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Swatch Watch: ILNP Reminisce

Greetings all,

Since we last 'spoke' I have finished 13 Reasons Why, done many hours of work, waaaay too much laundry, dyed my hair, applied for a job, finished a book, and did my nails twice. One of these manicures was a fail, but you'll have seen it on my instagram story if you follow me on there! (If you don't, you should: @nail_parade). So, a pretty successful week, I'd say? How was your week? Hope you had a great one!

On with the wonderful manicure I have to show you today anyway. Today's polish is...
ILNP Reminisce... Fact file coming up very soon! This polish arrived in one of my ILNP nail mail orders, in which I got the following 5 very, very beautiful polishes (seriously, I'm in love). One of my favourite things about ILNP is that they come in these totally adorable fancy-schmancy boxes that make me feel like I'm opening something very exclusive.

So from left to right, you will see: Greatness, Harbour Island, Reminisce, Cygnus Loop and Masquerade.

And so, today, you will see Reminisce, but the others will most definitely be covered at some point in the near future, because they are so. dang. beautiful. *drools*

Fact File:
Brand: I Love Nail Polish (ILNP)
Polish Name: Reminisce
# of Coats: Two!
Finishing Texture: Very smooth, metallic, multichrome
Cost: $12.50 / £9.65 + p&p from

And so, let the magic begin...

This polish is one of the least colour-shifting ones that I bought, but the colours are actually my favourite. Mostly shifting between forest-green to teal to a deep royal blue, the polish is basically a summary of all of my top colours. In the two images below you can see that it reaches a bright lime-ish green under the flash of a camera.

It's such a super shiny, non-streaky polish, it definitely makes it to my hypothetical top 30 polishes list (maybe I should write one up some time... that would be hard though). Whilst the above polishes don't make the multichrome effect of this polish shiiiiiine, just take a look below, and you'll see what I mean (I like to save the best til last). Just look at that blue gradient, so stunning.

I also took a wonderful (if I do say so myself) instagram shot on my personal account, which you're totally free to follow also. Just look at that contrast!

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So what are you thoughts?
If you didn't realise quite yet... I love this polish... and most polish, including the next one to be featured - Masquerade! Keep an eye out, it will be posted up here on Monday.

Until then, have a great weekend, and don't forget to leave a comment letting me know what you think, and also what to swatch next.


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Hello folks!

How are you all doing? How am I doing? Where am I? Who am I? So many questions...

To answer a few... I hope you are doing fine.
Yes, I am fine thank you.
I am in England, once again. For a long while this time.
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