Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Eyeko Nail Polish: Manga Makeup




Last week I got the cutest polishes ever.... They're from Eyeko, a makeup brand from London.

Here are the shades they have:


Disco Polish (for nighttime nails). Silver glitter. My personal favorite! This is a very dense, opaque silver glitter that's also very smooth. Most glitter polishes are like sandpaper when they're dry, but this one isn't! It's a little bumpy but with a coat of topcoat you don't even notice it's glitter. It's super sparkly, it really looks like a disco ball! This is three coats, I could have even done two but I had a couple bald spots.


Pastel Polish (for nice nails). Pastel blue with blue flash. I love the color of this one, it's a soft baby blue with a subtle bright blue flash. Very nice! However, the formula on this one gave me a lot of trouble. It's streaky and thick, very difficult to apply. I needed four coats to get this one even.

Pretty Polish (for neat nails). Pastel pink creme. Pretty Polish is just that- pretty. It's a very cute shade of girly pastel pink. Not exactly my cup of tea, but I can appreciate a color even if I don't wear it. Unfortunately, the formula on this one was a nightmare for me. Like Pastel Polish, it was thick and streaky, but also sheer. It took five coats to cover all the streaks and patches and bald spots. I think that a few drops of polish thinner would help the formula immensely.

Punk Polish (for neon nails). Bright pink creme. So cute. Ack! The description states that this is a neon- it's really not. It is bright but I can't call it a true neon. It doesn't dry matte, it doesn't have that retina-burning dayglo look and it's not really bright enough for me to consider it neon. But still, it's a nice bright medium pink. The formula on this one was a little difficult to control but not as bad as Pastel Polish or Pretty Polish. It was thick but three coats took care of the unevenness.


Hot! Hot! Hot! Red Nail Polish (for naughty nails). Bright red creme. This really is naughty! Red Nail Polish is a very bright, loud, obvious red with a retro sexy pin-up girl feel to it. I actually really like this. And, on top of the hot red color, the formula was excellent. It practically applied itself. Smooth and opaque and all-around nice. Two coats.


Vamp Polish (for nasty nails). Extremely dark blue creme. I love the name! Adorable. Anyway, Vamp Polish is blue, but it looks nearly black. The first coat is obviously blue and the second coat looks more black. You can see that it's blue in some lights. It's like ink. The formula on this one was also good- smooth, thin, even, no streaks. This is two coats.


Take a look at the bottles. Aren't they just the cutest things ever?! They're stubby little jar-like things with metal caps. They're smaller than the average polish bottle- I can't remember the exact amount but I believe it's 9ml (about... .3 fl oz?)- larger than a mini, smaller than full size.

They have a wide opening and a fairly short brush, but they're nowhere near as bad as Hot Topic's similar bottles. The bottle and brush shape didn't give me any noticeable application difficulty- they were easy to hold and use. Just be careful not to knock them over!

I can't get over just how cute these bottles are. I love them. I am a total sucker for packaging, and these are no exception. In fact, everyone who saw these bottles in my purse commented on them! They look too cute to be nail polish!

These can be purchased directly from Eyeko and they're £3 each, which is $5.50 US. The cool thing about buying them from Eyeko's website is that they offer FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on all orders. No, that's not a typo. They will ship your order for free anywhere in the world. That's awesome.

They also have a bunch of other really adorable items on their website- I've already built a decent sized wishlist!

Seriously, aren't these just the cutest polishes you've ever seen?

24 comments:

  1. Such cute names! Disco ball is so wonderfully blingtastic, and Hot!Hot!Hot! reminds me a bit of RBL's Chinoise, which I was craving a while back. Are they similar?

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  2. These tiny bottles are indeed winsome! I am loving the Disco polish. The troublesome Pastel Polish also delights my eyes. I adore the red. I am not convinced of the Vamp polish bottle's nastiness. It's so cute I want to carry it around all day.

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  3. The disco polish is my favorite too! These are so cute, thank you for swatching and sharing these!

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  4. Really cute indeed! I love the glitter polish and the light and dark blue. :)

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  5. Dude, free shipping? I think I need @ least Disco, Pastel and Vamp.

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  6. I love the Disco one and the Hot red one! Gorgeous! I may have to place an order with them! The bottles are so adorable too! :)

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  7. Oh yes the are the cutes! Love the red and the glitter one most:)

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  8. They are cute! I've been looking for a pin up girl red and Eyeko's fits the bill from seeing it on your nails.

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  9. wow free shipping...i'm gonna have to try some of these out soon

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  10. These polishes are so great. I bought "Punk Polish" a few weeks ago and I really, really love it. And I think I have to buy the glitter and the red one as well.
    Pastel and Pretty Polish are nice, too. But I don't like it when I need more than 3 coats to get the polish opaque and even :(

    Thanks a lot for the great review :)

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  11. Nice pics, I got the Pastel Blue and Punk Polish colors a few weeks ago and it took me 4 coats in the blue because it was so thin and liquidy. It is a nice color on though. I've yet to try the Punk out.

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  12. I hope you don't mind, but I've referenced this post in my blog. I did steal the top image, but it's credited to you, and the post I made links to your blog a few times over. If you have an issue with it, please let me know! lthomas42@gmail.com.

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  13. i have the pretty and the pastel ones and i really wanna make them work but they are just really bad :(((

    will try the thinner though

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  14. I'm a sucker for packaging as well and I love these bottles!

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  15. I was so giddy to see the swatches of these from your preview post. So adorable. I think when I get some more money I might have to splurge.

    BTW did you take part in the deal from Zoya? The 3 free deal on twitter? I totally based my choices on your swatches. Can't wait to see what they look like in person.

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  16. The bottles are cute, but the labels really reeled me in! I really like Disco and Pretty Polish, aah!

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  17. I love Eyeko products, the bottles really are cute.

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  18. I adore the sparkly silver & red! The bottles actually remind me of Testors paint, lol.

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  19. Aren't they gorgeous? I have Vamp, Disco and Pastel, and I'm waiting for my order for the other three to arrive. Eyeko are a real find - the cutest stuff - I'm totally in love with their Fat Balm too.

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  20. love the pinks....they would look darling on my girls!

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  21. I would Love to know what top coat you use.

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  22. I loove all the nail polishes from Eyeko and the creams. But I used the ambassador code E3862 and they sent me a free gift! Congratulations for your blog!

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  23. mamaofminiandmicroOctober 26, 2009 at 6:58 AM

    Just a little FYI, they are now offering all 6 bottles for just $9.00!!

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