ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Valentina, swatch

ILNP — Valentina (Boutique Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Brand: ILNP

I don’t often review indie brands, since I don’t buy them very much. But I recently dipped my toes a little deeper into the indie pond and picked up my first ILNP (I Love Nail Polish, of course! Fab name!), inspired by Gym Bag Makeup’s review last year.

Valentina is completely stunning in the bottle: a light robin’s egg blue with a strong pink flash. The shimmer is very fine and the formula appears sheer.

ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Valentina, with box
ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Valentina, with box

The packaging is very nice: the bottle is sleek and the box is a great touch. It’s the kind of polish box I do keep! The shade name is also handily stickered on top of the box.

ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Valentina
ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Valentina

The formula is very sheer and the shade is shimmery. It applies very smoothly, but the shade is too sheer for my taste. My swatch shows three coats. This will more likely be a topper for me—I bet it’d look great over an opaque blue, for example.

ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Valentina, swatch
ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer in Valentina, swatch

I wish this was more of a semi-opaque shade, but nevertheless it’s pretty, a bit unusual, and leaves me wanting to try more ILNP! (I did recently pick up another, which should be opaque, so I look forward to swatching it.)

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ILNP Boutique Nail Lacquer is 0.4 fl oz / 12 mL and the retail price varies depending on the shade. The range is generally US$10–12.50 (averaging about CA$15). They also have an Etsy store. The polish is free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The company is cruelty-free, vegan, and made in the USA.

ILNP is based in NV, USA.

🐇Cruelty-Free
🌱Vegan
🇺🇸Made in USA
🇺🇸Company based in USA
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23 thoughts on “ILNP — Valentina (Boutique Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

  1. I almost bought this last week as I loved the name, but yikes, that’s three coats? that would be disappointing as one coat let alone 3, I don’t want to know what 1 looked like! Would look pretty layered as you said, but I don’t think I’d end up using it very often if it was a topper so glad I saw this!

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