Saturday, September 17, 2011

Essie Nail Corrector Pen

I'm a nail polish addict and I love doing my own nails. But since I don't have a pair of steady hands, I'd always end up painting over and beyond my nail bed.Just like a 4 year old kid on sugar rush. Even my penmanship is similar to that of a 1st grader.Tsk. 

I found different generic nail polish corrector pen from different websites. It costs around P400 - P450,but the tip isn't replaceable.Unlike this one from Essie, it came with 3 tip replacements. Haven't tried changing the tip on mine though, but I've used it for several months now.

I love this item. Its easy to use and it doesn't smell.

                                                                    Love it!

The felt tip gives more control for maneuvering and get into the corners of the fingernails. Here's the tip with light.

And here's a picture of the used tip with just regular room lighting.. See how worn out the tip is? hehehe...... It also releases the right amount of nail polish remover from the tip when its pressed. Depending on the pressure applied.

I'd say that this is quite a really good investment for me as a nail polish addict who likes paint my own nails for fun. I bought this in Rustan's for only P450., which can be used four times than then generic ones which also costs as much. Actually that makes the generic corrector pens more expensive. :) Feel free to leave a comment or suggestions,okay?Thanks for visiting!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Etude House PP904

Etude House has always been one of my fave nail polish shopping spots. I also adore their bottle's size, medium. I'd sometimes get over a color after 2 or 3 applications, so if its a big bottle, it would just end up gathering dust in my storage. If its a mini, it would be a difficult application for me. I don't really have a delicate set of fingers. 

Anyway, I found this color and fell in love with it immediately. I saw it as an "old rose" color kinda like a classic color for a scarf. This is PP904. I think "P" stands for pink.

It looked okay but but not great. But it didn't look awful either. But somehow, I didn't feel the love as much as when I first saw it.

                                                 It looked lovely in the bottle, right?

Again, I think it looked okay but not great on me. I guess its just not a color for me. Maybe its a color for you.I'll be including this color with my first anniversary giveaway soon.  (^_^)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

L.A. Colors Swatchfest

I'd occasionally check Ebay for nail polish bottles that are not available locally. Its now become a habit. About a couple of months ago, I got lucky and found these bottles of L.A. Colors and I got them for a really. . .really great price, P100 for three bottles! What a bargain,right? I don't remember if the listing indicated if its used nor new, but hey, for a P100 price for all three aint that bad still right? Without blinking, I clicked on the "Buy It Now" button. Two days after, I received the package. I was so excited to paint my nails with them. 

The formula was great! Easy to work with and they dry fast. The size of the bottle was also perfect for me, not too big nor was it too small. The opacity was also not a problem, I was satisfied with two coats. Enjoy the photos ladies.Wish I could get my hands on more L.A. Colors nail polish, I really love them. Feel free to leave a comment or message for me. :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Etude House GR608

I'm a fan of  nail polishes from Etude House. The bottle sis just the right size, not too big nor too small. The colors varies from safe nudes to bright-popping colors. Its very affordable too, the price ranges from P49 to P129 per bottle, depending on the collection. Here's a color that's not available locally, I don't know why but I call that discrimination ( hehehe!).  

This is called GR608 (why can't they give cuter names to their nail polishes??sigh.). I found this color on Ebay from a trusted seller. Its a really cool and cute shade of green. I call it avocado green. :) 

The names are located at the bottom of the bottles.

The color is great plus the consistency.But the opacity is a flop.Its very. . .very sheer!This was four coats but it looked too heavy on my nails.Very thick.Its like I used play-doh to color my fingernails.

See what I mean? Its too bad, I really love the color.But its just not pigmented enough.

In the next pictures  I've applied  OPI Black shatter  ( index and ring fingers) and Etude House Black crackle (middle and pinky finmgers)

Can you see the difference between OPI Black Shatter and the Etude House crackle polish? I love OPI Black Shatter because its not a cracked effect, it looks more like a 3 year old kid scribbled on your fingernails :) Love it!

GR608 is one of the Etude House nail colors that looks great but the formula isn't user friendly. I've tried wearing it twice but both attempts is a complete failure. The color complements my complexion but I tend to apply more coatings to make sure it won't have bald spots. I'm not sure if this color is available at other Etude House stores but if you like it, shoot me an email so I can give you the details of my trusted seller. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

NYX matte nail polish

About two weeks ago I went to Glorietta 5 to visit a bookstore that was having a sale. Got hungry so I went upstairs to grab a bite. On the way I saw the store where I bought my first bottle of NYX nail polish (sorry,I can't remember the name of the store.The ladies there aren't so friendly.But they sell all sort of PX goods.Its near the escalator.). So I peeked and saw that they have the matte collection of NYX. But since I'm not much of a matte lover (plus the colors aren't that unique), I only bought 2 bottles.Matte Orange and Matte Navy,they weren't given a proper name.Sad.

For a matte nail polish,its not that matte at all.The middle and pinky fingers had Essie Matte About You on them.The other 2 fingers doesn't have any kind of top coat.

Same thing,middle and pinky fingers coated with Essie Matte About You.

And here's the glossy version.I used Caronia colorless top coat on this picture.It doesn't complement my complexion whether glossy nor matte.

                                        The shade actually looks more red-orange than orange.

But what I can say is that for a matte nail polish,its pretty easy to work with.Its not chalky nor too thick,for the formula that is.The brush is just kind of hard to maneuver because the cap is wide and round.It was hard to get a grip.

That's NYX Matte Orange for you.

And now,I'd like you to meet NYX Matte Navy.

Just like what the name says, its a navy blue bottle. Consistency was great too.Not too think but not runny as well. Great formula for a matte nail polish.I usually would have problems with matte nail polish because it tends to gather at the bottle's opening.And after a few minutes of application,it tends to be gooey.But not for these babies. Again, you might have a slight problem with the brush due to the round-wide cap.

Quite shiny for a matte nail polish,right?

If you want really matte,you would need a matte top coat.Here the index and ring fingers have the Essie Matte About You top coat.While the middle and pinky fingers are glossed with Seche Vite.As you can see, it looks black when its glossy.

                                               Which do you prefer,glossy or matte????