ILNP Supernova

Today I have an oldie but a goodie. And by oldie, it’s not really that old, only about two years, but it is suuuch a goodie.

This is Supernova by ILNP. It is one of their original Ultra Chrome Flakies, and as you can see, it is really something else.

So, it is easily thin enough to work as a glittery-flakie-reflective-multicoloured topper (and there are plenty of swatches out there showing it off as just that), but this is what it looks like when it is sponged on opaque to a naked nail (you can get a similar effect layering a couple coats over black, if you’d rather not sponge it on).

It is a delight to apply and remove, the flakies just fall apart under acetone, which means no scrubbing (or special base coat, or tinfoil) like with a traditional glitter. Getting it opaque without sponging requires about four coats of polish and results in a fairly thick paint job, while sponging it on keeps it nice and thin. Regardless of application method, the flakies lie perfectly flat and smooth. The pictures do the talking here, but I find that under most lighting it’s main colours are green, flashing purple. That said, depending on angle and light, you can see pink, teal, blue and every so often a glint of gold (the water droplet shot almost does the colour shift justice- almost). Gorgeous.

If you like what you see, be sure to check out the rest of the collection on their website. ILNP has some absolutely beautiful polishes and I highly encourage you to take a look. They don’t do sales often, but if you preorder their polishes when they first come out, they are all a dollar off ❤

I just recently ordered from ILNP as they found a stash of the same shifting pigment that was in Clarins 230 (aka Unicorn Pee). ILNP has called their topper “The Magician,” and if you are a nail polish addict like myself and want a bottle, it is still available on their website here. One bottle per customer, and when it’s gone, it’s gone. I’ll be swatching my bottle when I receive it and I promise to take lots of pictures to show you 🙂

‘Til next time!



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