Etude House “Strawberry Stars Candy” – Swatches and Review

Hi readers!

Today I have another ice cream nail polish from Etude House. This one is from their Sweet Recipe collection and is called Strawberry Stars Candy (or just Strawberry depending on where you find it).

I just can’t get over how cute these ice cream cone bottles are!

The brushes on these are wide and thin with a square tip.

This polish is a beautiful baby pink crelly base with glitters in various shapes, sizes and colours. There are too many for me to list them all, but you can see a few in the macro shot below. There are also some iridescent chips. It’s not jam packed with glitters which I like with this one. I love glitter bombs, but they have their place and this is one polish where I think too many glitters would take away from the beauty of it.

I needed 3 coats for full opacity, but that is to be expected with these crelly mixes. I then topped it off with 2 coats of Gelous and 1 coat of Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat to give it a nice smooth finish. Dry time for this formula was medium.

The only bad thing I have to say about this nail polish is that there are some star glitters which you can see stuck to the bottle in the picture below, but not a single one came out for me, even with my multiple fishing attempts. These nail polishes do not come with shaker balls and I don’t have any spare ones to put in. I’ll order some and hopefully that will help loosen a few stars.

Other than the stars issue I absolutely LOVE this nail polish! It feels very girly and I can’t stop staring at my nails.

The Sweet Recipe collection was a limited edition launched this spring and there are 4 different colours in this collection (I only got this one). You still might be able to find some on ebay, but colours are limited at this point and prices seem to have gone up.

I bought this for $3.00 + sh. (CAD) on KollectionK.com. Unfortunately these are sold out now, buy they still have the regular Ice Cream nail polishes which are also great (see my review on the Pink ice cream).

Did you buy some of the Sweet Recipe nail polishes? What do you think of this one?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.