Monday, January 11, 2021

More from Kokie

Samples provided for review
 
Last month, I shared a trio of cremes from Kokie and mentioned that I was saving the other three polishes from the package they sent for another post. This is that post. The three shades for today are Honey Nectar, Iced Out, and Girls Night.
 
Kokie Honey Nectar, Iced Out, and Girls Night
I started swatching with the lightest of these, Iced Out, a white shimmer. In the bottle, this reminded me of an old school frost so I was worried about it showing brushstrokes, but on the nail, it's almost sparkly, not frosty at all. I used three coats, and there's the merest hint of visible nail line, which doesn't bother me as the polish looks clean and bright.
 
Kokie Iced Out
Just look at this pretty shimmer:
 
Kokie Iced Out
I tried using Iced Out as a topper over two of the cremes from my December post. My index finger has the dusty rose Chill Seeker as a base, while the other digits have the rosy tan Café Ole; all are topped with one coat of Iced Out. It definitely works as a topper, transforming the cremes into shimmers that are a muted version of the base colors.
 
Kokie Iced Out used as a topper
 
Kokie Iced Out used as a topper
Next up was Honey Nectar, a dark orange almost foil-like glowy shimmer. Two coats of this was plenty opaque.
 
Kokie Honey Nectar
 
Kokie Honey Nectar
I left Girls Night for last. I expected it to be a simple classic red creme, so I was pleasantly surprised that it had a bit of "squish" to it. It's not a crelly or a jelly, but it's got a touch of depth and shine to it that I didn't anticipate. Two coats were ample.
 
Kokie Girls Night
 
Kokie Girls Night
I could not resist doing a bit more experimentation. Left to right below: Girls Night alone, one coat of Girls Night layered over Honey Nectar, one coat of Girls Night layered over Iced Out, Iced Out in a French mani with a white tip. I really liked the way the different visual textures of the two shimmers subtly show under Girls Night and subtly shift the hue. I definitely did not expect to be able to use Girls Night like that, and now that I have, I want to try it over more things.
 
Kokie nail polish
 
Kokie nail polish
These are available along with the rest of the line of shades on the Kokie website. If you prefer to shop in person, Kokie is now in Sally Beauty stores, too.


The polishes shown in this entry were provided free for review purposes. The content of the entry was not dictated by the provider, and I get to keep the polishes for my own use.

4 comments:

  1. These are nice and drawn to Honey Nectar <3

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    1. Ananka, I admit I probably wouldn't have tried Honey Nectar on my own, but I'm now glad to have it. :)

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  2. That's a cool trio. I love toppers like that - even if it isn't technically a topper :)

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    1. Rainbowify Me, my theory is I won't know if it's a topper unless I try. :)

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