Today we’re wrapping up this round of ILNP nail polish posts and we’re going to finish with a bang! Do you love flaky polishes? Holographic polishes? How about metallics? Or maybe you’re more of a neutral kind of person? Well if you said yes to any or all of those, Cozy Mittens might just be your new favorite polish.
ILNP‘s description of Cozy Mittens:
Cozy Mittens is a perfectly soft and luxurious linear holographic nail polish accented with an array of gold flakes for a truly elegant finish.
The super fine holographic particles used in Cozy Mittens give the finish of this nail polish an incredibly warm and silky feel to it.
The primary color of Cozy Mittens is a light grey however, in certain types of lighting the added gold flakes really assert themselves and push the overall hue of the polish towards a soft champagne.
A classy shade perfect for the season!
Fully opaque in 2 to 3 coats!
Honestly, the website description is spot on. This polish is SO GOOD. Sometimes it looks like a straight up silver holographic (linear! My favorite!), sometimes it looks like a soft gold or champagne, sometimes it looks like a warm silver metallic. It’s lovely in any light really.
My photos really don’t do this polish justice. Just trust me when I say that this really is an elegant nail polish and I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you try it out.
The photos above are two coats of Cozy Mittens over OPI Nail Envy and topped with Seche Vite. While this polish is opaque in two coats, I will do a third coat in future because I can still see a little light through the tips of my nails and that just bugs me a little bit. But if you’re not neurotic like me, then two coats is completely sufficient.
I’ve had this polish on my nails for five days now and I can’t see any visible tip wear, there are no chips, and I could probably wear this polish for another five days if I weren’t irritated by my nail re-growth situation.
Cozy Mittens is from the 2015 Winter collection and retails for $10.00 on the ILNP website.
Are you going to pick up anything from the Fall or Winter collections at ILNP? One of the things that I dig about ILNP is that they seem to keep their seasonal collections around for a decent amount of time. Right now there are three limited edition collections available on their site. Out of the six polishes I’ve tried from ILNP, I’ve been impressed with the quality on all of them but I think that the brand’s real strength is in their duochromes. They’re incredibly good. The holographics are nice too and I want to snag one of their Ultra Flakies, but those duochromes are insane.
- We’re having dinner guests later this week and we’ve never had enough space in our house for dinner guests before so I’m excited! And nervous. And still waffling back and forth on menu items.
- I started back at the gym on Monday and I am SO SORE. It’s a little ridiculous really.
- Speaking of the gym, I thought I’d try something new and share Mondays workout here!
Cardio – endurance day so I started out with 30 minutes on the elliptical before moving on to my weight training.
Weights – Chest, triceps and shoulders. I did a lower rep/ higher weight session which is good for building strength and bulking (I switch this up every couple of months.)
- Incline bench press: 3 sets at 8 reps, 6 reps and 4 reps.
- Assisted dips: 3 sets at 8,6 & 4 reps.
- Shoulder press with a bar: 3 sets of three.
Circuit – I did three rounds on my circuit and included three exercises: incline dumbell flys, tricep kickbacks and shoulder raises.
Do you workout? What types of workouts do you do? I’d love start exchanging workout notes in the comments!