Thursday, May 24, 2012

Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Set #6 - Angel's Kiss

This picture does not do the nail justice!! For more accurate depiction, see below.

As promised, i managed to grow my nails a little longer and tried Etude House Juicy Cocktail Gradation Nail Set in #6 Angel's Kiss myself. The gradation is really pretty and bling, perfect for weddings and clubbing, or whatever event that needs a little dolling up.The nail polish dries fast, but like what i posted previously, the colors are really sheer especially the base color. Here's a closer view of the nails....

Sorry about the clutters in the background

To get this desired look, i used 2 coats of the base color, 3 coats of the middle color and 2 coats of the last color, topping it off with 3 coats of top coat to seal everything in.  I felt that the gradation effect could be better if my nails were longer, cause everything seemed to be crammed at the bottom half. 

It took me around 30 minutes to do both hands, everything goes onto the nails smoothly except for the last color, the one with the silver glitters. I spend more time trying to spread the glitters evenly, they just clump together and not budging from the brush, when they do, they come out in a HUGE clump.....*sigh.... For the top coat, i strongly suggest at least 3 coats, unless you want the silver glitters snagging your hair or clothes and the silver glitters really can scratch!! I felt an itch on my face and scratched, i thought it was going to leave a mark. So top coat, at least 3 coats okay ^^.   

Well, with a little more practice, it'll really look like professional gelish mani, and this gradation nail set is really idiot-proof, no advance nail techniques or tools required. SGD5.90 for a fake gelish, why not? Try it yourself, your friends will be amazed!!

Qoo10 had another time sale, and the shopaholic in me could not resist and i....*sheepish....bought another set!!! This time i bought it from another seller, The JD, was quite upset that no samples came along with it..*sobs...

Mint Frappe

Will try it out too, and do another review after i got tired of Angel's Kiss and have longer nails. Hope this post helped, and thanks for reading!


  1. Hi! Cant wait for your review of Mint Frappe. Here is is mine: lets see how close the results will be. There was some problems: thirst two polishes were too sheer and at end was hard to add big glitter in right places not all in one place only. :)
    Waiting your comments! :)

  2. Hi KatJuska! Saw your review on Mint Frappe, looked really nice...can't wait to try it out. I guess the problem on the third coat should persist in Mint Frappe cause it's still glitter pieces, unlike Love Violet which is just shimmers. ^^