*Purchased by me*
I finally found a polish I love SO much that I refuse to take it off until next year!!! (har har har) My New Year's Eve mani is usually some sort of glitter bomb, most often with silver and/or gold, but this year I am going with the stunningly gorgeous I Love Nail Polish Electric Carnival. Electric Carnival is one of the three ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies I ordered (I also got Metropolis and Supernova) and the one I wanted to try first. This was the Ultra Chrome Flakie that I immediately wanted from the minute the first news of these hit my email. The flakies in Electric Carnival go from red to purple to hot magenta to gold and all the way to green. It seems like I can see a million colors in these flakies.
The ILNP Ultra Chrome Flakies are really just flakies in a clear base, but they are supposed to be opaque in 3-4 coats, making them very different from other flakies we've seen in the past. The swatches you see here are just 3 coats of Electric Carnival dabbed on!! I was very sceptical of the "full coverage in 3-4 coats" claim, but it's actually true. This was very easy to apply and the flakies really do lay perfectly flat and feel smooth to the touch. It also dried very quickly. Removal was easier than a glitter, but a tad slower than a regular creme.
This is one of those polishes that you just keep staring at when you're wearing it. It's really fun to see it in all kinds of different lighting situations. More colors seem to appear all the time! I honestly don't want to take this off. And when I do take it off, I just want to put on Metropolis or Supernova. I hope those two are as amazing as Electric Carnival!
I also wanted to give Electric Carnival a try over a black creme. So my official New Year's Eve mani is below. I am having a really fun time moving my fingers around while wearing this mani, as you can tell! This is two coats of ILNP Electric Carnival over a random Color Club mini black creme. Electric Carnival looks incredible this way too!
*Purchased by me*
ILNP Electric Carnival and the rest of the Ultra Chrome Flakies are available now at ILNP.com. In my opinion, you need Electric Carnival for sure! I didn't wear it until the last day of 2014, but I think it's my #1 favorite polish of the year! I kinda want to order more ILNPs now!
So what do you have planned for New Year's Eve? My boyfriend and I are going to get some take out and watch old episodes of The Walking Dead! Happy 2015 everyone!