Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by ILNP.
Today will be a rare day with two posts. I love Digit-al Dozen week – but I hate to delay swatching polish that deserves to be swatched! My third Digit-al Dozen bling mani will be posted this afternoon. Sorry in advance for SPAMMING my email subscribers!
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know I recently received a beautiful package of goodies from Barbra at I Love Nail Polish (ILNP). This was seriously like Christmas for me. I love ILNP nail polish (ILILNPNP - I need a bumper sticker!) Today I have four polishes from her new holographic line, three jewel-toned colors and one clear topcoat. All have an ultra-fine, scattered holo effect. It’s subtle…but not quite as subtle as my photos depict…my indoor shots don’t do the rainbow-y goodness justice. All four polishes really come to life in the sun.
First up is Grape Alicious. The name is perfect. It’s a deep, eye-catching Welch’s Grape Juice purple. It’s really spectacular outdoors. My swatch is three coats.
Next is Raspberry Beret. Stick the letters B-E-R-R and Y into any polish name and I’m on board! I’m swooning over this one. In fact, I may need a backup! This is three thin coats.
Next is Simply Adorable. ILNP describes it as an aqua. It was a little darker than I was expecting…closer to a jade shade. But very beautiful. My swatch is three coats.
And the last one I have for today is My Private Rainbow, a clear holographic topcoat. ILNP has two versions, a scattered holo and a linear-scattered holo. My swatch is the scattered version. In keeping with the jewel-toned theme, I layered just one coat of My Private Rainbow (S) over China Glaze First Mate. The result is really fantastic. My Private Rainbow reminds me of China Glaze Fairy Dust – but the ILNP formula is much smoother. The other day I wore My Private Rainbow over Dior Purple Mix and got a TON of compliments! It’s a great polish to spice up any other color in your collection.
Application for each was a breeze. The formula is really buttery and easy to apply. I had to use 3 coats of the colored polish for coverage – which is typical to achieve a saturated result with a holo polish. ILNP has a new polish base which doesn’t have a strong odor like before (but personally, I like the smell of strong nail polish…tee hee). All swatches are finished with a coat of Seche Vite – which didn’t effect the holo at all.
I really like these four polishes. They aren’t in-your-face holo, but sometimes it’s nice to have a subtler version. While the colors don’t specifically scream “Spring” or “Summer” to me, they are beautiful year-round shades and I believe that’s what Barbra intended for this holographic line. Right now there are 13 total colors. You can buy ILNP from the online store for $10 (12ml). You can also get cute ultra-minis for $3.75. These 3ml bottles are a perfect sample size if you want to try out a new color or just throw a bunch in your bag when traveling.
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So which one is your favorite? Anyone picked up any of the other holos not featured here?
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by ILNP. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.