Quite some time ago I read a review of ILNP Cygnus Loop nail polish and totally fell in love with it. I then proceeded to do that thing where you waffle back and forth and put items in your cart an then talk yourself out of purchasing but go back to the website a few days later. You know the thing, don’t pretend you don’t do that too, I’m onto you! At any rate, I eventually DID purchase Cygnus Loop along with two other nail polishes from ILNP, one of which is a seasonal limited edition polish called Spiced Eggnog. Eggnog seems to be one of those weird things where you either despise it or love it, but I am firmly in the love it camp. I always end up talking about food on this blog, I think Freud would probably have a few things to say about that. Moving on to the real reason we’re here, nail polish!
You can see the official swatches of Spiced Eggnog on the ILNP website but here are mine:
Spiced Eggnog is one of many ventures into something new that actually worked! The more I looked at this polish and finish, the more it grew on me until it totally won me over!
This unique eggnog colored holographic creme has a touch of both gold and burnt orange flakes for a truly distinct speckled finish.
Fully opaque in 2-3 coats!
Spiced Eggnog DOES have beautiful copper and gold flakies and it IS deliciously holographic and it IS fully opaque in 3 coats! All of these things delighted me. The application: spot on, the wear time: excellent. BUT…I kind of hate the base shade. Rather than reading “eggnog” I got a sickly green tinged pale beige. It’s absolutely possible that this is just the way this shade looks on my skin because the website pictures look very…eggnoggy. I was totally bummed, I was really in love with the idea of this polish and speckles are to die for! It just is really a terrible shade on me.
I’ll give a brief teaser of the other two colors I snagged: They’re both absolute perfection.
Have you tried anything from ILNP? I’m incredibly impressed by the quality of the polishes and the range of finishes and shades available is superb, I’m having a difficult time curbing my wish list.
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