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I apologize that Mani Monday got off to a ridiculously late start. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a chronic procrastinator. But I still wanted to share a festive Valentine’s Day - inspired manicure for your enjoyment.
This week’s polish picks are a combination of the Wet n Wild One Step Wonder Gel in Stay Classy and ILNP Nail Lacquer in Juliette which is described as a ‘Rose Gold Holographic’ nail polish. If I had to describe Juliette in one word, it would obviously be:
In three words:
Simple, yet Intoxicating.
Barbara, the shop owner, carries a gorgeous variety of holographic polishes that would make any nail enthusiast cream their panties. Most products in the ILNP shop retail for $10, with the exception of the really fancy ‘color-shifting chromes’ that retail for $12.50. Ten dollars seems like a reasonable price for a beautiful pink ‘holo’ that’s just as eye-catching in person as it is in the pictures, until you notice the $4 shipping fee. It’s definitely not enough to be a deal breaker, but it’s still a lowkey kick in the crotch. Hey, that’s just the nature of Etsy.
Juliette is the only shade I picked up. It goes on like any other intense glitter polish, and reminds me of L’Oreal’s line of glitter nail colors, but with two main differences:
There’s something about the ILNP glitters that allow it to capture the light in a way that makes it sparkle to perfection.
When you layer a thick top coat over it, (I used Seche Vite) the texture evens out completely which, to me, gives it a certain magical aura.
Can you tell this is my first holographic polish?
For those of you who don’t believe in true love and who think Valentine’s Day is a scam created by Hallmark, I feel sorry for you. I really do. Without an open heart, I would have never found Juliette. Just keep that in mind.
If you’ve tried ILNP, I would love to know what your experience has been. If not, I would recommend it if you want to try out an indie brand or if you’re just looking for a good holographic formula.
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