Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Canmake Colorful Nails #10 Lavender Milk Swatch + Review

I've never really been the girl that was into nail polishes. Sometimes a certain colour took my fancy, but very rarely did I buy them. 

Until now.

Of course, living in Japan, it's all about the long eyelashes, big eyes and pretty nails, so there are many different brands of nail polish available to the average Japanese girl. After lusting after many a pastel coloured nail polish featured on various beauty blogs, RosyChicc's post on Essie's Lilacism polish really was the last straw for me. I was going to have a beautiful purple pastel coloured nail polish in my life, if it was the last thing I bought!

I went to Daiwa, a big department store, as I recalled them having some Essie nail polishes, but unfortunately the selection was teeny and Lilacism wasn't there. Before I caught the train back home, I went to browse in a beauty shop in the big mall next to the station when, lo and behold!, a beautiful pastel purple polish twinkled out amongst the other non-pastel polishes! At under 400 yen, it was an easy and quick purchase.


I am really not with it when it comes to popular beauty brands in Japan, but I've seen the Canmake Colorful Nails a few times, so I imagine it's a well-known brand. They had an array of other colours, and I may have to go back for the pastel green and yellow that I also spotted.



The colour is called 'Lavender Milk' and I believe it to be quite an apt name for the shade; a very light and creamy lavender colour. Not so sure about the description of it:"A gentle, sweet lavender like the Little Mermaid." 
Oh Japan. It sure is like the Little Mermaid...


I am sorry about the light, in the late afternoon light, it looks a lot darker than it actually is. During the day time it is a very light colour. The application wasn't bad, I found that I didn't get enough polish often, and because it dried so quickly, I'd get angry at the obvious horrible layering I'd done. It was still very streaky with 2 coats, so 3 coats it was. Even with 3 coats, I still felt a bit underwhelmed with the formula, but I love the colour.


So, I've got myself my first spring nail polish, how about some of that spring temperature, ay, Japan?

What is your spring nail colour this year? Any recommendations? Should I be worried that my nail polish addiction will get worse?
 

10 comments:

  1. Pretty shade :) The new Barry M shades are great for spring/summer x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh yes, I've been lusting after some Barry M nail polishes, but so hard to find a store that ships to Japan *cries*

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    1. It really is; if it's not going to be spring outside, it's going to be spring on my nails!

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  3. That's such a gorgeous shade, it reminds me of those swizzles violet sweets! really cute blog, you have a new follower :-)

    velvetmintlifestyle.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Those swizzle violet sweets sound amazing, just from the name! Aww, thank you so much, hun!

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  4. this color is really awsome! I would wear it every day!
    kisses pretty!

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    1. Right? Isn't it just such a lovely colour? Thank you~ :)

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  5. Such a lovely color and very adequate for the spring.

    xx,

    Claudia

    cwbritto.blogspot.com

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    1. And it's a great price too! Such a win/win/win combo!

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