Monday, 18 July 2016

Haul Part 1 - Nail Polish/Art from Beyond Alice and Gudetama/Holika Holika Collaborations

Disclaimer: I am not sponsored, affiliated or otherwise compensated for reviewing this. All purchases were my own. 

Hi everyone! This is actually my second Korean Beauty haul this year, but the first one was mostly skincare, which I personally am iffy in reviewing but we'll see...! 

I bought these from Cosmetic Love. The site is a little clunky but they offer more new Korean beauty products compared to sites like Sasa, which is why I tried buying from Cosmetic Love for the first time...! They also gave me a lot of samples LOL. I'll go into that more next post. 

Today I'll be reviewing/talking about three nail-related items from the haul. Also apologies for the camera quality, I was using my phone which had a terrible camera (I have since replaced my phone. Last post I used my camera but man I'm lazy sometimes to take it out then process it all HAHA). 


Beyond x Disney Alice in Wonderland


I purchased the Beyond x Disney Alice in Wonderland nail "Blooming Gradation Kit" in Mint. This is their second collaboration! (I also purchased the Pink one straight after...! Should have bought together LOL) 


Beyond cosmetics Disney Alice in Wonderland collaboration second collection blooming gradation mint 02 kit

Beyond cosmetics Disney Alice in Wonderland collaboration second collection blooming gradation mint 02 kit

Beyond cosmetics Disney Alice in Wonderland collaboration second collection blooming gradation mint 02 kit

Beyond cosmetics Disney Alice in Wonderland collaboration second collection blooming gradation mint 02 kit
Nail polish from left to right: Mint Bouquet (base), Emerald Field (middle), Card Game (top coat)
Each nail polish contains 4mL of liquid. The bottle is a fairly sturdy thick glass with a cap of a medium density plastic. I would say that this set is a fantastic travel set and overall very good quality packaging.

Beyond cosmetics Disney Alice in Wonderland collaboration second collection blooming gradation mint 02 kit

Beyond cosmetics Disney Alice in Wonderland collaboration second collection blooming gradation mint 02 kit

As a kid, Alice in Wonderland was my second favourite Disney franchise ^w^ the phantasmagoric world that Alice dives into always intrigued me. I was super stoked to hear of such a collaboration. 

The nail art is unbelievably adorable. I don't want to use it LOL it's too cute ;_; (This is why I'm buying the pink colour set, to get another sheet of it lol).

Base colour: Mint Bouquet 

When I first applied it, I assumed it was pretty average: just a mint base coat. In reality, this mint polish has a very very fine glitter suspended within the formula! It's a rather thin polish and you definitely need two coats to get an opaque colour. 

Please excuse my ugly hands lol. 


Beyond cosmetics blooming gradation mint 02 kit mint bouquet
Two coats. You cannot see the fine sparkles unless you're up close irl.

Middle colour: Emerald Field 

A very sheer nail polish suspended with long sparkles. Even with two coats it's a little transparent. More suitable as a top coat in my opinion. However if you can wait it out, I suggest having three thicker layers as a base for a lovely mint glitter base coat.


Beyond cosmetics blooming gradation mint 02 kit emerald field
One coat


Beyond cosmetics blooming gradation mint 02 kit emerald field
Two coats

Top coat: Card game 

My favourite polish of the trio! Unfortunately a little difficult to pick up on some of the cut outs. 


Beyond cosmetics blooming gradation mint 02 kit card game


This set (three mini nail polishes + nail art) cost me ~$AUD10. 

Check-in: my polish first started to chip (one small chip) 3 days after application, when I started making props for my cosplay. I also had cases where either 1 or half a nail polish fell off altogether after 6/7 days. Additionally if you layer it several times, after a week it will be very easy to just straight up peel off lol. A stunning collection, but really not practical beyond aesthetics.

Aesthetics rating: 10/10
Product value: 8/10 
Practicality rating: 4/10
Overall rating: 7/10

Lazy & Easy x Holika Holika collaboration

lazy and easy holika holika collaboration nail kit art

lazy and easy holika holika collaboration nail kit art

lazy and easy holika holika collaboration nail kit art

lazy and easy holika holika collaboration nail kit art

It's a fairly straightforward set: true to its name, all you need to do is apply a base coat (clear, or another should you choose), stick on the nail stickers, then apply the clear top coat. 

The polish is a two-in-one (base and top coat) and is enclosed in a fairly sturdy bottle. The bottom of the glass is quite thick, and the plastic cap is also fairly sturdy. I personally feel that the fibre of the brush itself isn't particularly good, but whatever lol. 

This set (nail polish + nail art) cost me $~10AUD. 

Skinfood x Snoopy

This is just nail art but it was on sale for $2 so I was like OMFG CUTE I NEED IT. I don't want to use it just yet HAHAH 




Till next time!

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