Saturday, 27 April 2013

Etude House Ice Cream Nails

Greetings All!

I hope you are all having a good weekend! Today I have some swatches from my latest Korean nail haul, some pretty little ice cream colours. I will confess, I did buy these because the bottles are so cute! I have the glitters (HERE), and I discovered they also have a range of cremes (HERE), three of which I will show you now!

First up a bit of housekeeping. I was relatively happy with all three of these polishes. Application was OK - they have quite soft brushes, which did make application in the corners of my nails a little tricky. Instead of filling in any gaps, the brush just sort of bent back, so I had to use the very ends of the bristles to dab some in the corners. Not ideal! They also have a weird finish - glossy like normal polish, but they sort of look a bit like paint. Everything else was pretty good though- fast dry time, good opacity etc etc.

I bought Peach, because I do like a peachy polish for days when I want something slightly more colouful than nude, and I also thought it would be the perfect base for Apricot Candy. Plus, peach ice cream? Yum! This is 2 coats.

So, it's not the most exciting polish in the world. As I have several peaches, I probably even have a dupe for it. But it's cute and pretty and I like it, and that's all that matters really!

Blue Mint is a bit of a strange one. A bright, pale blue, I guess it's minty looking? 2 coats

It has the tiniest little hint of green to it, and it's slightly duller than in these pictures. I can't make up my mind if I like it or not! It's a weird one.

Blue Berry is quite a misleading name, as it's actually a grey lilac. 3 coats (this one was a little streaky)

This one I don't love. It's very grey and muted. I suppose it would make a good nail art base because it's quite neutral, but I was expecting something a bit brighter and prettier.

Overall I am a little disappointed, but I was probably expecting a little too much after those gorgeous glitters.   They are nice enough - Peach is quite pretty, but they just aren't very exciting, and I don't think I'll be ordering the rest of the collection any time soon. If you are tempted, you can see them HERE, they're less than £3 each, and I was really happy with the service from the seller - fast delivery, well packaged etc, and they have a fantastic range of polishes. And, come on, how cute are those ice cream bottles?!


  1. These bottles are so cute, and I like the pastel colours! I found some ice-cream shaped ones in Claire's yesterday and bought one purely for the bottle shape!

  2. I really like these sorts of colours (including, and probably mostly, the last one) and the ice-cream bottles are just too cute!

  3. These are so prettty!! I would love you to do a post/tutorial on how you paint and clean up. Your manis are always flawless!

    1. Oh sweetie, I think someone is due for an eye test! But yes, I'll put a little post together for you next week - I'm always happy to help!


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