Heyyysss! You absolutely have to believe me when I say these have the best nail polish bottle shape ever! Haha!! Aesthetically though. I first saw/know about them when on Bethany's Blog - Beauty Junkie on a Budget specifically in this post and don't forget to check out her swatches here. Ever since then, I've been harassing all Etude House outlets that I frequent to on when only will these lovely products reach Malaysia. To be honest, I was quite put off when staffs has no idea what I was referring to. Shouldn't the staffs be more aware of what's coming? Or am I having a wrong presumption here? o.O
Anyway, on 1st April 2013 they finally launched Etude House Secret Recipe line here. Hahaha! I was ecstatic! Finally! But of course, being new and all they are normal priced - I'm reluctant to buy. As I know, they do frequently or at least once a while have attractive sales. I've decided to wait. Surprisingly, my wait wasn't as long as I thought. Soon they were having Buy 1 Free 1 sales! How awesome! These lovely Ice-Cream Nails are on sale too! I mean, seriously you almost never find a store that will extend such promotion to newly arrived products! Etude House, you're way too cool! I ♥ you!
Yes, I just have to stage them that way. After all, that's their selling point! Whoever that thought of designing the nail polish bottles this way for this line is a genius! Because I did want them so much based on how they look on the outside. Hahaha!
Etude House PP501 Blueberry (MYR12.90), is a creme finish pale lilac shade leaning on pink tones. While many others have streaky issue with this bottle, I did not. Application for me was smooth and covers perfectly in just two coats. Above pictures are without topcoat. I love this colour! I've been crazy about Lilac-pink tones lately and what joy it is to find one under the Sweet Recipe line. :D
Now for the Star of the Etude House Sweet Recipe Ice Cream Nails line....Mint Chocochip (MYR25.90)! This is the first polish I fell in love with after seeing it introduced in Bethany's blog - Beauty Junkie on a Budget. I was too excited to do this simple ruffian nails that I once again forgot to take it on it's own. My apologies. Anyway, it's a crelly mint shade base with large, medium and small sizes of brown hex glitters, medium sized green and copper hex glitters and medium square pink glitters. I think the mint shade falls just right on the border line of greenish and blueish shade. I honestly think they are both greenish and blueish, if that seems to make any sense. It took me 3 coats for opacity. The application process is tricky, especially trying to get the glitters to really look like chocolate chips in mint ice-creams. But the extra effort is worth it. I had an awesome time sporting this look while enjoying my actual real Chocolate Mint Ice-Cream over the weekend. ;P Oh the little pleasures in life!
A brief note on the packaging: While it's really cute to be bottled up in an ice-cream like bottle, the cone cap makes it rather difficult for gripping it almost slipped off my fingers at times. Otherwise, it's a really smart design. There are also details on the cone cap to mimic the actual cones. So, thumbs up for that.
Have a Chocolate-y Minty-ful Day ♥