Since the matter was raised, I think it's redundant for me to post bottle shots of the three brands I often blog about. I already have pictures of what their bottles look like on their Brand Info pages, and theirofficialwebsites already have good pictures too. Thus, I am only going to post bottle shots IF :
the polish brand is NOT Elianto, TFS, or Skin Food
the polish bottle is unique
the polish looks different on the nails and in the bottle
This polish is more sparkly PINK than it is sparkly red, actually, BUT...
so far, it's the blingiest, sparkliestpolish I've ever had the pleasure of owning! Look at that SHINE! And it's a one-coater too. (Besides, I think I'd go blind if I put on another coat!)
I can even see my blurred reflection on these when I wiggle my fingers around! (Sadly, I couldn't capture that on camera properly, so you'll have to take my word for it. Dun worreh, ninjas never lie! XD)
BLING BLING BABY!
Skin Food's Pedicure Sparkle line retails for PHP375.00, which is close to USD8.00.
Meet the fourth member of the Pastel Rainbow: OR004, also known as Corn Soup Milk. Pretty strange name for nail polish, huh? I think something like Banana Milk would've been better, but that's just me. :P
You guessed it - this is a corn-colored pastel yellow. Honestly, it reminds me of bananas, not corn. And yes, it's also a three-coater like its brother and sister.
I like this polish's other alias: Melon Milk. Sounds delicious, doesn't it?
This green - third in the Pastel Rainbow- reminds me of the LGMs from Toy Story. Oooooh...
As with Ice, 3 coats were needed for bottle color.
In other Asian polish news, I recently emailed Etude House regarding the opening of branches in my country. They replied that they were already planning for a Manila store later this year. Hopefully they set up shop very soon! <3
Today we have the second polish in the Pastel Rainbow series: a very pale blue called Ice from Skin Food. (Yes, it actually has an official name!) It comes from the brand's Milk Creamy Nail line, which offers pastel shades and comes in very adorable packaging:
Isn't the bottle cute? :D Of course, with a different formula and container, polish from the Milk Creamy Nail line is more expensive than the regular Nail/Pedicure Vita lines. One bottle costs PHP325.00, which is about $7.00.
Polishes from this line also take longer to apply than their plain-bottled cousins. It took me three coats to reach bottle color.
This yellow is slightly more on the orange side than it is on the green, unlike the Pinacolada I swatched in the past. Two coats gets it to bottle color, although application is rather goopy. Bleh. I need to buy polish thinner for this.
There are tons of blogs swatching popular Western brands like OPI, Essie, and China Glaze, but practically no blogs swatching equally good Eastern brands like Elianto, Skinfood, and The Face Shop. This is why The Nail Polish Ninja was created.