I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For….

….OMG ICE CREAM NAIL VARNISH. Yes yes, it’s certainly cute isn’t it? I picked this Etude House Ice Cream Nail Varnish up from eBay the other week. It cost something ridiculous like £3.50 including postage and packing, so I just had to have it! Etude House is a Korean Skincare/Make Up superstar it seems and if you’ve never sampled any of these brands then eBay and Etude House is a good place to start! As you can probably guess, I was drawn to this just for the deliciously cute packaging, but was it worth that killed price of £3.50? (I jest, of course) Let’s see….

The shade I chose was ‘Mintchoco Chip’ just because I’m a sucker for any pastel blue polishes, for some reason they reign supreme in my nail varnish collection! The Etude House Ice Cream Nail polishes come in 4 colours though; Lemon Sherbet, Apricot Candy and Strawberry Stars Candy being the other three in the collection. ‘Coloured sweet like ice cream, soft texture’ is the tagline on the eBay’s seller page for these, and I can see what they mean. The nail varnish doesn’t dry ‘hard’…. Does that even make sense? It obviously dries, but you don’t get a hard finish like you would with say… The Barry M Gelly Polishes. 
The amount of glitter and speckles in this is really nice. Although it does take 3 coats to achieve a nice opaqueness. I think this is a really affordable ‘dupe’ to the new Illamasqua Speckled Nail varnishes from they’re ‘I’mperfection’ range, which have been doing the rounds lately. Just like the Illamasqua ones, this one gives off that lovely ‘Mini Egg’ finish. 
I did try this with and without a base & top coat and I must say, it’s one of the rare nail varnishes I have found that really does benefit a lot from prep and finish. When I wore this without any it was easily pealed off and chipped slightly. But when the base and top coat are applied it lasted a good 3 days with no chipping at all! I got a few other things from the same shop on eBay called 2 plus 1 which is a treasure trove of goodness! It’s an inexpensive and awesome way to try new products that are not only different but soooo cute too!



  1. March 14, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    I got the pink one and absolutely love it! Such a pretty spring shade and not bade coverage, even with only two coats!
    Went back to buy the blue though, and they have sold out :(!

  2. March 10, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    Oh my gosh, the bottle is so cutee! Try layering it up over a similar plain shade to get better opacity 🙂

    Jesss xo

    • March 11, 2013 / 12:21 pm

      Good tip!!!

  3. March 9, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    Love these bottles – so cute… The minty colour is very pretty too.

  4. March 7, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Very cute!

  5. March 7, 2013 / 10:23 am

    THIS!!!!! *jaw drops*

    • March 11, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      Isn't it beautiful?!!

  6. March 6, 2013 / 2:22 am

    I have been curious about these nail polishes! I bought some sample eye cream packs from them haha!

    • March 11, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      The sample packs on ebay are awesome!

    • March 11, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      Saves you a few pennies at least!!

  7. March 5, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    I love this, such a pretty bottle x

    • March 11, 2013 / 12:22 pm

      It's so cute, like an ornament and nail varnish in one haha

  8. March 5, 2013 / 1:50 pm

    that is honestly the cutest thing ever! xo


  9. March 5, 2013 / 1:36 pm

    This is lovely, and the packaging is so cute! Definitely think I'll be purchasing the pink one, I've got a bit lost on the seller's page! I might end up putting in a bit of a bigger order than expected…


  10. March 5, 2013 / 11:02 am

    Gorgeous! I've just had to order this in two shades haha. I was going to pick up the Illamasqua Blue Speckled one for my baby shower but I think Mint Green will look just as good.

    I think Etude House are a fantastic brand – I love their Lovely Cookie Blusher 😀

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

    • March 8, 2013 / 12:32 pm

      Etude House is awesome, I need more!! This saves you a tenner and looks just as good!

  11. March 5, 2013 / 9:55 am

    What happens if you chew your fingernails……will this product encourage these wierdos to eat more…they do look like mini eggs!

    • March 8, 2013 / 12:31 pm

      If you chew your fingernails they do into your belly and you have a very painful poop! >.<

    • March 8, 2013 / 12:31 pm

      I might grab more, I like every colour! Yeah I saw the ones in claires but the lack of speckleness put me off! haha.

  12. March 5, 2013 / 9:10 am

    Ohhh I love this, I am a total sucker for mint ice cream, I'm almost tempted just for that.

    • March 8, 2013 / 12:31 pm

      Hahaha! You'll eat your nails :O

  13. March 5, 2013 / 8:56 am

    I'm surprised to see a swatch of this on a Brit blog, you sure work fast!! I'm still waiting for this to launch in Singapore mid-March, I'm getting impatient already although that's probably a week away haha.
    Have you seen the rest of the Sweet Recipe collection? They've got really lovely lipsticks etc.. Think I might have an orgasm in store lol :p

    xx, diamondinrouge.blogspot.com

    • March 8, 2013 / 12:30 pm

      Hahaha, I really want to try more from the collection,but it makes me so hungry browsing!

  14. March 5, 2013 / 8:06 am

    I was looking at these on ebay (on 2 plus 1 funnily) and I wasn't sure if they were any good, esp. since I didnt see them for so cheap, but now I'm deff gonna try them.


    • March 8, 2013 / 12:30 pm

      Ah, not a lot to lose for the price!

  15. March 5, 2013 / 7:59 am

    I've been seeing this around the blogs recently, and I'm positively drooling! I love the speckled look. I can't wait for this line to get released in my country!

    • March 8, 2013 / 12:30 pm

      Can't you grab them off ebay? :O I'm in the UK and it takes about 2 weeks to come from China/Asia 🙂