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Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection

By Thepolishwell @thepolishwell
It's been a while since I've last checked out some of the Korean polishes in the market and I was pleasantly surprised when I chanced upon some pretty-looking promo pictures on Instagram. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I had ordered a bunch of them. :P I had wanted to grab another interesting collection too but it was unfortunately out of stock on the website so I made do with these for now.
Innisfree's Poem Nail Collection contains an interesting mix of 2 glitters and 2 duochromes - all extremely beautiful. Just take a look!
The Glitters
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree 101. 3 coats.
A beautiful seafoam green with sprinkles of tiny gold glitters and a handful of blue hex glitters as accent. Now, doesn't that look familiar? ;) I had been eyeing Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream for quite a while now so I immediately pounced on this when I saw it. Judging by the swatches of the DL I see online, 101 is similar to Mermaid's Dream - slightly lighter and less densely packed but close enough for me. I still felt like a mermaid wearing this. Incredibly gorgeous. Kudos to Lippmann for creating this insanely beautiful polish. :b
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree 102. 3 coats.
A sister polish to 101. This is a delicate silvery pink with a mix of small blue and gold glitters accented with larger hot pink hexes. Interesting color mix that looks wonderfully good together. Still a little mermaid-like - reminds me of one of Ariel's sisters (Alana perhaps?). It reminds me a little of those beautiful ocean corals too. :d
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
The Duochromes
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree 103. 3 coats.
A rich and gorgeous duochrome that shifts from reddish-brown to gold. Shimmery fall in a bottle! You know how I love those colors. :L There is also a hint of green in the bottle but it didn't quite show up on the nails.
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection
Innisfree 104. 3 coats.
Another pretty glass-flecked duochrome. This one shifts from dark blue to a rich purple. The color shift is quite obvious and strong in real life but I couldn't capture it on my camera no matter how I positioned my hands. I could see the two colors on my nails but when I put the camera in front of my face, I could only see a shimmery purple on the screen. :|| End of rant. But honestly, this is stunning in real life.
Application and formula for these were pretty good.
The brushes were a little wide and rather short and stubby. It didn't feel elegant when I was painting my nails but boy am I surprised to see that I don't need any clean up. I don't know how that happened but I guess the brush fits nicely near my cuticles.
The formula applies smoothly on the nails. It is a little thin for the glitters because they are not as densely packed as some of the other glitters in the market. I will recommend some time for drying in between coats though to avoid dragging.
I hesitate to say more because I'm not very sure about it but I thought I smelled something while applying these polishes. Are Innisfree polishes scented? I can't quite put my finger to the scent. Reminds me a little of the fancy scented pens with whimsical dangly charms at the top that we used to have in primary school (elementary school) back in my time.
I'm also rather impressed with the eco-friendly concept that Innisfree adopts. You can read more about it here. I am definitely looking forward to seeing more from this brand.
So what do you think of these polishes? Have you tried any Innisfree before?
p.s. these polishes have names too but I couldn't read Korean so I didn't include them in this post. :et

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