the sun! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!”

Jello Shot will make your mouth water!

Jello Shot in 3 coats. So glossy, it's juicy! Jello Shot is described as "a deliciously juicy paradise pink jelly that packs a jaw-dropping holographic punch thanks to a generous assortment of oversized holographic goodness!  You’ll find the glass-like translucency of Jello Shot lends itself to an incredible finish. Get ready to go nuts over the amazing depth and color saturation you can build with each coat! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!"

Jello Shot in 3 coats. So glossy, it’s juicy! Jello Shot is described as “a deliciously juicy paradise pink jelly that packs a jaw-dropping holographic punch thanks to a generous assortment of oversized holographic goodness! You’ll find the glass-like translucency of Jello Shot lends itself to an incredible finish. Get ready to go nuts over the amazing depth and color saturation you can build with each coat! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!”

Night Light! Who doesn’t need a bit of light and sparkle when the sun goes down?!

This is 3 coats. Remember, jellies dry super glossy and are sheer on the first coat. Really, this is nearly opaque enough to get away with 2 coats, depending on your free edge. Night Light is described as "a beautifully crisp deep blue-violet jelly loaded with holographic micro-flakes. This versatile holographic can be worn alone or paired with other shades for an incredibly unique custom shade! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!"

This is 3 coats. Remember, jellies dry super glossy and are sheer on the first coat. Really, this is nearly opaque enough to get away with 2 coats, depending on your free edge. Night Light is described as “a beautifully crisp deep blue-violet jelly loaded with holographic micro-flakes. This versatile holographic can be worn alone or paired with other shades for an incredibly unique custom shade! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!”

Sandy Baby will compliment every skin tone and it’s oh so delicate.

Sandy Baby in 3 coats, a real blushing beauty. Sandy Baby is described as "a subtle and sophisticated peach beige jelly that is extremely versatile, super holographic and builds beautifully! A serious sheer knockout that can be worn over a base, by itself, sandwiched, or built up heavily for a jaw dropping manicure with incredible depth and a mind blowingly vivid holographic sparkle! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!"

Sandy Baby in 3 coats, a real blushing beauty. Sandy Baby is described as “a subtle and sophisticated peach beige jelly that is extremely versatile, super holographic and builds beautifully! A serious sheer knockout that can be worn over a base, by itself, sandwiched, or built up heavily for a jaw dropping manicure with incredible depth and a mind blowingly vivid holographic sparkle! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!”


Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

Valerie is a stunning shade that reminds me of pomegranate juice!

Valerie in 3 coats, 2 was nearly opaque for me. Valerie is described as "a stunning and incomparable mulberry leaning jelly that is a real show-stopper in any lighting.  Build up to a few layers and prepare to be amazed at the deliciousness on your fingertips! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!"

Valerie in 3 coats, 2 was nearly opaque for me. Valerie is described as “a stunning and incomparable mulberry leaning jelly that is a real show-stopper in any lighting. Build up to a few layers and prepare to be amazed at the deliciousness on your fingertips! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!”

Sweet Pea, as fresh as the blooming flower it’s named after.

Sweet Pea in 3 coats! Super smooth. Sweet Pea is described as "a graceful and sweet seashell pink jelly that is incredibly versatile! This sheer stunner wears beautifully alone for a subtle pop of color with a glass-like shine and intense holographic sparkle or take it a step further and sandwich it with another favorite! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!"

Sweet Pea in 3 coats! Super smooth. Sweet Pea is described as “a graceful and sweet seashell pink jelly that is incredibly versatile! This sheer stunner wears beautifully alone for a subtle pop of color with a glass-like shine and intense holographic sparkle or take it a step further and sandwich it with another favorite! Easily built up or sandwiched, the sheer formula of our jellies make way for our scattered holographic micro-flakes to work their magic all the way through each layer right down to your nails! The end result is a super crisp and sparkly finish with unmistakable depth. Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats!”

Conclusion: All six of these jellies were smooth as silk to apply. I recommend applying thin layers to maximize the dry time. I waited about 3 minutes after each coat. I have virtually no cleanup to do as these polishes apply without pooling and clean nicely to the brush. Every shade was super glossy, and the added sparkle set these jellies apart. I highly recommend this collection. I’d have loved to see a grass-green but maybe one is coming down the road. Love love love these!

Stay tuned as I have the other ILNP Spring Collection (7 in the set) coming this week. I can’t wait to show you!

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

#ILNP2016SpringCollection
#ILNP2016SpringJellyCollection
#ILNPBFFs
#ILNPJelloShot
#ILNPNightLight
#ILNPSandyBaby
#ILNPSweetPea
#ILNPValerie

*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. All photography in this post is by me and cannot be used unless expressly requested from either myself or ILNP.

Baroness X group custom Doomfire is hot!

Unless you are totally new to Facebook or have been living under a rock, you may realize by now that belonging to a fan group for cosmetics comes with perks. I’ll get right to the point. I have been a fan and ultimately swatcher/reviewer for Baroness X for some time now. As soon as owner of indie cosmetic company, Baroness X, started a closed fan group on Facebook, The X Army, I immediately jumped in with both feet! Perks include firsthand info on upcoming polishes, cosmetics, collections and sales, and ultimately group custom items only members can order. Take a peek at this awesome group custom package I bought from Baroness X!

This is how my amazing Doomfire package arrived. The best part obviously is the Doomfire polish group custom, limited. An adorable adjustable unicorn ring, two emery boards, purple iridescent earrings and 2 unicorn horn scented guest soaps. How cute are these!?!

This is how my amazing Doomfire package arrived. The best part obviously is the Doomfire polish group custom, limited. An adorable adjustable unicorn ring, two emery boards, purple iridescent earrings and 2 unicorn horn scented guest soaps. How cute are these!?!

This limited polish available only to Baroness X fan group members on Facebook makes it extra special! Creator Demetria knocks this one out of the park!

This limited polish available only to Baroness X fan group members on Facebook makes it extra special! Creator Demetria knocks this one out of the park!

SO good to be a part of The X Army Facebook group for Baroness X fans! This group custom, Doomfire is breathtaking! Sigh-worthy! It's a purpley blue jelly base with a plethora of firey pink or copper shimmers.

SO good to be a part of The X Army Facebook group for Baroness X fans! This group custom, Doomfire is breathtaking! Sigh-worthy! It’s a purpley blue jelly base with a plethora of firey pink or copper shimmers.

And now for a little closeup just to make you a tiny bit jealous. Just a bit. 🙂

Drooling much? Wow!

Drooling much? Wow!

Just a little temptation to show you how amazing this polish is. And one more reason to show you it pays to become a cosmetic group member on Facebook. You can't get these any other way!

Just a little temptation to show you how amazing this polish is. And one more reason to show you it pays to become a cosmetic group member on Facebook. You can’t get these any other way!

The X Army
Facebook: facebook.com/baronessx
Instagram: instagram.com/baronessx_polish
Shop: baronessx.com
BX fan group: facebook.com/groups/baronessXfans

Just a thought: Please respect these amazing indie companies. I want to state that it is bad form to join a group just to order a group custom, then bail the group. I put it up there with “liking” or joining a blog fan group or Instagram follower to enter a contest for prizes then when you don’t win, unfollow. Just FYI!

Baroness X Is Always 5-Free, Cruelty-Free And Vegan Friendly

* These products were purchased with my own funds and this honest review is my own opinion. No compensation was provided.

Continued! ILNP Cameo, Long Walks and Super Juiced, part of the Summer 2015 Collection

Good morning to all my ILNP fans! I have three more fabulous polishes from ILNP Summer 2015 collection. Cameo, Long Walks and Super Juiced. I love that indie polish maker, Barbra from ILNP, really mixed things up with this huge collection. There’s something for everyone! Let’s get right to it.

Cameo on the accent nail, ring finger.

Cameo is described as: "Cameo is the sister of Neon Rosebud; one of our bestselling Ultra Chrome Flakies. It's an incredibly vibrant color shifting nail polish; one of the strongest in the Ultra Chrome line and it is simply gorgeous! Cameo effortlessly shifts through an incredible array of vivid pink, purple, copper, gold, and a stunningly vibrant green. Quite similar to Masquerade, Cameo leans more pink and has an even stronger color shifting effect.  Cameo is part of ILNP’s "Ultra Chrome" class of chromatic nail polishes; formulated to apply directly to the nail without the need for a base color. Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats! $12.50 ea. #ILNPCameo

Cameo is described as: “Cameo is the sister of Neon Rosebud; one of our bestselling Ultra Chrome Flakies. It’s an incredibly vibrant color shifting nail polish; one of the strongest in the Ultra Chrome line and it is simply gorgeous!
Cameo effortlessly shifts through an incredible array of vivid pink, purple, copper, gold, and a stunningly vibrant green. Quite similar to Masquerade, Cameo leans more pink and has an even stronger color shifting effect.
Cameo is part of ILNP’s “Ultra Chrome” class of chromatic nail polishes; formulated to apply directly to the nail without the need for a base color. Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats! $12.50 ea.
#ILNPCameo

Super Juiced is described as: "Super Juiced is a stunning blurple nail polish with a pink shimmer that looks so good you'll want to pour a glass of it! Another personal favorite of mine! Depending on your lighting conditions, Super Juiced may lean blue or purple. Fully opaque in 2 coats! Dries semi-glossy. $10 ea. #ILNPSuperJuiced

Super Juiced is described as: “Super Juiced is a stunning blurple nail polish with a pink shimmer that looks so good you’ll want to pour a glass of it! Another personal favorite of mine! Depending on your lighting conditions, Super Juiced may lean blue or purple. Fully opaque in 2 coats! Dries semi-glossy.
$10 ea. #ILNPSuperJuiced

Long Walks is described as: "Long Walks is a unique and shimmery taupe nail polish with a subtle bronze hue. This beauty is complimented with micro gold flakes and just enough holographic pigment to add a classy but non-intrusive holographic sparkle. Depending on your lighting, the taupe shade of Long Walks will lean darker or lighter. There's quite a bit of dimension in this polish that we're sure will pleasantly surprise you!" $10 ea. #ILNPLongWalks

Long Walks is described as: “Long Walks is a unique and shimmery taupe nail polish with a subtle bronze hue. This beauty is complimented with micro gold flakes and just enough holographic pigment to add a classy but non-intrusive holographic sparkle.
Depending on your lighting, the taupe shade of Long Walks will lean darker or lighter. There’s quite a bit of dimension in this polish that we’re sure will pleasantly surprise you!” $10 ea.
#ILNPLongWalks

I’m down to four polishes to finish off this series. I’ll be bringing them to you within about a week so stay tuned! Every one is a winner and I’ve saved the sparkliest ones for last! I hope you are having an amazing summer. Although it’s winding down, the heat has not. But you know, here in Central Texas, it is a drier heat than we had back in SW MO. That’s a good thing! Thanks for reading and please comment, I love it when you do.

Direct links to the products mentioned today:

Cameo

Long Walks

Super Juiced

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.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish collection “Contradictions” pt. 3

Today’s post is the final installment of my review and swatches of CND VINYLUX Weekly Polish collection (also available in Shellac), Contradictions. It has been a joy to play with these fabulous polishes. Highly pigmented and application-perfect, this set of fall shades is impressive. Here are the final four, Tartan Punk, Peacock Plume, Safety Pin and Poison Plum!

I had a little fun with a Tartan design on my accent nail using red Tartan Punk, a 1-2 coater, deep shimmery blue Peacock Plume and a touch of chromey Safety Pin.

I had a little fun with a Tartan design on my accent nail using red Tartan Punk, a 1-2 coater, deep shimmery blue Peacock Plume and a touch of chromey Safety Pin.

Peacock Plume is a lovely deep blue creme with flecks of green and blue micro glitter.

Peacock Plume is a lovely deep blue creme with flecks of green and blue micro glitter.


Tartan Punk is a classic bright red creme.

Tartan Punk is a classic bright red creme.

Here’s a fun “did you know” moment! According to Wikipedia, Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours. Tartans originated in woven wool, but now they are made in many other materials. Tartan is particularly associated with Scotland. Scottish kilts almost always have tartan patterns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tartan

And finally, Poison Plum and Safety Pin to finish out this sassy set of Contradictions!

Poison Plum is hard to capture it deep plum jelly shade with it's red glitters within, but believe me, it's not black! Which is why I included a sunshine shot. 1-2 coats for full opacity. Safety pin is a gorgeous metallic chrome with a slight golden tint in the right light. 1-2 coats.

Poison Plum is hard to capture it deep plum jelly shade with it’s red glitters within, but believe me, it’s not black! Which is why I included a sunshine shot. 1-2 coats for full opacity. Safety pin is a gorgeous metallic chrome with a slight golden tint in the right light. 1-2 coats.

I took a sunshine shot to show you how really gorgeous Poison Plum is!

I took a sunshine shot to show you how really gorgeous Poison Plum is!

Safety Pin is a silvery chrome with micro shimmer.

Safety Pin is a silvery chrome with micro shimmer.


Poison Plum is a glossy deep plum jelly with flecks of chunky glitter.

Poison Plum is a glossy deep plum jelly with flecks of chunky glitter.

CND says, "Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl." Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naivete, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

CND says, “Turn up the contrast with the new Fall 2015 Contradictions collection from CND. Textures and tones collide for an unexpected elegance: leather and lace, street and chic, metal and pearl.” Image from CND; From left: Safety Pin, Naked Naivete, Tartan Punk, Rouge Rite, Couture Covet, Peacock Plume, Poison Plum and Grommet.

FEATURED BENEFITS: VINYLUX® Weekly Polish system includes a self-adhering Color Coat that eliminates the need for Base Coat; Top Coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light; dries in just 8.5 minutes and provides week-long chip-free wear.
AVAILABILITY: Available worldwide Summer 2015; visit the Salon Locator on cnd.com
PRICE: In-salon VINYLUX® Weekly Polish services range from $20-$35, depending on location; VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and VINYLUX® Weekly Top Coat retail for $10.50 per bottle at select salons.”

RPR Marketing
CND

About CND
Founded in 1979 and based in San Diego, California, CND (Creative Nail Design, Inc.) is the global leader in professional nail, hand and foot beauty – including CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color. Deeply committed to advancing the nail care industry, CND devotes significant time and resources to product research and development, education and customer support. CND is an industry-leading advocate for the role of nail care in personal beauty and fashion.

Week Long Wear (Really!)
• Fast-Drying, Two-Step Application
• Increased Durability with Natural Light
• 90 Fashion Shades

VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection…without a base coat! Exposure to natural light activates the patent-pending ProLight Technology™ to deliver week-long wear. While ordinary polishes break down over time, VINYLUX® Weekly Polish actually becomes more durable!

**These products were provided to me by RPR Marketing at no charge. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated in any way.

Two more beauties from ILNP Summer 2015 Collection

I’ve got a ways to go with my swatches from indie polish company’s ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) Summer collections. But I’ve been in the middle of a move and I’m just trying to get caught up. I had already swatched these two gorgeous polishes from the Summer collection for 2015. Now that I’m “somewhat” settled, I wanted to get these posted asap.

First up from the 11 bottles in this collection is So Coral! It’s a tan lover!

So Coral is described as: "So Coral is a soft neon coral crelly nail polish that dries glossy and screams summertime! Incredibly bright and fun, So Coral is just perfect for those bright summer days! Depending on the light you're under, So Coral may lean more pink or more orange. Hard to photograph but wonderful to wear! Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats." I barely needed 3.

So Coral is described as: “So Coral is a soft neon coral crelly nail polish that dries glossy and screams summertime! Incredibly bright and fun, So Coral is just perfect for those bright summer days!
Depending on the light you’re under, So Coral may lean more pink or more orange. Hard to photograph but wonderful to wear! Fully opaque in 3 to 4 coats.” I barely needed 3.

And just as stunning and one of ILNP’s faves from this summer’s additions is Summer Crush.

Summer Crush is described as: "Summer Crush is a tasty bubblegum pink neon nail polish with just the right touch of super sweet holographic sparkle.  This vivid beauty is so yummy and vibrant; it's the perfect compliment to a bright summer day!"

Summer Crush is described as: “Summer Crush is a tasty bubblegum pink neon nail polish with just the right touch of super sweet holographic sparkle.
This vivid beauty is so yummy and vibrant; it’s the perfect compliment to a bright summer day!”

Just for fun, how about a macro of Summer Crush?

Summer Crush up close. Who wouldn't have a crush on this one?!

Summer Crush up close. Who wouldn’t have a crush on this one?!

I have more to come, so be patient with me. Besides, I’m growing my nails back out after their trim for the move! 😉 Have you picked up any of the summer collection? They are all winners.

These beauties are listed at $10ea and are available to order now at ILNP.com and sell for $10 ea. I highly recommend each and every one.

Click here to order:

Summer Crush

So Coral

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.

Baroness X Nail Lacquer new collection, NeoElectro trio is coming soon!

First, let me get a tiny bit of business out-of-the-way. As you know (if you follow me on Instagram, and you should 😉 We have been planning a big move to Texas from Missouri. Now that has happened as of Monday, I’m slowly getting back to a bit of my regular posting routine. Sorry if it seems my blog presence has been a bit spotty in the past month. After living in the same home for 17 years, moving, fixing, sorting, purging and packing was more daunting than I imagined! But we’ve accomplished this phase (moving into our daughter and her hubby’s home while we househunt) and we are super pleased to be here! I’m getting caught up with my posts, which the next few are swatches I had already done before our trip and now time to post! I also trimmed the length of my nails down to keep them from breaking too badly during the move. Thank you for your patience.

Now for the important schtuff! lol This is my first experience with indie brand, Baroness X Nail Lacquer and I couldn’t be more pleased with this cute collection, NeoElectro. Owner, Demi Lee, also has a lot of other gorgeous polishes on her site as well. These formulas are all top notch, and really unique. They are set to release on July 29th, just around the corner. Let’s take a look!

The Neo Electro collection from left: FluoroFizz, Electric Sparks and Neon Bubbles. Each set comes with a set of Flair Free Mani Bombs and 4 hair ties! These are healthy minis in 8 ml size, which cost $18. The full size set (15 ml) size set is $27 and you can purchase full size individually for $10 ea.

The Neo Electro collection from left: FluoroFizz, Electric Sparks and Neon Bubbles. Each set comes with a set of Flair Free Mani Bombs and 4 hair ties! These are healthy minis in 8 ml size, which cost $18. The full size set (15 ml) size set is $27 and you can purchase full size individually for $10 ea.

Neo Electro bottles clockwise from the top! FluoroFizz, Electric Sparks and Neon Bubbles.

Neo Electro bottles clockwise from the top! FluoroFizz, Electric Sparks and Neon Bubbles.

First up is FluroFizz and I’ll share with you images both in direct sunlight and a well-lit room.

FluoroFizz is a gorgeous neon pink jelly filled with Spectraflair in the base and the glitters are a mix of matte and holo black glitter (the large circles are holo and some of the smaller glitters are as well. It loves the sun!

FluoroFizz is a gorgeous neon pink jelly filled with Spectraflair in the base and the glitters are a mix of matte and holo black glitter (the large circles are holo and some of the smaller glitters are as well. It loves the sun!

FlouroFizz in well-lit room, not direct sunlight as in the other photo, but still has tons of pop! This is a fabulous formula, only 2-3 coats, this is 2.

FlouroFizz in well lit room, not direct sunlight as in the other photo, but still has tons of pop! This is a fabulous formula, only 2-3 coats, this is 2.

Next up is the brilliant Electric Sparks. This one really has kaboom!

Electric Sparks in the sun is gorgeous! I say gorgeous with a singing voice! lol On the ring finger you'll notice I painted one coat over white for an in-your-face highlighter effect. Or you can wear it slightly toned down with 3-4 coats over the bare nail. Easy to apply, easy to remove.

Electric Sparks in the sun is gorgeous! I say gorgeous with a singing voice! lol On the ring finger you’ll notice I painted one coat over white for an in-your-face highlighter effect. Or you can wear it slightly toned down with 3-4 coats over the bare nail. Easy to apply, easy to remove.

Electric Sparks in indoor natural light. You can still see the glitzy sterling silver flakies even without direct sunlight. Stunning!

Electric Sparks in indoor natural light. You can still see the glitzy sterling silver flakies even without direct sunlight. Stunning!

And a macro shot of Electric Sparks because it’s just mesmerizing!

Macro of Electric Sparks. So simple but complex to describe. The highlighter yellow/green jelly base contains various small sizes of silver flakies. This gives them the appearance of having a golden hue, especially in the sun. It stunning! This is the nail with one coat over a white base.

Macro of Electric Sparks. So simple but complex to describe. The highlighter yellow/green jelly base contains various small sizes of silver flakies. This gives them the appearance of having a golden hue, especially in the sun. It stunning! This is the nail with one coat over a white base.

And the third in this little collection is Neon Bubbles. How cute is this one?!

Neon Bubbles, even the name is fun! Here she is in full sunlight. I didn't try her alone, but this is one coat, smooth as silk. over a deep fuscia gloss. NB is filled with neon micro glitters of pink, aqua, yellow, green, and black. I think I got them all, oh and holo glitter.

Neon Bubbles, even the name is fun! Here she is in full sunlight. I didn’t try her alone, but this is one coat, smooth as silk. over a deep fuscia gloss. NB is filled with neon micro glitters of pink, aqua, yellow, green, and black. I think I got them all, OH!…and holo glitter.

Thanks so much for reading! All in all, I’m super impressed and highly recommend these polishes. Go check out Demi’s other collections while you are at it. Lots and lots of pretties!

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Here are the particulars for the NeoElectro collection, release date July 29th:

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a.) mini set (8 mL) for $18
b.) full set (15mL) for $27
c.) individual full sizes $10 each
Both sets will include 4 free hairties and 2 Flair Free Mani Bombs.

Here is where you can shop and visit:

Baroness X Nail Lacquer!
Email: CustomerService@BaronessX.com
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* These products were provided to me free of charge for review purposes. All opinions are my own. Images by me are my own property regardless of absence of watermark or logo.