Hello! I wanted to post up new manicure today, but darn hot weather and haze has caused my mani to bubbled up. I thought I'd show it anyway, but.... nah. The bubbles totally ruins the manicure. Thankfully though, I've got this swatched up the other day. So while I redo my mani in faint hopes that it'd be better, here's something to fill up the blog. Hahaha!
Some of you may know that I have been wanting to get OPI My Vampire is Buff or Zoya Jacqueline for I love me some nice yellowish off white polish as base for nail arts. But I'm not willing to pay the price. I thought I was, but every time when I see OPI's the price just...turns me off. And my little search in hope for dupes started. However, I wasn't looking for any brand dupes, specific ones with okay formulas. I was hoping Etude House would have some, but sadly, there weren't one. Ah, I thought of It's Skin brand as I've not tried their milk/creme formulas. I didn't have my hopes high though, knowing that every time when I'm on the look for certain shades, they always prove to be unavailable. Much to my delight, It's Skin BE101 came close enough.
Judging from the bottle, it did have a slight... Very minimal pink hue in it that reminded me of OPI MVIB. Carrying the same worries (if it will turn out pinkish instead of the wanted yellow-off white), I hesitated. Fortunately, testers were available! And my fingers were available too! (if you know what I mean...hahaha!)
This is It's Skin Nail Stylure BE101 (MYR 7.90) a beautiful off-white beige. It started sheer on the first coat, builds up nicely on the third. In the picture is three coats with no topcoat. I think it's crelly and has a good shine though the dry time is slow, it dries to touch 15-30 minutes (I think?).
It's much advisable to apply them thinly as the formula is runny. I don't mind runny formulas I'd just take more off and it's completely great to use. By the way, the brush is flat and bushy! Hahahhaa! So it fans out nicely. :)
Here's a quick comparison of between Nail Stylure BE101 and Sally Hansen Beige Blast. One of my concerns was also afraid that they may be too similar to each other. Hahaha!! Looks like they aren't and SH Beige Blast proved to be significantly darker than NS BE101.
So in conclusion, if you do have It's Skin nail polishes available to you, I think it's a much more affordable alternative to OPI MVIB or Zoya Jacqueline. In pictures are all three coats. As for my international friends, I have no idea how to get this online, my apologies.