Friday, 15 January 2010

What's In The KOH Experience Bag?



.....I hear you ask. Well, here are the little treasures that were in the bag after my visit to the KOH Experience Shop last weekend.


First up, I bought two nail polishes (yeah, I hung around the Wall of Joyful Colours for quuuiiite a while). Look at how beautifully presented they are when you’re done choosing the colours! It’s almost like getting a gift-wrapped present for yourself, don’t you think? Only at the KOH Experience Shop have I ever seen it presented in that little black organza pouch. At other general beauty stores, you do get the KOH case but not the pouch.

I bought the only two matte nail polish colours that KOH currently has in its collection – Flamingo and Matt Black (as per the spelling on the bottle). It’s an interesting pair of opposites: bright and cheery contrasted against the dark and broody. I tested the colours at the shop and I couldn’t decided on one, so I shamelessly took the easy way out and went for both. Oh, I am weak-willed.....

The following two items came as a surprise to me. For my purchases, the lovely staff included two complimentary items in the bag.


The little case on the left is a fairly new product launched a couple of months ago. It’s called KOH Colour Booster. It’s supposed to be able to get rid of minor scratches on your polished nails and intensify the shine of your dulled days-old nail polish. I will be trying this out in coming weeks and of course, report back to you on it.

The large case with embroidery on the right is an empty case. It would certainly come in handy for storing the KOH products that I've purchased in recent months.

The images on either side here are sneak peaks of my nails painted matte with KOH Flamingo (left) and KOH Matt Black (right). Proper posts featuring these nail polishes will be coming soon.

17 comments:

The Diva's Polish said...

Oh, I love what was in the bag!! Flamingo is such a stunning colour! Looks beautiful on you. I am interested in what the colour booster product does and will wait impatiently for your post ;). I love your gifts, and your posts, well done!

Shao said...

:( This store looks amazing and I have never been more upset that I live in the United States. *flings herself onto the floor and cries*

How many polishes will that case hold, do you think? I may just have to figure out a way to fill up a case with polishes and ship it over here some special day :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

I love how they have each bottle in its own little cute box! Definitely an original idea. :D Both colors are gorgeous!

tris1978ton said...

The colors look good. I like the packaging!

Lavender said...

Hi

Thanks for showing the nail color, I like the red one.

bowsnhearts said...

You have definitely not sold your soul!!! You spend a lot of time and effort into reviewing these for us so the least they can do is to give you some complimentary items!!

I love the red and black!

Thess said...

Nice bag!

(nog even in het Nederlands....Ik heb nooit zo'n mooi omhulsel gehad bij mijn holo Koh, die overigens echt afschuwelijk is om op te doen, en binnen een dag zware vlekken vertoont, mijn miskoopje.. ;) )

Thess said...

Wat ik niet wil zeggen is dat alle kleuren van Koh zo zijn... :)

The Beautifier said...

Ah finally the suspense is revealed!!

I am loving the flamingo! its such a cute candy colour!

I'm totally bowled over by their impressive collection and wonderful packaging!xoxo

witoxicity said...

@The Diva's Polish
Thank you! Flamingo is such an eyecatching colour. I absolutely love it!

Well, that's one bit revealed! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have work to do. Somebody's waiting for a report on the Colour Booster! ;D

@Shao
I've checked. The large case can hold eight nail polish bottles with some space left for bits and bobs.

Living in the US has many advantages too. There are so many products that you CAN get there that we CAN'T get here. Sigh, that's life, I suppose. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Yeah, I've never seen nail polish presented in a pretty case like this before. It's a nice touch. :)

@tris1978ton
I love the cool packaging too! :D

@Lavender
My pleasure! Flamingo is an orange-pink colour. Very attractive! :)

@bowsnhearts
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm pleased that both Flamingo and Matt Black are to your liking. :)

@Thess
Thanks! Oh, wat jammer van je holo aankoop! Ik heb zelf nooit een holo van KOH geprobeerd. Ik vind de formule van de normale kleuren best wel dik. Dus het is wel even wennen met het lakken, vind ik. :)

@The Beautifier
Reveal contents of bag: Check!

Yes indeed! Sweet and bright is this Flamingo. It's a fun colour! :D

Mz. More said...

That Flamingo polish is gorgeous and the black is pretty as well! It was very nice of them to throw in the complimentary products. Sounds like an amazing brand!

witoxicity said...

@Mz. More
Each of the two colours has its charms. I so love them both! The extra items were indeed a pleasant surprise. It's nice that I now have the Colour Booster to review too! :D

Linda Phuong Tran said...

i love the matte colours on you! I want to get my hands on KOH products xD.

witoxicity said...

@Linda
Thank you! These two matte colours are fabulous. Good luck with your entry in the giveaway, btw! :D

Natalie Nguyen said...

Wow. You chose two really nice colours! I think I'd be staring at that wall of polishes for a long time if I were there too!

Wow. Cases for each individual nail polish. I think my younger sister would just go crazy over them haha.

That was really sweet of them to give you two complimentary items. The box looks beautiful especially with the embroidery design! But I understand the feeling about selling your blogger soul as you say it haha! But hey, I think it's great getting free stuff from a brand you already love!

witoxicity said...

@Natalie
Thanks! These were the only two mattes that KOH had and I had been very curious about matte nail polishes for quite a while already. So, it turned out well that the two colours were such contradicting colours. It adds variety to my nail polish collection too. :D

Starlight said...

The mattes are gorgeous.