Despite the rather deceptive Japanese sounding name, Eyeko is really from London – Hail Britannia! It means “Love” in Japanese though. Their nail polishes comes in adorably sized slim bottles in fashionable shades and best of all, come in a formula that is kind to your nails, being Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP and camphor free. You do still get the strong “nail polish” smell though – guess nothing could be done about that 🙂
I loved the colours I was sent. But perhaps by now you’ve twigged that I like things that have a little twist to them. So it is no surprise really, that my heart went out to Vampira polish, described as “lust-worthy glossy black lacquer dripping with blood red shimmer”. Lust-worthy indeed!
I love how Vampira is not a straight black, but a black polish with red sparkles in them (if you can see it). It takes vampy and ups the ante so you aren’t just vamping it, you’re vamping it with style. Its absolutely gorgeous and absolutely fun and although I don’t wear nail polishes very much, I know will be reaching for Vampira whenever I want to do my nails. The picture shows 2 (badly painted) coats which is all you need to get opaque glossy colour. The formula is light and applies easily and quickly.
Coral Polish on the other hand, described as for resort nails is a lovely shade whether for finger or toe nails. It takes you out of your dull office and sends you straight to the beach with pina colada in hand.
Very bright for the fingers but will be perfect on toes. Similarly, 2 coats of polish gets you good enough colour. The formula is similar to that of Vampira – thin yet applies easily and quickly.
Actually, I think Coral look better on shorter nails as I could not quite cover the white bit of the grown out nail, but I think Vampira looks better on longer nails because it covers much better.
The other shade I have is Tea Rose Polish that I did not take a picture of (see 1st picture above). Unlike Vampira and Coral, I found the formula of Tea Rose thick and hard to apply. Every single time I tried, it streaked or went on too thickly. Its a lovely ladylike sort of colour you’d use if you were taking tea in the garden, in a lovely floral dress and large straw hat but sadly, I guess I’m not the ladylike sort so it did not work for me.
Pros: Formula dries fast, Vampira and Coral apply smoothly and evenly and you only need 2 coats to get good colour, formula is free from nail harming chemicals, Affordable by most standards
Cons: Only available online, Tea Rose applied thick and streaky
Eyeko nail polishes are available online at £3.50 a bottle (RM18 at current exchange) or £14 (RM70 at current exchange) for a set of 5 bottles. Eyeko ships internationally for US$7.50 flat and if you purchase over £35/US$55 they ship free! I have been watching their site and they run promotions very often (weekly even). Currently, you can get a free nail polish with code.
They do have other makeup, not just nail polish, so get some friends together so you save on shipping 😉 Oh and they take Paypal so they get the thumbs up from me!
Have you tried anything from Eyeko? This is my first time and have I told you again how unique I find Vampira polish? I can’t stop staring at my nails 😛
p/s I have gone 3 days at work with Vampira on one hand and Coral on the other, just as you see above. It wasn’t intentional – I didn’t have time to clean it off. To my surprise, no one made any comment. I wonder if my eccentricities are no longer eccentric 😛
Promo code: Use code 101 in the comments box at checkout when you spend £10/$15/€11 or more at www.eyeko.com for a free gift. Not valid with other promotional codes. Unsure of validity but worth a shot
Eyeko nail polishes retail at £3.50 a bottle or they come in sets at www.eyeko.com. They ship internationally from the UK