I first spotted these polishes over at Colores de Carol a few weeks ago, which in turn also introduced me to Mara in Polishland (it was a twin post), and had to have them. I really wanted 84 which is the blue based polish that is similar to Revlon Whimsical (which was never released here in Australia). So I immediately went and hunted them down on eBay – single polishes were running at about $7 a bottle however after reading the other posts and some hunting, I found I could get four of the five ‘yoghurt’ polishes for $14 here and I figured for that price, I may as well order the lot! There is a fifth polish in this set that I only found single listings for that has a lilac base and purple and pink glitter. However the ebay seller I used has now substituted 83 which I will show you today for the lilac polish instead.
Here are all four polishes together – from left to right 82, 83, 84, 81. Each bottle is 10ml I believe, however all the packaging is in Korean so there isn’t much to run on. Now don’t be fooled by a quick glance, each of these polishes has a unique glitter combination in them which surprised me. 83 contains green and copper hex glitter plus a fine silver glitter. 81 contains pink and cyan hex glitter and a fine silver glitter too. I will talk about 83 and 84 below as they were the two that I would actually wear after swatching all four.
First up is 83 which has a mint green base and cyan and salmon pink hex glitter. No fine glitter here which suits me just fine, I prefer straight chunky glitter if I’m honest and I find it much easier to remove.
This definitely leans towards the green side of mint – I layered one coat over China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint and it made Re-Fresh Mint look positively blue in comparison. Application takes a bit of practice as the formula is quite thick yet jelly like at he same time. I found it easiest to wipe away the excess, apply a thin coat, then splodge on extra glitters in the bald areas. This worked out quite well as I got a layered effects with some of the glitters without having to wear lots of coats of polish.
The second polish 84, the Whimsical dupe and the reason I had to have these! This one has a pale blue base coat with cyan and salmon pink hex glitter, smaller salmon hex glitter and a small amount of fine silver glitter. I can’t compare, but Mara assures me this is superior to Whimsical because the base colour is more even and there is more glitter.
I used the same technique as with 83 and found that glitter dispersal was very easy and just right for me (I don’t like a glitter overload). There is definitely much more pink than blue glitter in here so I did find I had fish a few blue bits out and apply them to even out the dispersal. I kept getting pink on half the nail and blue on the other half which looked pretty weird!
Now the sad news is, my cat broke my bottle of 84 about half an hour after I swatched it. The little monster knocked it off my dining table, coating half my apartment in polish. Think glitter polish is difficult to get off your nails? Try household surfaces. Luckily I have tile floors (well the polish may not have broken if it was carpet…) but I have pink glitter stuck to my dining chairs now :( So I’m debating whether to reorder it. I absolutely love it and really didn’t take to any of the others so I’m really disappointed. It’s a shame that the individual bottles are so much more expensive.
In other news, I took all of these in my new light box. It was so much fun but I spent so much more time on these photos too. Hopefully I will get more efficient in time. I’m also playing with my watermark at the moment. In light of all the recent photo stealing incidents, I decided I wanted something a bit bigger and more complex. What do you all think? I’m not sure at the moment, do you find it distracting from the photos? I’ve tried not to cover the actual nails. I will probably play around with it some more in upcoming posts but I would love some feedback from my readers.