Friday, 25 June 2010

Adorned Nails: KOH Hot Pink


I thought I’d show you something that wouldn’t look out of place on your fingers and toes this summer.


Hot Pink is a dark gaudy pink with a creme finish, not quite fushcia but it gets very close to red. That’s how it looks indoors anyway. A broody Hot Pink. Would that qualify as an oxymoron?

However, outdoors in the sun, Hot Pink shakes off some of its red and becomes appropriately bright and hot. See? Note: This outdoor photo was taken on a different day from all the other indoor photos. The indoor photos were taken without flash photography.


Hot Pink is a fairly new purchase and I’ve already worn it twice (also on my toes). Seriously, this is a one-coater and application was problem-free.

To adorn it, I’ve used the relatively new Nail Art Stampy Design plate from Essence: 02 Style It Up!. It’s great that Essence finally released these new plates as I was getting tired of the designs from the two Essence Nail Art Stampy Set boxes. Essence released four new design plates in May (they are only €1.45 per piece!) but the funny thing is that two of them are numbered 01 and the other two 02. Now, why couldn’t Essence have called them 01, 02, 03 and 04?

The plates also have two layers of protective plastic foil. I think plates generally have only one layer of protective foil but Essence has somehow decided to put two on. So, if you’re new to these plates, do remember to peel off the second plastic foil.

Here, I’ve used the design on the left in the middle row and a navy blue Konad stamping polish. It’s not subtle adornment, this one. Although I should have, I didn’t use a top coat on this.

Oh, check out the KOH case. Sweet pink with a little bow. I think of all the KOH cases I’ve seen, this one’s got to be the sweetest looking of them all.



22 comments:

Crystaliciousss said...

aaaah wat een heerlijk kleurtje. Ik ben ook al ontzettend koh verslaafd:)

I love this color! I am sooo addicted to Koh :)

Miss Tapia said...

That is a gorgeous color! It's perfect for summer.

Mara said...

I hope they have an online store with international shipping. :(

wishful thinking! lol.

Dina (XYYan) said...

Another lovely KOH shade! I love the packaging on the last pic :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Are you back, darling? Hot pink always gets a thumbs up in my book! ;)

polishsis said...

Hot pink in the summer is just perfect for (sun-)tanned hands and feet!!!! I saw KOH at the Douglas last week and they have some amazing colors, shame they are so expensive or I would have bought a bunch of them!

tris1978ton said...

LOVE hot pink! Looks great on you!

Vonvon said...

Pretty pink! And the nail stamp is pretty too.

Ohhhh.....and the pink case...it's so classy and luxurious!

Mz. More said...

I love hot pink nails for summer and this is very pretty. Great idea to combine it with Navy, nice combo. That case is so adorable and girly. You have me so loving KOH! :D

Yuvna said...

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jellynat said...

Do they really come into those pretty boxes? It's so elegant! I love it when a polish is perfect in one coat. Isn't that pleasurable to apply?

I have never worn hot pink on my toes. I have worn black for years (I mean, for more than 10 years at least) and now I've come to wear a bit more color. True red or neutral mannequin colors and occasionally a turquoise. Oh I'm really not fun you know. :D

Witoxicity said...

@Crystaliciousss
Ha ha, addicted? Me too! :D

@Miss Tapia
Yup, this colour screams summer, doesn't it? :)

@Mara
Well, I'm afraid it remains wishful thinking for now. They, very unfortunately, do not ship internationally. :( Not yet, anyway.

@Dina
Fun and summery shade, this one. :D

@Shop N' Chomp
Actually, I'm not quite back yet. :D Oh, so this one gets your approval? Yay! :)

@polishsis
You're right. They do have a fantastic range of colours but yeah, they do burn the pocket! Ouch! I try to get them when there are special offers (they are not big discounts but they are better than nothing). That's better for the conscience. :D

@tris1978ton
Thank you, my dear!

@Vonvon
Heh heh, the cute case is a big selling point, me thinks. :D

@Mz. More
I'm so glad you dig this shade from KOH. Awh, if only KOH would spread its wings to the US soon! :)

@Yuvna
Gosh, Yuvna, you are so very kind! Thank you very much. You really should stop spoiling me! :D

@jellynat
One coaters are heavenly! Why can't all nail polishes be like that?! :D

In some ways, I was like you with colour preference on nails. I used to gravitate a lot to the dark broody shades (it was that or plain red or plain light pink). I try to diversify these days. There are too many cool nail colours to experiment with now. :D

you nailed it! said...

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shade on you! Reminds me of summer, although I could brighten a grey day with a hot pink shade ;) Danielle :)

Witoxicity said...

@you nailed it!
Thank you very much! That's so thoughtful of you! :D

@Danielle
I realise it's far from summer where you are, but there's certainly no harm in wearing this bright shade to perk you up! :)

Cynthia Z said...

So so gorgeous! The case is adorable :D

♥xx♥

Anonymous said...

Hi , I love your webpage !
I just moved from NYC to the Netherlands and I got so disappointed with the makeup selection and shipping is so expensive to here. Your site shows me all the great brands NL has to try out !
I'm going to look for the essence plates because I was really ready to try Konad !

So, THANK YOU !!

Witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Oh yes, that case in pink! That's soooo your colour! Hee hee!

@Anonymous
Hi there! Welcome to the Netherlands! I realise that the makeup selection here isn't as huge as what you have back in the States, but give yourself a bit of time to look around. There are gems to be found here. :D

I hope you've read my Beauty Shopping in the Netherlands series as that would be helpful for you. There are more instalments to come in this series, btw. :D

lavender said...

This is such a Hot Pink! Reminds me of Pink Panther!

Witoxicity said...

@lavender
Ha ha! Pink Panther? Probably Pink Panther who's majorly blushing! :D

The Beautifier said...

awwee I Love it!! The Pink KOH Case is really girly and cute :)

Witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
Yes, it certainly is! :D