Saturday, 27 December 2014

ILNP Ultra-Chrome Flakies: Not for the faint-hearted

OH MAH GAWD it's a miracle. There is such a thing as ultra-chrome aka multi-chrome flakies and they are going to get you drooling in all the colours of the rainbow. These new ultra-chrome flakies from ILNP are 100% opaque in a clear jelly base, can colour shift beyond imagination, and remove like regular nail polish! I've got the first 6 of a 13-piece collection to showcase for you today, let's get drooling!

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

See some ILNP flakies porno-style in this quick Instagram clip!
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This collection is the first to be released in ILNP's new chic packaging and square bottle style. So classy, mmhmm?!


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ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

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ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

Okay back to the meat of the stuff... swatch conditions!


First up, Supernova! Cause this is actually a superhero in a bottle. This baby shifts from rich teal to blue to indigo to purple to pink and AHHH all the bestest colours in the rainbow. You might just call this the flakie-twin of ILNP's coveted teal ultra-chrome Sirène.

ILNP ultra-chrome Supernova

ILNP ultra-chrome Supernova

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Next up, Phoenix! This would be the token warm-toned purple to pink to burnt orange ultra-chrome polish in this bunch. I'd think this is more or less the flakie-twin to Undenied, ILNP's pink ultra-chrome. For whatever reason the warmer tones in this polish decided to make my skin look cold and dead. So pretty much the amazingness of the flakies killed me.

ILNP ultra-chrome Phoenix

ILNP ultra-chrome Phoenix

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I got my mind on my money and my money on my ultra-chrome flakies!! Helllloooo to Success, an emerald green flakie with surprises of silver-lavender shifty goodness. This is probably most similar in colour and shift to ILNP's classic ultra-chrome Mutagen. I'm not usually a fan of bright green polishes, but this one surely surprised me with some hints of iced violet/pink glimmer. 

ILNP ultra-chrome Success

ILNP ultra-chrome Success

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Gaia is a stunning green-teal-blue ultra-chrome flakie that is a must for all the teal lovers out there (HHHAAAAYY). The colour shift span is not quite as wide or diverse as some of the other flakies in this collection, but it hones in on one of my favourite parts of the colour spectrum thus exuding rich exquiste shades of teal. Bah, I die for this one!!

ILNP ultra-chrome Gaia

ILNP ultra-chrome Gaia

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A classic staple in this collection, a blurple flakie known as Luna! Probably most similar to ILNP's Peace ultra-chrome, this flakie version shifts from indigo-blue to purple to pink to even hints of orange and yellow! 

ILNP ultra-chrome Luna

ILNP ultra-chrome Luna

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And lastly, my favourite of these 6 drool-worthy babies, here's Electric Carnival and dayyyyummm would I play in this carnival all night long. This has one of the strongest colour shifts, reaching all the way from a bright pink-red flash to yellow to green. Much like its ultra-chrome twinsie Masquerade, this is truly one dynamic nail polish that has people being all like "ohmahgodz how'd they do that?!" when you shift the angle of your nails as you shove your hands in their faces and say "LOOK, LOOK".

ILNP ultra-chrome Electric Carnival

ILNP ultra-chrome Electric Carnival

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Here's the three accent nails you saw in these swatches with a twist. Granted that one of them kind of failed in showing the two different ultra-chrome flakies used (I did the one colour too far on the sides of the nail), nevertheless these unique formulas show how they can be used layered over nail vinyls. I used mini raz nail vinyls from Up Your Nail arranged in different directions partly as an experiment to see how well the flakies yield a clean line after vinyl removal. Instead of painting the flakies on with the polish brush, I sponged them directly on the nail with a makeup sponge - the same technique used in my glitter payoff tutorial.

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

Now let's have some fun with these babies! Two thin coats of each respective ultra-chrome flakie over some different colour base combos.

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies

I put ILNP's ultra-chrome flakie Success over Nails Inc.'s Kensington, a dark green creme that was ironically introduced as a part of their launch of flakies collection in the Wyndham set back in 2011. On my accent nail I've layered Success over 3 thin coats of ILNP's Mega (L) (see swatches and review here). I first saw these epic new ILNP flakies layered over lighter colours on iparallaxe and Nail Art Sakura's blogs and thought well I must try this!

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies Success

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Oh how I love plum! Here's Electric Carnival over a couple coats of China Glaze's Evening Seduction. This combo really plays up the purples and pinks in Electric Carnival. The base polish on my accent nail is ILNP's AC Slater, which unfortunately I think is unavailable at the moment, at least on ILNP's website. I love AC Slater's grey holo glory - see more of that in this scaled gradient mani.

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies Electric Carnival

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This dreamy blue combo is just stunning! Two coats of Gaia over Seche's Wonderfully Witty, a dark royal blue creme. On my accent nail I used ILNP's fan-favourite Black Orchid under the flakies (see swatches and review here). Makes for a pretty neat colour combo!

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies Gaia

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Here's the whole gang that came out to play with the magical flakies during this swatchaton:


And finally, how I could I end a flakies post without MATTE ALL THE FLAKIES (see Shit Nail Artists Say). Here's 5 of the new ILNP flakies, 2 coats over Cult Nails 'Nevermore' black creme, glossy with 'HK Girl top coat' by Glisten & Glow and mattified with Essie's 'Matte about you'. I think I used every flakie except Luna, which is what I'm holding a couple pics below.

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies matte

ILNP ultra-chrome flakies matte

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Well phew, you still here?! Good cause these epic new ILNP ultra-chrome flakies are available NOW directly from ILNP's website - and they ship internationally!! Go get 'em, and stay tuned for swatches of the second wave of the flakie world takeover. For now, check out Chrissy AI and iparallaxe's fabulous swatches of the second half of the complete ILNP ultra-chrome collection!

Are you as excited about flakies for 2015 as I am?!

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Credit to the following accounts as I pulled their fabulous flakie pics:
Credit to the following flakie polish makers featured above (just a few of many on the rise!):
ILNP, Colors by Llarowe, Painted PolishGlam Polish, Doctor Lacquer


*Polishes provided by ILNP for my impartial review.

8 comments:

  1. I think I may have just cried a little bit 😍😍😍

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  2. Your pictures are GORGEOUS, seriously. I love them !

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  3. This is such nail porn!! All these pictures are amaaaazing! I picked up so many of these beauties, and I still don't get sick of seeing gorgeous pics of them :)

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  4. Ohhh ... these are just so beautiful! I love Supernova and Gaia, especially the swatch over the royal blue base polish. Gorgeous!

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  5. This whole post is so gorgeous!

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  6. Thank you so much for the swatches and double thanks for the matte swatches. I hyperventilated when I saw how they looked matte xD

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