Kinda in love with Etude House nail polishes. I got a few different brands already here in Korea (Skinfood, Lioele, and Etude House). Lioele is not bad but price wise it’s a bit high (for Korea). I really wanted to like Skinfood, but I don’t know if it’s the particular store or what, their polishes seems to have been there for a long time, and are a bit gooey. The colour selection wasn’t that great either. Where as Etude House has a wider selection of colour and the polish are not gooey, not only that, they are cheap!
I did a French tip mani with the new polish I got today! Again, if I could read Korean I would tell you what colour they are. The peachy one was 1,500 won (about $1.50), and the darker one (it’s a brown colour) one was 2,000 won (about $2). The brown one is suppose to be a matte colour but I put a top coat over it, so it’s shinny. Though I do not mind the matte look, I wouldn’t use it matte for the tip, but I wouldn’t use the colour on the entire finger, it’s a bit too hot for that right now.
This picture was taken inside my room, with white lights. The brown is not very true to colour.
The peach colour is pretty much a nude, I’ve been trying to find a colour like that for forever. These two will be coming home with me. This picture was taken with natural lighting and the colours are closer to what the eye sees.
After looking through some of the cosmetics stores in Korea, I have started to have less favouritism towards Skinfood. Price wise, Skinfood and Etude House are probably on the same level. Holika Holika, TonyMoly, and The Face Shop are a bit higher, but not by much. By category, and my theory that if a brand is good with skin care, they aren’t so great with cosmetics, and vice versa, I would buy skin care from Skinfood, Tony Moly, and The Face Shop; and cosmetics from Etude House and Holika Holika.
I tried a few skin care products from Etude House and they aren’t that amazing. I am currently using a The Face Shop night cream, and I actually really like it. I think I might switch from Skinfood.
When I leave Korea, I am going to have to send myself a big box of cosmetics/skin care before I leave. They are just too cheap here.