Etude House Nymph Aura Glam Set
Other than BL505, my friend also got me the Nymph Aura Glam set from Seoul. This set consists of three lacquers – a nude creme, a peach creme, and a pearly glitter top coat.
This set is suitable for someone looking for a clean, simple look, yet with a little glam factor through the glitter.
The names of each lacquer is not particularly creative. The nude creme is #1 Skin Beige. The peach creme is named #2 Pure Pink, but it is more peachy than pink to me. The glitter is #3 Aura Pearl Top Coat.
They come in the same type of bottle as BL505.
Here’s a closer look at Aura Pearl. The base is clear but a bit whitish. It is filled with fine glassy pearl-shaped glitter. It reminds me a little of crushed ice. Yet, on closer look, the pearl bits flash green and pink. Does not show up well in the photos though.
The two cremes presented the usual challenge posed by pastel cremes. Thin coats leave them streaky and uneven, so I needed slightly thicker coats to even them out. I used two thin and two thick coats to try to get a decent finish. Didn’t work too well still and I had to turn to my Poshe top coat for some extra help. Still not entirely please with the overall result.
I applied each creme on two fingers, followed by two coats of Aura Pearl on one nail for each creme colour.
A closer look at Skin Beige, with and without Aura Pearl. Skin Beige is yellow-based and seems too warm for my skin tone. Aura Pearl looks really subtle over it.
#2 Pure Pink, as mentioned, leans more towards peach than pink. Maybe the Koreans have a different understanding of the colour pink? Aura Pearl gives it some glittery fun but in a subtle and work-appropriate way.
I see myself using #3 Aura Pearl more than I would the two pastel cremes. At least, I doubt I would use them on their own, but maybe as base colours for a glittery polish.