Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Adorned Nails: TheFaceShop Face It BL602



Here's another polish from the South Korean brand, TheFaceShop. As you may know, many Asian brands like to name their polishes with an abbreviation of the colour followed by a series of numbers. BL602, a blue, fits right in.

I received this a while back from the lovely Dina who, unfortunately, is taking a break from blogging. The long and the short of it is that it didn't start out as a swap, but it ended up being one. If you're reading this, Dina, thank you again!

I don't know from which collection this polish is because the BL602 currently shown on TheFaceShop website is a baby blue.

Describing this BL602 as just a metallic cobalt blue does it absolutely no justice. It's much more than that, really. You might have noticed it already. BL602 is a cobalt blue that glows purple.

It is a duochrome but the purple is very subtle on the nails. You see it and yet you don't see it. The purple is more obvious if you looked at the bottle.


The formula during application was fine (three coats here) but I had a lot of trouble with bubbling as it dried. I had to re-do a few nails because they had far too many bubbles. I thought I had waited long enough for each layer to dry (about 15 minutes) but apparently, that was not enough. Application of thinner layers and waiting 30 minutes between coats did help matters but I still noticed a random bubble here and there. And no, I didn't shake the bottle. Notice the bubbles on the middle finger (below).


Nevertheless, I think it's a gorgeous polish. In a holistic sense, it's a cobalt blue with purple aura.




More over at Witoxichic: Snake Chainmail Bracelet


Further reading:
My other TheFaceShop polish PK103 (pastel pink)
TheFaceShop website

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of cobalt blue,so this polish looks awesome. The purple aura looks gorgeous.

Amazing photos. Nicole x

JC ♔ said...

What a pretty color and finish. :) Sorry to hear about Dina--maybe she'll come back soon?

Saori said...

Really beautiful color !!!

BlackCherry said...

This shade is very special, it reminds me a lot a new eyeshadow that I bought two weeks ago. I take your words for my eyeshadow: "it's a cobalt blue with purple aura". Maybe I will show you someday ;)

나니 said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

thenailaholic said...

To me, it glows. Wooooooooow...

makeup merriment said...

Pretty, pretty! It almost glows from within! You still have the best nail shape out there!!! xx

Michelle said...

LOL! I love it when you feature products available to us here. :-)

Witoxicity said...

@Nicole
Thanks, my dear. It's a fabulous colour, this one. It looks almost 'spiritual' with its purple aura. :D

@JC
I'm glad you like this, JC. And I do hope that she will return to blogging. She's a lovely person. :)

@Saori
I'm pleased to hear that. Thanks, Saori. :)

@BlackCherry
Oh, yes, please do feature that eyeshadow on your blog when you have the time. I'd love to see it! :)

@나니
I'm glad this is to your liking. :)

@thenailaholic
Aaah, it's great that you see the glow too. Sometimes I wonder if it's also because of the bottle shape that the purple is emphasised. :D

@makeup merriment
Hey, thanks so much, Jeanie. You're right. Not only is the purple an aura, it also seems to come from within. Interesting! :)

@Michelle
Yay! The thing is, I'm not sure if this range is still available. I have noticed that the current TheFaceShop polishes have a different bottle design (slanted at the top). :)

Adis said...

Ooh! This reminds me of that Essence Blue ray polish from the holographics collection :o! But this one is, I dunno, softer in terms of colour? I like how the duochrome effect with this one is so subtle :).

sugar sugar said...

i need to get this. i will when i go to the mall! LOL! thanks for posting this ann. <3

Witoxicity said...

@Adis
You're quite right. Blue Ray leans more towards aqua but yeah, it has also got that purple (and green) hues. This BL602 (such a glamorous name, eh?) is a downright cobalt blue with purple. :)

@sugar sugar
My pleasure! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your photo on Witoxichic, the blue nailpolish really stands out (like 3D).

Your bracelet is amazingly COOL!

"KTee" xx

Jello Kitty said...

Wow that looks gorgeous! You can never have too many blurples :P

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Hey, thank you so much, KTee! The blue really stood out against the stones. It was an impromptu photo that turned out right! I'm very happy that you like it and the bracelet too. :D

@Jello Kitty
You're right, there's no such thing as owning too many of these awesome ahades. :D However, I am more inclined to call this a blue with purple aura. Sportsgirl Purple Rain was more a blurple. :)

Adis said...

Hehe, we should dub it 'The Soft Blues' or something :p. It deserves an actual name as it's so pretty :D!

Witoxicity said...

@Adis
I don't know, the brands from the Far East simply LOVE their current naming convention. It is, I suppose, practical for the creators, but oh, it greatly lacks imagination from customers' point of view. :P

Leanne B said...

If you like that blue you should try GOSH Metallic Blue, it's a bit lighter but a truly magnificent colour. It's probably a bit more accessible as well, sold in Superdrug in UK. Only trouble I found was because of the high metal content it chips a bit too easily on your finger nails but a couple of top coats would overcome that, it's also the fastest drying polish I've ever seen. Lasts ages on toe nails... (I've got nothing to do with Gosh either).

Witoxicity said...

@Leanne B
Thanks so much for the recommendation, Leanne! I've got a few GOSH polishes but none of them are Metallic Blue, unfortunately. I will have a look the next time I'm at the drugstore. :)