Some major swatch spam today and some polishes that have been sitting in the swatch pile for quite some time. When ILNP had their rebrand (back in October of last year) I snapped these babies up but as gorgeous as the colours are, I didn’t get around to swatching them for months. And then I hated the pictures I’d taken. Like really hated them. So much so that I promptly deleted them. Yes, they were that bad. It took me another few months to get around to swatching them again. I’d like to say the swatch drawer is overwhelming but really I have no justifiable excuse.
First up is Funshine Smoothie, the perfect shade of yellow holo for any collection. It’s really jelly in consistency and even at four coats I could still see VNL. It’s a shame because the formula was spot on (as with all of these polishes) and colour is gorgeous, but for me four coats is a let down.
Next is Atomic Sherbet. Everything I had to say about Funshine Smoothie could be repeated in this space. I also found that the picture on the ILNP website was a completely different tone of orange to the bottle I received which was a surprise as the rest of the bottles I received were pretty similar to the colours my monitor was showing me. It got closer under the glare of a flash but still not close enough for my liking. Having just checked some other swatches online it seems that my bottle is definitely not as firey as everyone elses.
Things got better as I got to the darker colours (not that I’d call any of them particularly dark). Bikini Bottoms was a two coater and the formula was much more pigmented crelly holo than jelly holo. The same goes for Rehab and Purple Plasma.
While I do quite like these polishes (especially Rehab – totally unique in my collection) I kinda felt a bit let down by the holo in them. With so many indies doing polishes with amazing holo rainbows (and the stock imaged from their website) I expected more from ILNP. But, judging by online swatches it seems that my bottles are as holo as everyone elses so at least I’m not being cheated out of rainbows that someone else is getting. lol