Chevron nail art with ILNP Cold Fusion

Hi lovelies!

Today I thought I'd show off my favourite ILNP flakie after using it as the base for some stamped chevron nail art recently. I've also just realised it's a super appropriate polish for the current Australian season. I don't know about you all, but winter is starting to take a toll on my skin. If I slack off even once with my moisturising routine I feel like I need to bathe in lotion for a while :/

ILNP - Cold Fusion


Cold Fusion was in the first release of ultrachrome flakies from ILNP, but I didn't actually buy it straight away. I think I was so overwhelmed by the ultra-ness of all the other colours that were simultaneously pink, green and copper and everything in between that I pretty much overlooked this beautiful blue (/teal/purple/green) for being only 5 colours at once. Derp.


Chevron Pueen03 nail art - ILNP Cold Fusion

Chevrons were stamped with Pueen03 and Pictor, a fantastic berry creme stamping polish from Celestial Cosmetics. I loved it glossy in real life, though on camera the beauty gets lost in the glare. Owning a camera does not a professional photographer make unfortunately!

ILNP - Cold Fusion


I applied Cold Fusion with a makeup sponge and it was solid in three light coats. I had my doubts about doing it this way thinking there would be a lot of wastage but every last flake came off the sponge onto the nail. I'm a definite sponge convert now, it builds so easily and with the availability of peel off products (including basic PVA/Elmer's glue!) to make cleanup easy there's no reason to fuss with brushing on thick coats.

ILNP - Cold Fusion


I'll leave you with my favourite shot - mattified nail art! So bright and crisp and totally glowy!

Chevron Pueen03 nail art - ILNP Cold Fusion


I feel like I now need to use all the ultrachrome flakies as a base for stamping - you get that amazing sparkle without it being as in your face as ten fingers of pure metallic flash.

Are you feeling the matte look? I'm kinda obsessed!


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