ILNP Supernova


The first pic of ILNP's ultrachrome flakie polishes was of one or two coats of Supernova over bare nails - the rainbow that was captured in that picture was enough to send any polish hound's heart skipping a few beats.  Instead of trying to layer it, then, I went with 3 coats solo.

indoor, CF lighting
Supernova is an extremely shifty blue- or green-based flakie in a clear base.  Though I partially dabbed the 2nd and 3rd coats for maximum density (without sponging it on), when dry this was nicely flat and needed only one layer of topcoat for perfect smoothness.  The bottle shot above captures all the possible colors for this chameleon - blue, green, aqua, purple, fuchsia, and gold.

outdoor, overcast light
It's absolutely one of those glance at your fingers all the time sort of colors, and it needs no special tricks to show off 2 or 3 colors at once, either on camera or IRL.

bright sunlight
bright sunlight
This is about as close as I could get to recapturing that breathtaking rainbow (no lightboxes or photoshop tweaks here), and I'm totally not disappointed:

oh, that little hint of warm gold!
For those of you wondering, a bottle comparison has me completely convinced that this is Sirene in flakie form:



Rating:  gorgeously 4 out of 5 stars.  I think I ultimately like these a whole lot more as toppers rather than solo operatives, and with this much layers of flakie goodness, it does get a little harder to remove than it ordinarily would.

Where to buy:  direct from ILNP.

~Michelle

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