Summer Gradient with I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) Bikini Bottoms and Funshine Smoothie from the Summer Collection 2014
I do believe I’ve loved every single I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) I’ve ever tried. I only wish my photography setup could remotely do Barbra’s creations justice. But alas, my camera struggles (I once swatched and edited a bunch of ILNP holos and ultra chromes THREE separate times because the pics didn’t represent the polish!). But I assure you that they’re amazing and if you own any ILNPs, you’ll agree. There are two shades in the new summer collection that I knew I wanted to use together from the moment I saw them: Funshine Smoothie, a golden yellow holo, and Bikini Bottoms, a crazy intense pink holo. I had big plans to do some stamping over this gradient, but I was too in love with it to risk it. :)
My photos show the holographic sparkliness, but don’t quite capture the rainbow. I polished Funshine Smoothie over the entire nail and then used a makeup sponge striped with both colors to create the gradient. I wanted the nails to be more pink than yellow. I love this. It’s reminds me of a pink grapefruit for some reason (I know…it’s a stretch – but it’s seriously what comes to mind!)
I hope you snatched up a few of the 2014 Summer Collection polishes during the pre-order! The full release includes five bright, summery holos, three amazing ultra chromes and three they-might-have-magic-in-them holo ultra chromes. I have an idea for the blue (Summer Stargazer) and deep teal (Rehab) holos that I can’t wait to try. I need more time for polish! What does it mean when you contemplate taking a break from your nail blog so you can polish your nails more? LOL. [ILNP bottle images shots below...click to enlarge]
The formula on the two holos I used here was excellent and the yellow covered in just two coats. I finished with one coat of G&G HK Girl topcoat.
I Love Nail Polish holos, cremes, glitters and jellies retail for $10 each. Ultra Chromes and Holo Ultra Chromes are $12.50. The Summer Collection pre-order has closed (pre-ordered polishes will ship on 28 May). Be sure to follow ILNP on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter to get the scoop on when the collection will be available again in the ILNP store!
Disclosure: Products in this post were provided by ILNP for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.