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)
|Nail polish from left to right: Mint Bouquet (base), Emerald Field (middle), Card Game (top coat)|
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.
|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.
Top coat: Card game
My favourite polish of the trio! Unfortunately a little difficult to pick up on some of the cut outs.
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
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!