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ILNP Spring Collection 2016 is here!

Now that Spring is fully on deck, our nail lacquer lovers are seeking all things shiny and new. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Spring than freshly painted nails. One of my fave indie nail brands, ILNP has two 2016 polish collection you’ll crave. A couple of weeks ago I posted my review on the ILNP Spring Jellies and today I’ll present the Spring Collection. These babies all scream for the sun (which is why I shot most of the photos in the sun!). Let’s take a look!

Available NOW for $72/set or $10ea, except for the one on top left, Mayfield (an Ultra Chrome Flaky!) From top left and down: Mayfield, Daisy Jane, Deja Vu, Apricot Cream, Bulletproof Symphony, Skyscraper and Rolling Hills.

Available NOW for $72/set or $10ea, except for the one on top left, Mayfield (an Ultra Chrome Flaky!) From top left and down: Mayfield, Daisy Jane, Deja Vu, Apricot Cream, Bulletproof Symphony, Skyscraper and Rolling Hills.

Let’s start with a somewhat nude but fully holographic stunner, Apricot Cream.

I just had to photograph most of these in the sun to show you the glorious sparkle! Apricot Cream is described as, "a deliciously unique nail polish with a milky rich finish. Perfectly accented with gold micro-flakes and uniformly fine holographic pigments, this tasty shade is the sophisticated dessert that your nails have been waiting for! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I needed only 2 coats. $10.00

I just had to photograph most of these in the sun to show you the glorious sparkle! Apricot Cream is described as, “a deliciously unique nail polish with a milky rich finish. Perfectly accented with gold micro-flakes and uniformly fine holographic pigments, this tasty shade is the sophisticated dessert that your nails have been waiting for! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I needed only 2 coats. $10.00

Deja Vu is an intense linear holo, the best kind!

Deja Vu is described as, "a beautifully refined linear holographic polish with a sophisticated wisteria violet hue that’s absolutely perfect for the season. Soft, subtle, and complemented with a precise amount of holographic pigment, Deja Vu will surely have you looking twice! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I applied only 2 coats! $10.00

Deja Vu is described as, “a beautifully refined linear holographic polish with a sophisticated wisteria violet hue that’s absolutely perfect for the season. Soft, subtle, and complemented with a precise amount of holographic pigment, Deja Vu will surely have you looking twice! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I applied only 2 coats! $10.00

Rolling Hills, ahh, you can almost smell the dew on fresh-cut grass!

Rolling Hills is described as, "a refreshing, iced mint Ultra Metallic polish laced with an array of holographic micro flakes! Pay close attention and you'll notice a subtle hint blue-to-teal, color traveling shimmer for a finish that’s to die for Rolling Hills is part of ILNP's Ultra Metallics™ 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! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I used two coats. $10.00

Rolling Hills is described as, “a refreshing, iced mint Ultra Metallic polish laced with an array of holographic micro flakes! Pay close attention and you’ll notice a subtle hint blue-to-teal, color traveling shimmer for a finish that’s to die for Rolling Hills is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ 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! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I used two coats. $10.00

Sweet, petite and oh so feminine, Daisy Jane!

Daisy Jane is described as, "a dainty and soft baby pink polish with the perfect holographic sparkle! Daisy Jane’s holographic micro-flakes provide a wonderfully scattered holographic twinkle without compromising its delicate pink hue. Contrasted with a subtle amount of gold flakes and red shimmer, Daisy Jane is a perfect balance of delicate and breathtaking! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I used 3 coats. $10.00

Daisy Jane is described as, “a dainty and soft baby pink polish with the perfect holographic sparkle! Daisy Jane’s holographic micro-flakes provide a wonderfully scattered holographic twinkle without compromising its delicate pink hue. Contrasted with a subtle amount of gold flakes and red shimmer, Daisy Jane is a perfect balance of delicate and breathtaking! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I used 3 coats. $10.00

Major sparkle and long wearing Bulletproof Symphony.

Bulletproof Symphony is described as, "a super unique medium periwinkle Ultra Metallic polish loaded with silver flakes and an arsenal of holographic magic! Look even closer and you'll catch an extra vivid red sparkle that gives this wonderful polish a seriously gorgeous twist! Bulletproof Symphony is part of ILNP's Ultra Metallics™ 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! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I got it opaque in 2 coats. $10.00

Bulletproof Symphony is described as, “a super unique medium periwinkle Ultra Metallic polish loaded with silver flakes and an arsenal of holographic magic! Look even closer and you’ll catch an extra vivid red sparkle that gives this wonderful polish a seriously gorgeous twist! Bulletproof Symphony is part of ILNP’s Ultra Metallics™ 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! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I got it opaque in 2 coats. $10.00

Drop dead gorgeous over any nail color or alone, Mayfield.

My sun photo was too intense to show you the gorgeous flakies the way I wanted. So this is in shade. Mayfield is described as, "a stunning combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies. Mayfield features a gorgeous array of colors including purple, pink, green, gold, orange and turquoise! Use Mayfield as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 - 4 coats." $12.50

My sun photo was too intense to show you the gorgeous flakies the way I wanted. So this is in shade. Mayfield is described as, “a stunning combination of color-shifting Ultra Chrome Flakies. Mayfield features a gorgeous array of colors including purple, pink, green, gold, orange and turquoise! Use Mayfield as a topper over your favorite nail polish or brush on a few layers for full coverage. ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 – 4 coats.” $12.50

Yes, big cities enjoy spring too! Here is Skyscraper.

Skyscraper is described as, "an amazingly tasty light periwinkle Ultra Holo with an insane finish! Step out into the sun and watch how this luxurious stunner sparkles like it's stuffed with diamonds! Skyscraper is part of ILNP's new "Ultra Holo" class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!" I only needed two coats. $10.00

Skyscraper is described as, “an amazingly tasty light periwinkle Ultra Holo with an insane finish! Step out into the sun and watch how this luxurious stunner sparkles like it’s stuffed with diamonds! Skyscraper is part of ILNP’s new “Ultra Holo” class of super intense holographic nail polishes; specifically formulated for maximum, in-your-face holographic sparkle! Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!” I only needed two coats. $10.00

Conclusion: Not to sound like a broken record. But I don’t know any more words I can say but this collection is a dream. From formula, to application, great wear and gorgeous shades and sparkle, ILNP Spring Collection is drop dead gorgeous!

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Overnight Bag is the perfect shade and finish for Fall!

Overnight Bag is Fall!

Overnight Bag is Fall!


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

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

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

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

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

Here is Glory mattified!

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

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


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

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

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

#ILNPGlory
#ILNPOvernightBag
#ILNPGreatness

Here are a few fabulous facts for your shopping pleasure.

What is your vegan/cruelty free policy?
ILNP absolutely does not test our products on animals nor do we purchase materials from suppliers that do. We make a conscious effort to avoid purchasing animal/insect derived materials like carmine and guanine/pearl, etc. as there are plenty of synthetic alternatives that perform the same or even better.

Are your nail polishes 3-Free?
Yes! All ILNP nail polishes are 3 free! They DO NOT contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate.

What does 3-Free mean?
3-Free means that our nail polishes do not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde, or Dibutyl Phthalate. These 3 ingredients were previously used in most nail polish formulations until recent studies found them to be potentially harmful or irritable to humans. While these chemicals aren’t illegal to use in nail polish (although California law requires special labeling if used), most large brands have already moved to 3-Free formulas at the urge of educated consumers as well as organizations that campaign for safe cosmetics.”

I LOVE NAIL POLISH Social links:

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

*These products were sent to me for my honest review at no cost. I was not financially compensated in any way and all opinions are my own.

Metropolis Ultra Chrome Flaky by ILNP, welcome to the city!

I have really enjoyed swatching this full line of Ultra Chrome Flakies, a whopping 13 of them, from ILNP! Of course you may already know what a fabulous indie polish maker this is. Today we have Metropolis. I always think of that old scifi movie from back in 1927. But not the original. The one with music enhanced by the 80s group Queen. LOL Is there something wrong with me? I admit it, I’m a sucker for Freddie Mercury’s voice. But before I get waaay too far off course, here is this magical Ultra Chrome Flaky over black and the accent nail is the beautiful linear holo by ILNP, Mega.

I couldn't help myself. I just had to try to create a Metropolis sky scene on my accent nail! I used the gorgeous linear holo by ILNP called Mega, painted on black city buildings and accented with flakies from Metropolis! Then painted a thin coat of Metropolis over black.

I couldn’t help myself. I just had to try to create a Metropolis sky scene on my accent nail! I used the gorgeous linear holo by ILNP called Mega, painted on black city buildings and accented with flakies from Metropolis! Then painted a thin coat of Metropolis over black.

Metropolis is described as, "Metropolis is delicious! This beautiful Ultra Chrome Flakie shifts through super vivid shades of pink, fuchsia, purple, green, and even blue. The vibrant color shift in this nail polish is something you have to see to believe!"

Metropolis is described as, “Metropolis is delicious! This beautiful Ultra Chrome Flakie shifts through super vivid shades of pink, fuchsia, purple, green, and even blue. The vibrant color shift in this nail polish is something you have to see to believe!”

I’m not sure what Barbra from I Love Nail Polish will bring us next, but I guarantee it will be every bit as phenominal as the UCF collection is!

“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 Metropolis Ultra Chrome flaky polish from ILNP here!

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

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.

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://twitter.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.

ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies, I Love Nail Polish…and I LOVE Flakies!

Unless you don’t follow nail bloggers, Instgram nailistas or just plain live under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard of the pretty doggone cool iridescent, color-shifting nail polish flakies craze. All I can say is, I’m in! I’ve tried the pale, semi-transparent iridescent ones which may shift from cool blue, yellow/orange, pink and green. And oh my they are gorgeous. These take the trend to a whole new level. Warning, lots of images here but I’ve compressed them for you so they shouldn’t be too brutal on your data package! 😉

Here are the first 6 of 13 Ultra Chrome Flakies polishes...from the left, bottom/top: Gaia, Electric Carnival, Luna, Phoenix, Success and Supernova. Wow, these are amazing and you MUST know, they are EASY to remove. Get yours pre-ordered now as of Nov. 14, 2014.

Here are the first 6 of 13 Ultra Chrome Flakies polishes…from the left, bottom/top: Gaia, Electric Carnival, Luna, Phoenix, Success and Supernova. Wow, these are amazing and you MUST know, they are EASY to remove. Get yours pre-ordered now as of Nov. 14, 2014.

ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are fully opaque and can be worn alone or over any color without affecting the intense color shifting properties. Full coverage in 3 – 4 coats. And ILNP is taking pre-orders as of yesterday, Nov. 14th! So enough of me yammering on and on about these lovelies. I have the first 6 of 13 to show you today. More to come later. Here are come the swatches! Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention these are in ILNP brand spankin’ new classy squared bottles. The brushes are smooth, rubberized ergo cap, and the formulas are easy to apply, quick to dry…my oh my!

Gorgeous and shifty Electric Carnival over black creme Willa by Zoya.

Gorgeous and shifty Electric Carnival over black creme Willa by Zoya.


Electric Carnival macro shot!

Electric Carnival macro shot!


Electric Carnival is described as, "Electric Carnival is a must have! This Ultra Chrome Flakie nail polish is simply breathtaking! The primary colors of Electric Carnival are red, pink, gold, and green. You without a doubt will catch even more colors in different lighting so be prepared for pleasant surprises! Don't miss out on this one!"

Electric Carnival is described as, “Electric Carnival is a must have! This Ultra Chrome Flakie nail polish is simply breathtaking! The primary colors of Electric Carnival are red, pink, gold, and green. You without a doubt will catch even more colors in different lighting so be prepared for pleasant surprises! Don’t miss out on this one!”

Gaia, will compliment any base shade. A gorgeous green shifter! Here it is over Hocus Pocus by Morgan Taylor.

Gaia, will compliment any base shade. A gorgeous green shifter! Here it is over Hocus Pocus by Morgan Taylor.


Gaia macro shot!

Gaia macro shot!


Gaia is described as, "Gaia is a pure and refreshing beauty! This wonderful new Ultra Chrome Flakie radiates crisp blues and refreshing greens at every angle!"

Gaia is described as, “Gaia is a pure and refreshing beauty! This wonderful new Ultra Chrome Flakie radiates crisp blues and refreshing greens at every angle!”

Luna is perfect for a moonlit night, or any night or day actually! Here she is over a royal blue creme called Facetious by wHet.

Luna is perfect for a moonlit night, or any night or day actually! Here she is over a royal blue creme called Facetious by wHet.


Macro shot of Luna!

Macro shot of Luna!


Luna is described as, "Luna is an amazing Ultra Chrome Flakie that shifts through stunning arrays of blue, pink, purple, red and fuchsia! You might even catch hints of orange and gold depending on your lighting."

Luna is described as, “Luna is an amazing Ultra Chrome Flakie that shifts through stunning arrays of blue, pink, purple, red and fuchsia! You might even catch hints of orange and gold depending on your lighting.”

Phoenix lives up to its name in this transformational flakie! Here it is over a duochrome called Passeig de Gracia by SquareHue.

Phoenix lives up to its name in this transformational flakie! Here it is over a duochrome called Passeig de Gracia by SquareHue.


Macro shot of Phoenix!

Macro shot of Phoenix!


Phoenix is described as, "Phoenix is a sultry and sexy Ultra Chrome Flakie that effortlessly shifts through a beautiful range of hues including gold, orange, pink, purple, and red depending on your lighting!" 

Phoenix is described as, “Phoenix is a sultry and sexy Ultra Chrome Flakie that effortlessly shifts through a beautiful range of hues including gold, orange, pink, purple, and red depending on your lighting!” 

This one called Success reminds me so much of Mardi Gras! Green, gold and purple shifts and THEN SOME!

This one called Success reminds me so much of Mardi Gras! Green, gold and purple shifts and THEN SOME!


Macro of Success!

Macro of Success!


Success is described as, "Success is a wonderful thing! This beautiful Ultra Chrome Flakie shifts through green and silver effortlessly and gives off hints of a lovely pink scattered throughout. Don't sleep on this one!"

Success is described as, “Success is a wonderful thing! This beautiful Ultra Chrome Flakie shifts through green and silver effortlessly and gives off hints of a lovely pink scattered throughout. Don’t sleep on this one!”

Cool combo of Supernova over Black Orchid, another stunning holo shimmer polish by ILNP (I Love Nail Polish).

Cool combo of Supernova over Black Orchid, another stunning holo shimmer polish by ILNP (I Love Nail Polish).


Supernova macro shot!

Supernova macro shot!


Supernova is described as, "Supernova is truly a magical nail polish. The extreme color shift in Supernova travels through blue, teal, green, and violet. Expect to catch flashes of other colors depending on your lighting. A guaranteed stunner!"

Supernova is described as, “Supernova is truly a magical nail polish. The extreme color shift in Supernova travels through blue, teal, green, and violet. Expect to catch flashes of other colors depending on your lighting. A guaranteed stunner!”

Note from ILNP: Be sure to get over to ILNP asap to get in on the pre-order discount! Pre-orders are scheduled to end on Tuesday November 18th at 10PM Pacific Time. Please note that it could end slightly earlier if supplies run out! ILNP planned for pre-orders to ship out on or before 11/26/2014 but there is a possibility that they meet a few delays that could push this date out several days. Please know that they will be doing our absolute best to get them out on time!

Thank you for reading and sifting through all the photos! Phew, that was fun though. 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.”

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ILNP Masquerade is a shade shifting stunner!

ILNP Masquerade is a shade shifting stunner!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outdoor shade. Look at that purple to green!

Outdoor shade. Look at that purple to green!


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

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

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

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

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

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

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