Monday, 29 July 2013

Nail of the Day: Ice Cream with Sprinkles

Hi, everyone! Time for a super fun Nail of the Day featuring one of the adorable goodies that my friend sent to me in a Korean Cosmetics Care Package a couple months ago. I had heard of the Etude House Sweet Recipe Ice Cream Nail Polishes previously and was totally smitten with how cute they were. I love Korean cosmetics and am also a bit of an ice cream fiend, so it was really a match made in heaven! When I spotted Etude's Ice Cream Nail Polish in Apricot in the care package I was super stoked!


The packaging is definitely the most unique of any nail polish I own. The bottle itself is a circular glass "ice cream scoop" and the cap is a decorated ice cream cone with the brush attached underneath. Doesn't get more precious than this! Though it is definitely beyond cutesy, the packaging is actually quite sturdy and functional.


Apricot has a warm, peachy-yellowy-nude base with multi-coloured hexagonal glitter. The shades of the glitter are predominantly red, orange, green, blue and purple and really contrast the base colour nicely!

When I first applied the polish, I was slightly disappointed to find that the formula was quite sheer, with the glitter fairly sparse throughout (though this was in line with some reviews I had read). Because of this, I had to apply 4 coats of the polish to achieve the look pictured in this post. A huge plus, however, was that with 4 decent coats the finish did not feel the least bit thick or gloopy and the glitter never felt gritty. With a thin layer of topcoat applied afterwards, my nails felt quite smooth and comfortable. So while I had to apply more coats than expected, the texture of the polish stayed smooth, comfortable, and even.  A huge plus in my books! 


I've been wearing the polish for 4 days now and chipping has been very minimal (only slightly on the sides and tips of the nails) and none of the glitter has flaked or peeled off. Very impressive!

Here are a couple more shots of the polish, under different lighting:



And yes, sometimes I like to hold the bottle like an actual ice cream cone ;)


Overall, this was such a lovely gift to receive! The packaging is super adorable and unique and the glittery shade is right up my alley! Oftentimes products with super cutesy packaging can lack in quality, but this definitely wasn't the case here. Although I had to apply several coats to achieve my desired effect, the texture of the polish remained smooth and comfortable. And the lasting power has been great so far, so no complaints!

Have you tried any of the Etude House Sweet Recipe Ice Cream Nail Polishes? Any other favourite goodies from Etude House?

Thanks for reading, and another huge thanks to my friend who send this lovely goody my way! :)

51 comments:

  1. Ultra cute package!

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't it adorable?! Thanks for stopping by, Maricruz! xo

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  2. I can barely get over how cute Etude House packaging is! Have you tried their blush? Thanks for the post! xo Kelly http://chicnstylishblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. So cute! Have never tried their blush- will definitely have to check it out! Thanks for stopping by, Kelly :)

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  3. Oh my gosh! This is seriously way too cute! Im in desperate need to redo my nails, they are chipped beyond belief

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    1. I'm usually really lazy with my nails, but polishes like this motivate me! Thanks for stopping by, Chelsea! xo

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  4. The bottle is soooo pretty, I love pale yellow nail polishes, specially if they have some glitter on :)
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    Hola Flo | Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks! It might be my favourite nail polish bottle ever :)

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  5. Haven't tried anything yet from Etude House!
    Have you thought in applying a layer of white nailpolish underneath this one? It would give a more uniform color!
    Nonetheless, very cute polish :)

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Rute! I definitely thought of layering a pale shade underneath to boost and even things. Will have to try that next time! xo

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  6. I love these polishes :) They are adorable xx

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    1. Aren't they great!? Thanks for stopping by, Coco! xo

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  7. The packaging on this polish is absolutely adorable! Looks like a really fun thing to keep on your dressing table :)

    Ellie | www.ellalogy.com

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    1. It really is the cutest! I love having it on display :) Thanks for stopping by, Ellie!

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  8. Looks almost edible... I might start chewing my nails absent-mindedly. LOL :D

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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    1. Heehee, I'm surprised I haven't done it ;) Though it's been making me want to eat ice cream every day, lol. Thanks for stopping by! xo

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  9. Love the design of the nail polish!
    Come back soon to visit me on Cosa Mi Metto???

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  10. Such a cool idea, so cute :)
    Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now!

    Kendra
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    Blog: Stolen Inspiration
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    1. Thanks so much, Kendra! Glad you're enjoying the blog :)

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  11. Etude House has the most adorable products! So cute :-D

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    1. They really do! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  12. Wow! I love this so much! Such a great idea.

    emmazingbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Such a cute idea! So happy to have received it. Thanks for the comment! xo

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  13. haha, this packing is too cute :)
    Love it when the packing is attractive and love to use products not only for its supposed purposes but also for home decoration! :)

    xx, Sandra @ Blasfemmes

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    1. Yes, I agree! The product is fab and it also looks cute on my dressing table! Thanks for stopping by, Sandra! xo

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  14. aww that packaging is SO adorable! and that polish color looks like butterscotch and almost good enough to eat up (that could be dangerous, haha). it's too bad that it takes FOUR coats though! that's sooo many

    xo marlen
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    1. Ah, it does look very butterscotch-y! Definitely dangerous ;) Yeah, 4 coats was a disappointment, but the final result and lasting power have been great! xo

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  15. omg such a pretty color!!!! candy so cute!!

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    1. It's one of my new favourites, for sure! Thanks for stopping by, Gail! xo

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  16. their ice cream nail polish is also my fave item from etude, in fact it is on my july favorites <3

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    1. Oh, great! Glad you're loving them too, such a unique line of polishes :)

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  17. This packaging is the cutest!!

    Emgeorgias.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by, Emily :)

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  18. I love their ice cream nail polish! I've been meaning to buy their mint shade. Glad you are finally able to try out the product!

    Louise | Vanity Corner

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    1. Isn't it great!? Will have to check out the mint shade for sure :) Thanks for stopping by, Louise! xo

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    1. It really is! Thanks for the comment :)

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  20. what a fun nailpolish :) so cute :)

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    1. It really is fun! Thanks for stopping by, Sammie :)

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  21. If I had this colour I would probably eat off my fingers each time I apply the nailpolish.

    http://thevulgariangirl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Heehee, I'm surprised I haven't! Thanks for the comment :)

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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by, Sara :)

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  23. How to make ice cream - Yuuummmm....ya, here is the recipe foe delicious dessert. This is really very simple, even kid can try this..!!   Ingredients • Vanilla or any other Flavoured essence 1.5 tea spoon • Cornflou...

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