I originally saw Peripera polishes on The Edge of Sanity (how wonderful are Gab’s nails?!) and I was immediately smitten by the rich greens and gorgeous cat shaped brush handles. The Edge of Sanity is great, because Gabrielle tends to post a lot of asian polishes. Great for my ever expanding collection that is, but not so hot for my wallet.
Look at them! You can clearly see why I couldn’t resist this purchases. I’m a big fan of an attractive looking bottle and these kittens take that title for sure. Peripera polishes are from Korea, and
as far as I know they don’t have proper names, just numbers. I could be wrong, but I don’t read Korean. It turns out that the names are actually listed in the eBay auction below… Let’s just say I won’t be winning any prizes for most observant blogger anytime soon. Thank you to Liz from Liquid Jelly for letting me know! From L to R we have Crystal Khaki (awesome), Smoky Khaki (awesomer) and Metallic Green (awesomest)! Please refrain from drooling and shorting out your keyboard.
Crystal Khaki makes me think of cartoon money. I have absolutely no idea why.
Does anyone else get the Scrooge McDuck vibe from this colour or am I completely insane? Really, I’m fine with either. I did only one coat of Crystal Khaki aka Scrooge McDuck in the above photo, but looking closer at my swatch it probably needed two… but only just. I was that convinced of the one coat coverage in natural light that I skipped the second – that’s what I call quality polish. Crystal Khaki is a gorgeous mid green shimmer packed with gold shimmer throughout. It’s foily, but not quite a foil. It’s also breathtaking.
Smoky Khaki is slinky and sleek. It’s mostly a dark, forest green creme but there’s a ton of shimmer packed in there too. I love polishes like this. They could have just made the polish a shimmer or a creme, but instead it sit’s somewhere in the middle. Looking fabulous. This is one coat. And I’m in love.
Metallic Green might look a tad familiar. I’m not disappointed at all because now I have a backup in another awesomely shaped bottle. When my Peripera’s first arrived I was convinced that Metallic Green was bluer than Missha HGR01, but on the nail this is not the case. There’s more blue visible in the bottle simply due to the curvature of the design. This was one, fabulous foily coat and I’m just as thrilled with the colour now as I was when I first gushed about the Missha version.
Here it is from another angle to bring out the blue. If you don’t own this, I’m telling you – you need it. NEED. Drop everything and go buy it right now!
Like I mentioned earlier, Peripera is a Korean based brand like Missha and Skinfood, and like Missha polishes they also have enormous, thick brushes and a rose scent. I purchased mine on eBay from this seller for $9.49 USD with free shipping. My items were packed well and arrived quickly. Looks like the also have a crackle line now too!