I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) Holos Swatch and Review

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.

ILNP Grape Alicious

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.

ILNP Raspberry Beret

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.

ILNP Simply Adorable

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.

ILNP My Private Rainbow (Scattered) over China Glaze First Mate

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.

ilnpsizesI 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.

Get social. The ILNP facebook community is a MUST-follow for every polish addict. Interact with nearly 150,000 other lacquer fanatics and see awesome manis from around the web. You can also find ILNP on Instagram.

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.

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  1. I love all 4 of these polishes. Simply Adorable is my favorite. They all look awesome and your nails are fabulous. I had to cut all of mine down last night as 2 were quite cracked when I took my polish off :(

  2. Sotengelen says:

    I REALLY love these! Do they deliver world wide?

  3. KD says:

    With swatches like these, you can spam me anytime ;)

  4. Deb Merris says:

    These are beautiful, love them all. You do such good work, keep it up. Gotta have some.

  5. Susan says:

    Gah! I love them all, can’t pick a favorite. The look reminds me a lot of a-England, any thoughts on that re: color or coverage?

  6. Raina says:

    wow these look awesome — love the blue and purple in particular!

  7. These are gorgeous! I really want Simply Adorablue – sadly they’re sold out, but I did snag a Monterey Bay mini, which also seems like it could satisfy my craving for a dark teal holo.

  8. Squeaky says:

    I have such a crush on ILNP, all of the polishes look amazing! Can’t wait to get my hands on a few of these too :D

  9. Barbra ILNP says:

    Ahhh! These swatches look AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing. This was my first attempt at making holos and I already have some new colors in the works :)

    I’m so bummed I didn’t make more of these colors! must…make…larger…batches!!

  10. Chanelle says:

    I wish I had every ILNP polish! They are simply my favorite indie company. Sadly I wasn’t able to grab all the holos I wanted, but I got Grande Sunset…which I LOVE! Your swatches are beautiful. :)

  11. Lena Payne says:

    I love Grape Alicious and Raspberry Beret. I have to have them both!

  12. these are gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! i can see why you love nail polish polish polish!

  13. Mmmmm The colours are gorgeous!! Gotta add them to my wishlist!

  14. POW Nails says:

    I couldn’t love these polishes more! The raspberry one is so amazingly fab :)

  15. Oh man, these swatches and polishes are stunning. Raspberry Beret is my favorite I think. Also, I like your bumper sticker idea lol

  16. Rebecca Russell says:

    Gorgeous colors!

  17. Deborah says:

    Great swatches! Love to see them in the sun :).

  18. Samantha says:

    Love these holos, especially the purple and teal… but I went to ILNPs website and can’t find them. Oh noes!!! Are they not released yet?

  19. Carrie jenkins says:

    If anybody still has a full grape or raspberry they can or want to sell please email me. carriejenkins707@gmail.com

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