Monday, January 13, 2014

Manicure Monday: A'Pieu Glow Nail Touch PP02


Hey everyone! After last week's dark, vampy color I wanted to switch things up a bit and go with a shade that was much lighter and more neutral. This was my first time trying A'Pieu Glow Nail Touch which is a Korean brand that I was gifted by a reader at my Seoul meet-up this summer. You guys know how much I adore holographic polishes so I was really excited to try this subtle one!



The nice thing about shade A'Pieu PP02 is that it's a nice replacement for "mannequin hands" skin-colored polish which has been a nail trend within the last few years. Although this type of artificial lighting skews the color pink, on the hands it looks much more of a nude with just a hint of mauve which keeps it from looking too bland. The holographic glitter gives it a lot of interest even though it's very subtle and doesn't have a linear holo rainbow like other holo polishes.


Here I used a base of OPI Nail Envy with 2 coats of A'Pieu PP02 and Seche Vite Top Coat. I actually had full coverage in just 1 coat but you get more of a denser taupe color with two. The wide, flat brush was very easy to work with and everything dried quickly too. As a color comparison, it matches the casing on my Naked 3 palette quite well! Overall, I'm LOVING how clean and pretty it looks, especially with short nails.

The one downside I can see is that it may be harder to get your hands on since it's a Korean brand. You might find luck with something similar like Layla Coral Glam (much stronger/larger holo particles) though, or hunting down old school China Glaze OMG Collection FYI (tanner than PP02). ;)

Readers, what is your favorite "mannequin hands" nail polish? Do you have a go-to neutral? Let me know in the comments!



38 comments:

  1. Wow! Such a pretty gurly color!

    ♥ Oxana
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  2. Wow I LOVE this color!!! It looks so gorgeous =D

    xoRosie
    Rosie's Life

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  3. I love it!! The glitter makes it so pretty! I think it is perfect for spring!

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    1. Yes I know! But it's totally smooth and still has that dimensional look. :D

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  5. Awwww what a gorgeous colour! Lovely lovely glitter!

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  6. Pretty color ! x Jana

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  7. This colour is beautiful! So subtly sparkly and sweet. I envy your nails, I really do - how are they so perfectly shaped and healthy?! It's a mystery to me lol.

    Xx
    Much love,
    Emma | Reverie Lane

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    1. Haha honestly my nail health goes in cycles and lately they've been doing better and not peeling as much! I cut them short so I could get all the peeled bits off. ^_^

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  8. Such a lovely colour and of course, your nails are forever gorgeous! <3 love love love!

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  9. Such a gorgeous pink. This is definitely a pink you could pull off for everyday.
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  10. This is so feminine and beautiful, looks like there is so much dimension to this polish!

    LIVE.IN.LOVE

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  11. Ooh! Such a pretty and innocent color! Never heard of this brand before btw :-)

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  12. I love how subtle the glitters are and the colour looks amazing with your skin tone! :)

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  13. this looks like so much fun! I love really fine glitter in nail polishes.
    biffsquiggled

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  14. http://hoishop.com/order-opc.php

    I wonder if this site is legitimate. This is the first color I've seen you wear and absolutely have to have it.

    Jen, if you know of any site we can order this, please let us know or update us! Thanks!

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    1. Since I got this product in person and didn't purchase it myself, I can't vouch for any specific websites but if I come across one I will let you guys know!

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    2. Aww. Thank you, Jen. I'm tickled pink you responded.

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  15. Omg the color is super pretty! I'm getting this! lol

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  16. I like how it is holographic and so delicate at the same time! :)

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  17. I love how subtle this seems! It's super pretty!

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  18. I really wish this was available to purchase online; it has such a gorgeous colour and texture!

    Helena

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  19. This color really looks so great

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  20. Hi everyone :)

    Just in case you'd really like to purchase this item, a seller on eBay is selling them. Their username is randomseoul. I've just bought mine now :)

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  21. OMG this looks amazing! Will definitely keep an eye out for this brand. :)

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  22. Oh my god I love this! Wish I could get my hands on one just like it now.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  23. That is such a pretty color! I wonder if you can purchase it online? One of my go-to nude polishes is Loreal's Tea and Crumpets. It's a lovely "greige" (gray + beige) color that I personally think goes well with yellow undertones!

    xoxo,
    Amy | http://closetgranny.blogspot.com

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  24. Oh such an adorable color! Lucky that I'm in Korea nowadays! I'll definitely get the same color hehe! Thanks for the tip ;)

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  25. SO CUTE!!~ I adore that shade of pink and love the shine!! I don't have a go-to nude color actually, because I prefer pinks for my nails :3 And this is something I would definitely want on my nails ^___^


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  26. So pretty! Love the rosyness and slight holographic glitter! I am currently wearing teal! I don't tend to use much neutrals but this one I like!

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  27. This looks like an exact dupe for my favorite nail polish by Sally's (the beauty supply store)!!

    (:

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  28. For those of you looking for the official website for A' Pieu, it's www.beautynet.co.kr (though I think it only provides Korean). It's the same company that produces MISSHIA :)

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  29. What a beautiful color! I'm wondering how the polish held up? Was the quality very good? Would you compare it to like a OPI, or like a Drug Store brand?

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