Etude House Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Nails


Korean cosmetics are quickly becoming my favourite. They're affordable, great quality and the packaging is adorable. I spotted these Etude House polishes on eBay recently and thought they'd be a cheaper version of the new Illamasqua I'mperfection polishes, so I needed to give them a try. 

The polish is housed in an ice-cream shaped bottle, and is part of the Sweet Recipe collection (to see other items click here). Mint Chocolate Chip is a pastel mint green flecked with hexagonal, square and round glitter particles, and is true to it's name. 



The formula is slightly on the thicker side due to the glitter and can need a bit of repositioning at times, but I adore the finish it gives. Two coats is enough, but if you like a more opaque coverage it might be best to go with three. Me being the impatient person I am found it took slightly longer than your average polish to dry, but it's worth it for the effect. I'd also recommend using a base and top coat, as without them I noticed some tip wear within 24hrs. 

The one thing that distances this collection from Illamasqua is the tiny flecks in the I'mperfection range. Other than that though, it's a perfect alternative and really can't see myself picking up any from Illamasqua now when I know about these!

Have you picked up anything from the Sweet Recipe collection, or from Etude House in general?

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  1. The color looks very pretty ^^
    I always love Etude House packaging.. it's totally cute ^^

    beautyfoodlife.blogspot.com

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    1. I've never seen such cuter packaging, I want everything from them !

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  2. OH. MY. GOD. How cute are these? And I absolutely ADORE the way they look on the nail. Oh gosh, I want! They look like an ice cream?! Can you tell i'm excited haha? I think they are pretty good for that price too! Definitely cheaper than OPI/China Glaze ect...

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    1. Hahaha I thought the same when I'd seen them, I really fancy the other shades but I'm pacing myself!

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  3. Ahh this is lovely! I looked at this on eBay yesterday but the pictures didn't really do it justice. You've tempted me to try it out! x

    Lola & Behold

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    1. I was slightly hesitant because of the photos too but for £3 I couldn't resist :)

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  4. AHHH This looks so cute!! The colour is very similar to the Illamasqua indeed! But the packaging is a million times cuter!

    X

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    1. I do like the Illamasqua packaging but this wins hands down!

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  5. I too love Korean products because i find that their products work very well. The packaging is absolutely gorgeous and cute too :) And this definitely resembles the Illamasqua one but at a much lower price~ Glad that you've found this. I have heard great things about Etude house products and i think they have lovely packaging too. Next time when i am in Asia, i have to check this brand out :D
    Thanks for the review.

    Have a great day ~<3
    X x X x

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  6. This polish looks so pretty! The packaging is amazing too! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think I'm going to build up a collection and display everything on my dressing table haha!

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  7. Ah the packaging is amazing! I love it :) xxx

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    1. You should see their other products, amazing!

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  8. This could be the worst polish but I would still purchase it for he packaging!

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    1. It's not the easiest of applications but I would do the same to be honest!

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  9. Oh. My. God. I cannot get over the packaging. UGH IT'S SO CUTE.

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  10. that bottle is too cute! i bought one of the illamasqua speckle polishes the other day, kinda wish i'd known about these sooner! xx

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    1. I really like the look of the Illamasqua ones but the price is cringeworthy to me haha! xx

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  11. These are lovely, i'm planning on getting some soon :) i love Korean cosmetics, i just posted a haul of some on my blog x

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    1. Oooh I'll be sure to check it out! x

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  12. Love this, so innovative! x

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  13. That has to be hands down the cutest nail polish bottle I've ever seen! I'm adding all your Korean recommendations to my wishlist :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. I can see myself going on a huge spree in future! x

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  14. This looks so fun! Coolest nail polish bottle ever.


    Ps I nominated you for the versatile blogger award! http://living-with-olivia.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  15. After seeing this blog post I've just bought all 3 available shades! Mint choco chip is out of stock :( So excited to try them, the bottles are super cute!! The whole collection looks amazing, thanks for bringing it to my attention!!

    Jaime xx

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  16. I've seen so many people talking about these. They are really cute look and love the packaging!

    xx

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  17. So pretty, I've never heard of these before but they are adorable :)
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I've never heard of these before! sooo cute and the colour is amazing<3

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