Sunday, June 23, 2013

I Love Nail Polish - Little Mermaid

I'm excited to share my first experience with I Love Nail Polish! A friend gave me my first ILNP polishes for my birthday, and this is one of them. It's a mini glitter topper called Little Mermaid.


Little Mermaid is a clear base filled with glitter. It's mostly seagreen almost pale blue hexes along with some pinkish coral hexes. There are also some holographic hexes and super tiny bar glitter. I've never seen bar glitter this tiny before! I'm not a big fan of larger bar glitter, but these are great. 


I couldn't decide on a single color to put Little Mermaid over, so I applied it over two! I used Essie Naughty Nautical (teal) and Essie Sunday Funday (coral), both from Essie's 2013 summer collection. Both have a very slight shimmer, but they're so close to cremes that I thought they'd be great with glitter on top.


I'm really loving the summery colors, and knowing the nautical theme of all three polishes involved really makes it feel extra "beachy" and summery to me. I think the teal is a little dark to show some of the glitter though, so maybe I'll try it over a lighter mint and coral next. 


Application was great, and it really only took one coat of Little Mermaid on each nail. I went back and filled in a couple spots that were a little sparse, but the entire nail didn't need a whole second coat. I think the glitter distributed really well in one coat, and depending on how generous you are with that coat, you may not even need to go back and fill in a couple gaps like I did! I tend to apply thin coats of polish. 


I Love Nail polish has their own website where you can purchase their polishes at http://www.ilnp.com/
An "ultra mini" bottle like the one I have is only $3.75! They also have 12mL full size bottles for $10 each. I Love Nail Polish also has an Etsy shop if you'd prefer to buy from there.

I didn't get a Vine video to embed here this time, but if you'd like to see it in action, I took a short video of Little Mermaid on Instagram! http://instagram.com/p/a3oZSUzJTh/

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