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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://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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A sampling of BOii Cosmetics “Girls Around the World” polishes

This is my first experience working with the indie cosmetic company, BOii Cosmetics (Made for girls, inspired by boys). Today I get to show you part of the newest collection, “Girls Around the World”. The collection showcases colors from around the world, and I have Indian Girl and Japanese Girl! The collection will be available for purchase this weekend. I might add, these two colors are perfect for fall. I can’t wait to see what the other ‘places’ look like! Let’s get started.

Here are two of the new collection from BOii Cosmetics, "Girls Around the World", Indian Girl and Japanese Girl. Shimmery beauties :-)
Here are two of the new collection from BOii Cosmetics, “Girls Around the World”, Indian Girl and Japanese Girl. Shimmery beauties 🙂

How they arrived, too cute!

I love the packaging of these "Girls"~ Cute little fobs on these shimmery bags!
I love the packaging of these “Girls”~ Cute little fobs on these shimmery bags!

Indie creator, Kumari Brathwaite, creates beautiful cosmetics as well. “Boii cosmetics was started in 2012 by two sisters living in New Jersey. We initially became interested in creating nail polishes as a hobby, but was inspired by our awesome mom to evolve our hobby into a business and a career. Since then we have transitioned from nail polishes to now offering eye shadows and lipsticks.” Products include: Nail polish, nail art, face, jewelry, candles, bath and body.

Here is Indian Girl!

Indian Girl from the Girls Around the World Collection is a shimmery metallic deep gold polish. Very opaque and nearly a 1-coater. Not to mention a perfect shade and finish for fall!
Indian Girl from the Girls Around the World Collection is a shimmery metallic deep gold polish. Very opaque and nearly a 1-coater. Not to mention a perfect shade and finish for fall!

Here is Japanese Girl!

Japanese Girl is a deep cherry shimmer metallic. It reminds me of a bing cherry shade. Vampy and also very pigmented. 2 coats.
Japanese Girl is a deep cherry shimmer metallic. It reminds me of a bing cherry shade. Vampy and also very pigmented. 2 coats.

Conclusion: I found the polishes dried fairly quickly, even as well-pigmented they were. The formulas were easy to apply, no flooding or thickness issues. No strong odors and the colors are really beautiful. Indian Girl is unique for a gold, it’s warm and shimmery, and very little streaking for a metallic. Japanese Girl is a beautiful deep red/burgundy with tons of shimmer. I do have some shades like it, but no dupes that I know of! I highly recommend these!

Where to order and visit BOii cosmetics!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/boiicosmetics
https://www.storenvy.com/shop/?q=boii
http://www.boiicosmetics.com
https://www.facebook.com/boiicosmetics

Instagram #boiicosmetics

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**These products were provided at no cost for review, all opinions are my own.

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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://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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Zoya press release, Name a New Zoya Color!

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Have you ever dreamed of naming a Zoya Color? This is your big chance to join in on the color naming fun… Zoya Creative Director, Rebecca Isa has created 3 gorgeous, new colors for Redbook and the magazine is running a naming contest for them in the September 15 Issue (page 60).

• Creamy Cherry Red
• Metallic Plum
• Sheer Sparkly Gold

As you may know, Zoya names all of our colors after women – so submit your Mom or Bestie or Idol or even your own name to maybe become the next new Zoya!

ENTRY FORM: http://redbook.hearstmobile.com/sweepstakes/31602
CONTEST RULES: http://www.redbookmag.com/sweepstakes/rules/a39228/september-2015-contest-official-rules-5-beauty-tricks-i-just-learned-zoya-contest/

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After the winning names are selected by the Redbook team, the colors will be available through December on Zoya.com as a full size (0.5 oz) trio – $27 (US).

And as individual colors in salons and ULTA stores – $9 ea. (US).

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Zoya Flair Collection for Fall 2015, pt. 2

Today I bring you part 2 of the Zoya Fall Collection for 2015, Flair! Six bottles of jewel-toned metallic polishes that are perfect for your autumn wardrobe.

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I immediately fell in love with the set of six cremes, then today happened. In love again! These luxurious polishes will be a great addition to your Zoya collection.

The Flair collection for fall 2015 consists of six highly pigmented luxurious liquid metal polishes. Available now for pre-order at www.zoya.com.
The Flair collection for fall 2015 consists of six highly pigmented luxurious liquid metal polishes. Available now for pre-order at http://www.zoya.com.

First up is Estelle. A lovely Royal blue metallic. Fabulous formula and I love everything about it!

"Estelle can be best described as a blue on blue liquid metal with a blackened base."I used two easy coats.
“Estelle can be best described as a blue on blue liquid metal with a blackened base.”I used two easy coats.

Zoya makes lots and lots of purples. And of all the purple Zoya polishes I own, I have nothing else like this jewel called Giada!

"Giada can be best described as a purple liquid metal with a hint of fuchsia pearl." I only needed one coat! This purple is amazing!
“Giada can be best described as a purple liquid metal with a hint of fuchsia pearl.” I only needed one coat! This purple is amazing!

Ember, it’s so hot, it’s cool!

"Ember can be best described as a deep, fiery red liquid metal with enough blue to be wearable for all skin tones." Again, absolutely perfect formula, one coat. It was so hard to make up my mind which of these was my favorite, but this is most surely a contender.
“Ember can be best described as a deep, fiery red liquid metal with enough blue to be wearable for all skin tones.” Again, absolutely perfect formula, one coat. It was so hard to make up my mind which of these was my favorite, but this is most surely a contender.

Aggie is one of the chameleon chromes that I can’t get enough of!

"Aggie can be best described as a gold holo flip liquid metal with bronze micro glitter. Sheer enough for layering with 1 coat or fully opaque in 3 coats!" I needed only two coats for full opacity.
“Aggie can be best described as a gold holo flip liquid metal with bronze micro glitter. Sheer enough for layering with 1 coat or fully opaque in 3 coats!” I needed only two coats for full opacity.

Cinnamon is a delicious brown metallic.

"Cinnamon can be best described as a classic bronze liquid metal, originally designed for Zang Toi NYFW Fall/Winter 2015." What a gorgeous brown! Two coats here.
“Cinnamon can be best described as a classic bronze liquid metal, originally designed for Zang Toi NYFW Fall/Winter 2015.” What a gorgeous brown! Two coats here.

And finally, a bold metal, Tris.

"Tris can be best described as a blackened, brushed nickel liquid metal." I used two coats.
“Tris can be best described as a blackened, brushed nickel liquid metal.” I used two coats.

Zoya has achieved excellence again. Have your ordered your Focus and Flair collections? I sincerely approved of each and every one. The formulas are remarkable!

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$9 (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.

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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.”

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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.

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Zoya Paradise Sun – Pt. 1 of 2 Summer 2015 Collections

I literally just got home from a week’s vacation at the beach and had the best nail mail waiting for me! In fact, if we had left for Florida just a couple days later I’d have had these to take with me to swatch at the beach. How fitting that would have been! But either way, my anticipation to test Zoya’s sun-loving shades did not disappoint. Today I’ll be sharing the first half of 12 new summertime shades, Paradise Sun.

Paradise Sun from top and clockwise: Mae, Selene, Aphrodite, Oceane, Isa and Genisis. It's a coincidence that I should get back from my beach vacation and have these waiting for me to swatch! I'd have love to have them with me, but it would be hard to choose which color to wear every day.
Paradise Sun from top and clockwise: Mae, Selene, Aphrodite, Oceane, Isa and Genisis. It’s a coincidence that I should get back from my beach vacation and have these waiting for me to swatch! I’d have love to have them with me, but it would be hard to choose which color to wear every day.

I’ll start with the paleface of the bunch, Genesis. She’s a delicate and beautiful white with that diamond dust finish that makes it “not your mother’s white polish”! This was the only formula that was slightly difficult in that it was thick and a bit gloopy. But the second coat corrected it’s sins. 😉

Genesis is described as, "a crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish - designed to look like micro-fine diamond dust!" This formula from the Paradise Sun collection is thicker than the rest. Therefore it was my problem child in the bunch but the outcome is worth the extra effort. This took two coats to level out and it dried twice as slow as the rest. Still, who doesn't like a glitzy white in the summer?
Genesis is described as, “a crystalline white with a micronized metallic pearl finish – designed to look like micro-fine diamond dust!” This formula from the Paradise Sun collection is thicker than the rest. Therefore it was my problem child in the bunch but the outcome is worth the extra effort. This took two coats to level out and it dried twice as slow as the rest. Still, who doesn’t like a glitzy white in the summer?

Next up is Mae. She really reminds me of petals of a Bougainvillea vine. Simply divine and tropical!

Mae is described as, "a warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish, reminiscent of vibrant Mediterranean flowers." As with the other colors of this collection, Isa went on smooth as silk and is a 1-2 coater!
Mae is described as, “a warm magenta pink with a micronized metallic pearl finish, reminiscent of vibrant Mediterranean flowers.” As with the other colors of this collection, Isa went on smooth as silk and is a 1-2 coater!

Next up is Selene. She didn’t stain in case you’re wondering but I only wore her long enough to swatch. If you’re worried, just wear a good base coat like Zoya Anchor.

Selene is described as, "a true teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish. A unique shade with an aqua fleck that resembles deeper layers of ocean water." Very mermaidy don't you think? Love this formula. I really wish Genesis had the same formula as the colors in Paradise Sun.
Selene is described as, “a true teal with a micronized metallic pearl finish. A unique shade with an aqua fleck that resembles deeper layers of ocean water.” Very mermaidy don’t you think? Love this formula. I really wish Genesis had the same formula as the colors in Paradise Sun.

Here’s that sexy vixen, Aphrodite!

Aphrodite is described as, "a vibrant summer red with a micronized pearl metallic finish and multi-hued flash that brings it to life. Think of fresh and juicy tropical fruit!" Great formula, smooth as butter to apply and nearly a 1-coater.
Aphrodite is described as, “a vibrant summer red with a micronized pearl metallic finish and multi-hued flash that brings it to life. Think of fresh and juicy tropical fruit!” Great formula, smooth as butter to apply and nearly a 1-coater.

Oceane is a must-have summer color. Like Selene, it’s a mermaidy, oceany shade that makes you want to run out to the ocean and jump right in.

Oceane is described as, "a true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish that reflects the clearest blue ocean waters!" Perfect in every way! This is one coat and you might need two, but I was quite pleased with one. Oh this color and finish. I just got back from the beach then I put this on and I'm ready to return!
Oceane is described as, “a true turquoise with a micronized metallic pearl finish that reflects the clearest blue ocean waters!” Perfect in every way! This is one coat and you might need two, but I was quite pleased with one. Oh this color and finish. I just got back from the beach then I put this on and I’m ready to return!

Isa is a juicy metallic purple leaning blue. Deep and mysterious.

Isa is described as, "a deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish and an aqua flash that embodies the beauty of exotic island flowers!" Amazing formula and like butta to apply! One coat here but you might need two depending on your technique and nails.
Isa is described as, “a deep blue-based purple with a micronized metallic pearl finish and an aqua flash that embodies the beauty of exotic island flowers!” Amazing formula and like butta to apply! One coat here but you might need two depending on your technique and nails.

Bottom line: I loved all the formulas of the colors, but white Genesis left me a bit frustrated by comparison. I think this is a common issue with white like this with pearl finishes. So I’ll give it a pass. Because after you get it on and dry, the looks is so fresh and delicate, you’ll end up loving it. I literally had NO cleanup with any of the 6 shades because the combination of the formulas and superb brush made application effortless (no cleanup needed on Genesis but overall application was a bit of a pain for me personally). Colors? Amazing! Finishes are nothing new but still it’s a great ensemble of summery shades to fire up your fingers and toes.

PARADISE SUN (metallics)
Fully saturated with a gorgeous micronized metallic sheen, these shimmering beauties are much like sunshine sparkling on water. Meant to be used as an independent color, these shades feature a full-coverage, densely pigmented formula.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting my review on the Island Fun collection. You’re gonna melt when you see these!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!
$9 (US) These are available now!

Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

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

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Two more NEW additions to the ILNP Ultra Chrome Flaky line!

Well, I’m down to six ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies to review for you, and they are available for pre-order now as of this date, 3/13/15. Today I’ll share a pair of new flakies to tempt you. Paradox and Paradox (H)! ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Here is a sneak peak (I previously posted) of the new lineup of polishes from ILNP for spring 2015.

Ultra Chrome Flakies (H) You know ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) LOVES polish when they can create such massive collections! Each one a winner.
Ultra Chrome Flakies (H) You know ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) LOVES polish when they can create such massive collections! Each one a winner.

First up is Paradox. ILNP says, “Paradox is an absolute jaw-dropping beauty of a nail polish!” I agree!

Brand new in the lineup is Paradox.
Brand new in the lineup is Paradox.

ILNP describes Paradox like this. "If Supernova was a little bit too green for you, Paradox is the answer! Just like Supernova, Paradox has an extreme color shift that travels through teal, blue, violet, pink, and fuchsia. Of course, you'll definitely catch glimpses of other colors at extreme angles and under different lighting conditions. You'll love it, guaranteed!" This is three thin coats with no undies.
ILNP describes Paradox like this. “If Supernova was a little bit too green for you, Paradox is the answer! Just like Supernova, Paradox has an extreme color shift that travels through teal, blue, violet, pink, and fuchsia. Of course, you’ll definitely catch glimpses of other colors at extreme angles and under different lighting conditions. You’ll love it, guaranteed!” This is three thin coats with no undies.

Can’t have too many views, but here’s another.

This is three thin coats over the bare nail. Honestly, I'd have to show you a dozen shots to convey how many shades are possible with this amazing new flaky polish.
This is three thin coats over the bare nail. Honestly, I’d have to show you a dozen shots to convey how many shades are possible with this amazing new flaky polish.

And its even blingier sister, Paradox (H). Paradox (H) is a holographic version of the original Paradox Ultra Chrome Flakie nail polish!

Brand new to the UCF (H) lineup is Paradox (H).
Brand new to the UCF (H) lineup is Paradox (H).

The new Paradox (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!

ILNP describes Paradox (H) like this. "If Supernova was a little bit too green for you, Paradox (H) is the answer! Just like Supernova, Paradox (H) has an extreme color shift that travels through teal, blue, violet, pink, and fuchsia. Of course, you'll definitely catch glimpses of other colors at extreme angles and under different lighting conditions. The added holographic touch in Paradox (H) is sure to add an extra vibrant touch that you're guaranteed to fall in love with!" I applied one light coat over black.
ILNP describes Paradox (H) like this. “If Supernova was a little bit too green for you, Paradox (H) is the answer! Just like Supernova, Paradox (H) has an extreme color shift that travels through teal, blue, violet, pink, and fuchsia. Of course, you’ll definitely catch glimpses of other colors at extreme angles and under different lighting conditions. The added holographic touch in Paradox (H) is sure to add an extra vibrant touch that you’re guaranteed to fall in love with!” I applied one light coat over black.

Don’t be left out of the new 2015 lineup of polishes from ILNP! You’ll want these in your hot little hands asap.

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.”

Order your ILNP Ultra Chrome Flaky polishes from ILNP here!

I LOVE NAIL POLISH Social links:

https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand
http://instagram.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.

Manis and lacquers

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

Manis and lacquers

Pt. 2 “ILNP NEW Ultra Chrome Flakies are Holographic!”

Since I’ve already given you the preliminary info on ILNP’s new additions to it’s Ultra Chrome Flaky line, and I didn’t want to overwhelm you with photos. (See previous post here). In this post I’ll share swatches from more of the collection with Brilliance (H), Cold Fusion (H), Electric Carnival (H) and Gaia (H). Let’s take a look!

Brilliance (H) is brilliant!

Brilliance (H) with one light coat over brand new ILNP Poetry and a thicker coat over Poetry on the accent nail.
Brilliance (H) with one light coat over brand new ILNP Poetry and a thicker coat over Poetry on the accent nail.

Brilliance (H)
Brilliance (H)

Cold Fusion (H) is so cool!

BRR, frosty isn't it?! Cold Fusion (H) over brand new ILNP Peri Me.
BRR, frosty isn’t it?! Cold Fusion (H) over brand new ILNP Peri Me.

Cold Fusion (H) Not to be mistaken for Ice House, totally different blue effects!
Cold Fusion (H) Not to be mistaken for Ice House, totally different blue effects!

Electric Carnival (H) just brought new excitement to the party!

Electric Carnival (H) over CND Vinylux Crushed Rose from the 2015 Garden Muse collection.
Electric Carnival (H) over CND Vinylux Crushed Rose from the 2015 Garden Muse collection.

Electric Carnival (H) is a party in a bottle!
Electric Carnival (H) is a party in a bottle!

And the last for this post, Gaia (H)!

Gaia (H), 2 coats on it's own and one coat over black on the accent nail.
Gaia (H), 2 coats on it’s own and one coat over black on the accent nail.

Gaia (H) is amazing and I really loved the non holo version. This one will take your breath away!
Gaia (H) is amazing and I really loved the non holo version. This one will take your breath away!

Come back next week as I bring you 2 more posts with the remaining 8 polishes from the 2015 collection of UCFs! You’ll want to collect these new holographic polishes! The holo glitter effect creates an all new look. These will be available for pre-order on March 6 so stay tuned to ILNP’s social feeds.

Get out your pens and paper, bookmark this post and head to ILNP to order on March 6th!

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.”

Order your ILNP Ultra Chrome Flaky polishes from ILNP here!

I LOVE NAIL POLISH Social links:

https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand

http://instagram.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 anyway and all opinions are my own.