Etude House Nail Polish – Cherry Ganache – Swatches and Review!

Third haul from RoseRose Shop!

Third haul from RoseRose Shop!

My third order from RoseRoseShop arrived this week – really quick service! I bought Etude House Nail Polish from the Give Me Chocolate Range in the colour ‘Cherry Ganache’, and Holika Holika’s Pro Lip Attention in ‘Bad Girl’. Plus they sent 5 sample sachets too! I know people say RRS aren’t generous with samples, but seeing my total was less than $16US, I’m happy with 5 free sachets – better than nothing! I’ll review these for you eventually too.

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I was thrilled to get my hands on this – partly because the Give Me Chocolate range is limited and not readily available now, and I am quite partial to chocolate. I also “need” more brown nail polishes 😉 I chose Cherry Ganache as it looked like an auburn, red-brown but I was a bit disappointed. The colour is very much a ‘milk chocolate’ brown, no red to it at all. I checked the label, and DID receive the right colour though. Its a bland, neutral shade, something you might wear to a corporate job interview – not something I’d generally buy.

The nail polish even SMELLS like chocolate, which might be a plus to some people, personally I don’t like the idea of encouraging people to smell nail polish. It does make it more pleasant than some nasty-chemical smelling polishes out there. I haven’t been able to get an ingredients list, and am pretty sure this is not 3-free/5-free/cruelty free.nail3nail4

This applied smoothly, but needed atleast two coats. It looked good after two, but a third finished it off. I didn’t use base/top coat, and that was a bad decision, as it chipped badly before 24 hours had even passed, actually it kind of peeled off, like those nail polishes I used to have when I was very young (DAE Jelly Bean Generation, twenty years ago? Just me? OK). Next time, I will spend more time applying it more carefully and hopefully it will last longer. I do have quite flexible nails though, so your results may vary, I have yet to find the perfect nail polish that actually lasts on me.

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Please excuse the messy application! But atleast you get an idea of the colour. This is straight after applying three coats. No base/top coat.

Would I recommend to others? Yes, if you’re looking for a neutral, basic brown nail polish and can get it at a reasonable price.

Would I buy again? Probably not. It didn’t cost me much, and fills a gap in my collection, so no regrets, but I would have preferred the more auburn shade I thought I was getting.

These products were purchased with my own money, and no compensation was given for this post. I have no affiliation with RoseRoseShop. 

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