ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies Part 1 (2014)


First:  I would like to apologize for the current lack of posts.  While prepping for swatching a couple weeks ago, I nicked one of my cuticles on my swatching hand badly due to vigorous scraping with a cuticle pusher.  So all of y'all out there who use metal cuticle pushers, be gentle!

I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My cuticle has almost completely healed during the break, so I can go back to swatching hopefully this weekend.

This post is WAY overdue.  I was going to swatch this collection for Hey Aprill (formerly Glitter.Gloss.Garbage.) FOUR years ago.  I have the initial 13 polishes from the original launch; from what I can see on ILNP's website is that there are now 20 in the line.

In nail polish world, every year or so, there's a trendy new pigment or polish ingredient.  Back in 2010, it was the foil glass-fleck effect first seen in Zoya Sparkle.  At the end of 2014, ILNP released their Ultra Chrome Flakie collection.  These flakies are also known as "Ultra Chameleon Chrome" (UCC) flakies.  In 2015, UCC flakies would be featured in numerous indie brands.  

When I initially planned this post, I had individual polish bases planned out to coordinate with the toppers.  For uniformity and convenience, however, I picked a plain black creme instead.  I feel like the black background lets the colors of the flakies shine rather than being distracted by a base color.

Atlantis (2 coats over black)

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Brilliance (2 coats over black)

Cold Fusion (2 coats over black)

Electric Carnival (2 coats over black)