Adorned Nails: KOH Flamingo


I purchased this nail polish back in January and I’ve shown a tiny swatch of it before but well, tiny images don’t count, right? So, here, you will see the real deal.


However, before I get on with it, I just thought it’s worth mentioning that a lovely reader by the name of Anni had told me several weeks ago about her taking the plunge with Flamingo after seeing my tiny swatch. Anni was so pleased with this colour on her nails. She even said she had never received so many compliments before.

Well, Anni, I can totally understand why.


Flamingo is one of only two matte colours that KOH has released so far (the other being a black). It is certainly a colour that never fails to catch your eye. Is it red? Is it bright pink? Is it coral? Is it neon? Hmm, me thinks it’s all of those! If you’ve ever seen a pink flamingo, especially one which has had a diet rich in carotenoid proteins, then you’d know what I mean.

I can’t say that it’s a very matte matte though. As you can see from the images shown here, it does have a slight sheen to it. It’s like that bit of sheen that you would normally see on rubber gloves. I suppose that’s the best way to describe it.

I thought the consistency of Flamingo was just perfect for easy polishing. You can easily get away with just two coats but here, I decided to do three. This is one intense nail colour, I tell you. All the images here were taken in daylight.

And since I can’t get my hands off my stamping plates, I decided to stamp some cute little flowers using an old white nail polish and the Essence Nail Art Stampy Set: 02 Have Fun!.

The end effect rather reminds me of the dainty silk flowers of the kanzashi that are worn in traditional Japanese hairdos. The flowers here are so shy, they almost need coaxing to show themselves on my nails!



27 comments:

sunniipinky said...

Gorgeous nail color! I have yet to try a matte nail polish but am definitely putting that in my "to get" list. xD Thanks for the swatch~

mizzworthy said...

Really love this colour, and the finish is fab too!

Shop N' Chomp said...

I love this cute, spring-y color and design :D Also, is that a Buddha holding the bottle?

Carine said...

This is such a pretty colour ! and I don't like matte normally ^^

Witoxicity said...

@sunniipinky
My pleasure! Fyi, in my case, this is actually the first (two) matte nail polish I own. There's always a first for everything! :)

@mizzworthy
I'm glad you love this polish. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Ha ha, no, it's not Buddha. It's a little statue of a boy monk, actually. :D

@Carine
I'm happy that this colour is to your liking. I must admit that the eye does take a while to get used to looking at a matte polish. It's such a different creature! :)

Danielle said...

Now, I've not been a fan of matte polishes, it's not you; it's me. BUT, I would be very tempted with this one. It just looks right. The colour and the bottle with the matte glass looks excellent. All about asthetics, right? The stamping looks so, so pretty - it completes the mani and it's beautiful!

tris1978ton said...

Very vibrant color. Your nails look so pretty.

Arie said...

Aww stunning! I can see the soft shine, looks so gorgeous on you, great pics :).

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

I need this. Really. Flamingos rock my socks and this color is SOOOOO perfectly flamingo. Love it. Love the sheen, the color and the package. Beautiful.

Daniela said...

So so gorgeous! I've never tried a matte nail polish before but this one it's wonderfull!

Beauty Vibes said...

I was already annoyed that I couldn't find the plate in the store :P I'll search for it online, hopefully they'll have it somewhere :)

And the colour looks lovely, I like matte nail polishes and coral ish colours suit me, so this is definitely an interesting one!

Witoxicity said...

@Danielle
Mattes aren't really that bad, especially if it's a bright shade like this. You do notice the bright colour much more than the fact that it's matte.

I too love the frosted glass for this bottle. It's just so appropriate here. I'm glad you like this mani, Danielle. :)

@tris1978ton
Thank you! :)

@Arie
Oh, thanks, Arie! You're very kind. :)

@Elizabeth
Yes, I remember you had mentioned about your quest for the perfect flamingo! Yeah, I think this KOH one would be the ultimate flamingo for you. :)

@Daniela
I agree. This is indeed a beautiful matte polish. :)

@Beauty Vibes
Well, I hope you'll give Flamingo a try then!

Lavender said...

This is gorgeous! Love the flowers!

The Beautifier said...

Wow girl! it's such a pretty pretty crimson shade! reminds me of cherries and rubies! I'm definitely adding this beauty to my wishlist!

I totally love the nail art, hun :) xoxo

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

I luurrvvee these pics so much, esp the first one! Gorgeous gorgeous color n the cute stamps really complement it. May I ask u what camera u use n how u set it to get such perfect pics. I'm having a hard time capturing anything these days. U seem to be a pro at photography n nail art :)

♥xx♥

twinsouls888 said...

I have a similar color like this but my finish is not that smooth unlike this one. Very pretty NOTD girl, lovely smooth finish and I love the floral stamping BTW ;)

Witoxicity said...

@Lavender
Thank you! I'm so pleased to hear that. :)

@The Beautifier
Thanks so much, Sonali! Flamingo is definitely worthy of a spot on one's wishlist! :)

@Cynthia
Aww, that's such a nice thing to say, Cynthia. Thank you very much! I'll get in touch with you about your other questions. It's too long to explain here. I'm certainly not a pro, btw! :D

@twinsouls888
Thank you, Ems. Yes, you're right! The finish for this polish is impressively smooth. :)

Asami said...

What an awesome polish! I've never seen a matte that color before.

Crystaliciousss said...

yay! i have this one too! Now i really have to wear it ;)

Witoxicity said...

@Asami
Yes, it is indeed a fantastic colour for a matte. :)

@Crystaliciousss
Oh yes, I think you should! :D

jo.frougal said...

Ah, but that is just so, so gorgeous! Looks fantastic on you. And to think pink flamingo lawn ornaments get such a bad rap. LOL.

Charis said...

What a beautiful color! The japanese blossom stamping looks just stunning on it!

Witoxicity said...

@jo.frougal
Thank you! Well, plastic flamingos aren't quite in the same league, are they? :D

@Charis
It's lovely of you to stop by. I'm glad you like this mani. :)

KONADomania said...

So gorgeous<3 Great combination and execution!

Witoxicity said...

@KONADomania
Thanks so much for your very kind words. :)

Azure said...

beauty!!! :O :D loved the color and the stamping is just gorgeous to say the least! :)

Witoxicity said...

@Azure
Hi Azure! Ooh yes, Flamingo is a fabulous shade and unique too, dare I say. Thank you for your lovely comment! I appreciate it very much. :)