It's mail-time, and I've been bad, so there are a couple more of these posts in the near future!
Here's Ham. I'd already opened the package in my excitement, so I just gave the bottles to the Ham-dragon to hoard:
Carrot excitement/ mania begins to set in:
Can you tell how psycho he is for food? It still amazes me! (And it's a great quality in a dog, IMO.)
Hamdragon guards the preciousssss:
I ordered three of the new Ultra Chromes as well as three holographic polishes that I'd been craving for a while!
Let's just stop and take a moment to appreciate ILNP's packaging redesign! It's absolutely stunning, right down to the smallest details:
I'm loving the new square bottles with the pretty flange on the bottom! I think they are very classy-looking, and I'm a sucker for square bottles anyway because 1) they are way easier to store next to each other space-efficiently, and 2) they are much easier to photograph since you're trying to get the focal point on a flat surface instead of a curved one, especially when low depth of field is concerned! That makes my job a lot easier!
They still have the beautiful color-coded label on the bottom:
The front is very simplified with a clean-looking "ILNP boutique nail lacquer" in place of the old round logo with the heart:
There's also beautiful new branding on the top of the cap! (By the way, the caps are still that soft, rubbery-feeling material as before.)
Okay, do you like the new packaging as much as I do? I am a sucker for pretty packaging/ design, and I'm not afraid to admit it!
Bottles out of their boxes:
Look at the beautiful labels! I love how the Ultra Chromes have two-toned color schemes which attempt to capture the dominant shades in each polish, while the holos just have a single, near-matching color!
left to right: Luna, Electric Carnival, Phoenix, Black Orchid, Iconic, Music Box
Electric Carnival (front) is the Ultra Chrome that most people are spazzing out about, so I'm stoked to try that one in particular!
Since there will be more bottle shots of the Ultra Chromes in their [upcoming] swatch post, here's a closer look at these three holos:
left to right: Music Box, Iconic, Black Orchid
I'm admittedly late on the Black Orchid bandwagon, but that doesn't mean I haven't been admiring it intensely from afar...and now it is miiiiiiine! Muahahaha
A swatch and comparison post of the three Ultra Chrome Flakie polishes is coming Friday, so stay tuned! I'll probably swatch the three holos at some point as well, although they are not a priority at the moment- there's a lot of other stuff in the pipeline!
What do you think?
Have you tried any of the new ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies?