Sunday, 8 September 2013

The Face Shop - Face it Wide Nails - PK101 and GR501

Hi guys, I would like to show you these 2 beautiful colors from this year's summer collection under de Face it range Wide Nails. I love this range, the brush is fantastic to work with, it's very thick , slightly rounded at the end and flat. I need just one single brush stroke for my pinkie to give perfect coverage and smooth finish! One stroke!!! Here are the 2 colors I'd like to share with you today: PK101 and GR501. Once again face Shop was very creative with their naming.. I wonder how many different colors carry the same name..

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Face it Wide Nails - PK101 and GR501

The application for both colors is similar. The coverage is very good, even for the green one. 2 coats will do it, though you may want to go for a third if you are more particular. But 2 medium coats will do the job well. Very smooth and with the brush it's awesome. Here's a picture of how the brush actually looks:

Wide Nails - GR501 - Brush detail

There is a fine microglitter in both of the colors (the whole range has them), making it easier to apply and giving the color a bit more depth. I love these so much! I was looking for a pink like this. And then I couldn't leave the green one too.. I got both of them at the Face Shop for SG$ 7.90 each. You might be able to get them cheaper online.

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Face it Wide Nails - PK10
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Face it Wide Nails - PK101 

PK101 is a beautiful nearly neon blue-leaning pink. It's bright and happy, and it just shouts 'Summer!'. The shade is perfect, it doesn't make you look 'barbie', it's more of a punky cool kind of pink. If you get my drift. =P The fine shimmer (it's almost too find to really call it glitter) has a silver/pinkish quality, I love colors with a bit of shimmer as they make them so much nicer to apply and they just glow more.

Please ignore that dent on my middle finger >.< I used Seche Vite as my top coat, making it super shiny. The polish dries up shiny by itself, but a bit of extra shine from a top coat will bring out the shimmer even better, so I highly recommend to use a top coat.

I had some shrinkage from the Seche Vite (fast dry) after 1 day, which I usually don't really have problems with. I'm not sure why, I don't have this problem when I use Seche Vite with China Glaze.

Anyway, a beautiful, fun color for summer! Looks very good on short nails too, so a good color for me at the moment. =x

The second picture is very color accurate. You can see the fine glow of shimmer and also how bright it is! Love this. The best shot I had was this one, and I apologize for the fur sticking to my finger. I didn't notice it until I upload it into my computer. Please blame this molting long-eared furry little fellow that is hopping around in my house and looks like this:

Scary Monster

I couldn't resist that~ Anyway, the second color I am very keen to show you is this awesome poisonous toad green. I am wearing it on my wriggly toetsies now, I know, I keep making you all look at my toes, not very sexy. But I really want to show you how it looks!

GR501 Is a very yellow-leaning green, I love this kind of shades, they go very well with pale skintones and look bright and nice. Actually, when I wear this on my toes - believe it or not - it looks quite neutral. Not too shocking or weird or whatever. It's beautiful, and I love it even more than I thought I would. Something like a bright version of China Glaze trendsetter (click here to see what Trendsetter looks like).

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Face it Wide Nails - GR501

Took this bottle shot to show you the gorgeous subtle shimmer inside it, it is very difficult to capture once on the nail. Don't you love this! I wish the shimmer would translate onto the nail just like that, unfortunately it doesn't.

Below I took 2 shots of the end result, one in flash and one without flash. The shot without flash shows the color how it really looks like, this is a very very accurate picture of the end-result.

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Face it Wide Nails - GR501 - Color accurate

The flash will bring out the depth with the shimmer, but makes the color too yellow-toned, and not as color-true.

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Face it Wide Nails - GR501 - Flash

Below the colors I have collected this spring and summer from this Wide nails range, I think my favorites are the blue (full review click here) and this green. And this pink is so nice too! They are all so pretty <3 How to choose! I saw some darker colors in the stores the last few visits, some dark purple and green, maybe I'll have a go at them next month.

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Wide Nails launched 2013

Do you like the Wide Nails range? What do you think of the bruch? Which colors are your favorites, and your least favorites?

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