Korean Polish Spam #5

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Hey lovelies,

It's been an embarrassingly long time since I've posted a Korean polish spam post and my whole family has had a cold all week so my brain is too fuzzy for anything more complicated! Korean beauty brands make some of the coolest nail polish out there, I love how they pick up on indie brand trends and put their own spin on them rather than just duping them (although that does occasionally happen too - still, they're generally far more creative than many mainstream European & US brands!). They're also usually fairly inexpensive, rarely setting you back more than $10NZD, which is pretty good given OPI currently retails for $20NZD. So, let's take a peek at some of these beauties!

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A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch - RD01

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch RD01 nail polish swatch

Kiko Sugar Mat - Cherry Red, 2 coats
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A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch RD01, 2 coats
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Glisten & Glow HK Girl Topcoat

The Twinkle Nail Touch line is a collection of glitter toppers and crelly/jelly glitters, which pleases my inner magpie greatly. In fact, I've just seen that there are a few more additions to the line with my name on them.... :D RD01 has HUGE metallic hexes amongst an assortment of smaller ones and is a bit on the thick side. I did have to fish for the largest hexes and place them but the rest came out easily. I really like the jelly base, it looks so squishy and this particular colourway has me thinking of jam.

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch RD01 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch RD01 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch RD01 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch RD01 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch RD01 nail polish swatch

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A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL03

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL03 nail polish swatch

Kiko Sun Pearl #428, 2 coats
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A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL03, 2 coats

Sadly I think both of these A'Pieus may be discontinued, I can't find them on Ebay or Roseroseshop. Hmph. BL03 is definitely worth picking up should you come across it though - it's a mixture of turquoise and iridescent glitters and very fine microshimmer. It looks perfect with the dusty teal green of this Kiko polish.

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL03 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL03 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL03 nail polish swatch

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The Face Shop Face It CMX325 Flash Flash

The Face Shop Face It CMX325 Flash Flash nail polish swatch

Star Kin - Cotton, 3 coats
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The Face Shop Face It CMX325 Flash Flash, 1.5 coats

Again, another discontinued polish. I'm not being very helpful today, am I? Sorry! I picked up Flash Flash because it reminded me of Lynnderella Boy-Girl Party (which I actually ended up buying too - see swatches here). It's a really dense glitter topper with an awesome glitter mix going on. Flash Flash applies really nicely with a little bit of extra dabbing needed to fill in some gaps in the glitter distribution.

The Face Shop Face It CMX325 Flash Flash nail polish swatch

The Face Shop Face It CMX325 Flash Flash nail polish swatch

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Innisfree Pro #49

Innisfree Pro #49 nail polish swatch

Innisfree Pro #49, 3 coats

What's this? A polish that's still readily available? This pretty pale mint texture has lots of gold shimmer that gets a little lost on the nail but still adds interest overall. I found it really easy to work with and the texture dried down quickly. You can pick it up on Ebay.

Innisfree Pro #49 nail polish swatch

Innisfree Pro #49 nail polish swatch

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A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL02

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL02 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL02, 3 coats

Another one that's still available! BL02 is an inky blue jelly with green and blue glitter - basically another Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe dupe. It's on the sheer side but builds up to full opacity in three coats. You can buy it on Ebay.

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL02 nail polish swatch

A'Pieu Twinkle Nail Touch BL02 nail polish swatch

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Etude House Play Nail Sugar Powder #196

Etude House Play Nail Sugar Powder #196 nail polish swatch

Etude House Play Nail Sugar Powder #196, 2 coats

This is a pretty cute texture polish. The opacity is fantastic, very nearly a one coater but I added a second coat for more texture. The texture is generally sparser than many other textures I have tried though. I haven't shopped with this site before to vouch for it, but Kokocolor appear to have #196 in stock.

Etude House Play Nail Sugar Powder #196 nail polish swatch

Etude House Play Nail Sugar Powder #196 nail polish swatch

What do you think of these polishes? Are you a fan of Korean beauty brands?

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