Friday, May 9, 2014

Guest post : ILNP Sweet Serenade with stamping

Howdy, folks. I am away on a much-needed family vacation but don't worry, you'll still be getting your swatch fix. ;) I roped three of my super talented blogger friends into providing guest posts and I think you are really going to love what they come up with! Enjoy! <3

Hello everyone! I am Brandi from Rainy Day Manis.

When I'm not hard at work analyzing data, being bossy, or hiking with my foxy Shibas, I like to paint my nails. I am a huge fan of indie polish brands and live for the thrill of the nail polish hunt. Some of my favorite brands include Femme Fatale, Emerald & Ash, and Ethereal Lacquer.

You can find more of my swatches and stamping on tumblr, Instagram or Pinterest.

ILNP Sweet Serenade is a teal to purple duochrome with blue and violet microglitter. I was blown away by the quality of this polish. Unlike most multichromes, ILNP multichromes are fully opaque in just a few coats and don't need to be worn over black. This makes for a much cleaner and much quicker application. I thought the formula was great; it was easy to get close to my cuticles without flooding them.

ILNP Sweet Serenade swatch
 Sweet Serenade has an almost metallic finish, so I expected to have problems with brushstrokes. I am happy to report that brushstrokes are a non-issue with this polish. The slight brushstroke you may notice on my middle finger is from bad topcoat application.

ILNP Sweet Serenade swatch

Perhaps the best part of this polish is how effortlessly the duochrome comes out. Every time I glanced at my nails I could see flashes of purple and it wasn't just from the microglitter!

ILNP Sweet Serenade swatch

As soon as I finished my mani, I knew the perfect color to stamp with: OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. I got this polish half off from Sally's a few weeks ago and I haven't stopped stamping with it since. It is a gorgeous gold satin polish that dries semi-matte. If you add a bit of top coat the gold glitter really pops! I always enjoy it when I find a good matte stamping polish because matte stamping can add such a nice contrast to a glossy mani. 

ILNP Sweet Serenade swatch with OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. stamping
ILNP Sweet Serenade swatch with OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. stamping
The stamping plate I used was MoYou London Back to the 80s - 06. I am a huge fan of MoYou London's plates and highly recommend them. They are high quality, adorable, and ship quickly. What more could you ask for?

Isn't Brandi's stamping amazing? Be sure to check her out on Tumblr and Instagram to see more of her gorgeous manis. Thanks so much Brandi, for closing out the week with a bang! 

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2 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! The ILNP is amazing and that stamping, both the design and color, are perfect over the top of it. Love it!

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  2. Rainydaymanis is one of my favourite!

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