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Saturday, September 14, 2013

I Love Nail Polish Ultra Chromes Haul and Swatches




Yep, I totally fell for them when I saw the preview swatches on a few of the lucky bloggers who received them as a PR sample. I wasn't that lucky but I bought them all and I am thrilled to have them in my possession. 

I received my Ultra Chromes a couple days ago. They were very nicely packaged and were also wrapped in these I <3 Nail Polish paper wrap, which I thought was really cute that I just had to add it as a background here. 
Each of them come in their individual paper box. The boxes are also labeled and have that cute heart-shape cut out to show you the color in the bottle. 






Underneath each polish bottle, there is a label sticker designed with the I <3 Nail Polish logo and the name of the polish. The logo is also printed on the polish bottle as well. I am very pleased with the packaging and the way the product is presented. For an indie brand, I am impressed. 







Cygnus Loop is a shimmery purple/blue multi-chrome with a burgundy color shift visible at certain angle. I'm very pleased with the color shift and combination.








Mutagen is probably one of the most unique multi-chrome I've come across. It shifts from a muted silvery green to a vibrant shimmery emerald green and at certain angle it has a bit of blue and purple. This is one is a stunner and one of a kind with a strong color shift and a very glowy green. A must have if you are a nail polish collector. This is like wearing kryptonite on your nails, hehe. Its uniqueness makes it my favorite of the bunch.








My Little Glacier probably has the weaker color shift between the 4 of them but that doesn't mean that it's not visible. In bright light, you can certainly see it morph from a pale silvery blue to a bright teal blue and at certain angle you can spot a denim blue kind of shade.









Birefringence, what a clever name! I was concerned that it might be too close in color to Cygnus Loop but I think there is enough difference between the two. Birefringence has a purple and burgundy shift but it is certainly bluer and brighter whereas Cygnus Loop take on a darker and purplier appearance. The blue in Birefringence is almost electrifying and glowy.







The formula is pretty consistent in all of them,wasn't too thick or thin, just the perfect consistency. They lean on the sheer and need 2 or 3 coats for opaque coverage. They tend to be streaky and uneven at first but they do come out even as you layer them. There is some trail of brush stroke but they are mainly noticeable up close and don't bother me. The color shifts are amazing and strong for most of them. And lastly, they dry fairly quickly. In my personal opinion, these are a must have in every nail polish addicts collection.

Currently available on I Love Nail Polish website for $12.50 each.


14 comments:

  1. Wow these are beautiful. I'm very impressed. I've never heard of this indie brand. The packaging looks awesome. Believe it or not, my favorite is My Little Glacier.

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    1. I didn't start hearing about this indie brand until I saw it featured in some of the blogs I follow. My little glacier is surely pretty and the duochromness in it makes it look kinda special.

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  2. HOLY MOTHER OF ALL POLISHES. My god. I"m speechless.... their beauty! Never heard of these before but I have no idea how I'm going to convince my mother how to get these. Holy Sh*t.

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    1. Aww I'm glad you like them. Perhaps you can cut a deal with mom and do her some favors or chores? Or trade certain things for these? I dunno.

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  3. WOW! The duochrome-ness is too amazing! I can only imagine what they look like on my nails :)

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    1. Thanks. This is the kind of polish that makes me smile when I wear it :D

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  4. Those are some seriously amazing polishes. And the packaging is so nice as well.

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    1. I agree the packaging is nice. I failed to mention that the handle has a soft velvety feel to it as well.

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  5. Oh WOW! These are amaziiiiiiing!

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    1. When I saw swatches of them I nearly swooned hehe

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  6. Oh wow! I really love all of them! Not all of them are as duochrome but they are gorg and they seem to have a flawless finish! I would love these on my toes and I'd pair this with an all white or black outfit!

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    1. The formula is good and I'm pretty happy with the color shift :)

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  7. Wow, what a strong color shift! Why can't the big mainstream brands get their polishes to shift like that?! I think Cygnus Loop is probably my favorite out of the four.

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    1. I ask myself the same question but oh well at least someone is making them, right?

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