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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Review and Tutorial: Bobbie Cocktail Hour Gradation Nail Polish Set

Hello! Last week, while Eyah and I were looking around Landmark's beauty section, we came across these new products from the local nail polish brand Bobbie.


These are the new Bobbie Cocktail Hour Gradation Nail Polish Sets!

Do they look familiar? The first things that came to my mind when I saw these were Etude House's own gradation nail polish sets. Anyway, I don't know how many times I've said this but I really do appreciate how Bobbie tries to keep up with the different trends in nail polish. Aside from their regular nail polish line, Bobbie also has magnetic nail polishes, nail stickers and now, gradient sets!

You know me, I LOVE creating gradient nail designs! That's why I was really excited to try these out. I got the pink set, and Eyah got the blue-green one. Only two color themes were available that time at Landmark Trinoma. I'll update you if ever I see more colors available.


Each set cost ~P80. P80 for three nail polishes is not bad. But also keep in mind that these nail polish bottles are smaller than the regular ones.


There's 4 ml of product in each bottle, only about half the average volume which is around 8-10 ml for local brands, I believe.

I got mine in Pink Cadillac...

...which is obviously a pink-themed gradient set.

The set contains three nail polishes.


Shaker 1, Twist 2, Garnish 3.

Ingredients
#1 - Shaker 1 (very light, sheer and slightly frosty pink)
#2 - Twist 2 - (pink with light shimmer and silver glitters)
#3 - Garnish 3 (chunky silver glitters)

To create a gradient using these nail polishes, there's no need for a sponge. You can just directly apply the polishes using the brush.


Just follow the steps written at the back. I do Step 3 a bit differently, though. Instead of applying from the cuticle to the center of the nail, I apply Twist 2 from the center of the nail to the tip, for a more gradient-y look.

1. First, apply base coat to keep the nails from getting stained.

2. Apply a coat or two of Shaker 1 on the entire nail.


3. Apply Twist 2 on the upper half (or upper two-thirds if you have longer nails) of the nail. Don't make the edge super neat. The less sharp or crisp the edge, the more blended your gradient will look.


At this point, I was already pretty happy with how the gradient looked.


4. Apply Garnish 3 on the tip of the nail. I honestly had a hard time applying these chunky glitters evenly on my nails. Maybe that's just me because I'm not used to applying chunky glitters.


5. Apply top coat to protect the design and make it last longer on the nail. At this point, the glitters looked messy, but after applying top coat, they became flatter and smoother to the touch. I honestly don't like how these glitters look.


Over-all, the set is easy to use. Applying the third polish required a little more patience, but I liked how everything turned out. Decent wear time as well. It can last up to at least five days on my nails (without top coat) without major chipping. I've had this design on my nails for five days already but it still looks ok. At first, I thought the glitters would easily come off, but once they had dried and smoothened, they didn't budge. I suggest you really use a top coat or else, medyo sasabit 'yung glitters kung saan saan. Haha.


I'm just not a fan of the third polish. Next time, I'll either stop after Step 3 or use a different chunky glitter polish - one that's easier to apply ;P



So if you want to join the gradient/ombre nail polish trend but don't know how or what colors to use, you can start with the Bobbie gradation nail sets. Once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to use other nail polishes to create more gradient designs :)

For more gradient nail art tutorials and techniques, visit my posts *here* :)

And don't forget to check out Eyah's post about the Cool Blue Martini set too, ok? :)


I like that set better! Read Eyah's post to find out why! :)

37 comments:

  1. Jan Mitchelle PanuelaFebruary 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    Ang cute! Thanks for this post aya! sana mkahanap na ko nito. Planning to buy one too. Glad to know may color pink :)

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  2. No prob! We got this at Landmark Trinoma. Last time I checked sa SM Department Store, wala pang ganito eh :)

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  3. I'll still going to buy this one! Though oo nga mas maliit pala yung glitters nung green :) di ko masyadong na gradient yung akin mukhang french tip na puro glitters yung sakin ehehe :)

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  4. Jan Mitchelle PanuelaFebruary 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Tsk! Sana meron nito sa SM dito sa cebu. :( Di ako super mahilig sa mga nail polish pero this one? di to dapat palampasin! haha LOL. super type ko to! :) I'll let you know if meron akong nkita na gnito here sa cebu :)

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  5. Omgosh!! super cute shade aya! i also like it better without the chunky glitters on you. :) Will check this out!

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  6. Parang like ko ito except lang dun sa last one na in-apply mo. I'm afraid magtuklapan sila. Yung first and second is wearable for me. Will check this out sa SM pag meron na..

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  7. I don't like the last one rin. But surprisingly, once na mag-set sila, hindi naman nagtatanggalan yung glitters. I suggest you use a top coat nga lang para smoother and flatter sila to touch. :)

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  8. Cute nga nung sayo eh! :D I'll get that one too kasi like ko ung mas maliit na glitters. hahaha :D

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  9. Ok! I hope you find this there! Easy nail art :)

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  10. ooohhh.. i want to try them too! I have tried their magnetic nail polish and it worked for me..the steps here are easy to follow din..love the colors too...

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  11. It's very pretty! Ok lang kahit 4ml sila. I wanna buy all the colors! :D Okay na sakin ung 1st and 2nd coating hihi, I do household chores kaya medyo d kami magkakasundo ni Garnish. hehe and 80pesos is enough ung iba nga 150 ang set! :D


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  12. Wala akong nakitang ganyan dito samin. :(

    Siguro pag nakabili nako, hanggang 2nd polish lang ok na sakin. Thanks for sharing this Aya! :)

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  13. Try this too! Pero mas maganda yung glitters ng blue set in my opinion :D

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  14. Check out Eyah's post about this too. Yung set na binili niya, mas maganda yung 3rd polish kaysa sa 3rd polish sa set na 'to :)

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  15. It looks pretty! And for P80 a set? Not a bad price at all for a set. I believe I remember this brand but was not really into nail polishes back then. Ngayon na lang ako nagka-oras magpakulay ng kuko! hihihi!

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  16. omg! those glitter looks so adorable! i want one too! great tips on how to put those! xx

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  17. You always make it look so easy! :D

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  18. Ganda :) I love pink, my favorite color. :)

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  19. wow.. sa landmark lang ba meron nito? hope sa watson magkaron..

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  20. OMGGGG!!! Bobbies has these polish na? niiiceee :D I'll make sure I'll get my set too <3

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  21. Awesome sis! I definitely love the color and the glitters :)) I'll look for those Bobbie sets :)

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  22. Looks really nice and fabulous. Would check this out and for that price, it's really affordable.

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  23. I'm not very fancy on having a manicure but sure I'll try this for my pedicure. Looks really sexy on the toes :)

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  24. Yeah, P80 for the three polishes na! Worth a try, right? You might want to check out the other color too, mas maganda yung glitters nun in my opinion :D

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  25. Thanks, Mary Jane!! :) The set itself is pretty easy to use :)

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  26. Bobbie made gradient nails even easier to do :D

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  27. Apir! I hope they come up with more colors pa :D

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  28. Hmmm, I don't know kung meron na sa SM dept stores or Watsons, pero sa Landmark ko nakita 'to. The same day I checked kung meron sa SM North dept store, wala akong nakita. But maybe meron na ngayon :)

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  29. Nice, right?? So affordable pa :D

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  30. Yey! They're worth a try :D

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  31. True! Bobbie made gradient nails even easier to create :D

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  32. Your toes will look princess-y and royal for sure! Hahaha

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  33. I love your nails. 'nuff said :P

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  34. Ooohh! I just made a review about this din. Hehe. Dalawang colors lang ba sila?
    (^^,)

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  35. I think so. Dalawa lang nakikita ko lagi sa malls eh :)

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  36. Naalala Ko yung Mwah nail polish dito ah.. yung cute nail polishes dati na 15 pesos each with different names..Gonna buy one set nga pag balik ko ng Landmark :)

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  37. Check out the blue set too. Mas maganda yung glitters niya. Not chunky like this one :)


    Aww di ko alam ung Mwah. Hihihi

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