a few years back I thought that holographic nail polish was the prettiest thing in the world. And, that there could be no other nail polish finish even prettier. Oh, how little did I know about the future of nail polish and indie brands, that would bestow the most mesmerizing nail polishes upon us. I mean, nothing is wrong with a good and strong holographic nail polish, but if you can have a multichrome, shimmering, AND holographic nail polish all in one, who could say no to that? ILNP Masquerade (H) is such a nail polish. The indie brand ILNP (=I Love Nail Polish) created this amongst many other beautiful shades that are multichrome and holographic at the same time. If you prefer multichrome nail polishes without a holographic finish, you you can find them at ILNP as well, under the same name but then without the little (H) behind it which stands for holograhic.
Masquerade (H) is an ultrachrome nail polish with a very strong colourshift from pink through violet, to copper, gold and green. Yep, that’s right, there are at least 5 colours in there that I saw when wearing it 😉 This is already amazing, but then this Ultrachrome also has a holographic finish! And this is just soo so beautiful – the holo effect is very strong and very fine-grained, just the way I like it. The application was okay. During the first coat I really thought that I would never be able to get this to look good on my nails. The second coat was much better then, but I was still concerned about the visible brush strokes and some dragging. But somehow, my Seche Vite Top Coat evened all this out and I really like the outcome, even though a third coat wouldn’t hurt. But you can definitely get away with 2 carefully applied coats. I wore Masquerade (H) for 3 days before I took it off – no chipping or tip wear, very nice!
I usually have a hard time capturing holo in my pictures, but Masquerade (H) made it easy for me, and every picture I took was a hit! But first some pictures of the colour shift in the shadow:
Sorry for the pollen on my ring finger 😀
If you are in Germany like me, you have a couple of options to purchase ILNP. I bought mine from NailLand, where Masquerade (H) is 12,30€ a bottle. Shipping is free for orders >75€ and there are no customs problems. You can also purchase ILNP on their own website or at Hypnoticpolish though.
Special thanks goes to the sun, which decided to show up this weekend and made Masquerade (H) look even more pretty and sparkly! Let’s hope that the sun will stay for a while now 🙂
Have a good week everyone! Thanks for stopping by!