Manis and lacquers

Neon Rosebud Ultra Chrome Flaky polish by ILNP is BRILLIANT!

How does one find a favorite out of 13 perfect Ultra Chrome Flakies from ILNP? Not really possible but Neon Rosebud is pretty much up there on my list. Maybe that’s why I have been saving it almost the last. I nearly swatched her over black, but I have been looking for a nail art idea to use the shade I finally chose for undies. Almost Midnight by L’Oreal won out over black for this look. It’s a deep deep eggplant creme. A perfect fit for a flaky as brilliant as Neon Rosebud!

Neon Rosebud is perfect over any shade, but I chose the very deep eggplant creme by L'Oreal, "Almost Midnight".
Neon Rosebud is perfect over any shade, but I chose the very deep eggplant creme by L’Oreal, “Almost Midnight”.
Neon Rosebud is described as, "Neon Rosebud is just...wow. The primary color range of this beautiful nail polish travels through super vivid fuchsia, green, and gold with hints of other colors in different lighting! A true stunner that lives up to its name!"
Neon Rosebud is described as, “Neon Rosebud is just…wow. The primary color range of this beautiful nail polish travels through super vivid fuchsia, green, and gold with hints of other colors in different lighting! A true stunner that lives up to its name!”

For this look I simply used a single diagonal piece of pink foil striping tape over the base color. Then filled in half the nail with Neon Rosebud, then topped with a single layer of topcoat.

I'm love this shifting from brilliant pink to gold to green, even orange!
I’m love this shifting from brilliant pink to gold to green, even orange!

Aaaand here’s your macro! Ooooh…ahhhh 😉

Because you love macros!
Because you love macros!

My last swatch of these fab flakies will be Metropolis. I’m still pondering what look I should go for. Which UCFs have you picked up from ILNP and how are you wearing them? I would love to hear from you!

In case you wondered, here is info on ILNP 3-Free and cruelty free products!

“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 Neon Rosebud Ultra Chrome flaky polish from ILNP here!

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This product was sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in anyway and all opinions are my own.

Manis and lacquers

Today, 4 of my final 7 ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies!

As some of you may already know, my life has been a whirlwind in the last month or two as we attended to the needs of my husband’s ailing mom. She was suffering with severe end stage COPD and has been here at our home in a hospice setting. She passed away on Dec. 6, and the last few weeks of her life were pretty uncomfortable. We have had her funeral services and currently still have company, much welcomed visit from our daughter and her husband. I truly appreciate the outpouring of love, support, patience and prayers of my online friends. Thank you so much! Even though we are in the thick of the holidays, I am pretty much keeping up with my swatching and blogging commitments, a little more sparse than usual. But I’m getting back on track. So on with this week’s ILNP showcase!

Today I’m sharing with you 4 of final 7 Ultra Chrome Flakies with Atlantis, Brilliance, Cold Fusion and Rapture. Be on the lookout on my blog and Instagram within the next week for the final 3, Metropolis, Neon Rosebud and Open Fields! All 13 UCFs are perfect!

First up, Atlantis. Here comes the eye candy! Be sure to click/tap on each image for an even closer view.

Atlantis is described by ILNP as, "Atlantis is breathtaking. This beautiful Ultra Chrome Flakie magically travels through hues of blue, orange, purple, and red. The colors are so vibrant they almost appear as if they're glowing. A personal favorite!" So cool!
Atlantis is described by ILNP as, “Atlantis is breathtaking. This beautiful Ultra Chrome Flakie magically travels through hues of blue, orange, purple, and red. The colors are so vibrant they almost appear as if they’re glowing. A personal favorite!” So cool!
Atlantis is amazing over Mega by ILNP and super cool over a black or dark creme!
Atlantis is amazing over Mega by ILNP and super cool over a black or dark creme!
Ahh, I finally found the elusive Atlantis! One coat over Mega by ILNP and one coat over a black creme on the accent nail.
Ahh, I finally found the elusive Atlantis! One coat over Mega by ILNP and one coat over a black creme on the accent nail.

Brilliance…what can I say, it’s brilliant!

Brilliance is described by ILNP as, "Brilliance is a wonderfully vintage feeling Ultra Chrome Flakie nail polish. It might look a bit similar to a couple of the others but we assure you it's not! The primary color range of Brilliance travels through a pale gold, a pinkish bronze, and a light green. You'll also be able to notice a bunch of other colors like blues, oranges, and reds depending on your lighting!" Lovely!
Brilliance is described by ILNP as, “Brilliance is a wonderfully vintage feeling Ultra Chrome Flakie nail polish. It might look a bit similar to a couple of the others but we assure you it’s not! The primary color range of Brilliance travels through a pale gold, a pinkish bronze, and a light green. You’ll also be able to notice a bunch of other colors like blues, oranges, and reds depending on your lighting!” Lovely!
All the flakies I'm sharing today are only one coat over undies respectively, but really nearly two coats will almost bring them to opacity. Brilliance over Bella by Seche.
All the flakies I’m sharing today are only one coat over undies respectively, but really nearly two coats will almost bring them to opacity. Brilliance over Bella by Seche.
Well, the stupid sunshine kept teasing me going in and out. I wanted you to see how fab Brilliance is over the vampy cranberry shimmer of Bella by Seche. But you get the idea, it's stunning!
Well, the stupid sunshine kept teasing me going in and out. I wanted you to see how fab Brilliance is over the vampy cranberry shimmer of Bella by Seche. But you get the idea, it’s stunning!

Cold Fusion, perfect for winter!

Cold Fusion is described by ILNP as, "Cold Fusion is a super cool Ultra Chrome Flakie that's a must have! Shifting through hues of blue, teal, and even purple, Cold Fusion doesn't disappoint!" Wear this and chill!
Cold Fusion is described by ILNP as, “Cold Fusion is a super cool Ultra Chrome Flakie that’s a must have! Shifting through hues of blue, teal, and even purple, Cold Fusion doesn’t disappoint!” Wear this and chill!
I knew the moment I saw Cold Fusion what shade I wanted for it's undies! Kerfuffle by wHet was a perfect choice because of it's creamy periwinkle pastel hue.
I knew the moment I saw Cold Fusion what shade I wanted for it’s undies! Kerfuffle by wHet was a perfect choice because of it’s creamy periwinkle pastel hue.
Cold Fusion over Kerfuffle by wHet. Wowza!
Cold Fusion over Kerfuffle by wHet. Wowza!

And the last for today, Rapture. Holy cow it’s gorgeous over Cygnus Loop by ILNP! First, I’ll share CL with you so you can take in its beauty.

Cygnus Loop is described by ILNP as, "Who would’ve thought you could wear the remnants of a supernova on your fingertips? Cygnus Loop is a stunner of a polish that may just blow your mind right into another galaxy. Depending on the light and angle of your lovely fingertips, Cygnus Loop will shuffle through a bright purple, to orange, to yellow, and even a little bit of green. Woah! Cygnus Loop 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 after 2 coats!" It truly IS!
Cygnus Loop is described by ILNP as, “Who would’ve thought you could wear the remnants of a supernova on your fingertips? Cygnus Loop is a stunner of a polish that may just blow your mind right into another galaxy. Depending on the light and angle of your lovely fingertips, Cygnus Loop will shuffle through a bright purple, to orange, to yellow, and even a little bit of green. Woah! Cygnus Loop 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 after 2 coats!”
It truly IS!
So, this was my base color for Rapture and a perfect undie for any of the 13 Ultra Chrome Flakies!
So, this was my base color for Rapture and a perfect undie for any of the 13 Ultra Chrome Flakies!

Now Rapture over Cygnus Loop!

Rapture is described by ILNP as, "Rapture is a gorgeous primarily golden Ultra Chrome Flakie that also shifts through beautifully subtle hues of silver and blue." I describe it as AMAZING!
Rapture is described by ILNP as, “Rapture is a gorgeous primarily golden Ultra Chrome Flakie that also shifts through beautifully subtle hues of silver and blue.” I describe it as AMAZING!
Rapture is undeniably beautiful!
Rapture is undeniably beautiful!
Rapture is undeniably beautiful!
Rapture is undeniably beautiful!

Please read this information (which may change depending on supplies being delivered to ILNP). This is a quote from ILNP Facebook page. Please, please be patient with ILNP when ordering. Barbra has no control over the timing and whims of customs. This is an AMAZING company to deal with and they are doing everything in their power to get these fabulous products to your mailbox.

As of December 6th Facbook quote: “We’re dealing with another supply delay (our product boxes have been held by customs for close to 3 weeks now) so the official release of the Ultra Chrome Flakies will likely be postponed until late December unless we get some really good news next week. I’m not going to risk potentially delaying anyone’s Christmas gifts. This delay also affects ‘in-stock’ products. Anyone making a purchase will be notified before being allowed to complete their checkout of the delays and given the option to cancel or complete their order. This has been a complete nightmare for us at the worst possible time of the year. On the bright side, we will be adding physical gift cards to the ILNP shop in the coming days that can ship immediately. Just in time for Christmas! Thank you all so much for your patience and understanding. We’ve been working 16 hour days since Monday (when we received our bottles) to get everything poured, packed, and shipped!”

Please take a moment to comment and let me know if you’ll be picking up some or all of these gorgeous special effect polishes. Again, please know these are NOT DIFFICULT to remove. It’s just like removing regular polish whether you layer it over an undercoat of color, or on the bare nail. I LOVE that!

In case you wondered, here is info on ILNP 3-Free and cruelty free products!

“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 Boutique Nail Lacquers from ILNP here!

I LOVE NAIL POLISH Social links:
https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand
http://instagram.com/ilnpbrand


https://www.youtube.com/user/ilnpbrand

Other mainstream brands mentioned are:

wHet at http://www.whetnails.com

Seche at http://www.seche.com

* Products from ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) were sent to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.