Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Eyeko Nail Polishes

The other day I received some nail polishes from a company called Eyeko. If anyone isn't familiar with this company they are based in the UK and have the absolutely cutest range of makeup ever invented! OK. I may be using a bit of hyperbole in that last statement, but they are totally cute!

So ANYWAY, I get these 4 nail polish shades and I'm kinda bummed because everyone and their mother have already received and reviewed these colors.I'm like the last dregs of the blog-o-sphere to review these polishes. Whoa. That didn’t come out well. Thank you to Kelly for pointing out my faux pas. I certainly didn’t mean to imply that if you are a blogger and you PURCHASED the Eyeko polishes you are lower than the last dregs of the blog-o-sphere. That was insensitive and very rude of me. I meant to convey that I was disappointed about the timing of the post and how it certainly wasn’t cutting edge news because other bloggers had already posted about the colors and I was probably the last of them to do so, whether the products were given to them gratis or they purchased them. I am VERY sorry for my insensitive remark above. And THANK you for kicking my butt and knocking some sense back into me. I decided to have some fun with them because a) You all have see the swatches and b) I'm not particularly fond of plain old creme polishes.

So here is what I did. I swatched all 4 shades:
Eyeko Posh Polish - A taupe (Did I hear the word Taupe?) creme
Eyeko Petite Polish - A sheer pink creme
Eyeko Rain Polish - A grey / blue creme (the most unique of the 4 I received)
Eyeko Coral Polish - A hot coral red creme

Then I layered. I used what I had in my home and I used what was still available on the market. I didn't want to layer with some obscure hard to find Japanese brand jelly with sparkles (which I do have and which I will be using for my own personal use). No I was nice and tried to be accessible.
So ANYWAY
I personally think the Eyeko polishes look MUCH better after a layer of another sheer shade on top. You be the judge.

From This:
Eyeko Petite Polish

To This:
Eyeko Petite Polish + Nicole by OPI Love Your Life

From This:
Eyeko Rain Polish

To This:
Eyeko Rain Polish + Sally Hansen #05 Diamonds

From This:
Eyeko Coral Polish

To This:
Eyeko Coral Polish + Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

From This:
Eyeko Posh Polish

To This:
Eyeko Posh Polish + Paul & Joe #20 nail polish

The polishes are thin, with the exception of Coral Polish. All are using 3 coats of Eyeko polish with no top coat. The brush is shamefully thin and reminds me of Milani nail polish brushes. The Eyeko polishes have a decent wear time. No chipping after 2 days. The bottles are SMALL 8.5 ml (.28 fl oz) and the price tag isn't huge, but hardly reflects the small bottle size at $5.50 USD. You can buy Eyeko nail polish and anything else from their line through the on line shopping part of their website located HERE. Free shipping on orders over $55

Do you NEED this: Well unless you see a color in their collection you CAN'T live without I say no. The thin consistency makes 3 coats necessary for most colors, since the bottles are so small it hardly seems worth it, you'll finish a bottle quickly. However. if you like to layer polishes (like I do) then you might give some of the basic creme colors a look see. I was particularly fond of Rain and they have a pretty Jade Green and a Lilac that are unique enough to warrant a purchase for sure.

10 comments:

  1. If you're the dregs what does that make me? I bought mine!!

    Kelly x

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  2. Whoa. That didn’t come out well. Thank you, Kelly, for pointing out my faux pas. I certainly didn’t mean to imply that if you are a blogger and you PURCHASED the Eyeko polishes you are lower than the last dregs of the blog-o-sphere. That was insensitive and very rude of me.
    I meant to convey that I was disappointed about the timing of the post and how it certainly wasn’t cutting edge news because other bloggers had already posted about the colors and I was probably the last of them to do so, whether the products were given to them gratis or they purchased them.
    I am VERY sorry for my insensitive remark above.
    THANK you for kicking my butt and knocking some sense back into me.

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  3. Lol! I love you :)

    By the way I totally need that Paul and Joe polish. It totally makes Posh look, well, more posh ;)

    Kelly x

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  4. Honestly, I hadn't heard of these polishes before. So purchasing them or receiving them wasn't something I would have even considered. LOL. No worries Elvira. We all love you. And I am dregs and I know it. Sort of proud of it. :) Makes it cooler when something DOES happen to me that's unexpected.

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  5. I love the Paul and Joe polish/Eyeko combo also.

    I emailed Eyeko recently just to get some emailed info and they sent me a form letter telling me I didn't make it this time for samples but to try again in the future. Which was funny as I wasn't asking for samples! Quit burning me for no reason, Eyeko! ;)

    Anyway, my point is that I wasn't offended by what you said. There was a day when two seconds before I was about to post something, another blogger posted about the same thing. I felt similar to how you did in that I wasn't being original or exclusive. But I know that when I want to read about a particular product I open a million different reviews at the same time. Even though something has been reviewed before, it is always nice to read another review.

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  6. Styrch: As far as I'm concerned I think we are all fortunate enough to love what we do even if it is for free and sometimes we get perks. But thanks for understanding!

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  7. Melissa: Ouch. They seriously need some sort of quality control or stop letting interns answer e-mails. Seriously. I am appalled you got a message like that!

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  8. How the f*ck is Hidden Treasure NOT obscure? IF YOU CAN FIND IT PLEASE BUY ONE FOR ME. I'm practically dying for it. :<

    Still, I do fancy Rain beyond my wits end. Purdy, purdy colour... ^_^

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  9. Love the packaging, meh on the colors =(
    that LA splash polish is calling my name though, and since I've put myself on a strict (makeup) budget I can swing it without excuses.
    I haven't commented since I stopped seeing the captcha word on my iphone, and I rarely use my computer at home, but I still read you every day!!!

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  10. Eplefe: OMG. You are right! LOL. I forgot that Sally Hansen was so hard to find. HEre are 2 suggestions. If you are in Europe try looking for Gosh cosmetics nail polish in Rainbow. Or If you are in the US try getting Nubar Polish 2010.


    Claudia: Hi! Yeah. Like I said the line is very cute but as a whole nothing too impressive. It's nice to see you here. No worries about commenting. you can always chat me up on me on Facebook if you feel the need.

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