The Face Shop – Nail Polishes

Posted on 01-05-2012 | Tags: , , , , , ,

So as aforementioned, I purchased two nail polishes from Eco Skin, a supplier of asian (I think South Korean?) beauty products from brands such as Skin Food, Etude House, and of course, The Face Shop.

The two polishes I purchased were “2 for $10” from their “Nail Pleasure” series. It sounds so wrong. When I got home I realised the lid looks a little wrong too. Whatevs, LOL. Actually, the packaging is quite unique and pretty. It looks like my VCD bottle designs ROFL.

Anyway, I’ve been looking for a nice glittery nail polish for a while. I bought Rimmel’s 239 Your Majesty silver polish (as seen in this post), however the fragments of glitter are miniscule- which is fine too, for a very metallic look- but I was looking for a less intense look. Something a little more opaque, more layerable.

This is what I got with the two polishes I bought.

From left: SL211, BK901

Let me begin with SL211- it is a beautiful colour. Bryan described it as “Snow Fairy”, haha. It seems to fit it well. It’s a very understated, layerable colour:

One coat will give you a hint of glitter, two will give you a slightly more intense glitter closer to that of Your Majesty, however it is much less intense. I think this could be layered above most colours.

It has this texture that feels very strange. Likeee… a gentle nail file? LOOOL.
I kind of like it, different from the usual sleek kind of texture of most polishes.

Above: 2 Layers of SL211

Now onto BK901. This is the polish I fell in love with at first sight:

If you look carefully at the picture, you’ll notice the specks in this polish reflect a rainbow-ish colour in the light. It’s SO pretty. It looks like the base is black in the bottle- however, it’s pretty translucent.

I like how the glitter is difference sizes, so I can do that andreaschoice galaxy nail thing (haha Jenn)

Anyway, I don’t know if you can layer it many times to get it to look black because I’ve only used it as a top coat so far, over SL211:

Overall, both are very nice but I’m loving SL211 right now for normal wear. ^__^

  • catchmyflyingsoul

    hahaha they’re so sparkly and pretty!

    • Meg

      hahah they are sparkly!
      really matches the whole pixie thing i have going on LOLOL

  • Cindy

    I also wish I had a man who could bestow all my nail polish colours with cute names.

    • Meg

      LOL this is the first he’s named… oh besides that full-on “Your Majesty” silver which he named Lady Gaga.

  • Mary

    Can I like this comment.


    Nice nails. Big woman.

    • Meg

      LOL ty ~Anthony~

  • Jennifer

    Haha, very pretty nail polishes you have there
    How awesome are the galaxy nails?! LOL
    I also like bubzbeauty’s gradient nail tutorial too.. You can also use the BK901 nail polish for that tutorial. I’ll link you

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