Feb 25, 2013

Swatch: My first choice from KIKO Sugar Mat

It’s no doubt that sandy-textured polishes are the most hottest trend in the polish world today. As the Peridot dupes last year, now I can see ALL the brands releasing liquid sand whatever. But unlike Peridot dupes, what’s nice here is each brand could prepare their very original color with their own mix of grains/shimmers/glitters/pigments! Of course lovely Italian brand KIKO jumped on this trend, and they’ve released 16 (!!) shades of texture polishes with two kinds of finishes, Full Matte and Pearly Matte. Well, even though KIKO’s price is reasonable it’s not easy to get all 16 in once, so here’s my first choice from them…

639 Golden Mandarin Sorry HUGE mistake, it’s 640 Poppy Red; 643 Spring Green, 644 Sea Blue and 645 Burgundy (Sorry for the wrong direction in the photo above). Sorry NO Full Matte here! :P Actually even they call “Pearly Matte” the bottle color of these looked super shimmery and sparkly that I couldn’t stand to grab first from this “Pearly Matte” line.
So today’s swatches shows everything from my first pick! I must notice you that in the end I REALLY LOVED THEM ALL. Are you ready to see my love? Now off to the swatches!! :D

今年の流行り第1弾は確実にざりざり系でしょうな、いうくらいあちこちから出ているざりざり系ですが嫌にならないのはきっとブランドごとの色出しが違うからでしょうな!ということで今回はKIKOから新たにリリースされたテクスチャポリSugar Matシリーズ全16色(!)の中から4本ピックアップしてスウォッチしてみました。どれもかわいい色かつ素晴らしい液質で私は大・満・足(;゚∀゚)=3ムッハーです!!


639 Golden Mandarin 640 Poppy Red

Golden Mandarin Poppy Red is a juicy pink-ish orange red with bright red & golden shimmery grains/glitters. I can understand KIKO’s designer named this shade as “Mandarin”, it really reminds me of juicy Mandarin/Satsuma or mandarin cocktail that I almost DROOOOOOLED over the polish :D SO SHAME that I mistook Poppy Red as Golden Mandarin; yes THIS IS Poppy Red!! So sorry for huge misleading, it’s totally my fault; BUT please let me say this shade is still juicy looking popsicle-like candy red :)

Mandarin=みかんという名のとおり、何いってたんでしょうねHAHAHAHAHAポリの名前を思う様間違うとか私馬鹿ですか阿呆ですかHAHAHAHAHA……orz と、ともあれ、鮮やかな赤と金のシマー&グリッター入りのきれーいなピンクオレンジです。派手色ですがベースが透け感たっぷりで超ジューシーな感じなので軽い仕上がりになります。ちょっとシャーリーテンプルやあんず飴なんかを思わせるかわいい色です(*´∀`*)


643 Spring Green

Spring Green is a bright almost neon-like sparkly green with green & golden grains/glitters. Sorry for poor pics but it was SO bright that my camera hardly could capture the real beauty! :/ Without topcoat is already lovely, but I much prefer to wear this shade with topcoat :)

どうにもちゃんとした写真が写せなかった悔しい色ですorz すっごい鮮やかかつ明るい、ネオンカラーに近い緑に緑と金のシマー&グリッターが入っています。思ってたより明るくてちょっと吃驚したwベースがちょっとマット寄りなのでトップコートでツヤツヤにする方が好みです(^ω^)


644 Sea Blue

Sea Blue is a rich cornflower-to-royal blue with blue & silver grains/glitters. This one was the biggest surprise in these four, color went much deeper and dense on the nail than in the bottle! Thought it’ll be more lighter, but I’m SO in love with this rich blue with pretty sparkles <333

こういう青でキラキラ入りってあまり見ないなー程度で手にしたのですが塗って吃驚だった1本。ボトルカラーより発色が弱い、はよく聞きますがこれは逆、素晴らしい発色です(´∀`)明るめかつこっくりした、落ち着きのあるくすみ青です。春先にいいんじゃないかな!かな!(゚∀゚)


645 Burgundy

Here comes my fav, Burgandy!! It’s Burgandy-Maroon with magenta & bronze grains/glitters, which already looked fabulous in the bottle AND turned into true stunner on the nail! Glitters are bit bigger than others so it sparkled like crazy, I couldn’t help starring to my nail when I wore this :D

えー本日のオススメ色です(`・ω・´)渋めちょっとくすみ入りワインレッドに大粒シマー&ラメ、大人っぽくクールな感じなのにキラッキラで塗ってる間テンション上がりまくりでしたwラメ粒が大きいのでザラザラ感も強いですが、ベースに透明感があるので重くならないという優秀な1本です!


Overall, as I noticed at first, I’m IN LOVE with these. I def need to get at least all the Pearl matte, and…I’m now thinking to get Full matte colors as well because of its AMAZING formula. At least these four shades are SUPER easy to apply, gives perfect coverage by only two coats (even though some had bit sheer texture), dries pretty fast…HOW CAN I HATE THESE!?!? :D

And here’s two important info about this collection and KIKO;

First, some info are telling these are LE, but let me say NO to that; at least my local shop girl told me these are new products BUT NOT LE. Current LE is only the Celebrity Collex and THAT’S IT. This Sugar Mat and another Mirror Metallics are NOT LE!! So don’t be scared, don’t be panic, they’ll be sitting in the shop at least for YEAR.

Second, contradictory to info above…if you need these and you have budget to get, YOU MUST HURRY because KIKO IS HAVING A 20% OFF COUPON NOW!! Yes it’s bargain time! You can grab your coupon from their website (http://www.kikocosmetics.com/), BUT Sam from Fashion Polish made great post including coupons for ALL the countries which have KIKO…so to visit her post must be the most easiest option to grab it :D

Beware that coupon will be valid until 3rd of March, that’s why I said you must hurry.
...Ah, me? OF COURSE I’ll go for getting all! Plus, if your country doesn’t have KIKO and you need something during this sale, don’t hesitate to contact me at nailofthisweek[at]gmail.com or via twitter (@nailofthisweek), I’m more than happy to help you getting KIKO’s beauties <333

さてgdgd書いて来ましたが如何でしょーか。参考になれば幸いです。これら思っていた以上に実に優秀なポリで、上記の発色に加え液質は大変によろしく、ラメおよび大粒シマー超ぎっしりかつざりざり粒子ぎっしりかつ2度塗りで十分以上に発色するのに、濃過ぎず薄過ぎず滑らかに塗れます。しかもかなりの速乾なので時間無い時にぴったりと見た。最高ですKIKO。以前から好きなブランドではありましたがこのテクスチャポリにはヤラれました。お値段もお手ごろ(1本5ユーロ)ですし今年入って今のところ最大のイチオシコレクションです!!(`・ω・´)

ちなみに現在20%オフセール中(3月3日まで)なので、もし欲しいとおっしゃる方がいられましたらメール(nailofthisweek[at]gmail.com)なりコメなりツイッターリプなり飛ばして頂ければと存じます。こちらからの送料は500g(8本)で約400円と恐ろしく安いので、お気軽にお問い合わせ下さいなー♪

25 comments:

  1. Wow. Burgundy is my absolut favourite in this batch!
    I hope you´ll keep your eyes open for p2 as well seeing as their sand polishes look pretty similar to the kiko ones. ALthough I could be wrong. Just judging from internet swatches. ;D

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    1. Burgundy is really awesome, it's soooooooo cool <3

      And actually I've already grabbed P2 sands as well!! :D
      They are def another unique and lovely collex, I didn't have enough luck that I still don't have all (periwinkle one is lacking), but hope can get it...

      Oh and important thing here, Burgundy and P2's one is NO DUPE ;)
      ...At least from bottle color, so I'm going to swatch them SOON!

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    2. You´re awesome!! Thanks for all that quick info!! :DD
      I have to wait for the new p2s here - they better hurry up!

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  2. 644 Sea Blue and 645 Burgundy are my favourites! I can't wait to buy one of nail polishes from Kiko Sugar Mat Collection! :-)

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    1. After swatching of Burgundy, now I'm willing to get Starry Black, which seems to have same kind of glittery finish as Burgundy :) Oh my how I love this collex!!

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  3. Wow! These are so gorgeous! I'm going to have to make some friends with access to these! I love that they are full on gritty, not the partial OPI Liquid Sands look which just looked like top coat hungry polishes to me.

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    1. Haven't tried for other sand-y whatever (I def want to get & compare the difference) but THIS one is really lovely!

      And,
      > I'm going to have to make some friends with access to these
      Ah, me? :D No I'm half joking, for sure you can find someone around here but just in case I'm willing to help you, especially because shipping from Germany is pretty cheap; it's 3.5euro up to 8 bottles ;)

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  4. You picked the four that I will buy ! The ones with glitter are so stunning !

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    1. THEY ARE!!
      I'd like to try for Full Matte stuff later though :P

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  5. Even though I passed on the OPI Liquid Sands, I love these! They're looking really pretty.

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    1. I passed them as well, but I couldn't help myself grabbing these :)
      Hope you'll like it too!

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  6. The colors are very beautiful - but I'm hesitant about the finish LOL

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    1. Well may I say I wasn't a fan of sand looking stuff? :P
      No, seriously! But your mind can be changed...hehehe :D

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  7. ザリザリ いいですね〜
    オススメのカラーはザリザリなのにとても女性らしいカラーで素敵です!いつもchiroさんの記事は一捻り効いてて素晴らしいです。
    全部触ってみたい感じです。
    トップコートあり、なしどちらも…(笑)

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    1. 黒が似たような感じのラメ組成だったので次に買うのは黒だと決め込んでいますw
      そしてザリザリ感もさながらすっごい扱いやすい液質でそっちに吃驚でした。少なくとも私は大好きな液質です。今週いっぱいセールなのでもし必要がありましたら是非!w

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  8. I like the look of it but not quite sure I like how gritty they actually are. I much prefer the glossy smooth ones Lol.

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    1. It depends on the glitter/grain size which is used in each shade, for example Burgundy which contains large glitters was REALLY gritty; even more than a sand paper. Smoothing up gives pretty nice effect too!! :D

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  9. I need to get at least a couple of these. I like them :)

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    1. Yep depends on your taste but they are pretty awesome collex <3

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  10. I love blue and green one. :)

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    1. Green was a bit bright for my taste, but blue is SO lovely <3

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  11. Oh wow! These are some of the best textured polishes I've seen!

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    1. Indeed!!
      I didn't even imagine I'll love these SO MUCH :D

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  12. I just looove these! Really a shame we don't have Kiko here in Finland :/

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