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Monday, May 6, 2013

Girl Stuff Nail Polishes - New Favorite!

I know I've been going on and on and on about these nail polishes on Facebook and Instagram. 


Let me tell you why :)

I got introduced to the brand Girl Stuff a just a few months ago, but it actually had been around for years already. Girl Stuff doesn't only carry regular nail polishes but also washable polishes (for the kids) and even magnetic polishes (new). These nail polishes are made in France and imported here to the Philippines. One of the great things about GS nail polishes is that they are free from the so-called 'Big 3' potentially harmful chemicals that are usually found in nail products - toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. 

Ingredients list

With that, Girl Stuff nail polishes are claimed to be safe to use even for kids and pregnant women :)

I'm not sure of the exact number of shades that Girl Stuff currently has, but they do have a good color selection. They have solid colors ranging from neutrals to pastels to fun bright shades and darker ones. They also have frosty and shimmery ones, even glitters. But still, I am hoping for Girl Stuff to expand their selection even more. The more, the merrier (I will be). Haha ;]


Another thing that I like about these nail polishes is their packaging. As you can see, the bottles are not like the typical ones with the circular base, making these ones easier to store! They take up less space in my organizer when placed together side by side.

Girl Stuff logo
Shade name written at the side of the bottle
Manufacturing and expiration dates written at the bottom

I currently have seven shades from their regular polish line.

L-R: Avo Loco, Pretty Pink, Lov Lav, Blues, Electric Blue, Fireworks, Jade

These nails polishes have pretty nice formula - not too runny, not too thick. They go on smoothly, and they're not streaky. It usually takes me two coats to get a nice, even finish. Some of the shades are opaque enough for my liking in just two coats, but some are sheerer than others. These don't chip easily as well, and they don't leave my nails yellow like other local brands' nail polishes. I still use a base coat, though, just to make sure. My favorite shades so far are Avo Loco, Pretty Pink, Lov Lav and Jade.

T (L-R): Avo Loco, Pretty Pink
B (L-R): Lov Lav, Jade 
Ahhhh, such nice shades, they are!

I'll post more swatches next time. I've already posted about some of these polishes, though. You can check them out by clicking the links below :)

French Tips with a Twist NOTD using Lov Lav
http://www.codenameaya.com/2013/03/notd-purpletipsandpinkstuds.html
Grungy Blue NOTD and Tutorial using Blues, Electric Blue and Fireworks
http://www.codenameaya.com/2013/04/notd-and-tutorial-grungy-blue-gradient.html

You might be wondering now how much these nail polishes are and where you can get them. Don't worry, these are pretty much affordable at P100 per bottle for the solid colors and P140 for the highly frosted/glittery ones. They're available at SM and Rustan's department stores (Children's Accessories section) and at the Girl Stuff nail polish kiosks at SM North, Megamall and MOA.

Girl Stuff nail polish bar at SM North

Visit Girl Stuff on Facebook (*click here*) to learn more about their nail polishes and other products. I'm gonna post about their new magnetic nail polishes soon :)


Disclaimer: Products were sent by the brand but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the products.

37 comments:

  1. wow model ako sa blog mO ;) haahhaa :) Naglaba na ako tapos hindi sya masyado nabakbak :)

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  2. Haha sabi ko na nga ba si Eyah yun e. Dapat Aya maging model na ng nail polish brand yang mga kamay mo. Super perfect ng nails and ng nail polish application.

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  3. Haha oo nga eh, ang cute mo nga jan. Busy na busy sa pagpili. Tumatagal din 'to sakin. Galing nga eh :)

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  4. I want the Avo Loco and Pretty Pink too. Nakakalimutan ko ito lagi daanan. I wanna buy soon! :)

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  5. Ah, ito pala yung sa SM North, sa tapat ng Dairy Queen sa The Block. I'll check this out!

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  6. The colors look so smooth and so pretty! I love the shape of your nails! I can never shape them like that :((

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  7. I saw this sa SM North before. They have pretty colors nga and sabi nung staff, same quality na daw as Orly.

    Http://ishmoi.blogspot.com

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  8. Super ganda talaga ng nails mo Aya belle :) Di ko to mapost pa waley pa swatch. Hahaha

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  9. I would love to try their polishes! Lakas maka-bagets! :D

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  10. april hollie arnadoMay 7, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    wow! andami! nice picks aya. I want the Jade one, super easy on the eye. I've seen this sa Kid's section at SM and learned that it's made with safer ingredients. awesome! Random Beauty by Hollie

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  11. Totally agree with Mich. Your hands/nails should be a model for a nail polish brand. I'm a nail art/polish junkie yet di ako maiapply ng maayus yung nail polish ko. Chamba2x lang. haha >.<

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  12. Thank you for this review, Aya! I'm getting the Pretty Pink and Jade shades this weekend. They're so perfect for my upcoming beach trips! :D

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  13. I love these polishes too! You're so good at nail art and you make everything seem so easy :)

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  14. cute! stackable bottles I love it!

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  15. Wow this is nice!!! I wanna try it na talaga!! :D Kaso wala pa akong time to shop T____T but will definitely keep in mind to get some Girl Stuff soon :3

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  16. Goooo :D Hope you like them too :)

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  17. Right? Tipid sa storage space! :)

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  18. Yey! Thanks, Ms. Rowena :D

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  19. No problem! Hope you like them too. Jade is a reallyyyyy nice shade :D

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  20. LOL. I go to nail salons at least once a month to have my nails cleaned and shaped and all that stuff, then maintain ko na lang 'til my next visit :)

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  21. Yup, these are bagay for you since you're expecting! Hihi :)

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  22. Meron silang kiosk sa MOA! :)

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  23. Wow, cool. I've only tried Orly a few times, though, so I can't really compare. But longevity-wise, these GS nail polishes don't chip easily on my nails :)

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  24. Right! I haven't experienced streakiness nor bubbling with these polishes. Always smooth ang finish. Thanks, Ms. Angel! I have them shaped sa salon at least once a month then maintain na lang 'til my next visit. Hihi

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  25. Yup, dun nga. Lemme know pag nakakuha ka na :D

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  26. LOL daanan mo na now na, sa SM North ka naman nakatira. Hahaha. Get Sofi some washable nail polishes din. Pang kikay-kikay niya. Hihihi

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  27. Hahaha yes, buhok pa lang alam na nating si Eyah yun. Thanks Michelle! Thanks to GS nail polishes' formula. Easy to apply eh :) No streaking nor bubbling :)

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  28. Waaaa~ I want to buy Jade pero wala talagang free time to go to Manila e. Ang cool din nung shape ng bottles nila... And I thought I saw na rose ung design ng magnets nila? Waaa~ Can't wait to see your post about that.
    (>_<)

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  29. the nail polish looks looks so girly! fun and neon must have for summer!

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  30. Not much a fan of the packaging :| But the color selection are a lot so I think that's cool! :) And for the price, can't complain much about the packaging. How long does it last on the nails before it chips and fades?

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  31. Gellie Anne AbogadoMay 10, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    just recently acquired some of their polishes and i cant wait to try em out for my next nail of the week post. :D

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  32. Yup, kakaiba yung isan magnet design nila. Something I haven't tried before. Will post soon :D

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  33. I love this product! I accidentally stumbled upon their kiosk and I didn't think twice about purchasing. Visit my blog to see my thoughts on their items, color swatches, and other details! http://dblackbitch.blogspot.com

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