Innisfree: Poem Nail Collection

It's been a while since I've last checked out some of the Korean polishes in the market and I was pleasantly surprised when I chanced upon some pretty-looking promo pictures on Instagram. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I had ordered a bunch of them. :P I had wanted to grab another interesting collection too but it was unfortunately out of stock on the website so I made do with these for now.

Innisfree's Poem Nail Collection contains an interesting mix of 2 glitters and 2 duochromes - all extremely beautiful. Just take a look!

The Glitters


Innisfree 101 (Girl's Skirt). 3 coats.
A beautiful seafoam green with sprinkles of tiny gold glitters and a handful of blue hex glitters as accent. Now, doesn't that look familiar? ;) I had been eyeing Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream for quite a while now so I immediately pounced on this when I saw it. Judging by the swatches of the DL I see online, 101 is similar to Mermaid's Dream - slightly lighter and less densely packed but close enough for me. I still felt like a mermaid wearing this. Incredibly gorgeous. Kudos to Lippmann for creating this insanely beautiful polish. :b
[edit: you can view a swatch-wheel comparison here.]



Innisfree 102 (Cherry Blossom). 3 coats.
A sister polish to 101. This is a delicate silvery pink with a mix of small blue and gold glitters accented with larger hot pink hexes. Interesting color mix that looks wonderfully good together. Still a little mermaid-like - reminds me of one of Ariel's sisters (Alana perhaps?). It reminds me a little of those beautiful ocean corals too. :d


The Duochromes




Innisfree 103 (Autumn Leaves). 3 coats.
A rich and gorgeous duochrome that shifts from reddish-brown to gold. Shimmery fall in a bottle! You know how I love those colors. :L There is also a hint of green in the bottle but it didn't quite show up on the nails.



Innisfree 104 (Purple Night). 3 coats.
Another pretty glass-flecked duochrome. This one shifts from dark blue to a rich purple. The color shift is quite obvious and strong in real life but I couldn't capture it on my camera no matter how I positioned my hands. I could see the two colors on my nails but when I put the camera in front of my face, I could only see a shimmery purple on the screen. :|| End of rant. But honestly, this is stunning in real life.

Application and formula for these were pretty good.
The brushes were a little wide and rather short and stubby. It didn't feel elegant when I was painting my nails but boy am I surprised to see that I don't need any clean up. I don't know how that happened but I guess the brush fits nicely near my cuticles.
The formula applies smoothly on the nails. It is a little thin for the glitters because they are not as densely packed as some of the other glitters in the market. I will recommend some time for drying in between coats though to avoid dragging.

I hesitate to say more because I'm not very sure about it but I thought I smelled something while applying these polishes. Are Innisfree polishes scented? I can't quite put my finger to the scent. Reminds me a little of the fancy scented pens with whimsical dangly charms at the top that we used to have in primary school (elementary school) back in my time.

I'm also rather impressed with the eco-friendly concept that Innisfree adopts. You can read more about it here. I am definitely looking forward to seeing more from this brand.

So what do you think of these polishes? Have you tried any Innisfree before?

xoxo,
mich

p.s. these polishes have names too but I couldn't read Korean so I didn't include them in this post. :et I have edited the post and included the names!

32 comments:

  1. Hi! Which website did you order these beauties from? Thanks!

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  2. Holy crud, those duochromes are insane!

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  3. OMG 104 is amazing! They're all super pretty but that one really spoke to me.

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  4. Wow! These are beautiful! I've never heard of Innisfree before! Thanks for the introduction to these great polishes!

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  5. Anna @ GoingtotheShowingSeptember 20, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    WOW.

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  6. Hi Hui! You can find them on gmarket (qoo10) :)

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  7. I have a soft spot for blue and purple too! ^_^

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  8. No problem! I'm glad you liked these! They are really quite awesome ^_^

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  9. These all look gorgeous!!! Of course, the pink glitter is my fave ;0). Awww man, you make me feel like polish shopping. Darn you Mich!!

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  10. I'm glad you like them too, Elissa! ^_^

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  11. Hahaha oops! ;p Thank you Marisa! <3 But honestly, they are really worth getting! Pretty without burning a huge hole in the wallet :D

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  12. So pretty. All of them!

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  13. I saw nail-to-nail comparison with DL - they're absolutely identical!)
    And it's so great that Innisfree not just duped this polish, but also created another beautiful one...I need this pink glitter)

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  14. Oh!? There is a comparison post? I would love to take a look if you don't mind sharing the link! <3
    And I have to agree with you! I absolutely love the pink they have created! ^_^

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  15. I am actually wearing Mermaid's Dream right now (I borrowed it from a friend) and Innis Free 101 is a pretty good dupe- just doesn't have quite as much gold in it as MD does.

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  16. I love them so much I bought the entire collection o"o lol!

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  17. ahhh I see... I've actually noticed quite a few gold glitters in the mix but they are not as sparkly as I had hoped they would be. :( They only come alive in the sun!

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  18. http://nail-ru.livejournal.com/2040508.html#cutid1

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  19. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-h8T6hXFHSDg/UFdpo4gBRrI/AAAAAAAAADo/8fCHIts77eM/s600/sravnyalka.jpg - DL on the left, Innisfree on the right (there are other dupes too:)

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  20. Hi,

    This is the first time I order from Gmarket, do you usually order with tracking or just standard shipping? Thank you.

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  21. Hi Rong! It is really a matter of personal preference whether you want to order with or without tracking. I usually order with tracking if my order is pretty big but I take the risk with normal shipping if I'm only ordering a few items. :)

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  22. Thanks for the advice :)

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  23. Yes, I smell this scent too!!

    Haha, I know it's weird commenting on an old post, but I just applied 104 and wondered if it is scented or I am hallucinating... So, it is. But I can't decide what exactly it smells like(

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  24. me too! I spent very long thinking about it but I still can't pinpoint the scent. :P

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  25. Sheer gorgeousness! Your blog is lovely.

    Ila

    http://www.thefleamarketqueen.com/

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