Swatch and Review: I Love Nail Polish Bottle Service

The Fall 2013 collection from I Love Nail Polish was an epic one for holo and multi-chrome lovers, and, as a member of both groups, I was super excited by the brand’s fall offerings.  One of the colors I selected from the collection was Bottle Service, in part because it was not the kind of color I would normally purchase.  As a charter member of the Pale Force, I often shy away from lighter and more neutral shades in fear that they will wash me out.  I’m so glad that I decided to give Bottle Service a try, however.  It is a stunning lighter shade that doesn’t give me corpse hands!

Bottle Service is a metallic silver chrome polish with tightly scattered holographic sparkle.  The color could almost be described as pewter, as it is a cool, muted shade rather than a glittery, sparkly silver color.  The holographic effect in this polish is easily seen in all types of light, but, because of the opacity of the base, it is not an extremely vibrant holo.  That being said, it is definitely visible and adds a beautiful dimension to this polish.

The application of Bottle Service was not difficult.  Because it is a chrome base, it does tend to show brush strokes to a moderate degree.  These are not terribly noticeable IRL, but if you zoom in on the photos you’ll likely be able to make some out.  I used two coats of Bottle Service to reach opacity, and I applied it over my normal base coat.  I did not use top coat for the photos.

I Love Nail Polish Bottle Service

I Love Nail Polish Bottle Service

I Love Nail Polish Bottle Service

I Love Nail Polish Bottle Service

Do you like the holographic effect in a metallic base?  I think this color is just gorgeous!

I purchased Bottle Service from the I Love Nail Polish online shop for $9.00 during the fall collection pre-order.  It is now available for $10.00.  I have several other polishes from this brand and love them all, so I’d definitely recommend checking them out if you’re interested!

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Swatch and Review: I Love Nail Polish Mutagen

Were you as excited as I was when I Love Nail Polish first announced their Ultra Chrome collection earlier this year?  I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these!  I just love multi-chrome nail polishes (and yes, I say that about practically every kind of nail polish, but I always mean it!).  My pre-order of the collection arrived not too long ago, and I finally tried one of the polishes.  Mutagen is a primarily emerald green-based multi-chrome polish that flashes with shades of blue, gold, purple, and pink.  This one is a real stunner!  I found it easy to apply, and using three thin coats gave me an opaque and deep color.  The finish on this is a chrome-like metallic finish (as you may have guessed from the name of the collection).  I used base and top coat for the photos.  I took pictures in different lighting and at different angles to capture all the colors that are dancing around on my nails right now.  🙂  I was able to capture the color shift in th green from vibrant emerald (second photo) to a lighter leaf green (third photo), and also the gold flash (fourth photo) and the purple and blue shift of this one (fifth photo).  These are only a few of the colors you’ll see in this polish!  It looks a little different each time I look at it.  (Apologies for my dry cuticles in the photos; I had to soak off my previous mani this morning and it really tore up the skin around my nails.  I’ll have to be vigilant about moisturizing in the next few days.) I Love Nail Polish Mutagen I Love Nail Polish Mutagen I Love Nail Polish Mutagen I Love Nail Polish Mutagen I Love Nail Polish Mutagen I can’t tell you how much I have loved looking at my nails in this polish!  There were no application issues; there are some very mild visible brush strokes in the photos above, but these seem inconsequential to me and are definitely nowhere near as bad as one finds with most chrome finish polishes.  Dry time was quick. I purchased Mutagen from the I Love Nail Polish online store for $12.50.  Most of the Ultra Chrome collection is still available there if you are interested!