Current Manicure: Etude House Ice Scream Nails #PP501 + Lioele Nail Polish PBK803 (Swatch + Microreview)

Today I'm showing you 2 nail polishes that I bought during my short trip to Korea. I knew I was only being sucked in by their adorable packaging so I controlled myself but I kind of wish I got a few more now because the quality is nowhere near as cheap as i thought it would be. In fact, it wasn't bad at all. 

For the base, I used Etude House's Ice Cream Nails in #PP501. I didn't pay much attention when I picked this up, I thought it would just be your average lilac but it's actually a lot pinker than i expected. I don't own any similar colors so that was really lucky. The formula is quite creamy and thick (not in a gloopy way), I just have to be careful not to apply too thick a layer. It was already opaque with the first coat but a bit uneven. If i wasn't going to top it off with glitter, I'd probably use a 3rd coat to solidify the color but for this I used 2. 
I think this might be the cutest nail polish i own to date. For about $4, I'm really not complaining.  Really tempted to pick up all of them now, they would look SO CUTE in a row on my bedside table. 
For the glitter top coat, I used a Lioele PBK803 (my! what creative names these nail polishes have). This is a clear base with small black and white square glitters, hexagonal pink and silver glitters + thin black and white strips. This was quite tricky to apply because all the glitter particles sunk to the bottom and it was hard to pick up some of the bigger pieces. I had to use 3 coats to make it look somewhat evenly distributed.
I topped it off with a layer of Seche Vite. I was worried it wasn't going to dry properly and that it would dent easily because i ended up using so many coats but Seche Vite is a miracle worker and sealed everything in. It kind of looks like i have gel nails now. 
Overall I was pleasantly surprised by these nail polishes and their quality. And since the drying process wasn't a nightmare either, it was well worth all the coats and i love how it turned out ^^
When I'm not in Asia, I buy my korean cosmetics on eBay. These nail polishes tend to range in prices starting from $4 depending on the seller. 

Do you like Korean Nail Polishes? Which colors/brands are your favorites?

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chloé

19 comments

  1. I think I would have left out the glitter
    part and be finished with the beautiful
    lilac color c: Xx

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  2. The Etude nail polish is the cutest packaging! I didn't think it would be pigmented, but the colour actually looks really good! Loving the sparkles too - we all need a bit of sparkle every now and then, especially now we're on the count down to Christmas (sort of!)x

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  3. lovely color! I have once tried nail polishes from Etude but they were too thick and gloopy for my liking. glad this one works on you! i love the topper flakes :)

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  4. i have the etude house nail polish and they're indeed amazing !! :))
    super adorbs as well.. cant resist.

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  5. Loving the look.The glitter looks great :)
    Following now xx

    http://bigbeautybag.blogspot.com/
    New huge Sephora haul ♥

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  6. What an amazing pairing :) I have the Etude House lilac polish x

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  7. Thanks Coco! Isn't the Etude House nail polish the cutest!

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  8. Yeh i've never really tried asian nail polishes apart from a coupel of Missha so my expectations weren't very high, but these definitely surpassed them! Glitters are my weakness

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  9. The first coat was a bit streaky but pigmentation is not an issue. Glitters are my weakness!

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  10. I get too excited everytime i paint my nails and always do more than i plan to :P

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  11. Oh my goodness, the ice cream cone polish is TOO CUTE. :)

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  12. Seriously etude house has such cute packaging I die!!

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  13. Those nail polishes look amazing together! I've never tried Korean polishes, but I may have to consider it just for the packaging...

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  14. The colors look so nice together! I love the bottle of the Etude polish, it's so adorable :)

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  15. I know, they're so creative with their packaging!

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  16. Thank you! I think they're cute and quirky for decor even if you don't end up using it, and if you end up loving the product too, it's a bonus!

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