Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash (European Edition) – Bleached Blue

I’m so excited to share this polish with you – sent to me by the lovely lovely Lindz who saw my post about the European Edition Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash (you can see it here) and then made it her mission to find me one.  She is a star and I am very grateful to her.

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Now I just LOVE this, but then I am quite a fan of the Acid Wash polishes, but I know not all of you are fans.  I am sightly obsessed with bright blue polishes and this one just ticks my boxes in all the right ways.  As you can see, this is a bright blue with the white glitters from the UK editions of the Acid Wash polishes.  They have big white matte glitters through to small white glitters.  From what I can tell they are all matte.

Formula is good, which is surprisingly considering the amount of glitter that comes out on the brush.  This is two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Peeler (seems to be working) and topped off with a coat of G&G HK Girl.  The glitter placement is good, although I did end up with one finger having five large pieces of white glitter on – more than any one nail needs – but other than that, I felt it was a good mix of sizes. The top coat does help level off the glitter so if you have a little bit sticking up it does really help.

It wore like IRON – I had it one for nearly three days (because I LOVE it) before I started to note tipwear.  If you want to see the other Maybelline Acid Wash polishes, you can do so on these posts here (top splatter, ripped tide, lilac rebel & mint-acid-ittude)

I do think Maybelline has been knocking great polishes out of the part, I would imagine we might see these in different colour ways in the autumn and winter collections.  They seem to be bang on the money when it comes to glitter collections.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect – Top Splatter

Final polish from the Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effects to share with you today.  To recap this is the glitter on its one that we see in the coloured shades of  Ripped Tide, Lilac Rebel and Mint-Acid-Ittude in a clear base so that you can pop it over any polish you want or make jelly nail sandwiches.  Lets look at the pics.

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This is over a base of Essie Hide & Go Chic, a demin blue creme.  I was trying to avoid doing white glitter on black or green.  Application here is super easy, this is two one swipe coats over the base colour. I only have one other pure white glitter polish, but the glitter is all the same size in that, so this is a nice variant.

Not much more to say really, its lovely and if you don’t have a white glitter in your stash then you might want to pick this one up.  Otherwise its probably one you can skip.

Let me know what you think and what colours you would team this with in the comments 🙂

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Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect – Lilac Rebel

The last of the colours Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect nail polishes to share with you today.  This one is Lilac Rebel, a lilac tinged pale blue shade, packed with the multi sized white glitters we saw in Ripped Tide and Mint-Acid-Ittude.

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Application was OK on this one, it did need three coats to deliver opacity.  But I think its worth it.  This is three coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu and topped off with a coat of G&G HK Girl.  The top coat really helps to smooth down those larger glitters that stick up a bit and welds the whole thing onto your nails.

I’ve seen these out and about in many locations now, so if your local Boots or Superdrug hasn’t got them out yet, they soon will.  Just keep trying!

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Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect – Mint-Acid-Ittude

Another of the Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effects to share with you today, this one is Mint-Acid-Ittude (the name oh my word the name!!) As the name suggests its a minty pale green shade.  Nice for a summers day (wish we had some of them around here!)

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This is three thin coats over a layer of G&G Stuck on Blu! base coat.  Formula on this was was not as good as Ripped Tide, it might be because the colour is slightly paler that opacity took longer to build up. Topped with G&G HK Girl this really makes for a lovely, minty glitter sandwich.  Cute huh?

As per last time, I picked this up in my local Boots in a 3 for 2 deal, they should be hitting the shelves this week, so keep your eyes peeled!

Let me know which one if your fave to date, this or Ripped Tide?

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Spotted! – Free Nails Inc with Colgate Purchase & Maybelline Colorshow Acid Wash

 

Quick spots for you – first up, free Nails Inc when you buy Colgate.  its quite self explanatory in the pic below.

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Still no sign of the forthcoming Maybelline Colorshow Acid Wash polishes.  I am being teased.  No fair!

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New Things I Have Spotted #85 – New Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect on the Horizon??

Yes, yes,  I know I am away, but quickly before I left I saw this in the Boots local to my parents.  It was an insert in the main Color Show stand…. perhaps its the collection to come after Bleached Neons?20140421-162527.jpg

Keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you see any of them!  How exciting!  Maybelline has been crazy with releases, Polka Dots, Stripped Nudes, Vintage Leather Effects, Crystallized to name a few.