ILNP Cygnus Loop

This week's nails/swatch is ILNP Cygnus Loop, one of ILNP's awesome Ultra Chrome polishes. Eyed this polish (and many others!) for years before finally buying it. It's topped with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat in my photos. https://www.instagram.com/p/BfP41acgmSP/?taken-by=eternaldecember Cygnus Loop is an exceptionally shifty multichrome polish that primarily reads as a bright blue-violet on my nails,... Continue Reading →

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Julep Danica

Julep Danica, from maybe a couple weeks ago. Three coats, topped with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat and taken in outdoor natural sunlight. https://www.instagram.com/p/BVNU87vBqxa/?taken-by=eternaldecember Danica's a lovely sheer-ish blue-violet metallic (what Julep calls a chrome finish) with a pink-to-turquoise shift. I think it's primarily the pink flash that pushes it over to blurple. The... Continue Reading →

Face-off: Zoya Marion vs. Julep Phia

As promised, here it is - a comparison of Zoya Marion (index and ring), from June 2015's Zoya Mystery Trio Box, and Julep Phia (middle and pinky), from last June's It Girl Maven monthly box. This is two coats of each, topped with Essie Good to Go top coat, in direct natural light: Marion and Phia are very similar neutral... Continue Reading →

Sephora by OPI S-age is Just a Number

S-age is Just a Number is from Sephora's Spice Market collection from fall 2012, and it's since been discontinued (when the Sephora by OPI polishes were completely replaced by Sephora's current Formula X line last year), but it's still one of my favorite gold polishes. I hear it's pretty close to Chanel Peridot, but I don't own... Continue Reading →

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