ILNP Off the Grid, Sitting Fireside, Underground Nail Polishes Reviews & Swatches

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ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish

Off the Grid

ILNP Off the Grid Holographic Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a darker, more muted purple base chocked full of dirty gold-to-warmer gold shimmer and holographic micro-flakes. The texture was smooth, fluid, and easy to work with over my nail without it pooling along the edges. It dried down fairly quickly to a smooth, even finish.

Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in two to three coats. In the swatches, I’ve applied two coats using Deborah Lipmann Gel Lab Pro base and top coats, which was all that was necessary for full coverage. I wore this shade for 10 days and had minor tip wear and no chips.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.4 oz. - $25.00 Per Ounce

The brand has several finishes, though some overlap, and they primarily have polishes with some shimmer to them, which often includes holographic, duochromatic, or multichromatic shimmer and effects.

The majority of shades specifically list how many coats are necessary for full coverage, which typically ranged from two to three, though a few went as high as four coats; the jelly finish, as expected, tended to be the sheerest. I found that what was stated was typically accurate to opacity performance. Most shades needed two coats for even (and/or opaque) coverage.

More metallic shades--often multichromes--had barely visible brush strokes from a normal viewing distance (as compared to a close-up photo, which is magnified). An additional coat sometimes made these even less noticeable, and then a good layer of top coat further reduced the visibility.

Both the holographic and multichrome shades presented with visible shifts and even dispersion of holographic shimmer/sparkle. Some of the multichrome shades had less contrasting shifts, so the effect wasn't as strong head-on (e.g. shifting between blue to violet to warmer purple) but readily visible just glancing at my nails resting on the desk and so on. Many shades had finer pearl/shimmer, which danced and caught the light beautifully but ensured a smooth texture and easier removal.

The formula tended to have a light to light-medium viscosity to it, which ensured fluid, more even coverage without being thick, goopy, or so thin that it dried down as one applied it to nail. Some of the black-based shimmer shades seemed to be a little thinner relative to the jelly or multichrome finishes. Most shades self-leveled and hid my more ridged nails, though a good base and top coat would be ideal. Overall, the polishes were smooth and easy to work with, while the brush itself wasn't too wide nor too narrow, though I had to be most careful working with some of the richer shades on my pinky!

The drying time seemed average; I was able to add a second (and/or third) coat after I had done the other nails on my hand. I would give the Multichromes a little extra time to dry down just to ensure the least visible brush strokes in the end result, though. For the more sparkly and textured shades, like the glitters, I felt like a top coat really helped to bring everything together to give the end result a shiny, plush effect.

Of the shades I've done full wear tests for (about 20 shades at the time of writing the overview), none of them have chipped over the course of a week. I've had minor tip wear across the board with some shades having very minor tip wear at that.

That being said, it's typical for me to have polish last a week or longer on me, though, and I have not personally had issues with finding a formula that wears a week with minor tip wear but no chipping. The primary source of tip wear likely comes from typing on the computer, though I also open small, paper cartons and peel off labels routinely when opening new products (for review).

Browse all of our ILNP Holographic Nail Polish swatches.

Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate MAY CONTAIN Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 27 (CI 75510), Black 2 (CI 77266), Mica, Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Off the Grid

PPermanent. $10.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish

Sitting Fireside

ILNP Sitting Fireside Holographic Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.4 oz.) has a darker, burgundy-to-copper metallic base with larger holographic flakes strewn throughout. I was impressed with how smoothly and evenly the polish applied despite being quite metallic, so brush strokes didn’t end up being visible. The consistency was a touch thicker than others in the range (from what I’ve tried), so I had to be careful to use a little less to ensure I wasn’t over-applying per coat.

Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in two to three coats. In the swatches, I’ve applied two coats using Deborah Lipmann Gel Lab Pro base and top coats, which yielded full coverage. I wore this shade for 10 days and had minor tip wear and no chips.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.4 oz. - $25.00 Per Ounce

The brand has several finishes, though some overlap, and they primarily have polishes with some shimmer to them, which often includes holographic, duochromatic, or multichromatic shimmer and effects.

The majority of shades specifically list how many coats are necessary for full coverage, which typically ranged from two to three, though a few went as high as four coats; the jelly finish, as expected, tended to be the sheerest. I found that what was stated was typically accurate to opacity performance. Most shades needed two coats for even (and/or opaque) coverage.

More metallic shades--often multichromes--had barely visible brush strokes from a normal viewing distance (as compared to a close-up photo, which is magnified). An additional coat sometimes made these even less noticeable, and then a good layer of top coat further reduced the visibility.

Both the holographic and multichrome shades presented with visible shifts and even dispersion of holographic shimmer/sparkle. Some of the multichrome shades had less contrasting shifts, so the effect wasn't as strong head-on (e.g. shifting between blue to violet to warmer purple) but readily visible just glancing at my nails resting on the desk and so on. Many shades had finer pearl/shimmer, which danced and caught the light beautifully but ensured a smooth texture and easier removal.

The formula tended to have a light to light-medium viscosity to it, which ensured fluid, more even coverage without being thick, goopy, or so thin that it dried down as one applied it to nail. Some of the black-based shimmer shades seemed to be a little thinner relative to the jelly or multichrome finishes. Most shades self-leveled and hid my more ridged nails, though a good base and top coat would be ideal. Overall, the polishes were smooth and easy to work with, while the brush itself wasn't too wide nor too narrow, though I had to be most careful working with some of the richer shades on my pinky!

The drying time seemed average; I was able to add a second (and/or third) coat after I had done the other nails on my hand. I would give the Multichromes a little extra time to dry down just to ensure the least visible brush strokes in the end result, though. For the more sparkly and textured shades, like the glitters, I felt like a top coat really helped to bring everything together to give the end result a shiny, plush effect.

Of the shades I've done full wear tests for (about 20 shades at the time of writing the overview), none of them have chipped over the course of a week. I've had minor tip wear across the board with some shades having very minor tip wear at that.

That being said, it's typical for me to have polish last a week or longer on me, though, and I have not personally had issues with finding a formula that wears a week with minor tip wear but no chipping. The primary source of tip wear likely comes from typing on the computer, though I also open small, paper cartons and peel off labels routinely when opening new products (for review).

Browse all of our ILNP Holographic Nail Polish swatches.

Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate MAY CONTAIN Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 27 (CI 75510), Black 2 (CI 77266), Mica, Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Sitting Fireside

PPermanent. $10.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish
ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish

Underground

ILNP Underground Holographic Nail Polish ($10.00 for 0.4 oz.) is a black base cream with larger holographic flakes that danced between warm orange, yellowy orange, green, and red with a hint of blue at times. It was slightly thinner than other shades I’ve tried, but it didn’t impede the application as the color went on evenly, wasn’t prone to pooling, and self-leveled as it dried down to a smooth, even finish.

Per the brand, it has its maximum coverage in three to four coats. In the swatches, I’ve applied two coats using Deborah Lipmann Gel Lab Pro base and top coats, which was sufficient for full coverage for the most part, so I’d say a third would be ideal. I wore this shade for 10 days and had minor tip wear and no chips.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$10.00/0.4 oz. - $25.00 Per Ounce

The brand has several finishes, though some overlap, and they primarily have polishes with some shimmer to them, which often includes holographic, duochromatic, or multichromatic shimmer and effects.

The majority of shades specifically list how many coats are necessary for full coverage, which typically ranged from two to three, though a few went as high as four coats; the jelly finish, as expected, tended to be the sheerest. I found that what was stated was typically accurate to opacity performance. Most shades needed two coats for even (and/or opaque) coverage.

More metallic shades--often multichromes--had barely visible brush strokes from a normal viewing distance (as compared to a close-up photo, which is magnified). An additional coat sometimes made these even less noticeable, and then a good layer of top coat further reduced the visibility.

Both the holographic and multichrome shades presented with visible shifts and even dispersion of holographic shimmer/sparkle. Some of the multichrome shades had less contrasting shifts, so the effect wasn't as strong head-on (e.g. shifting between blue to violet to warmer purple) but readily visible just glancing at my nails resting on the desk and so on. Many shades had finer pearl/shimmer, which danced and caught the light beautifully but ensured a smooth texture and easier removal.

The formula tended to have a light to light-medium viscosity to it, which ensured fluid, more even coverage without being thick, goopy, or so thin that it dried down as one applied it to nail. Some of the black-based shimmer shades seemed to be a little thinner relative to the jelly or multichrome finishes. Most shades self-leveled and hid my more ridged nails, though a good base and top coat would be ideal. Overall, the polishes were smooth and easy to work with, while the brush itself wasn't too wide nor too narrow, though I had to be most careful working with some of the richer shades on my pinky!

The drying time seemed average; I was able to add a second (and/or third) coat after I had done the other nails on my hand. I would give the Multichromes a little extra time to dry down just to ensure the least visible brush strokes in the end result, though. For the more sparkly and textured shades, like the glitters, I felt like a top coat really helped to bring everything together to give the end result a shiny, plush effect.

Of the shades I've done full wear tests for (about 20 shades at the time of writing the overview), none of them have chipped over the course of a week. I've had minor tip wear across the board with some shades having very minor tip wear at that.

That being said, it's typical for me to have polish last a week or longer on me, though, and I have not personally had issues with finding a formula that wears a week with minor tip wear but no chipping. The primary source of tip wear likely comes from typing on the computer, though I also open small, paper cartons and peel off labels routinely when opening new products (for review).

Browse all of our ILNP Holographic Nail Polish swatches.

Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acrylates Copolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate MAY CONTAIN Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 27 (CI 75510), Black 2 (CI 77266), Mica, Aluminum Powder (CI 77000)

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Underground

PPermanent. $10.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Mariella Avatar

These are gorgeous, especially Sitting Fireside and Underground. A question, Christine….the last time I tried a polish with such full on “glitter”, it was a MAC polish called Unconditionally Fabulous and I could NOT get the glitter off my nails when I went to remove it. I’m pretty sure I used a base coat (can’t guarantee it though) but I could not get that glitter off. It’s made me a bit reluctant to try a really glittery polish ever since. How were these to remove?

Latika Avatar

I absolutely love this brand! My daughter has been into nail polish since elementary and I think I started buying this brand about 5+ years ago – every thing I’ve purchased still wears well!! I recently bought quite a bit of it on their Black Friday sake and every color is amazing ! Fall neutrals – the toppers lovebird is my favorite – I bought a beautiful purple and some brown shades all are special

Violet Avatar

I Love ILNP, and Off the Grid is one of my favourites. It’s much more beautiful in real life than is these photos. I find the polish is longer-lasting than any other brand that I’ve tried. And for the person who asked about ease of removal, I don’t have any issues with removing the shimmery and holographic colours at all. The glitter particles are very fine, and don’t stick to the nails at all. There are colours that have holographic flakies that might be more difficult, though.

Z Avatar

Ungh…Sitting Fireside and Underground are so my colors. My nails can’t cope with the extra hand-washing and santizier. The nails peel constantly and polish doesn’t last more than a day.

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