Polish News: ILNP Holiday Collection pre-order

Hey dears! It’s the start of another weekend!! Hope your week has been going well so far (:

Anyways, just thought I’ll share this with all of you! The ILNP Holiday Collection is here and if I had money….I would be splurging my money on these babies without a second thought. *drools*. I shan’t keep you all from viewing these gorgeous creations, so on to the email I received this morning! 😀


Finally! It’s time!

The ILNP Holiday Collection is here and it’s nothing short of spectacular! This small but beautiful 3 polish collection is absolutely perfect for holiday fanatics like myself!

In the collection you’ll find two gorgeous and mega festive holographic polishes along with a jaw-dropping NEW Ultra Chrome!

Be sure to pre-order the polishes you want EARLY so that I can get them shipped to you ASAP! I want to make sure all of you are able to enjoy them during the holidays!

I won’t keep you too long: Click here to visit the ILNP shop

A Fresh Evergreen

A Fresh Evergreen is a crisp, forest green colored polish packed with holographic sparkle. It took a few tricks to keep the green this deep and saturated with this amount of holo… but I pulled it off and I love it! It’s absolutely perfect for the season!

Very Ornamental

Very Ornamental is a lusciously vibrant crimson red polish loaded with holographic sparkle and a precise touch of effect pigments. The end result is a festive and sultry red that will dance on your fingertips!


This is the brand new Ultra Chrome that everyone’s been waiting for! Nostalgia is an AMAZINGLY INTENSE color shifting polish. Expect to see greens, golds, and reds (and everything in between) at every turn!

The mirror finish of this polish is astounding and it practically glows on your hands it’s so vibrant.

WARNING: This polish is SEVERELY distracting. This is no joke. You will find yourself constantly staring at your nails (drive safe people) and you WILL be interrupted a few times a day, mid-conversation, with questions about how your nails are “doing that.”

Don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂

The swatches below are of the SAME polish (different models) taken at different angles under different lighting.

I hope you love the new collection… until next time!

You’ve all been amazingly supportive and encouraging over the last year and a half. You all have no idea how much every little comment, “like”, and even criticism has helped me push forward with ILNP. So from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

I’m going to make absolutely sure 2014 is full of fantastic polishes and wonderful surprises 🙂

A huge thank you to ChrissyAi and XOXO Alexis Leigh for their last minute help with swatches! Please be sure to check out their blogs for more!

If you need anything or have any questions, feel free to contact me by replying to this email or sending an email to support@ilnp.com!

-Barbra 🙂

Just look at those gorgeous pretties. I figure you all will need to break out your wallets and run over to ILNP’s shop before it all sells out! Sometimes I wish I stayed in the States just to save on shipping costs ):



Black Sheep Lacquer swatch and review- Luna

*Continuing the swatch and review of the Black Sheep Lacquer polishes which I won in a giveaway/contest. Previous post can be viewed here.



Hey guys! Good morning~~ So today I have another of Erin’s gorgeous creations, Luna.

Erin’s description: This nail polish shifts color from a rich gold, to red and then to a violet. It must be painted over a dark base to get this effect.

IMG_3740edit Look at that duo/multichrome goodness.

My swatches all show Luna, from index finger to ring finger, one coat, over black(yes, the cranky one) and two coats(one thin and medium).


As you can see, this polish starts out rather sheer, with obvious VNL. However, a second medium coat was able to level it all out and give a nice finish. No issues with formula here, although I was initially unused to the size of the brush as it is a mini bottle. Not the fault of this polish though! (:

I did have some difficulties applying this polish in the beginning, as I started out applying 2 thin coats over black and didn’t get decent coverage. Silly me went over one more time with a medium-thick range coat without waiting for everything to dry off, causing some uneven coverage on the middle finger! It didn’t help that my black polish was being cranky and uncooperative too. Thankfully, Seche Vite did smooth out some of the uneven texture.

IMG_3709edit top coat only applied on middle.

As you can see, without top coat, Luna in itself has a gorgeous shine under light. She(I think of Luna as a female) shows her various colours even without black, with a rose gold/violet shimmer in the foil-like effect of the polish. Over black, that’s where her purple nature comes out to play. The violet is extremely dominant and is simply gorgeous.

IMG_3713edit < Trying to capture the shifts in colours!

I definitely prefer Luna over black for my skin tone, it’s is more forgiving and doesn’t have an ‘old’ feel which the rose gold/gold-pink/red? gives me. I can see this more on my toes or for accents(also because I have a mini, and want to save the polish). ^^

Formula-wise, like all of Black Sheep Lacquer’s polishes, it is big 3-free. Also, due to the foil like nature of the polish, I do think one needs to be careful when applying. Removal was a breeze for this.

Which would you prefer, Luna on its own or over black?


*Products were won by me and review is my honest opinion. I was not paid by Black Sheep Lacquer to do this review.