Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Adorned Nails: Etude House Petite Darling GR603



I believe the official name for this polish is Etude House Petite Darling Nails HD Beam GR603.

[catches breath]

Oddly, that already mouthful name does not include a non-digit name for this green (not that I could find anyway). Unfortunately, I can't read Korean, so I can't tell what's written on the label. I did some checking on the internet and this is supposed to be a 7ml bottle.

This is another one of those polishes that I got last year while on holiday. Just like Skin Food that I talked about some months back, Etude House is a Korean brand. Just like Majolica Majorca (not Korean, but Japanese), it's got a koochi-koochi cute brand image.

The brand plays on our little girl fantasy of being princesses. In their own words: Etude House resembles a princess's private room; a romantic interior full of ornate trinkets imagined and inspired by her dreams. Their white and pink stores ooze sticky sweetness. Even their sales assistants are dressed like little girls.

Hmm, right. I won't kid myself here. I was born too early to fit into Etude House's target market, but hey, who cares. I zoomed in on their nail polishes all the same. GR603 is a dark green leaning slightly towards blue and is dense with beautiful shimmers. The formula was on the thin side, but application was superb. You are looking at three coats here.

I think the Petite Darling nail polish range has been discontinued as I don't see them on Etude House's website. Pity, as I love this polish. Instead there are now Dear Darling nail polishes housed in slightly re-designed but still curvy bottles.






Check out the Etude House website for its current range of nail polishes.

Posts of interest:
Skin Food Nail Vita VI408 Violet Stone
Majolica Majorca

19 comments:

sabbatha said...

wow pretty! I have one Etude House polish but it is hm... average? :<

makeup merriment said...

OMGoodness!!! I think I have this one too! I will look and report back but I'm sure this is the same stunning green! Love it on you!
x jeanie

Toesthattwinkle! said...

What a beautiful color!

Michelle said...

LOVE THEIR PACKAGING!! But I have never seen an Etude House store, only a counter. :)

Anonymous said...

This green is really beautiful. I am not into green nail polishes, but this one is stunning. Probably because it's a dark one, so it looks classy. Thanks, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@sabbatha
Thanks. Well, this is the only Etude House polish that I have, so I can't say what the rest of the collection is like. :)

@makeup merriment
Thanks, Jeanie. If you find yours, do show us your manicure! :)

@Toesthattwinkle
I'm pleased you like it! :)

@Michelle
Yes, they do have very cutesy packaging, don't they? :D

@Nicole
I know many ladies who don't favour green nail polishes, but I've also come across many who do. Haha! To each his (her) own! I suppose dark ones are more 'wearable' than the lighter ones. I agree with you about the dark ones looking classier, but that hasn't stopped me from trying out some lighter ones now and then. :D

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty and elegant color. I love it. It looks gorgeous on you:) "KTee" xx

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Hey, thanks, KTee! :D

Madiha said...

Thats a gorgeous color! BTW thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments you are so sweet, i really appreciate it :)

Witoxicity said...

@Madiha
You're most welcome, Madiha, and thanks again for the award. You've got a lovely blog there. Keep up the great work! :)

lavender said...

Oh I love this shade. So rich and baeutiful. Did anyone told you that you apply nail polish like a pro?

DinaXYYan said...

LOL at koochi-koochi! You're so cute :D
This is a really gorgeous shade! I love Etude House's polishes :)

Witoxicity said...

@lavender
Haha, thanks, but it's all in the cleaning up, really. :)

@Dina
Sigh, I wish I had purchased more than just this one! :P

Lolipop said...

Wow, it looks amazing!!!!

Witoxicity said...

@Lolipop
Thanks, Lolipop. Yay, I'm very happy you like this green! :)

PolishSis said...

WOW, this color is just amaaazing! Love love love.
Although the concept of the store is original, it sounds wayyyy to sweet for me. Never wanted to be a princess either when I was a little girl, pricesses wear dresses, I refused to do that.
Your nails and cuticles look great by the way!!!

Witoxicity said...

@PolishSis
I'm quite like you, actually. Probably when I was a little girl, I wanted to be a princess, but in adulthood, I don't care much for this kind of sticky sweet image. My favourite colours are dark ones, so that says a lot! Haha! Glad you like this green beauty. Thanks! :D

Toquinha do Artesanato, esmaltes, bijoux e cosméticos said...

Hi, I'm very happy for your participation in my vote, for choice the more beautiful nail this month!
Girl, I'd loved this nail polish, why hier in Brasil dont't coming polishes gourgeous like that?
I Hope dont lose the contact"
Kisses and I'm sorry for my english, I'm still learning!
Kisses
Simone Schmitutz Dreveck
From Curitiba (my city) Brasil

Witoxicity said...

@Toquinha do Artesanato, esmaltes, bijoux e cosméticos
You're welcome, Simone. It's lovely of you to drop by! Well, you do have some awesome nail polish brands there in Brazil, so I do envy you. :D