February 02, 2018

Brand Challenge: ILNP


ILNP swatch

Hello readers,
I decided to try something new for 2018 where at the beginning of each month I choose a brand in my collection to focus on. This doesn't mean I'll wear the brand exclusively during the month since I have all sorts of fun stuff to swatch and review for you guys, but I'll try to pick something from the brand of the month when I'm picking a polish from my stash to wear. I think this will help me rediscover some shades that are tucked away in drawers and boxes. For January I chose ILNP.

Sweet Serenade

ILNP Sweet SerenadeILNP Sweet Serenade

Sweet Serenade features a dark purple to green duochrome base with tiny blue flakes. There are also hints of blue shift in shaded lighting. The formula was a tad thick (though I've had this bottle for a while so it could just be age) but well pigmented. I needed two coats for full coverage. This poish dries with a slightly less than shiny finish, so top coat does help bring everything together. Photos show two coats of Sweet Serenade with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

ILNP Sweet Serenade swatch

ILNP Sweet Serenade

ILNP Sweet Serenade review

Sirene (H)

ILNP Sirene HILNP Sirene H

Sirene (H) is a green to purple multichrome with a subtle holo shimmer in direct lighting. In shaded lighting it switches gears to a shift of blue, teal and purple. The formula was sheer but easy to apply. Three coats thin coats were needed for full coverage. This one is super shifty. Photos show three coats of Sirene (H) with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

ILNP Sirene H swatch

ILNP Sirene H

ILNP Sirene H review

... and a couple more in shaded lighting so you can see the blue and turquoise come out to play. Yes, that is the same polish.

ILNP Sirene H swatch

ILNP Sirene H review

Harbour Island

ILNP Harbour IslandILNP Harbour Island

Harbour Island features a sheer turquoise jelly base with a flecked holo shimmer. This is described by ILNP as a a polish that can be worn over other polishes or built to opacity. Layered over other shades? Definitely. Built up to full coverage? Not so much. I used three coats here and my nail lines are still very visible. I also found the formula quite thin in consistency and as a result I had more cuticle flooding than usual. Photos show three coats of Harbour Island with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

ILNP Harbour Island swatch

ILNP Harbour Island

ILNP Harbour Island review

Time In A Bottle

ILNP Time In A BottleILNP Time In A Bottle

Time In A Bottle features a deep teal jelly base with silver metallic flakes and tiny holo flakes. The formula was easy to work with though sheer. I used three coats and still didn't get full coverage. My nail tips are still pretty obvious, which is disapointing. Photos show three coats of Time In A Bottle with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

ILNP Time In A Bottle swatch

ILNP Time In A Bottle

ILNP Time In A Bottle review

Long Walks

ILNP Long WalksILNP Long Walks

Long Walks features a light taupe base with a subtle scatter holo shimmer, strong copper flash and a sprinkling of gold flecks. The formula was very easy to work with taking three thin coats for full coverage. Photos show three coats of Long Walks with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

ILNP Long Walks swatch

ILNP Long Walks

ILNP Long Walks review

My Little Glacier (H)

ILNP My Little Glacier (H)ILNP My Little Glacier (H)

My Little Glacier (H) feature a steely blue metallic base with a subtle shift aqua and a soft scatter holo shimmer. The formula was easy to work with taking two coats for full coverage. I also didn't have any issues with brush strokes despite the metallic formula which was a very pleasant surprise. Photos show two coats of My Little Glacier (H) with one coat of Girly Bits Cosmetics What A Rush top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

ILNP My Little Glacier (H) swatch

ILNP My Little Glacier (H)

ILNP My Little Glacier (H) review

Conclusion

Overall Long Walks and Sirene (H) were my favorites of the ILNP I pulled out of my collection this month. I wanted to love Harbour Island and Time In A Bottle but the sheer formulas just did not mix with my nails. You can find it and many more on

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Happy polishing,
Michelle

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