ily Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review

by Lisa Heath

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Tonight I have 6 shades from ily Cosmetics on the blog tonight! ily Cosmetics is a new indie brand that’s just recently debuted, and they started off with the 6 core polishes I’m about to show you. Their 6 shades include 2 crelly based glitters, 1 jelly glitter and 3 glitter top coats.

Let’s get started!

Candy Fairy

Candy Fairy

Candy Fairy is a white crelly nail polish with baby pink, blue, lavender, yellow and green hex and square glitters. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

Candy Fairy Macro

Unicorn Dreams

Unicorn Dreams

Unicorn Dreams is a white crelly polish with lavender star, matte yellow moon, pastel pink, yellow, blue, purple as green hexes and squares. Unicorn Dreams also glows blue in the dark. I used 3 thin coats for these photos.

I really liked the glitter mix in this one, for both colors and shapes.

Unicorn Dreams Glow

Flying Colors

Flying Colors

Flying Colors is a glow in the dark glitter topper. This is a clear base with neon orange, green, purple, blue and pink neon hex glitters. I used 1 coat over a white base. Flying Colors glows green in the dark.

I found the clear base to be slightly on the thick side, but it was still workable and not too bad. I was rather surprised that I got a good amount of glitter to come out in just 1 coat though.

Flying Colors Glow



Starmalade is actually my favorite of the group. This is an extremely sheer pinkish red jelly base with pink microglitters and neon star glitters mixed in. I used 4 thin coats for these photos.

Starmalade Macro



Daydreamer is a clear base packed with iridescent hex glitters that shift from orange to pink and blue to green. I used 1 coat over SinfulColors Pink Break.

Daydreamer macro



Tribal is the final glitter topper! This is a clear base packed with teal and pink triangle glitter, gray and teal hex glitter and white rectangle glitter. I used 1 coat over Ella+Mila Sun Has Set.

Tribal Macro


PicMonkey Collage

This isn’t a bad core set to start out with. It has a decent mix of glitter creations and a few that are fairly unique, especially Starmalade. The only shade I had a slight issue with was the thickness of the base of Flying Colors, but as I said – it was still workable, just thicker than I’m use to.

Price: $9.20 Each

Where To Buy: ily Cosmetics Etsy Shop & ily Cosmetics Website

ily Cosmetics Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

What did you think of these 6 core shades from ily Cosmetics? Any that caught your eye?

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Destany July 27, 2015 - 9:08 am

I love Starmalade!

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog July 27, 2015 - 9:24 am

Wow, all of these are so pretty and cheery!

Allison @Never Say Die Beauty July 27, 2015 - 10:28 am

These are so up my alley. I love all of ’em. Starmalade, Unicorns Dream and Flying Colors are my faves.

Phyrra July 27, 2015 - 12:45 pm

I adore Starmalade!

MarciaF July 27, 2015 - 4:58 pm

Starmable is the prettiest of the lot IMO. It’s the one I noticed first in your collage too.

Julie July 27, 2015 - 5:10 pm

They are all so cute! With each swatch I would think oh thats my favorite, then the next one I’d love even more! lol

Leah July 27, 2015 - 7:36 pm

My favorite is the Tribal, I love it. I purchased it about a week ago and I’ve gotten so many comments. I’m not really a glitter kind of girl…so I can’t wait to see what else ily has to offer.

Kath TheFabZilla July 27, 2015 - 10:03 pm

They are all cute and fun to wear/rock!

Laura MyNewestAddiction July 27, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Candy Fairy had me at hello! :O

Bailey July 28, 2015 - 1:40 am

Such cute shades! I love Candy Fairy.

Shipra July 28, 2015 - 6:44 am

These are so adorable!! Love each and every one! <3

Honeygirlk July 28, 2015 - 11:00 am

Oh my gosh – I need Candy Fairy and Unicorn dreams… love me fairies and unicorns and those shades are some of my favorite kinds. :D there you go again getting me in love with these shades :D lol

Kristin Bassett July 29, 2015 - 7:55 am

Such gorgeous shades!

Jamie July 29, 2015 - 1:45 pm

I want all of these so much!

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