Saturday, October 9, 2010

Direct from Italy

A little while back I completed a swap with Flavia from Similar Addiction. Look at all the pretties she sent:



Left to right: Essence My Little Orchid; Layla 11; Kiko 241, 246, 231 (with fun sparkly green glitter ring she included as an extra), 255, and 278; Layla 16, H & M Grey Sky.


I chose Layla 11 to try first. It's a taupe-y mauve subtle shimmer in the same family as Essie Demure Vixen and Estee Lauder Surreal Violet. I used two coats (no topcoat).



I wasn't fortunate enough to have sunshine when I had this one on, so I can't show you the shimmer on the nail (it only comes out in really bright light), but here it is in the bottle.



Many of you probably suspected from seeing the bottle lineup that I would not stop with trying just one of my new polishes, and indeed I did not. I added one coat of Kiko 231, which the Kiko website informs me is called Multicolour Paillettes, though the bottle just says "231". I really liked this combination; the soft colors of the glitter blended so nicely with the Layla.





Thanks so much, Flavia!

16 comments:

  1. The top coat is amazing!i like the color as well :)
    Lovely swap!

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  2. Great swap package! I want Kiko 255, right now I'm a little jelous. :P Can't wait to see all on your nails!

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  3. It's amazing with the nail polish world, you get some brands then find some more brands that you want lol. Awesome swap, can't wait for more Kiko swatches

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  4. I love it! The Kiko topcoat really transforms the colour.

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  5. Kiko polishes rock! I have about 6 kiko but I'd like to have more!

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  6. Very pretty, love the topcoat! I need to invest in more sparkly topcoats :)

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  7. I love colours like this! pale purple beige... the glitter combo reminds me of cupcakes for some reason... yummy!

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  8. Ooh, very nice! I really like that top coat.

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  9. What an awesome swap. Italian polish *wipes away drool* I love your first choice too.

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  10. great package! So jealous of those Kiko's...

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  11. great swap! I would love to see swatches of glittery/ shimmery ones.

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