03 August 2012

Swatch & Review: Skin Food BL514

alternate title: I'm baaaack!

So after a month on the road I'm finally back again and nearly over some truly colossal jet lag. Shipped myself a whomping boatload of nail mail from the States (shush, spellcheck--"whomping" is so a word!) which should be here soon, and in the meantime I decided to try to relearn how to paint my nails after all this time away with one of my untried polishes, Skin Food BL514.

Skin Food BL514 swatch


This gorgeous turquoise is one of the last polishes I picked up before I hit the road. I'd gone into the store hoping to find one of the pretty Milk shades from this Korean brand, but I barely had time to be bummed that they were sold out before this little beauty from the Vita line caught my eye. Did I need another aqua/teal? No, I did not. Did I want it anyway? Definitely.

The formula on BL514 was smooth and easy to apply, which was definitely what I needed (seriously, I think I'd forgotten how to hold a brush, much less paint in a straight line...). A little thick but only in that way that makes it non-runny and easier to control. It's a richly pigmented polish too, practically opaque in just one coat!

Skin Food BL514 swatch

Before I go camp out at the post office to wait for my Stateside haul, I'd like to thank everyone who left such sweet comments (and awards!) while I was away. I did have some fun on my trip--especially polish shopping with Brandi (before she went all ginsu on her fingernail, ouch!) and spending time with my family--but it was also really draining, both physically and emotionally, so as sad as I was to say goodbye to family again, I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things here: catching up on comments, visiting new blog followers, seeing what everyone's been up to while I was gone...and maybe even trying some more of that "to do" manicure list that only ever keeps growing.

I'm also really excited because my main polish shop started carrying Nubar while I was away! Husband actually suggested I go make sure they were able to stay in business without me here for a whole month. So apparently, even with a big box o' nail mail on the way, I'm being spousally encouraged to go polish shopping this week.

Yep, he's a keeper. ^_-

18 comments:

  1. SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK!!! Next step: me going to Hong Kong for polish shopping and coffee lol.

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  2. I'm so glad I found your blog yesterday! This polish is amazing xx

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  3. Welcome back!!! Cant wait to see what you have in store for us.

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  4. This color is so rich and perfect!

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  5. It's great to have you back!!! :D And yes, whomping is a word!! After all, there is a Whomping Willow in HP!

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  6. glad you're back! this is a gorgeous gorgeous color!

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  7. Welcome back!! Beautiful color. :)

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  8. What a gorgeous color! I've never heard of that brand before...checking it out now! :) I wanted to let you know that I tagged you for a Liebster Award on my blog! The details are all on the blog! :)

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  9. I love this color! Like I need another blue polish in my life (I do, I really do, but I'm trying to convince myself that I have enough).

    Also, I've nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog!

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  10. That is gorgeous! I love colors like these!

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  11. haha, spousally encouraged! That made me laugh, and a little jealous :p

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  12. love the color :-D
    love your spousally encouragement, so thoughtful of your hubby :-D

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  13. SKINFOOD! AH! Their face washes are THE BEST.

    If you're able to buy Skinfood, I'm assuming that you are located in Asia or at least in Southern California, since they've opened a few stores here recently?

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  14. AH! You were like only a state away from me! Glad to hear you made it back though! That color is absolutely gorgeous! Strangely enough, it totally fits you because for whatever reason I always associate you with the teal bottle in your banner. Oh, silly brain!

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  15. I still can't believe you got this colour for me!!! :'D WHEEEE Thank you so much!!!!

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