Today I have an incredibly exciting post to share with you. I have swatches of the new I Love Nail Polish Ultra Chromes collection!!! When I saw Barbra post about these on her Facebook page I squealed. I simply had to have them! Imagine my surprise when they arrived on my doorstep yesterday. NO WORDS! They are simply the most amazing polishes, EVER!
If you are unfamiliar with I Love Nail Polish, they are an indie lacquer brand from the US. Famous for her attention to detail, owner Barbra creates stunning glitters, holographic polishes, cremes, duochromes and now… multichromes! As always, they come in the cutest boxes with a heart window. Gorgeous packaging? Check!
From left to right: Cyngus Loop, My Little Glacier, Birefringence and Mutagen.
Nope, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. This is what they genuinely look like! Magic in a bottle. They are seriously the most intense multichromes I’ve ever seen. The round ILNP bottle lends itself perfectly toward showing off the colour shift.
All swatches below are one coat layered over black. I personally always layer duochromes and multichromes over black, because it shows the strongest effect. Also because I am super careful with them and don’t want to use them up too quickly. 😀 One coat of these Ultra Chromes is enough for a mind blowing effect! Let’s take a look.
I Love Nail Polish – Cyngus Loop: First up is Cyngus Loop, a gorgeous warm purple multichrome that shifts from purple to orange to yellow and to green. As you can see, even on the nails the effect and shift is so strong! You can easily catch all colour shifts in person, and you’ll see different colours depending on which light setting you are in. Whenever I wear multichromes I find myself dancing my nails around wherever I go (and probably looking a little ridiculous while doing so, but NO REGRETS!). 😀
I Love Nail Polish – Cyngus Loop: As some of you may have guessed, this is Cyngus Loop shown underwater! A trick I learned from Lin. If you dunk your nails in water, the light breaks in a different way, allowing you to see the entire colour shift. I’m no scientist so don’t ask me why it does this, but let’s all just sit in silence for a minute and admire how amazing this looks… *swoon*
I Love Nail Polish – My Little Glacier: This is My Little Glacier, a gorgeous metallic blue that shift from blue to purple to orange. This is definitely the most subtle out of all four but I still think it’s absolutely gorgeous. It has a really stunning sparkly silver fleck to it. The colour shift is less visible in this picture but it’s definitely there in person! Mostly depending on the light setting.
I Love Nail Polish – My Little Glacier: This is My Little Glacier swatched underwater. This definitely shows the colour shift a lot better! When I shifted my nails even further back, the effect was even stronger. Words simply fail me! Multichromes are easily my favourite finish next to cremes. They are just so mesmerizing! I really adore the metallic blue shade of My Little Glacier.
I Love Nail Polish – Birefringence: Next up is Birefringence, a gorgeous electric blue (or turquoise depending on your light setting) that shifts from blue to purple to pink to red to orange and to green. The shift is similar to Cyngus Loop but the main colour of this is blue rather than purple. As I mentioned, in some light settings it looks like a bright turquoise, almost teal, rather than an electric blue. Because of that, it’s probably the most unique out of all four shades!
I Love Nail Polish – Birefringence: Again, this is Birefringence swatched underwater. I am simply amazed at how beautifully photographing underwater captures the colour shift. I’m wearing this shade on my nails while writing this, and when I hold my fingers up to my face my nails are completely turquoise blue, and when I lay them down next to me they are bright orange. Just amazing!
I Love Nail Polish – Mutagen: And finally we have Mutagen. This is easily my favourite out of the four. It’s a bright green multichrome that shifts from green to blue to purple to pink to red and finally to orange. You can definitely see it shifting to blue and purple on the nails, even more so in person. My pose here isn’t the best to show off the effect to the fullest, so obviously I have another underwater shot for you!
I Love Nail Polish – Mutagen: And here it is, the last underwater shot! Yep, this one is definitely my favourite! I’m not even going to bother trying to describe this, in my opinion, the picture says it all! 😀 AMAZING!
The formula on all of these was really flawless. They applied easily and one coat over black was enough for a very strong multichrome effect. You can also get complete opacity at around two coats (!) if you prefer to not use a black base coat! The names of these shades may seem a little unusual at first, but they are so clever (google them!). Barbra did an absolutely amazing job with these! Hats off!
The I Love Nail Polish Ultra Chromes will go up for sale very very soon. I recommend keeping an eye on the (very popular!) ILNP Facebook page and subscribing to the newsletter so you’ll be the first to know. In the meantime, you can enter the awesome giveaway on the official website for a chance to win the entire set. What are you waiting for?! 😀
Which one is your favourite? Are you dying to get your hands on these? Let me know in the comments!