Two Buck Foils

I’m not sure if this is just an Aussie colloquialism, but over here we refer to cheap wines (and cheap alcoholic drinks in general) as two buck chuck. Because it costs a few bucks and will ultimately end up with you riding the porcelain bus. HEEE EXPLAININ’ JOKES. The Australian people are a classy bunch, in case you didn’t realise. Occasionally, although very rare, you’ll be able to find a cheap bit of plonk that doesn’t fall into the “chuck” category. (Hello Gossips Sweet Lips Moscato $3.79 a bottle ooooh yeah) Where I am going with this long winded analogy, is that these two buck foils are not of the “two buck chuck” variety like most cheap polishes on the market. These foils are nothing short of AMAZING.

K.K. Foils

I found these at a beauty supply in the DFO outlet at Jindalee while holidaying in the Brisbane area. They had a whole stand of them, and I of course raided anything resembling a blue, green or purple. Then I found the pink and the black which I really couldn’t pass on either. They have no names or numbers or distinguishing bottle features, so I’m pretty sure that is brand is as budget as they come. They also stink to high hell, which probably points to them being manufactured in China. Also, the labels are applied unevenly.

I have to say, I was actually doubting spending ten bucks on these as I took my purchases to the counter. Every factor outside seemed to point to them being of questionable quality, but I am SO FREAKING GLAD I took a chance on these bad boys. WHO LOVES FOILS? THIS GIRL DOES, THAT’S WHO.

K.K Purple Foil
K.K. Purple Foil

Let’s break out the big guns right off the bat, OH YEAH. PURPLE. Fabulous medium purple that’s not too blue or red and so damn foily that it will foil your pants off. Hands up who still has pants on? NOT ME.

K.K. Green Foil
K.K Green Foil

The next shade is a tad more reserved than it’s purple counterpart, but this green foil still packs a mighty minty kermit booger punch. Sorry about that, I was just listing green things off the top of my head. It’s the fumes of these polishes I think. Or maybe the Sweet Lips Moscato.

K.K. Pink Foil
K.K. Pink Foil

Speaking of Muppets, as much as the last shade brought Kermit to mind, this one makes me think of Miss Piggy. It also reminds me of a much foilier (is that a word?) version of the much sought after OPI Classic – Star-ring The Rockettes. Not sure what Suzi was going for with that hyphen, but I am not sure what Suzi is doing half the time with her names. Probably huffing black label OPI fumes. DELISHUS.

K.K. Blue Foil
K.K. Blue Foil

Oh be still my thundering heart will you get a load of this blue! BLUEST FOIL EVER. BLUER THAN THAT NEW COLOR CLUB ONE. OKAY WELL, I DON’T HAVE IT TO COMPARE BUT I ASSUME THIS IS BLUER. ALSO, WHY AM I STILL YELLING?

K.K. Black Foil
K.K. Black Foil

Yeah, that’s right. BLACK FOIL. Well, as close as one could get to a black foil anyway. I’LL TAKE IT.

By now you can probably see why I am excited over getting these for two bucks each. I also bought a couple of jellies with glass fleck from the same brand (a blue and a purple that resemble those scented fizz Revlons) but they were sheer and gross and let’s never speak of them again.

You can probably gather from this entry I am back to blogging at my worst finest and that I have also had way too much caffiene. See you all tomorrow for the first Saturday Swatch Party of the YEAR! WOOOOO!

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  • Sooooooooooo pretty! Good buy girl! I would’ve gotten one of every color too if I saw them. 🙂

    • Kaz

      Haha thanks! It’s nice to be among people who understand!

  • Kristy

    whoa, I love the black – great swatches

    • Kaz

      Thank you muchly, dear!

  • You will be happy to know we are VERY familiar with Two Buck Chuck at my house.   You can actually BUY Two Buck Chuck at Trader Joe’s (But it really costs $3).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Shaw_wine

    • Kaz

      OMG it’s actually called Two Buck Chuck? That might just be the greatest thing EVER.

      • Yep, that’s actually what its called!!

  • Lucy

    That was a lucky as hell find! Love foils.  That black is amazing.  I’ve never seen a black foil.  The rest are incredible looking.  Glad to read that you’ll be posting!

    • Kaz

      They are pretty awesome! Thanks Lucy!

  • Ashesela

    I see why you are excited!  Sweet find!

    • Kaz

      Haha thank you!

  • Rainbowify Me

    The purple and the black are breathtaking, IMO! 🙂

    • Kaz

      Yep, those two and the blue are my faves!

  • Cathy @ More Nail Polish

    I love it when you get excited about polish, it’s makes for fun reading.  Great find, gotta love those Chinese imports!

    • Kaz

      Haha it’s so nice to know that you guys enjoy it when I go off the deep end!

  • Wendy Stanbury

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous, lucky girl x

    • Kaz

      Thanks!!

  • Lani

    Wow, these are lovely, your swatches are great! K.K polishes (& the rest of the make up range) have been stocked at $2 shops in NZ as long as I can remember. I remember my sister & I spending our pocket money on them as children 🙂

    • Kaz

      Wow, that’s cool to know! I guess they have been around for a while!!

  • Ugh these are so pretty, especially the blue *___* I guess I don’t hang out at enough pubs, because I’ve never heard two buck chuck before, though it’s a great expression haha

    • Kaz

      Haha you shouldn’t worry about that! I think that makes you far classier than me!

  • Kaz

    Haha well that’s a start! You never know, you could find yourself here one day!

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