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
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Teehee! I think your beauty eccentricities are now a norm for those in your office! 😛
Sigh… I know! I have to be “normal” to shock anyone now 😛
Argh!! Vampira looks amazing!! I fell in love with it the first time i saw it at Gio’s blog (Beautiful with Brains)! 😀 I like the red sparkles too!! 😀
Your last line made me laugh so hard!! Hahahaha!! XD
Its beautiful! I didn’t expect how pretty the red sparkles can be but its pretty amazing 😀
maybe they’d be surprised if you came with matching nails! lol. i want the vampiric nails! it’s so crazy me, i always do dark wine nail colors! but then again, it so works for us fair skinned laydehs! you should do the vampira with your skinny jeans smokey eyed look.
anyway elisha coy can be found at The Beauty Avenue, Tropicana City Mall ground floor, near the middle elevators. Anyway it’s full of gimmicky korean stuff that i was initally VERY WARY of, but since the Aqua whitening pudding cream is the ONLY night cream that has ever worked for me, i tried their black sugar milk cocoa scrub and it works too!
the rest of their stuff sounds really weird tho, like their Always Nuddy (hahaha! i think they meant to say Nudey) BB cream, their triple x bb cream, their gold caviar 17 in 1 bb cream and their “Ice herb Whitening” water drop essence serum. zzz.
Or maybe they were just too polite to say anything 😛 Get the Vampira nail polish. I think its gorgeous worn everyday, because it adds that little twist to otherwise regular dark nails 😀
Thanks for telling me about The Beauty Avenue. I hardly go to TCM anymore – well after my last crappy experience at the Carrefour there, probably will not go again unless absolutely necessary!
oohhh!! i like all of them. 🙂 they certainly are too cute to resist. i like vampira a lot. 🙂
Yay! Vampira is the best but Coral is really summery and pretty too! 😀
hehe..next time you can try alternating the two? :p then again as my dad likes to say – “when you’re the boss, you can do what you like..” (spoken after he wore bermuda khaki shorts to a company trip where everyone else was in jeans!)
YES! I was thinking of doing that alternating thing but I get lazy you know… and nails aren’t quite my strong point. I chip them soooo easily! But yes, I think everyone was just too polite (or afraid) to say anything in case they get fired LOL! 😀
Oh dear… was Tea Rose that badly formulated? I’m feeling quite ladylike right now and was hoping to see it swatched ;-D
haha unfortunately for me, Tea Rose was too thick (or maybe I’m just bad at using nail polish) but its a very pretty colour if you can work it 😀
Gosh I love Vampira! I’, heading over Singapore in another two weeks. Do you know if Eyeko is available there?
Nope, its only available online at eyeko.com (not sure if its limited ed)