Sally Hansen with I Love Nail Polish- Don’t Trample My Roses Swatch

First of all, i apologise for the quality of this picture. It doesnt accurately show the glitter in Don’t Trample My Roses which i’m very pleased with! I really like it over black, a combo i wouldn’t usually have thought of :). It’s so pretty! Maybes me want to layer all of my glitter top coats over black! In case you’re wondering, the black base is Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Onyx.

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Current Indie Favourites #2 I Love Nail Polish

Hello again! A few days ago i posted my first installment of my current indie favorites( found here: https://indienailblog.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/current-indie-favourites-1-digital-nails/), so today it is time to show you another of my favorite indie brands! Introducing the perfectly named I Love Nail Polish or ILNP/I<3NP for short 🙂 My favourite thing about this brand has to be the professional quality, and how this is beautifully mixed with indie shades. You feel like you’re getting the best of both worlds, a high quality salon polish and a unique indie glitter/shade.

Here is the owner Barbra’s description of ILNP:

‘Founded in 2012, ILNP started out as a hobby that quickly turned into a unique way to express a passion for detail, color, and all things fashion.’

Barbra has come really far with ILNP in a just a year! This is one of those of those indie brands i can see going mainstream/retail at some point and being place high up with the likes of A England etc. Here are some BEAUTIFUL photos of ILNP polishes:

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Sniffany

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Glass Slipper

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Army Surplus

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What the Funk

I decided to show you 4 pictures, all showing different types of polishes available by ILNP. The first, ‘Sniffany’ is one of many creams. The second, ‘Glass Slipper’ is a glitter topper. The third, ‘Army Surplus’ is a holo, and last but not least the fourth, ‘What the Funk’ is a glitter with a cream base. ILNP also do glitter jelly polishes i believe.

ILNP are well known mostly for their incredible holographic polishes. I have seen a ton of holos by indie polish makers but none compare ( besides perhaps those in the Digital Nails store). The amount oh holographic pigment in these polishes is insane, and offers a sophisticated but fun look! A few of these holos are actually very subtle and office friendly including ‘Cashmere Sweater’, ‘A Touch of Mint’ and ‘Down Comforter’.

I always get a great giggle thinking ‘ I love, I Love Nail Polish’ but i really really do. I own just one polish by them atm, and it was the last one made. Barbra helped me to find it on the website ( i was searching on etsy) and i managed to scoop it up! I’m so glad i did as it is BEAUTIFUL. It is a glitter topper called ‘Don’t Trample My Roses’. I’m wearing it on my toes at the moment over OPI You’re Such a Budapest! ( trying the nail envy 2 week treatment on my poor bare fingernails) and it’s just so pretty! Here are some pictures:

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Macro Shot

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Applied to a false nail

My toes look VERY similar to the middle swatch which is entirely coincidence! I just decided on a lilac base to make the colour pop…it was between lilac and light pink.

Here’s hoping i inspired you to go check out ILNP. If you do want to, here are some details:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ilnpbrand?ref=ts&fref=ts

Website: http://www.ilnp.com/

Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ILoveNP?ref=seller_info

( Note: if you find something on the website or etsy store which is sold out then shoot Barba a message to see if its in stock on the other site. E.g if it’s not available on etsy ask if it is on the online store- or just check it out yourself!)

Now i’m going to leave you with a gorgeous image of the print used on the ILNP tissue paper for packing.

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Fourth of July Indie Polishes

As we are fast approaching July i thought i would take today to show you guys some great indie fourth of july inspired polishes! Born and raised in the UK, the fourth of july isnt a holiday i celebrate which is quite naughty considering i am half American! Naturally, these polishes all carry a red white and blue theme, so if you’re a fellow Brit you can also use these to celebrate your own national pride!

First up is this gorgeous duo by Franken Frosting

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Applied to a false nail

You can purchase on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154296940/limited-time-4th-of-july-duo-nail-polish?ref=shop_home_active

Or on the Franken Frosting website:

http://www.frankenfrosting.com/product/limited-time-4th-of-july-duo

Next up is this super patriotic glitter polish by Starrily

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You can purchase ‘Patriot’ on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/106510504/patriot-handmade-nail-polish-full-bottle?ref=shop_home_active

Whilst not specifically designed as a fourth of july polish i think this one still fits the bill, the cute little glitter hearts really make this polish. Here is I Love Nail Polish’s ‘Candy Gram’

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This photo shows a ultra mini bottle and not a full sized polish

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You can purchase the full sized bottle on their online store here:

http://www.ilnp.com/nail-polish/candy-gram.html?

These are just a few Fourth of July polishes, you can find tons more at the links provided below:

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/110972483/custom-blended-nail-polish-stars-n?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153542568/1776-fourth-of-july-glitter-nail-polish?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/154052527/grand-finale-4th-of-july-glitter-nail?ref=shop_home_active ( new indie polish creator so show some support!)

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153866565/le-grand-finale?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153861480/le-firecracker?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153868163/le-fireworks-in-a-bottle?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153866091/le-stars-and-dots?ref=shop_home_active

http://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/153860718/le-america?ref=shop_home_active

Sorry for the link heavy post! Hope you find some great fourth of july polishes!