My First Elcorazon Haul

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6 Comments A+ a-

The first thing I did when we settled in this new home in April was to order lots and lots of stuff online. Elcorazon, a Russian cosmetic store, was one of those places I placed an order back then, and it arrived only recently. Yes the order took 4 months to get here. Here's how the order went:

  • Paid: April 24
  • Shipped: unknown, but tracking appeared on May 19
  • Arrived: August 21

At the time of placing my order, the website was still in Russian and I had to use google translate to see what I was doing. Then, when I successfully placed an order, long wait started. I had to send a couple of emails just to get one answer, as it took so long to get a tracking number. I contacted again around the end of June asking about the status, but they couldn't get the answer from the post office and didn't know where the parcel was either. I decided that it was lost in transit and asked for a refund. They refunded me 2 months after shipment, and I placed a new order. Then, the parcel turned up almost 4 months after I paid! I contacted them, letting them know that the parcel arrived and I paid again. My new order has some duplicate items, but oh well.

Anyway, enough rant. Let's see what I got.

4月に新居に引っ越したときに一番最初にしたことがネットでの大量の買い物だったとどこかで書きましたが、そのときにロシアのコスメストアElcorazonでも初オーダーしていました。ちょうどShimaさんこっぴさんも初めてelcorazonで共同購入されたときと同じ時期で、「偶然だね、楽しみだね~♡」なんて話していたんですが。その4月のオーダーが約4か月後のつい先日届きました。注文から到着まではこんな感じ。
  • 支払い : 4/24
  • 発送 : 不明。ただし、追跡が表れたのが5/19
  • 到着 : 8/21
私が購入したときはサイトもまだロシア語で、Google翻訳で四苦八苦しながらオーダーしました。ようやくオーダーできたと思ったら、その後長~い沈黙が。「追跡番号はいつもらえるんでしょう?」と何度かメールしたりインスタにコメントしにいったりしてようやく発行してもらえたのが約3週間後。その後待てど暮らせど荷物は届かず。しびれを切らしてまた6月末ごろ「いったい荷物はどこにあるの?」とメール。これも何度かメールしてようやく来た返事が「郵便局に問い合わせているのですが返事が来ない。発送後2か月待って届かなかったら返金します」とのこと。その2か月が過ぎて再度問い合わせ、返金してもらいました。それをもって新たに再注文。早く届かないかな~と思っていたところにひょっこりと4月のオーダー到着。先方に届いた旨を知らせ、再度支払いました。再オーダーの内容が4月のオーダーと4点ほど被っているので損した気分orz

まぁとりあえず買ったものがこちら。


Top row, from left: 

Kaleidoscope thermal polish No.02
Kaleidoscope Aquarelle tints No.12
Kaleidoscope Cuticle Defender (liquid latex)

Bottom row, from left:

Active Bio-gel 423/507 Nymph
Active Bio-gel 423/28 Prisma
Matte & Shine Effect 163
Nail Charm and beauty No.856
Active Bio-gel Cream 423/261

上段左から、

Kaleidoscope thermal polish No.02
Kaleidoscope Aquarelle tints No.12
Kaleidoscope Cuticle Defender (リキッドラテックス)

下段左から、

Active Bio-gel 423/507 Nymph
Active Bio-gel 423/28 Prisma
Matte & Shine Effect 163
Nail Charm and beauty No.856
Active Bio-gel Cream 423/261


Here's swatch on stick. I picked a few colours to swatch on my nails also, which I'll show you later. Far left is thermal polish which is supposed to transition from light pink to light green, but I couldn't get much of a colour transition even after sticking my painted nails on hot water and cold water. A bit disappointed on this one. 

Second from the left is 4 coats of black Aquarelle tints. Even after 4 coats, it's quite sheer. I might have to add few drops of black on this one. The remaining two cremes are 2 coats each, and apply beautifully.

まずはスティックにswatch。何本か選んで爪にも塗ったので後でお見せします。一番左がサーマルポリッシュで、気温によって薄ピンクから薄緑に変化するということなのですが、爪に塗って冷水に付けても温水に付けても大きな変化は見られず。ちょっとがっかりな1本。

その隣は黒のシアーティンツ4度塗り。4度塗りでもかなりシアーなので、黒のポリッシュを何滴か加えようかなぁと思っているところ。残りの2本はどちらも2度塗りでムラなく綺麗に仕上がります。


Here's next three. Far left is moss green holo and this is 3 coats. The remaining two are almost one-coater, but shown here are 2 coats.

一番左はモスグリーンのscatteredホロ、3度塗り。残りの2本は1度塗りでもいけるぐらいでしたが、これは2度塗り。


So this is the first one I chose to paint, Matte & Shine Effect 163. I wish they have a proper name rather than a number but anyway, it's a stunning colour. It has a satin look and so vibrant. This is 2 coats without topcoat.

最初に選んだのがこのMatte & Shine Effect 163。数字じゃなくて名前付けてくれると嬉しいんですがそれはまぁいいとして。とても目の覚める美麗な色です。サテンフィニッシュでこれで2度塗り、トップコートなし。


This is with topcoat. Excuse my crappy photo quality, but I love both looks.

こちらがトップコートあり。写真がイマイチですみません。トップコートありなしどっちもいい感じです。


Next up is Active Bio-gel 423/507 Nymph. This goes on rather sheer, but buildable. This is three coats. 

お次はActive Bio-gel 423/507 Nymph。ややシアーですが、3度塗りでしっかり発色。


Macro. I love how unique this colour is. This type of holo reminds me of Dance Legend Wow Prism collection that I adore.

マクロはこんな。ユニークな色ですね。大好きなDance LegendのWow Prismコレクションを思わせるホロ。


Last one is Active Bio-Gel 423/28 Prisma. The holo on this isn't strong, but it's nice and opaque. This is two coats.

最後がActive Bio-Gel 423/28 Prisma。ホロはあまり強くありませんが、2度塗りで綺麗に発色。

I also swatched the thermal polish, but I didn't like the photo quality so I'm not showing here. This order also included Cuticle Defender, another liquid latex product. I already have 3 liquid latex, and this one works similar. It has strong ammonia odour but I believe elcorazon released less-odour version recently.

これ以外にサーマルポリッシュも塗ったのですが、写真の出来がイマイチなので載せません。ちなみに、これらのポリッシュの他にリキッドラテックスのCuticle Defenderも買いました。その後に3つも届くことも知らず(爆。既に持っている3つのラテックス製品と働きはほぼ同じ。かなり強いアンモニア臭がしますが、elcorazonは最近ニオイを抑えたリキッドラテックスもリリースしています。

So there you have it. Not much photos but I just wanted to quickly post before I completely forget. My next order I placed about a month ago is still in Russia, so I'm expecting a long wait on that one as well.

そんな感じでいつもほど気合の入ったレビューでなくて恐縮ですが、あまりにも昔すぎていろいろ忘れかけているのでさっさとポストすることにしました。2回目のオーダーは既に1か月ほど経っているのですが、まだロシア国内に留まっている模様。こっちも長期戦を覚悟しています。

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Pretty Noona
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1 September 2015 at 22:50 delete

Beautiful polishes, but four months to get them? ...wow! If I order something from them I guess that I would received it after six months, I'm from USA. Glad you got these pretty polishes for you to enjoy =)

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tina
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2 September 2015 at 07:41 delete

nice color, but wait 4 month for order is too long :/

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Ashi
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2 September 2015 at 18:24 delete

Congratz that u get your parcel i remember that you even asked to the elcorozan director on instagram abt this even your lucky that you got matte and shine as still they are sold as they stock and not come in stock so far

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Cassis P
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2 September 2015 at 20:24 delete

Yeah, 4 months is the longest I've ever waited! But my friends in Japan who ordered about the same time with me got their orders in a week or two. At least the polishes are pretty though^^

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Cassis P
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2 September 2015 at 20:25 delete

I know right!? Big boo to Russian Post :(

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Cassis P
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2 September 2015 at 20:27 delete

Yeah, I'm wanting to get more matte & shine too, but they are so popular and sold out quick!

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