Howdy! I mentioned previously that I made my first purchase from ILNP and that said purchase was initiated by my desire to own their shade called Cygnus Loop (specifically the holographic version because I’m all about that sparkle life). Well today, I’m here to say that I have zero regrets as far as this nail polish is concerned. It’s perfection on every front.
First, Cygnus Loop is named after this:
The Cygnus Loop (radio source W78, or Sharpless 103) is a large supernova remnant (SNR) in the constellationCygnus, an emission nebula measuring nearly 3° across. Some arcs of the loop, known collectively as the Veil Nebula or Cirrus Nebula, emit in visible light. Radio, infrared and X-ray images reveal the complete loop.
(Image and excerpt are taken from Wikipedia)
Wait…what were we talking about? Sorry, I am easily distracted. Back to nail polish!
I’m including ALL THE PICTURES because I can. So there. But seriously, this polish is so multi-dimensional that I needed to include all the pictures.
From the ILNP website:
Cygnus Loop (H) is a holographic version of the original Cygnus Loop Ultra Chrome polish!
The new Cygnus Loop (H) contains just the right amount of holographic splendor to add a beautiful rainbow sparkle to the polish. All without ruining the intense color shift effect!
The rainbow sparkle in the new Cygnus Loop (H) accents the space-aged nail polish perfectly! Your beautiful nails will look as if they’re really from another galaxy!
Depending on the light and angle of your lovely fingertips, Cygnus Loop (H) will shuffle through a bright purple, to orange, to yellow, and even a little bit of green. On top of that, it will sparkle like it’s been hit with diamonds!
Cygnus Loop (H) is part of ILNP’s “Ultra Chrome” class of chromatic nail polishes; formulated to apply directly to the nail without the need for a base color.
Fully opaque after 2 coats!
Nails from a different galaxy? Check. Shifts through four different colors? Check. Sparkles bright like a diamond? Check. Fully opaque after 2 coats? Check. Seriously, this polish is everything that ILNP claims it will be. It also wore VERY well. I have been embarrassingly lazy with my nails of late and wore this for two weeks. There was tip wear after a week but it was minor and there was minor chipping that happened sometime during week two. In short, it wore incredibly well and I can’t recommend this polish or this brand enough.
Have you tried anything from ILNP? Have you tried Cygnus Loop? I want all their nail polishes but so far I’m succeeding in not going all Gollum on the ILNP website.
- I have to brag a little bit: I’ve lost 15 lbs. since August! AND I did 380lbs on the leg press yesterday! I guess hard work does eventually pay off.
- It’s finally decided to cool down a tiny bit here in The South. It got down to 57 the other night!
- I only have a couple more Christmas gifts to buy but I’m kind of stumped on what to get.