ILNP Haul and First Impressions

Hey all I am here with another ILNP Haul.  Seriously.  I have a problem with these polishes.  I am seriously addicted!  The people that created these have a direct line to my heart.  These polishes are just amazing.  I absolutely love them!

I recently picked up four new ones, all from the summer collections.  And I am in the process of placing another order.

Closure

The first of the latest colors that I have picked up is Closure.  This is a beautiful strawberry red holographic polish.  The formula is perfect.  Smooth and easy to work with.  This is a thicker formula than I usually get from their polishes, but it is so easy to work with.  Two coats and it is completely opaque.  You will need a topcoat, it dries a little dull, but worth it.  Amazing and unique color.  The only other red holographic I own is more of a dark brick red.  This is perfect for the summer!

DSCN1796This next one is Super Juiced.  Extremely unique to my collection This is a purple crelly polish with a pink duo-chrome shimmer running through it.  Opaque in two to three coats.  You will need a top coat as it dries almost matte, like a neon polish.  This formula is a tad on the thin side, it wants to run into my cuticles when I have too much on the brush.  Beautiful polish.   A must have!

Honor Roll

Next is Honor Roll.  This is a gorgeous inky blue holographic polish.  Opaque in two easy coats with a fabulous formula.  I have one other polish that is like this and that is from FUN Lacquer.  A great polish for that statement nail look in the summer.

Walking HomeLast but not least is Walking Home.  If you own Color Club’s Eternal Beauty, you don’t need this one.  I do have to say that I like this one more than Color Clubs, the purple is more vibrant in Walking Home.  Two coats and its completely opaque.  You will need a top coat for this one and Honor Roll as it dries a little dull.  The holo in these polishes is just amazing.  These photos were taken inside and no flash, this is just the lighting that I have available in my room.

I am as always, extremely impressed with ILNP, I preordered these on June 12 and got them in the mail on the 29th.  These have been restocked as of July 3rd, so get them while they are still available.  They are incredible reasonable on their prices.  And the shipping is really fast.  I am in love with this brand of polish.  If I had to get rid of all of my polishes and only keep one brand, this would be the one.

If you have purchased any polishes from the ILNP brand let me know which ones you got and what your thoughts are on them.

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I Love Nail Polish

I recently bought several polishes from ILNP brand.  I decided that I wanted to review them for you all.  These are mostly from the spring 2015 line.

Thappily ever afterhis is Happily Ever After.  Just look at it!  It is a lilac holographic with a ton of silver flakies.  It is to die for!  Every time I take this off I want to put it back on!  It is so shiny that it is opaque in two coats.  The application is really smooth.  The formula is perfect, not to thick and not too thin.  I may need to purchase a back up bottle.

 

 

 

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Fame is similar to Happily Ever After.  It is a light gold holographic polish with a ton of gold and silver flakies in it.  Opaque in two coats, this polish is to die for!  The application is so smooth that you wouldn’t think it had flakies in it and the formula is that same as Happily Ever After.  Beautiful polish.  I am in love with this, another one I may have to back up!

 

hush hHush (H) effortlessly shifts through spectacularly vivid hues of teal, blue, violet, orange, and red depending on the lighting you’re in.  It is opaque in three coats and it just stunning.  I typically follow the trend of the seasons but this is beautiful enough for all year wear.

 

mega s

Mega S is the MEGA (S) is the brightest, most intense pure holographic nail polish that I now own.  It is so stunning, and in the sunlight, if could stop traffic!  It is opaque in two-three coats depending on your application.  The formula is spot on.  A little on the thin side, but not hard to work with.  This came just in time.  I was actually going to wear Butter London’s Dodgy Barnett the day this arrived, but my bottle was apparently empty…. such great timing!

 

black orchidBlack orchid is probably their most notorious polish out there!  Black Orchid is an absolutely gorgeous deep burgundy / purple holographic polish.  Opaque in two coats with a perfect formula.  This polish is the bee’s knees!  It is so rich and vampy.  The holo properties are just stunning!  You need this in your life!  This polish came out in the Fall 2014 collection.

 

 

ILNPChampagneBlush

The lovely Champagne Blush is a sophisticated vintage pink holographic polish enveloped by a wonderfully crisp gold hue.  It kind of that grandma pink color, but I don’t care, it is beautiful!  It is the perfect natural pink color for my skin tone.  I daylight the holo in it is spectacular.  Opaque in two coats and the formula is perfect.  Not to think or thin.  I love this polish.

 

 

Overall I am extremely happy with these polishes.  They are the first of the ILNP Brand that I own.  Thank you jessface90 for inspiring this purchase.  These are just spectacular polishes.  Each one of them is unique.  I don’t have anything in my collection like them.  I love them.  I will continue to purchase from ILNP.  These polishes run around the $10.00 mark.  Shipping is fast and easy.  the packaging is fun and they are well packed!  The bottles are simple but sophisticated.  You can purchase these and many more from their website ILNP.

Note:  These photos were taken from ILNP site, as it seems that every time I go to upload my own photos they seem to disappear.

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Alice in Deadland

Alice in Deadland written by Mainak Dhar took me by total surprise.  Yes this is another Alice in wonderland style of book.  But they are so good! As you can tell this year has been all about going down the rabbit hole, in many different ways and styles.  So without further ado, here is my review.

Alice is a 15-year-old girl that grows up in the Zombie Apocalypse in India near Delhi.  She sees a biter and follows him down a hole in the ground, only to discover a who new world, oh and the zombie is wearing bunny ears.  After being captured by the biter, she is taken to the Queen of the Biters, Dr. Protima who after being bitten herself takes one of the only vaccines and becomes a half-breed.  Alice doesn’t believe what she is seeing or hearing, as the Queen tells her that she will be the one to bring peace to both sides.  We find out that the biters can actually co-exist with humans.  that they are more like animals than mindless cannibals.

“Civilization as we know it ended more than fifteen years ago, leaving as its legacy barren wastelands called the Deadland and a new terror for the humans who survived hordes of undead Biters.

Fifteen year-old Alice has spent her entire life in the Deadland, her education consisting of how best to use guns and knives in the ongoing war for survival against the Biters. One day, Alice spots a Biter disappearing into a hole in the ground and follows it, in search of fabled underground Biter bases.

What Alice discovers there propels her into an action-packed adventure that changes her life and that of all humans in the Deadland forever. An adventure where she learns the terrible conspiracy behind the ruin of humanity, the truth behind the origin of the Biters, and the prophecy the mysterious Biter Queen believes Alice is destined to fulfill.

A prophecy based on the charred remains of the last book in the Deadland- a book called Alice in Wonderland.” (Good Reads)

This one was a little hard for me to get into in the beginning, but once I got into it, it was hard to put down.  This is the first book in the trilogy, although Mainak Dhar’s website shows many many more than just three.  Any who.  I really like this.  It was similar to the others that I had read, but different in so many ways.  The other books are all about destruction of the zombies and this is about co-existing with them.  There are a lot of political ties to the issues we are currently having (China wanting to take over the world, terrorist groups, cults, etc.), which I think for a book that is geared towards young adults and teens is a good thing because I think everyone needs to be aware of what is happening around the world.

Some of my favorite quotes from this novel include:

“She looked back at the child again, and this time his eyes met hers.  There was no innocence, no love, just the blank, hate-filled expression that was characteristic of biters….”

“When people are scared enough, they begin to accept any form on tyranny because unquestioning obedience to unknown masters is better than facing known dangers.”

I really liked this book, not just because it was Alice in Wonderland styled, but because it was different, way different from all of the other books that I have read.  I would like to give this book four stars of five.  And I starting the next one as soon as this goes live.


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Be sure to check out Mainak Dhar’s website here, for other titles and updates!  If you have read this book, let me know what your thoughts were on it.  Did you like it or not?  Why, and what were your favorite parts.  I think after I finish this trilogy I am reading The Cubicle Manifesto….It just sounds so good!

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Glisten and Glow

Hey all, I have a nail polish related post for you all.  Last week I received my first every indie polishes from Glisten and Glow.  So before I launch into my review of the two that I received let me give you a little back story.

So as I ave previously mentioned I am a YouTube junkie.  And one of the women that I watch is Nicole from Young Wild and Polished.  She is super funny and addicting to watch.  She loves camels and is just great.  She is very good when it comes to giving reviews of products and when I am doing homework on something that I am interesting in buying, she is the first person that I look for because I know she has all the latest in makeup trends.  This is the link to her YouTube channel: Young Wild and Polished.

So she did a collaboration with Jill from Glisten and Glow, who is the creator of the famed hk girl topcoat.  I am already a fan of the topcoat, but I have never gotten any of her polishes.  So when Nicole announced that she had two polishes coming out with Glisten and Glow, I caved and finally bought my first indie polishes.  One is a blurple holographic and the other is a micro glitter polish.  They are gorgeous!

I will insert pictures here and these are taken directly from glisten and Glows sight, I will link the pictures with her website.

On Jills site, she describes them as the following

Good Day: gorgeous kinda blue, kinda purple beauty with a linear holo and shimmy and a little bit of errthang in a jellie formula

Topaz: gorgeous micro glitter that is totally opaque in 2-3 coats. Micro glitters in medium pink, medium blue, dark pink, silver and black with that added holo glittery bling.  This can also be worn without topcoat as a texture.

They can be purchase together or seperately.  They are $10.50 each or $20.00 for the pair.

Now I am not really a big fan of jellie polishes, but these are so amazing.  You can get Good day opaque in two coats depending on how thick you want your polish.  I was a little disapointed with Topaz as it was not opaque in 2-3 coats as stated on the website.  so I will have to find a sheer nude to put on under it, I am just not a fan of a visible nail line.

Overall I give them 4 out of 5 stars and highly recommend them to everyone.  I am not sure how long they will be available, so get them while you can!

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Early Christmas for me

So My Christmas to myself finally arrived, I was pretty excited about it showing up before Christmas, so I can wear them for our party.  YAY.  After finishing up all of the Christmas shopping I had to do for family and friends, I decided to do something for myself, besides this is the best time to get things that you have been lemming after because of the fantastic sales.  So I did.  Now they weren’t really on sale, but my Sephora doesn’t carry it in the store.  So I had to buy online.  I am so glad that I did.  I have been looking at these two colors online for quite some time.

So I bought two new shades from Marc Jacobs Polish Line.  I bought Secret Love and Cora.  I am excited about them.

 Marc Jacobs secret love- eggplant purple (sephora.com)

 Marc Jacobs Cora- black grape (sephora.com)

Both of these colors are dark, but rich and gorgeous!  I am absolutely in love with them.  Today I am wearing Cora on my fingers and Secret Love on my toes.  They are both beautiful shades, although Cora is more red than grape.  The formula on both is amazing and Secret love is almost opaque in one coat.  I always do two anyway.

So Merry Christmas to me!