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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Eye Candy Alert: the pa nail polish display

After my post last week about the milky glitter polish I bought from pa (click here for all the details about this Japanese beauty brand, including swatches of the polish I purchased), I though I would go back to the store where I bought this polish and get some pics of the other five milky glitters in this collection. Hopefully this will help you determine if these are worth the hunt!

Before I get into the pics, I want to let you know that tomorrow I'll be doing a "milky-glitter round-up" type of post with more drugstore alternatives, in case you're like me and currently obsessed with milky glitters.


As you can see, the milky glitters are on the top shelf of the display, followed by the chromes, iridescent jellies, and so many glitters it would make your head spin (more on that in bit).

Keep reading for more pics...


Pink, nude and white milky glitters (click here for my swatches of the white polish)

 hot pink, orange and blue (sold out) milky glitters

And here is just a fraction of the glitter polishes in this display:


It's hard to make out in my photo, but the glitter polish with the yellow stars also contains teeny tiny holographic bar glitter. I really wanted it, but I restrained. Other glitter combos in this display contain large glitter pieces shaped like hearts, moons, stars, butterflies and other adorable things. They also have glitters in more opaque bases (second row in the pic above) and in a lot of those polishes, the glitter pieces are circles (not hexagonal), which I love. Really, it's enough to make me dizzy and very confused whenever I think about getting a new pa glitter. It's just too difficult to decide. 

On the bottom row there are more jellies---lots and lots of jellies from pa. In fact, they seem to make very few super-opaque polishes, which is absolutely fine by me since we can find those so easily in US drugstores!

By the way, if you're in San Diego and you stop by Marukai Living, in addition to the pa polish display, they also have a brand new Konad section with lots of plates, polishes, stamping sets and nail art pens. And they have a newly-restocked L.A. Colors Dotting Tool kit display (for just $3.98!) as well as lots of other L.A. Colors makeup (actually, go next door to the Marukai Value dollar store for an L.A. Colors makeup and nail selection that will blow your mind). Oh! And remember that Kiss Gradation manicure set I showed you a couple weeks ago? They have tons of adorable Japanese versions with teeny tiny bottles of polish (lots of jellies and glitters). Super cute. And of course don't skip the makeup aisle and their extensive collection of both Korean and Japanese BB creams. 

Do you own any pa polishes?

28 COMMENTS:

  1. If you're in Los Angeles and looking for Pa polish, there are at least two stores in Little Tokyo downtown that have it - Maneki Neko and Make Asobi. Maneki Neko also has a second location in a Westfield mall in Arcadia. And, in the mall at Pico/Westfield, the Tokyo Lifestyle store has tons of Japanese makeup, so they probably have Pa, though I don't remember specifically.

    (All four of those stores have lots of Japanese & Korean makeup and skincare, for those who are looking)

    Hope that's helpful to someone!

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  2. G. You kill my bank account! I want!! I will be in SD next weekend. Might have to make a detour stop.

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  3. Also in West L.A., there is a Marukai on Pico Blvd., just west of Bundy. It is on the north side of the street, underneath Party City. And they have the Pa polishes there.

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    1. I always pass by there on my way home from school & never stop inside. Looks like I just might have to now :D . Thanks for the tip!

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  4. Ahhhh pa has such cute, fun nail polishes! So colorful and glittery. ^^

    I'm very interested in your round-up post on milky glitters too. My collection so far is very small.

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  5. I basically want ALL of these. I'll have to order online though, nowhere near me carries it.

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  6. Ok, so very very jealous that you have access to all this great stuff! Thank you for sharing but now I have a serious lemming for anything and everthing pa! Lol! Northern WI is pretty lacking in the Asian beauty product area. Might need to plan a road trip to Minn/StPl! Please keep sharing so I know what to look for! Also super excited for tomorrows milky glitter post - I only have one :(

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  7. There are PA polishes in Chinatown in NYC. Those milky glitters look great- I'll have to hunt!

    Has anyone had a good experience with their star glitter? It doesn't sit well on me and sticks up on my nails and I keep scratching my face with it. :-/

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I have to make a visit!!!

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    2. Do u know where in Chinatown? I've been trying to find these in NYC :(

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  8. Ok I'm definitely going to have to track some of these down. Surely somewhere in the South Bay area will have them.

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    1. Mitsuwa Market on Saratoga Ave. has them in a display near the cash registers. Also if you're in San Francisco, Ichiban Kan sells them too.

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    2. In santa clara at valley fair mall. Theres a little shop next to the sanrio store. They sell these polishes

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    3. Thanks! I will have to look next time I'm at Valley Fair.

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    4. The display at Mitsuwa is gone, the SA says they took it out last week:(

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  9. Can I just say that I think every drugstore company should put those tester nails on their displays? It would be so awesome. I hate going to Walmart and seeing the rainbow massacre from people opening the bottles and testing them :(

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  10. Ooh Pa is cute! Glad I live far from any sign of them, but I love seeing these beauties! These are eye candy of the highest order. And milky glitter? Yummy Yes please!

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  11. Saw the milky glitters today and was contemplating the nude one. It totally reminds me of a mocha chip frappuccino. For the shape glitters I prefer Kleancolor. It smells more chemically than pa but it's a lot cheaper and there's more of it.

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    1. LOL at the mocha frappuccino! It's favorite. I might want to eat the polish on my nails. ;+)

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  12. Darn, I'll never see those polishes where I live. They look amazing.

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  13. After reading your last post, I started hunting down Pa near my home in Tokyo. I found one place that had everything but the creamy black glitter polishes. I ended up getting a basic black and the pink flakie polish instead. But today I found a display with the black glitters! I didn't have enough cash on me, but I'll be picking one up in the next few days for sure. Now to decide which color(s)...

    I find the wear is decent, but not great - I got tip wear after only one day, but it hasn't gotten too much worse since then (I'm on day 4 now.)

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  14. Those look cute! I'm such a sucker for glitter. We don't have these where I live.

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  15. I own that blue milky glitter! It's so awesome!

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  16. wow those look amzing! and on ebay they run for $12 and shipping! holy mole!!

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  17. Does anyone at all know of anyplace in Chicago that sells these i have looked and looked and nada,zip,zilch!!! I want like the whole display!! they look so adorable!

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    1. Have you called Mitsuwa in Arlington Heights or the one in Naperville?

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  18. The BF has learned to shop for Studio M (Massini) polishes whenever he is close to a Meijer's. It may be time to condition him to look for Pa when he is on the West Coast.

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  19. Sooo much eye candy!! I think I just might have diabetes now :))) I don't know wether to be happy for my wallet that I don't have all these at my disposal, or to be sad. Nonetheless, I am looking forward to your post about drugstore milky glitters - I wasn't a big fan till recently, but now that winter is coming, I'm feeling the need to contribute to the whole nostalgia/fairytale vibe with nails that mimic the falling snow :)

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