“ Brand: Eyeko / Type: Nail Varnish / Subcategory: Nail Polish / Suitable for: Nails & Eye „
My nails are naturally very long and I always make an effort with their up-keep to ensure they're looking good. It can be time consuming to stick to a full-on nail care routine with soaking, shaping cuticles, filing, preparing and painting. After you've gone through all that effort you want a lasting result that will make your nails look fabulous. I used to be a big fan of the Eyeko brand and had a bit of a shopping spree where I purchased a whole bunch of things from their different product lines. Sadly, the Eyeko brand has had an overhaul and most of my favourite products were discontinued, including this nail polish. You can view the current Eyeko range at www.eyeko.com
This nail polish had a bit of a re-design before it was phased out, and instead of the cute mini milk bottle look, it was changed to be a standard cylindrical glass bottle with a white plastic lid. Because the bottle is clear this allows you to easily see how much nail varnish is left inside the bottle. The bottle is quite thin and long, and has a nice long brush attached inside the lid. This design and shape suits me very well as the brush manages to coat my long nails in just a few strokes without having to apply in small sections and build up the colour like I do with a shorter brush. The nail polish itself has a smooth, fluid consistency which makes it quick and easy to apply. It spreads well and the long brush helps to give good coverage over the whole nail. To get a solid colour finish I had to apply two coats of polish, which is what I would expect from this type of shade.
I have this in the shade Posh Polish, which is described as being "for ladylike nails". I think this is a really classy colour which looks great for everyday wear and gives a sleek look for when I'm at work. I would describe it as a milky brown colour with a touch of grey. It is a cool toned colour and there is no hint of red like you would get with most brown shades. This is a staple colour that I like to wear frequently, and as it is neutral it goes with anything. I also like to wear this on my toenails as well as my fingernails for a polished, finished look. Sometimes if I want to brighten it up I will add a different coloured "accent nail" (google it!) and this looks fab when paired with a hot neon colour like pink or yellow to add a summery twist. This nail polish seems to get touch-dry quite quickly, and I've never had any problems with scuffing it or getting fingerprint marks when testing to see if it's set yet. It's best to leave freshly painted nails untouched until they've had enough time to set properly and I often soak my nails in cold water for a few minutes to help speed up the drying process after painting them.
I have been really pleased with how well this nail polish wears. It is long lasting and never seems to show any flaws. I allow myself a weekly treat of full manicure and polish experience at home, but I don't have time to repeat the process more frequently, so I look for a polish that lasts well and can still look acceptable by the 7th day of wearing it. This nail polish has great performance and it's only by day 5 that it begins to show some slight wear around the edges, but nothing too noticeable. By the end of the week it has some small chips and wear at the edges, but really nothing major.
The only bad thing I can say about this nail polish is that it's no longer available to purchase! I am going to miss this polish a lot when my bottle runs out and I'm already attempting to seek out a suitable replacement. Eyeko Nail Polish had a great range of fashionable shades including classic hot red, neon coral, this staple neutral, cute pastels and funky glitters. The formulation and long brush makes for easy application, and once dry it will last for up to a week's worth of wear. It's a fantastic product all round and if you're lucky enough to have any, or if you manage to find some (maybe lurking in the depths of eBay), then enjoy it while you can!
I received my first Eyeko Nail Polish in a swap from Big wardrobe, it wasn't in the deal it was something she had thrown in extra for me and the shade was 'pretty polish.' This is the top left polish in the picture above, this is a light baby pink, it is really soft and a neutral colour, I found I had to apply two coats of this before I got a strong colour, I didn't mind this because I usually put to coats of varnish on my nail anyway, I tried this on my toes first in case the colour was hideous on me. Surprisingly, it made my feet look and feel really feminine and rather cute and dainty which I loved, so I applied to my hands as well.
It took three coats on my nails to get the same colour as the polish is in the bottle, which I didn't mind, each coat only took a few seconds to dry with a little big of a shake, so overall it only took around 4 - 5 minutes altogether to do my nails, I was really happy with the out come of this. Usually I bite my nails, but with them looking that pretty I never so with Eyeko Nail Polish I might be able to kick my bad habit. My nail varnish usually chips rather easily, this lasted around 3 - 4 days without having to top this up, which is great.
I went and bought some of the other colours, I purchased the vamp polish, red hot polish and pastel polish. Eyeko also have a disco and a punk polish, one is glitter and the other is a more vibrant punky pink. I love my vamp polish, this is not quite black but a dark midnight blue which looks nice and gothic which I love, also these varnish's are really shiny.
You can currently but this through ASOS for just £1.25 which is a really big bargain, I highly recommend buying or trying these.
I purchased a couple of these nail polishes when they were on offer for the bargain price of £2! I just checked the website however to find out the current RRP of them for you all to find that they are now £5 each, this isn't too bad a price for a good nail polish, however the thing that bugs me the most about these products is the size of them, they are tiny! Anyway, more about this later :P
Packaging: I've said it before, but I love eyeko's packaging style, it's so unusual and ever so cute, a lot of their products have little anime images on them, and in particular the nail polishes are all individually designed for their colour. The ones I purchased were "Vampira" and "Cosmic", which in hindsight were probably not the best colours for a review considering that they are mostly glittery shades, but I'll try my best to give you a decent review on them.
Product: As I said earlier, I was really disappointed with the size of this range and was very glad I didn't pay too much for them, I think if I had paid the RRP for them I would not have been very happy at all! The nail polishes themselves apply quite nicely though, as I said mine are very glittery so a couple of coats were required to get a solid look, but once that was done I loved the effect! Vampira is a very unusual red and black look which I have never really seen before in a nail polish, it can be quite subtle, but when the light catches the glitter, it looks stunning! "Cosmic" is of course a spacey theme so this is a black nail polish with different coloured glitter to make it look like stars, it's very pretty but again this one took a few coats to really get the look, the end result is very nice though!
Now unfortunately, as beautiful as they looked at the time, this effect was not long lasting :( On the first day they were applied, a few hours later they had already begun to chip, and this wasn't even a day that I had done anything particularly physical or anything, I was very disappointed with that, the up-keep of this look would be quit difficult I imagine!
Summary: The size of these products to me doesn't feel like that are that great value for money, especially considering how many coats were needed to get the true look of these particular colours, but the end result was stunning, I must admit that I loved them, it's just a shame they didn't hold up better against every day activities. :(
I am a BIG fan of anything that will make my bitten down, grotty nails look even slightly better so when I haven't got my falsies on you can be sure they are painted one colour or another which obviously means I have tried and tested a lot of nail varnish over the years. Now when it comes to make-up I'm not to fussy about price as Ive often found that some of the cheaper items Ive picked up over the years have been better so when I saw these cute little bottles going on ASOS the other day for just £1.50 I knew I had to get some but I limited myself to just one of these "Eyeko Nail Polishes" just in case they weren't as great as I hoped they would be. I'm going to tell you the same as the other two reviews - which by the way I wish Id read! - this is awful and I don't recommend it at all.
Shades: Coral, Lilac, Vintage, Nude, Indigo, Cosmic, Posh, Petite, Tea Rose & Vampire. I personally chose the shade "Vintage" which is a really pale sea green/blue as I don't really own any other colours like that so I thought it would make a nice change.
I assume the packaging must have changed slightly since the Dooyoo picture because while the bottles are still quite small they now have a long white handle coming out the top - people must have found the old brush handle design hard to use which I totally understand judging by the image. Th new design though going on the handle and the brush is normal, easy to hold and control and as long as you've got a steady hand application shouldn't be much of a problem. Ive never had any issues with it anyway.
The colour when it is in the bottle looks so nice and I really do wish this had worked as well as I wanted it to because I think it would have looked really nice. It reality though this stuff is runny and watery it really is hard to get it onto your nails without it dripping everywhere or just making a big, streaky mess if you do ever get it onto them. I have tried and tried with this but even after 3 coats - and you can imagine how much time that took my nails still just looked like I had washed them with blue water and there was no block colour at all. It also takes about 10 minutes to dry - each coat - and I haven't got that kind of time to e waiting around for my nail varnish to dry so I'm afraid for me this failed on all counts.
Next time Ill buy one more expensive and I think it will be better - cheap price = crap quality in this case in afraid and its annoying because I had such high hopes! Oh well. I do not recommend it really is awful. Thanks for reading.
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Eyeko nail polish now where do I begin.......
I have an obsession with nail polish, there I have said it lol I saw these advertised in a magazine not going to say which one because I can't really remeber but it was one of the celebrity ones because thats all I buy, and I HAD to have them HAD to!!!! No waiting NEEDED them so I was straight on their website investigating what colours they have then onto ebay see who sells them the cheapest found a bargain £9.99 for all 6 of the above colours, waited eagerly for them to come and within a week I had them hurray! Opened the parcel and firstly was suprised at how small the bottles are half the size of a regular bottle of nail polish but never mind the colours are amazing or so I thought. As I had all six will give you a run down of each.
'Pretty Polish - for neat nails' - this is the baby pink and also 'Pastel polish for nice nails' this is the baby blue one I will do these 2 together because the results were the same first off the brush is tiny as are all of them due to their size goes on even but let me tell you know no matter how many coats of this you put on your nails are never going to be baby pink or blue the varnish is 'wishy washy' I think the phrase is, so no good if you want your nails to look baby pink or baby blue which is usually the point of picking coloured nail varnish. It also left darker and lighter patches when you put on a second coat.
'Vamp polish - for nasty nails' this is the one which looks black but is actually dark blue the covering for this one was exceptable you can't see your nail underneath (which is usually the purpose of coloured nail varnish let's face it). The life on all the bottles is 6m which is very short its usually 30m on other nail varnishes which are cheaper than these and larger. However after about 2m - 3m the varnish began to dry up and would not spread evenly on my nails I keep it in a box with all my others so no reason why it should dry up any quicker except poor quality.
'Punk polish - for neon nails' - this is the neon pinnk one. This varnish I quite liked it did give you good coverage think because the colour was more intense and I also found it reacts to uv lights when I was out which was good as it was neon night when I wore it. Again though it has not lasted long and soon dried up.
'Red nail polish - for naughty nails' - the red one. The colour was bright but had the same wishy washy effect of the baby blue and pink one unfortunatley.
'Disco polish - for nightime nails' - The sparkly one. This nail polish was like no other I have ever tried before I was actually made up of thick silver and glitter pieces you put it on your nails and it dries rough from all the pieces of glitter in it, i quite liked the individuality of it but it was a nightmare to remove because of the hard flakes of glitter if you tried polish remover on it it took forever I actually found it was better to pull it off and it would often come off in a couple of strips because it was so thick. Again it dried up quickly.
Overall I would not recommend these nail polishes to others I have had a look on the website and the bottles seem to larger than when I had these and they are claiming to have new shades which to me lok like these ones with different names on them so they may well have changed the way they make them but I am not sure and I don't think I would take the risk of finding out.
Thank you for reading my review hope you found it helful, you may also find my reviews on other sites under the same name.
Eyeko Nail Polish
It is the asos sale and on the beauty section of their site, I saw that they had these nail polishes and there were only four shades available. So I got the black colour called vamp polish for nasty nails and I also got the turquoise pale blue shimmery colour called pastel polish for nice nails.
But the packaging that it shown in the picture is the one that I have and which I really really like is not available any more! They have brought out a new packaging for them (but they are the same colours and they also have some new ones). But the old packaging pictured is super cute, they look like miniature milk bottles and to be honest the packaging is the best thing about these products (and the price).
Firstly I love the packaging, but the pastel blue colour that I got is really not good. I think eyeko is a really good brand and the make really nice affordable products but this polish just did not work well at all.
The brush is ok, it is a bit on the small size and not very easy to control - giving me messy nails (but the bourjois 1 second nail polish is the best ever and it has a bigger brush than this and it is easier to control, compared to this one).
The polish its self in the packaging it looks so nice and it is also has a gorgeous iridescent baby blue and baby pink shimmer to it, but when I put it on my nails, the polish was so runny, faint, very very streaky and messy. When I use the bourjois one it is so simple, easy and the varnish does not go everywhere, but unfortunately this one is the complete opposite of the eyeko varnish!
I have not tried the black vamp nail polish and I don't think I will after using this one and I will not be buying these again, although eyeko does seem like a good brand and their other products do look really nice.
I bought these from the asos sale, but they are not on sale any more and this old retro style (really cute) packaging is not available, which is not good as the packaging was the best thing about it. I bought them for £1.25 each, so I can't really complain, but they just don't work well.
*VERY VERY CUTE packaging! - like mini milk bottles
*Quite fast drying
*very cheap - they were £1.25, but the ones with the new packaging are 33 from asos and I think they are also available from superdrug, but I am not sure
*does not apply evenly
*Colour not as strong or vibrant as in the bottle
*Small brush - not easy to control
*Very messy and it just didn't work well
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