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I love anything pretty! Well. . . I am a simple girl living in a humble city in the Republic of the Philippines. In this blog I will be sharing anything under the sun or moon since Im a night owl by profession haha:) From Beauty stuff to yummy food to little knick nacks. Just anything really that would spark my interest. I am a woman who is confident and happy with what was given to me. I couldn't be luckier. I take pleasure with the simplest things in life. I am not a witter by profession but I find writing therapeutic. I am not a photographer yet I see beauty in every snapshot. I am in no way near a beauty guru, but I know the essence of self worth. Basically this is my blog, my opinions, my story, my perspective in life and everything that surrounds it and I welcome you to join me in my journey. x0x0, ER

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Face Shop Nail Polish

I got these nail polishes from the Face Shop last month when I was in Bacolod. Got them from SM City Bacolod for 95 php. A little over $2 each

L-R: PP408, WH003, BL602
It is a Korean Brand. I was looking for a matte lilac and blue color and found it there. I know its a lot more expensive than the other local brands but I guess its worth a try. I got it in three colors: (however I would really love it if they labeled the shades with a certain  "name" instead of just numbers and letters.)

It comes in an 11 ml container.

The purple/lilac color has a matte to satin finish. It is not as matte as the other matte nail polishes from Etude since it has a tiny hint of gloss. same as through with the powder blue one. But I'm not really particular about that. I actually like the pastel shades with a hint of gloss.

The one in the middle is a shimmery-sheer pearl white nail polish. I usually coat it on top of a colored nail polish to give it a shimmery topcoat. you can use the WH003 alone but I guess you would need to do 2 coats of it for the shimmer to really stand out. it goes as a shimmery pearl white says the lady at the store. I haven't tried doing that yet.
The shade here looks golden because of the shimmer and the camera's flash

here's a photo of the blue one w/ a colorless topcoat from Ever Bilena:

Consistency:   well, you would definitely need two coats when you want it to show the real colors of the polish since I find it to be slightly runnier than the Caronia/Bobbie nail polishes. It is almost like a cold "fresh milk texture" (i have no other way of explaining it but through a drink. haha) It doesn't dry as quick as i would want it to be after application. So it's definitely not anything you would want to put on right before you leave the house. I hate it when i have to double coat. I end up getting my nails messed up.

Staying power: well, it goes to about 3-4 days until the nail polish chipped on the tips of my nails. And a week before I had to remove them at max. depending on what you do.

Appearance/packaging: its a 4 out of 5 since its a bit bulkier than the other ones i have. but the container itself is very cute.

I like the colors of the faceshop nail polishes and they do have a wide range of shades to choose from. however for a budget freak like me, Id rather buy a much cheaper local brand. but I'm surprised that the nail polish does not dry out easily unlike other brands. (which i will have reviews as well soon) Thats why I would still love to purchase some more.

Prettiness Rating: 4/5 :)

x0x0 ER

1 comment:

  1. i like that lilac shade i had one kaso lang i lost it somewhere here at home i have yet to find it :(


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