11 January 2013

Skinfood BL003 Green Bean Milk

It's been a teal kinda week! This time I went with Skinfood BL003, Green Bean Milk, from their Milk Creamy Nail series. It's much bluer than anything I'd associate with green beans, but I'm crazy about the colour!

Skinfood BL003 swatch

I love the little milk bottle shape as well. It's pretty close to a mini at 8ml, but it was also a lot cheaper than most "name brand" polishes go for here. Formula was good on it too. My first coat was nearly "crelly" and see-through in some spots, and it is prone to some cuticle pulling when you go back over it if it isn't dry. It's a very nice, easy thickness and brush to work with, though, and despite my reservations after the somewhat thin first coat, the second built up very nicely to opacity. I could have stopped there, but I did a third for pictures and topped it with Sally Hansen Insta-Dry.

Skinfood BL003 swatch

Like most light aquas and teals, Green Bean Milk lobsters my fingertips a bit, but I just don't care. I can't resist these pretty shades! BL003 is very similar to China Glaze For Audrey, with only a touch more green to it, and that lands it smack dab in the middle of my favourite colours to wear on my nails.

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  1. This is such a pretty colour! I can never get enough of these shades :) And that bottle really caught my eye! It really does look like a milk bottle :D

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    1. I agree with Brittney, the colour is so pretty! I love the bottles also. I wish we had these in Canada!

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    2. Thank you very much, both of you! I definitely plan to get more of these. ^_^

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  2. This color is really pretty - but that name, Skinfood, just creeps me out! Haha :)

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    1. Hahaha, very good point there, Heather! And thank you! ;)

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  3. such a perfect colour! I love pastel teals, and the finish on this does look lovely :)

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    1. Thank you, Loz! I was nervous about the finish for a minute there, but it really turned out nicely. :D

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  4. I love this color!
    Gorgeous!
    :-)

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  5. Super gorgeous!! This looks lovely on you :D
    And I love the bottle!! I'm treasuring the purple one you sent to me :D

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    1. I am so happy to hear that--thank you very much, Ash!! (^_^)

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  6. For Audrey is one of my fave colors, so I think this color looks amazing. :) I've never heard of Skinfood. Where are these sold?

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    1. Thank you, Helen! Skinfood is a Korean brand. They have a handful of stores in California, but aside from that I think it's pretty much just Asia.

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  7. OMG!!! This is so pretty. I super like the color for it looks classy and warm. Great choice of nail color. Love it!

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  8. I absolutely love the colour but I really don't like the name lol!

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    1. Haha, it is a bit odd, isn't it? Thanks, Laura! ^_^

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  9. Darn I love that color, to bad you do too - otherwise I willingly would adopt it ;)

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  10. Wow, I LOVE this color! I'm with you...who cares about lobster hands when you have an amazing color like this one?

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    1. Haha, inorite?! ^_^
      Thank you very much, Jamie!!

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't resist shades like this one. ;)

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  12. I just love these teals too! Beautiful! I've been meaning to try skinfood, I have to order them of eBay. Hmmmm.

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    1. Thank you, Jenni!! I've tried two of their so far, and I've loved 'em both. :D

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  13. Colors like this are my very favorite kinds of teals. And that bottle is too cute!

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    1. Definitely mine too--thanks, Chelsea! ^_^

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  14. Oh, even if the polish wasn't so lovely, I would want it for the bottle alone. I have a thing for unique and different bottles. Do you know if these are available on line?

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    1. Thanks, Tina! It really is a cute little bottle. No idea where to find it online, though--sorry! But if you want to look at the rest of the line, you can find it through eng.theskinfood.com

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  15. wow! thats gorgeous! very very pretty shade! that bottle is too cute too!

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  16. My heart melts at this color, it's just so STUNNING. Love, love, love this on you!

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  17. Wow this is beautiful! I had never heard of this brand before. This crelly looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you very much, Nory! I think California is the only place this Korean brand is sold outside of Asia. I've been very happy with both of their polishes that I've tried so far. Definitely planning to get more soon too! ;)

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  18. The name throws me, but it's a gorgeous color! I am always drawn to these types of colors!

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    1. Thank you, Meredith! I'm so drawn to them too! For Audrey, Aquadelic, two Bandis, two Zoyas, and this one, just off the top of my head, and I still want more! >_<

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  19. I bought this on Ebay...can't wait to get it!! The bottle is so cute. I already have For Audrey but I couldn't resist the cute bottle lol.

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    1. Isn't it adorable? Hehe, hope you enjoy yours!

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  20. Wow, I'm also a fool for that bottle...too cute! That company sure has figured out the package can do most of their marketing for them. :) I have a question: you mentioned "cuticle pulling" which is a term I've not heard before. I understand what it means when a polish drags on the nail. Is cuticle pulling similar? I like the look of a polish painted smoothly and cleanly right up to the cuticle but I haven't mastered that yet and always leave a little nail bed gap with my polish before I reach the cuticle. Many thanks...I love your blog!

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    1. Really brilliant, that bottle design. Pulled me right in! :P

      If I'm understanding you right, I think we're pretty much talking about the same thing, how when you paint over a spot before it's fully dry, sometimes it'll drag/pull the polish right back off. Usually happens at the start of the stroke, which'll be at the base, near the cuticle, so, "cuticle pulling."

      I definitely still need to leave a cuticle gap as well. It's getting smaller, the longer I practice, but I'll probably never get rid of it entirely--don't really mind it, though, so long as it's somewhat tidy...and it *always* looks bigger in pics. :P

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Delphi! ^_^

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