Up first is Kawako - the mischievous river child. Kawako is a midnight blue base with silver glitter and purple flakies. It absolutely evokes thoughts of a deep, dark, rushing river. I used 2 coats of Kawako for complete coverage. I found Kawako to slightly thick but not unmanageable. I used a coat of Gelous to smooth out the glittery texture and was very happy to see how glossy and smooth this mani turned out.
Nest, Kistune - the magical white fox. Kitsune is a very unique polish. I have nothing even remotely resembling it in my collection (or anything that I have seen online for that matter). Kitsune is a beige based polish with gold, holo and red-orange small hex glitters. There are also gold micro glitters in there. At times Kitsune appears more yellow, others it appears to be peachy. Again, I used 2 coats to get full coverage. I found Kitsune quite thick - even more so than Kawako. This is topped off with a coat of Gelous to smooth out the glitter. **I accidentally nudged my middle finger nail near the cuticle and didn't notice until I began this post. This is all user error and nothing to do with the polish**
And finally, Oni - the malevolent wild demon. This was my absolute favorite of The Yokai collection. Oni is a black based nail polish with antique gold, bronze, silver and a smattering of purple micro-glitter. The colors work so wonderfully together to create a deep sooty looking polish that really glows in the sun. Perhaps the dark color is the reference to the demon here? I used 2 coats for full coverage. Application on Oni was by far the easiest and best in my opinion. It wasn't thick or glitter-gritty looking like Kitsune or Kawako were prior to an application of Gelous. I still used Gelous though to show all the polishes done with the same application method. I really think Gelous gave Oni a glassy appearance.