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27 Brand new ILNP polishes Pre-Order March 6th! (image intense post)

Say what?! Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. 27 brand new polishes are set for a March 6th pre-order and the next few days I’ll be sharing my swatches with you so you can start your shopping list. In this blog post I will share the Spring Collection, a total of 10 polishes in various finishes. Then coming up over the next few days, I will be posting 17 Ultra Chrome Flakies in a Holographic version, 4 (2 UCF/2UCFH) of which are totally new colors to the UCF family. Remember, you can pre-order the new spring polishes as well as the new Ultra Chrome HOLO flakies on March 6th! So let’s get started with the new Spring Collection. I’ve been swatching my digits to the bone and I have them all right here…right now! Warning, lots of images but I tried to compress them so the page won’t take too long to load.

Abundance (H)

Abundance (now in holo) is described as, Abundance is an absolutely gorgeous fall themed Ultra Chrome that couldn't be more suited to the colors of the season! Abundance effortlessly shifts through super vivid hues of red, orange, bronze, and gold. Now add to that holographic microparticles and you have a seriously gorgeous warm sparkler!
Abundance (now in holo) is described as, Abundance is an absolutely gorgeous fall themed Ultra Chrome that couldn’t be more suited to the colors of the season! Abundance effortlessly shifts through super vivid hues of red, orange, bronze, and gold. Now add to that holographic microparticles and you have a seriously gorgeous warm sparkler!

Abundance (H) is quite simply, a super stunning bronze color shifter!
Abundance (H) is quite simply, a super stunning bronze color shifter!

And a sun shot!

Simply breathtaking multichrome with holo in the sunshine added in for good measure.
Simply breathtaking multichrome with holo in the sunshine added in for good measure.

Another favorite is Mega, now in (S) for scattered. Scattered rainbows of SpectraFlair!

Mega (S) in the sunshine! If you wear this and drive, you might want to wear gloves to avoid staring at your nails!
Mega (S) in the sunshine! If you wear this and drive, you might want to wear gloves to avoid staring at your nails!

Mega (H) in regular indirect daylight! Barbra of ILNP says, "MEGA is the mother of all holographic nail polishes, period. It is not a top-coat. It’s a full-blown 100% all-thriller, no-filler SpectraFlair nail polish." She even suggest for fun to try adding a few drops of Mega to an old polish and watch the magic. Cool idea!
Mega (H) in regular indirect daylight! Barbra of ILNP says, “MEGA is the mother of all holographic nail polishes, period. It is not a top-coat. It’s a full-blown 100% all-thriller, no-filler SpectraFlair nail polish.” She even suggest for fun to try adding a few drops of Mega to an old polish and watch the magic. Cool idea!

Mega (S) is Mega with scattered Holo!
Mega (S) is Mega with scattered Holo!

I couldn't stop staring!
I couldn’t stop staring!

Fame is another brand spanking newcomer that is sure to capture everyone’s attention. Gilded and glossy, you’ll love the 2-coat formula.

Fame in 2 easy coats!
Fame in 2 easy coats!

Fame is a smooth white gold metallic with yellow gold flakes (and I'm trying to describe this on my own, stay tuned for more detailed descriptions once I have them). It is smooth and shiny, not textured!
Fame is a smooth white gold metallic with yellow gold flakes (and I’m trying to describe this on my own, stay tuned for more detailed descriptions once I have them). It is smooth and shiny, not textured!

Fame in the sun!
Fame in the sun!

Next is a precious pink metallic Flower Girl, with the added bonus of little gold flakies. Anyone who knows me, knows I love pink and gold together.

Flower Girl is sure to be on fingers and toes at weddings this spring and summer!
Flower Girl is sure to be on fingers and toes at weddings this spring and summer!

Flower Girl is such a delicate shade with that pop of gold. Perfect for spring!
Flower Girl is such a delicate shade with that pop of gold. Perfect for spring!

I could definitely be happy forever with Happily Ever After! So shiny it really played tricks with my camera. It just couldn’t handle the beauty.

Another marvelous metallic that's smooth and glossy is Happily Ever After!
Another marvelous metallic that’s smooth and glossy is Happily Ever After!

ILNP describes Happily Ever After as, "lavender holographic stunner accented with the perfect amount of silver flakes."
ILNP describes Happily Ever After as, “lavender holographic stunner accented with the perfect amount of silver flakes.”

Happily Ever After in the sunshine. Whoa, get my sunglasses!
Happily Ever After in the sunshine. Whoa, get my sunglasses!

Sticking with the wedding theme, here is Peri Me! I love periwinkles and this one is super special.

Peri Me is a gorgeous faded periwinkle with tons of micro holographic glitters (at least to my eyes that's what it looks like) and silver and gold micro flakes. 2 coats is perfect!
Peri Me is a gorgeous faded periwinkle with tons of micro holographic glitters (at least to my eyes that’s what it looks like) and silver and gold micro flakes. 2 coats is perfect!

Yes, Peri Me may just be THE polish shade for some upcoming weddings!
Yes, Peri Me may just be THE polish shade for some upcoming weddings!

Timeless Vow is a soft sage green with gorgeous gold flakes. Smooth application, only 2 coats needed.

Timeless Vow is one of those delicate sage greens everyone is a must for every collection. The added bonus of gold flakes makes this one a stunner for spring!
Timeless Vow is one of those delicate sage greens everyone is a must for every collection. The added bonus of gold flakes makes this one a stunner for spring!

Timeless Vow, oh yes, I promise you want this!
Timeless Vow, oh yes, I promise you want this!

Poetry has been a teaser on ILNP’s Facebook page for good reason!

If you love ILNP's Black Orchid, that deep rich gemstone shade, you'll REALLY want Poetry!
If you love ILNP’s Black Orchid, that deep rich gemstone shade, you’ll REALLY want Poetry!

ILNP describes Poetry as, "a deep and rich raspberry holo accented with a vivid magenta shimmer."
ILNP describes Poetry as, “a deep and rich raspberry holo accented with a vivid magenta shimmer.”

Hush! No really, this one is called Hush and you won’t be able to keep your mouth shut about this beauty. I’ve counted at least 4 shades, maybe 5 in this multichrome polish. And keep reading, there is a (H) holographic version!

Hush shifts from teal, to blue, to purple, to green, and beyond!
Hush shifts from teal, to blue, to purple, to green, and beyond!

Hush is a must have addition to your multichrome arsenal!
Hush is a must have addition to your multichrome arsenal!

And last we have the holographic version of Hush (H). Yes, I do think you need both! lol

Hush (H) with Gaia over Hush on the accent.
Hush (H) with Gaia over Hush on the accent.

Hush (H) is even more amazing with that touch of holo goodness.
Hush (H) is even more amazing with that touch of holo goodness.

I know that is a lot to digest and I’ve got even more coming in the next few days. But just to whet your appetite, I couldn’t wait to share these new spring polishes with you. 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.”

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*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.

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New Zoya Naturel Satins 2015 are fabulous transitional nudes

I am beyond pleased to share with you one of the newest additions to the Zoya family of Naturel nudes, the Naturel Satins Transitional collection for 2015. Inside the beautiful frosted bottles with velvety caps, lies the extremely opaque polishes that will take you smoothly from winter into spring. I used two coats of each shade, all very similar in formula with the exception of Ana. She was very slightly more sheer due to her pale pink shade, but smoothed out nicely upon application of the second coat. These polishes dry quickly to a satiny finish, not shiny, not quite matte. Very attractive for the office or when you need to be classy yet in fashion. Although these are a bit on the thick side, they self leveled very nicely. Let’s take a look!

Zoya Naturel Satins Transitional Long-Wearing Satin Finish Nudes for 2015. From top center then clockwise: Rowan, Brittany, Leah, Ana, Sage, Tove.
Zoya Naturel Satins Transitional Long-Wearing Satin Finish Nudes for 2015. From top center then clockwise: Rowan, Brittany, Leah, Ana, Sage, Tove.

The new Zoya Naturel Satin* formula provides opaque coverage and wears much longer than traditional matte shades. Plus, the forgiving smooth finish hides imperfections!

First up is Leah. I was immediately impressed with how nice this shade complimented my pale winter skin tone. I think this will look great on any skin tone as well.

Leah is described by Zoya as "a lavender tinged taupe cream in the exclusive Satin* finish." I used two coats. Color Family - Nude  Finish - Satin  Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )  Tone - Cool
Leah is described by Zoya as “a lavender tinged taupe cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.” I used two coats.
Color Family – Nude
Finish – Satin
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

Rowan was the surprise shade in the bunch in my view. I was unsure if I’d like a suede taupe on my skin, but it was one of my favorites.

Rowan is described by Zoya as "a suede taupe cream in the exclusive Satin* finish." I used two coats. Color Family - Nude  Finish - Satin  Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )  Tone - Cool
Rowan is described by Zoya as “a suede taupe cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.” I used two coats.
Color Family – Nude
Finish – Satin
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

Sage is one of those earthy soft shades I love.

Sage is described by Zoya "as a mossy sage green cream in the exclusive Satin* finish." I used two coats. Color Family - Green  Finish - Satin  Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )  Tone - Cool
Sage is described by Zoya “as a mossy sage green cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.” I used two coats.
Color Family – Green
Finish – Satin
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

Tove is the essential grey. Since greys seem to be the fashion statement color this season, I’m glad they included this one in the collection.

Tove is described by Zoya as "a misty slate grey cream in the exclusive Satin* finish." I used two coats. Color Family - Blue Finish - Satin  Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )  Tone - Cool
Tove is described by Zoya as “a misty slate grey cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.” I used two coats.
Color Family – Blue
Finish – Satin
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

Next we have Brittany. It’s a fabulous rose mauve. Sort of old school, but not old fashioned.

Brittany by Zoya can be best described as "a rose mauve cream in the exclusive Satin* finish." I used two coats. Color Family - Pink  Finish - Satin  Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )  Tone - Cool
Brittany by Zoya can be best described as “a rose mauve cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.” I used two coats.
Color Family – Pink
Finish – Satin
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

And last we have delicate Ana. My fave pink of the collection.

Ana is described by Zoya as "a light toasted almond cream in the exclusive Satin* finish." I used two coats. Color Family - Nude  Finish - Satin  Intensity - 5 ( 1 = Sheer - 5 = Opaque )  Tone - Cool
Ana is described by Zoya as “a light toasted almond cream in the exclusive Satin* finish.” I used two coats.
Color Family – Nude
Finish – Satin
Intensity – 5 ( 1 = Sheer – 5 = Opaque )
Tone – Cool

Overall I am extremely impressed with this collection. Leave it to Zoya to continually think outside the box. The formulas were all buttery smooth, very opaque, quick drying, self leveling and the shades are perfect. I had no trouble at all in application and as always, the brushes are perfection. I highly recommend every one of these! Come back a little later…as I bring you the Zoya Delight Spring collection for 2015 🙂

*The Satin formula is a hybrid between matte and glossy polishes and is not intended to be worn with a top coat. For best results: Prep nail with Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover, apply base coat and finish with 2 thin coats of any Satin polish.

They can be ordered now from Zoya.com for $9ea or for the whole collection for $54.

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!

For a recap of these 6 shades:
· ZP782/Leah: Lavender tinged taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
· ZP779/Rowan: Creamy suede taupe, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
· ZP781/Sage: Mossy sage green, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
· ZP778/Tovee: Misty slate grey, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
· ZP780/Brittany: Rose mauve cream, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.
· ZP783/Ana: Light toasted almond, exclusive Zoya Satin* finish.

AVAILABLE In April 2015! – Zoya Satin Seal Topcoat!
Turn any color into an elegant Satin finish beauty with just one coat!

ZOYA IS THE HEALTHY COLOR OF FASHION!

$9ea (US) or $54 for the full set.

Available in top salons, spas and on zoya.com

*Press sample. These products were provided to me for my honest review. All opinions are my own.