Tuesday, 6 May 2014

ILNP Sweet Serenade

I have some mercy here with you and take a short break from my rave on Picture Polish. Isn't it time, that I should show one of my older untrieds? I haven't done that in ages - or so it seems. Long babble short - I sat on ILNP Sweet Serenade for quite some months before finally showing it here. Sweet Serenade is one of ILNP's older multi chromes that were released before their mind-blowing multi chromes hit terra firma and moves in darker, less evident color shifting depths.

Sweet Serenade has a very sheer black base that is filled with color shifting pigments ranging from purple to blue to teal to green but in a goth manner and is "iced" with some gorgeous turquoise shimmer - if this makes any sense.





I applied two coats of ILNP Sweet Serenade over my regular Base Coat. While the formula was typically multi chrome sheer, it built to opacity at two coats. I found tip wrapping very helpful with Sweet Serenade given its sheer black base. Dry time was rather fast and the finish is not overly shiny - hence my photos are taken with Top Coat.

Final thoughts: Sweet Serenade is one gorgeous deep multi chrome number and if you don't mind a little less into the face color shifts and love dark nail polish this definitely is worth looking at. For sure it is unique in my stash - a rare label these days ;-). I wore it as NOTD last week and just could not stop glancing at my nails trying to detect all its color shifts!

I ordered ILNP Sweet Serenade with their own website here.

I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for dropping by!!!
Christine <3

15 comments:

  1. The color shift in here is really gorgeous, and your pictures show it off perfectly. :) Love this on you!

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you Yun <3! I was so happy to discover the color shift in my pictures - Sweet Serenade is a bit of a Diva and its colors get shy when fully in the light ;-)

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  2. What an amazing looking polish. Love the iridescent ones *faints* :-)

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    1. Thank you so much - it really holds a uniqueness compared to the duo chromes currently floating round in the nail polish galaxy <3

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  3. Oh. My. Goodness...I think I just turned a corner down Awesome Street and found Right Up My Alley!! :) Wow, this is so unique...I love it. I love the unusual color and the not in-your-face shift. And that turquoise shimmer! I think I'll park here for a while...

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    1. You.Made.My.Day - nothing to boost my energy on a dreary Wednesday than a Melissa comment!!! I actually thought of you while painting thinking that this is one you definitely would sport wonderfully. Welcome to Villa Vampisciousness then ;-) xxx

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  4. ILNP is one of my favorite indie and this one is no exception!

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    1. Thank you Anne - they are outstanding, aren't they? I still quite a few of their creations sitting on my wishlist ;-)

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  5. Gorgeous! You had more luck with capturing the color shift that I had (maybe it's the natural light, I took all pictures in my soft box...)

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    1. Thank you so much - I think it is the shade/light thing that makes the shift so visible. I most of the time try to swatch the "shifters" in overcast weather - I tell you, that gives the best result. And I don't have a Softbox (as if you wouldn't have guessed, right ;-P)

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    2. You don't need a softbox, you have the chance to take your pictures in daylight. I don't have the time to do that, that's the only reason why I have a softbox (bricolage, I used a milky-clear plastic box from Migros, some sheets of tissue paper and two desk lamps with daylight bulbs...)

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  6. Oooh love the color shifting effect! At least you can clearly see it on your nails and not just in the bottle.

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    1. Thank you Melissa :-) - the color shift is soft though indeed captivating

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