I have to be honest, my first impression of ILNP was not a good one. When the brand first came out I was not a fan of the brushes and found the formula had a very strong chemical smell. I pretty much had my mind up that this wasn't going to be a brand I would shop again
First impressions can be wrong. People/things can change, and end up exceeding your expectations. ILNP is definitely one of those brands. I do believe the brushes have changed, and the formula certainly has, as I cannot smell it anymore. Also , ILNP creates some of the beautifully innovative nail colors out there. So, let's give it a try again.
When I heard ILNP was creating spring pastel holos, I was so on board. Pastel holos really have no been done before at least not successfully, and I wanted some of that action. I ended up snagging 5 from that collection, and I have Dreaming in Violet for you today.
Dreaming in Violet
Color: This is in the radiant orchid family. I see so many lavender blue-toned purple being called radiant orchid, and no, that's not orchid. Dreaming in Violet isn't the exact Pantone shade, but it is in the same spectrum, so it fits! Gorgeous color. The holo is soft, but definitely shows. I prefer this as I think if it were stronger, it would detract from the pastel-like quality of the shade.
Formula: Good easy to use formula. I used 3 coats in the swatch above.
Price: This is $10.00 on ILNP's site.
Overall: This is a beautiful polish, and definitely satisfies my pastel holo craving! I'm impressed with the formula, and all around impressed now with ILNP offerings and the brand.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters