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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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Magical Pixie Hollow Fairies Collection, a magical sampling!

Magical Pixie Hollow Fairies Collection, a magical sampling!

Get your pocketbooks ready and mark your calendars for May 11th! Because you’re going to want this collection of amazing glitter polishes from Sincerely Polish. I sampled three minis of the eight and I can tell you, they’re amazing! They also will be available in full size bottles. The formulas are consists toy smooth, opaque in two coats and one coat of clear topcoat, if you’re so inclined, make a gorgeous sparkly mani. Even without a topcoat, it’s surprisingly smooth.

These spritely handcrafted glitters in the Magical Pixie Hollow Fairies Collection are inspired by the Magical Pixie Hollow Fairies, and the collection is as follows. I chose to swatch Tinker, Vidia and Peri. You’ll love these and the other five in the collection are Rose (inspired by
Rosetta). Dessa (inspired by Iridessa) Silv (inspired by Silvermist). Rina (inspired by Zarina). And Fawn.

Tinker is inspired by "Tinkerbell". It's a glitter polish filled with sparkly lime green micro glitters sprinkled with micro silver prismatic holographic glitters and holographic gold dust.

Tinker is inspired by “Tinkerbell”. It’s a glitter polish filled with sparkly lime green micro glitters sprinkled with micro silver prismatic holographic glitters and holographic gold dust.

Macro of Tinker!

Macro of Tinker!

Vidia, inspired by "Vidia" is a glitter polish in a purple jelly base with micro purple glitters in different shades sprinkled with micro silver prismatic holo and pink glitters.

Vidia, inspired by “Vidia” is a glitter polish in a purple jelly base with micro purple glitters in different shades sprinkled with micro silver prismatic holo and pink glitters.


Macro of Vidia!

Macro of Vidia!

And last but not least, Peri!

Peri, inspired by "Periwinkle, Tinkerbell's fraternal twin) is a gorgeous glitter polish filled with micro sky blue holographic glitters, holo white glitters, matte baby blue hexagons sprinkled with purplish blue iridescent glitters and micro silver prismatic holographic glitters.

Peri, inspired by “Periwinkle, Tinkerbell’s fraternal twin) is a gorgeous glitter polish filled with micro sky blue holographic glitters, holo white glitters, matte baby blue hexagons sprinkled with purplish blue iridescent glitters and micro silver prismatic holographic glitters.


Macro of Peri!

Macro of Peri!

I love the formulas on all,of these. Drying time was fairly quick and coverage is amazing. A thin coat over a color base is gorgeous, or you can use two coats on it’s own!

Get yours from Karen’s shop at Storenvy on May 11th, link below and tell her I sent ya! Handmade with love in California, Karen Jo is an awesome indie polish maker. Her collections are inspired by all the things in her life.

Visit her store at http://sincerelypolish.storenvy.com. You can also find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SincerelyPolish and @sincerelypolish on Instagram.

I received these polishes for review and all opinions are my own.

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Keepin’ it frosty

Keepin' it frosty

This is just a prelude to my mani for Mani Mondays, which I’ll be posting later today. I’m kind of busy decorating the house for Christmas today.

So for starters, the color coat is the gorgous Ultra Violet Femme by Ulta Salon Formula. It’s one of the 5/$5 set I bought recently. The formula went on smooth and only one coat here! Then I applied a thin coat of Sally Hansen Triple Shine in the flaky top coat called Hypnautical. I’ve seen this combo from some other manis and I just knew I had to try this.

The accent nail is topped with a thin coat of Luxe and Lush by China Glaze. Later I’ll be painting a snowman on my thumb for my Mani Mondays theme. Now THAT will be a challenge!

Disclaimer: My cuticles have been atrocious lately and the photos are still exposing how bad this cold dry air has made them. 😦 Sorry they look so gnarly)!

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Bravo Trio!

Bravo Trio!

It’s kismet, fate, serendipity! Three different brands, playing along superbly. Here are some recent purchases that found their way onto my fingers today.

Within minutes of the quick drying time of Revlon’s Parfumarie in Moonlit Woods, the fragrance hit my nose like a soft breeze. A delicious mix of delicate wildflowers and vanilla, this dusty lavender paint was the perfect pairing for what ended up on my accent nail.

I used one coat of my new Ziv from Zoya. Then topped it with my newly acquired Essie (Bulgaria Collection) in “On A Silver Platter”. It’s slightly textured. Not as in-your-face textured as some other brands. Violet holo and antique silver glitters are scattered throughout the pearly gold base. It can be used alone with two coats, but I chose Ziv to really make this mani pop.

I’ll be using this mani for my Mani Mondays on Facebook shot next week! These lacquers all have amazing longevity, even with all the torture I put them through. It’s always bittersweet changing colors. But a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s got to do!

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