To start the week I want to show you ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) Contraband following my resolution to show new to my stash brands. Well, ILNP is not exactly brand new - I have shown already Nostalgia from their Holiday Trio here. But new enough to still qualify as a newcomer. But on to what‘s on my nails further down: Contraband is a blackened purple filled with blue and red shimmer particles.
the above pictures are taken indoors in day and artificial light, the below photo outside in the shade
I applied two coats of ILNP Contraband over Essence Hardening Nail Base. The formula was creamy and if you start with medium thick coats, you can even get away with one. I prefer a thin first coat and a medium second coat. It was such a pleasure to paint my nails with Contraband, the formula glides like velvet on the nail and is wonderfully selfleveling and, yes, quick drying. I finished the mani with one layer of Glitter Gal Gloss Boss Top Coat.
Final thoughts: A gorgeous sultry purple that despite is darkness never looks black and that shimmer glows awesomely against the dark base in most lighting.
I order ILNP through their own website here.
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