Thursday, March 5, 2015

Press Sample: MTK's Haute Cuisine Collection

***Press Sample***

A little while back, I reviewed the Cafe Collection of coffee-scented polish by the brand MTK Design.  I am delighted to share with you the brand's new Haute Cuisine collection that launches tomorrow!!  Let's get right to the beauties!

This lovely shimmery nude is "Wild Mushroom Bisque:"

The Pointer finger is with HK Girl topcoat, the middle is a matte topcoat, and the ring in the natural finish of the polish

Wild Mushroom Bisque is a lovely nude with a gold/copper shimmer.  Opaque in 2 coats, it dries in under 5 minutes to a satin finish.

Next up is "Sweet Rose Marsala:"

 Again, Pointer is Glisten & Glow, middle is matte, ring is natural finish
A freehand painted rose ^_^

Sweet Rose Marsala is as its name suggests - a lovely marsala color with a subtle golden shimmer.  Opaque in one coat (yes, you read that right!), it also dries in under 5 minutes to a satin finish.

Here is "Sauteed Asparagus:"

Sauteed asparagus is a beautiful sage/jade green with a gentle golden shimmer.  Opaque in 2 coats, this polish dries in under 5 minutes to a satin finish.

And last up is my favorite of the bunch - "Blue Crab Cakes:"

C'mon, how could I not?! :D

Blue Crab Cake is a gorgeous medium/ocean blue with a misty white/gold shimmer.  Opaque in 1 coat (yep, another 1-coater!), it dries in under 5 minutes to a satin finish.

The Ups: I love that these polishes are so versatile - you can leave them with their satin finish, or add a glossy topcoat to really make the shimmer pop, or even mattify it and bring out the bold hues of the base color!  The formula is solid, too, and I certainly appreciated the quick dry time.

The Downs: Since these are 1-2 coaters, they are on the thicker side of nail polish.  This does not mean they are a pain to work with - this just means that you need to wait a little longer between coats to make sure you don't drag the layer underneath when applying the second.  Just need to be mindful of it, and all will be well :)

Overall, this is a great collection!  Gorgeous colors with lots of personality to explore!!  You can pick these up at their Etsy shop (I'll link at the end) at the following prices:

Minis - $5
Mini Collection - $18
Full Size - $10
Full Size Collection: - $38

Here is the link to the shop: MTK Design 
Facebook Page: Here
Instagram: Here
Twitter: Here
This collection launches TOMORROW!!   Will you be picking any up?? :D


Polishes were sent for swatches and review by the company.  This is no way affects my opinion, which remains 100% honest.


  1. Oh I absolutely love the mushroom and asparagus colors! They're especially pretty matted.

  2. Blue Crab Cakes is gorgeous! The whole collection is very pretty and I love the nail art you put with them.

  3. Omgosh! Wild mushroom bisque is gorgeous!

  4. Pretty looking, but scented polishes make me feel sick :/ xx

  5. All shades are worth drooling over. I want to get Marshala shade now.

  6. Great swatches - I love that little crab!!

  7. Love your swatches. Blue crab cakes is my fav

  8. I love the blue crab cake! The crab nail art is so awesome!! I also thought your rose was on point as well!

  9. Love Sauteed Asparagus and Blue Crab Cakes. I actually like how they look matte the best.

  10. Great swatches as always!!! I really like the look of all of them and your is nail art is on point!!!

  11. Sauteed Asparagus and Blue Crab Cakes are my favorite!! That darling little crab, I die!!!!

  12. Love that little crab! The blue polish is so pretty!

  13. Love the name and color Sauteed Asparagus! It's also my favorite way to eat them.

  14. These are beautiful, earthy shades! I love that you showed them matte, too, I think I prefer them that way!

  15. All these polishes are lovely. That crab is so cute.

  16. Wow lovely shades.. Marshala and Asparagus ones I like most!