I was in my local Poundland, just doing a sweep to see what was popping up on the shelves, and I saw these little beauties! Look! The three above are from the Stripped Nudes collection, the Brocades collection and the Street Artist collection. I also saw some polishes from both the Neon Collection, the Vintage Leather collection and the Bleached Neon collections. Not a full set either way and from what I can tell, these are European Editions, not US ones (where these collections in particular where larger, so more in the bleached neon collection), so none of those more elusive shades to be seen!
Have you seen these in your local pound store? Did you pick any up?
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Another US edition of the Maybelline Color Show Brocades to share with you today, this one is called Crushed Crimson.
As you can see, its a lovely jewel red shade, packed with lots and lots of glitter. The glitter is maybe ruby red, but there is a smattering of gold. It is darker to the UK version, Rosy Rosettes, and slightly more glittery. Formula was on the thick side but I managed to get what I think it two pretty even coats on all my nails.
Wear is atrocious. Even with my G&G Stuck on Blu! base and a good coat of G&G HK Girl top coat, I had a chip within 6 hours. Then whole nails started popping off. In the middle of meetings at work. Not good. As soon as I got home, it came off. Such as shame is its so very pretty. I may try another base/top coat combination just to see, but myself and other bloggers have noted the really poor quality with this line.
Speaking of base and top coats – want to share your faves?
Ah, more Maybelline Color Show Brocades for you this week, again from my trip to the US.
Amethyst Couture is a lovely deep purple polish, rich with glitter in slightly lighter purple shades and smaller shiny hints. Its a blinking nightmare to use. Its thick, gloopy and forever drying. Its unbelievable how awful it is to use. Even with a good top coat, it went bumpy and lumpy. Which is a real shame, because when you get this baby in the light, its stunning. Lots of depth courtesy of the glitter.
Within about 20 minutes, it had chipped. I haven’t learnt my lesson from other Brocade polishes… oh no, but they are sure pretty!
As promised, here are my purchases from my recent trip to the US. We had a wonderful time, lots of things to see and do and I got to visit my first Harmon’s – very exciting! First up, some pics of the ranges I was hoping to see. First up, Revlon Parfumerie. I just love these. Then, more Revlon. With the new Matte effects and Sun Candy ranges. Followed by new Wet N Wild megarocks! And now my purchases…..I’m going to add links to other blogs, in particular Nouveau Cheap, so that you can see the full range. These are all US polishes and for Europe/UK ladies, you either need a trip to the US, a swap buddy or a look on eBay to get your hands on these.
These are the Color Shows I picked up, from the top Beaming Blue, Crushed Crimson and Amethyst Couture from the larger US Brocades range, beneath them Styled Out from the Denim Range and Dotty from the US Polka Dots range. Here we have my first new Covergirl polish in 315 Timless Rubies, Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer in Cinny Sweet (see the Fall 2013 range here), Wet N Wild megarocks in Slap the Bass and Milani Neon in Awesome Orange. No judging… I’m still not done… L’Oreal in Hidden Gems and I Like it Chunky from the Gold Dust collection. More Sally Hansen goodies now, from the top right Fa-La-La-Lavender (Holiday 2013), Satin Glam in Silk Onyx and Sun Sheen (rest of the range here), Insta-Dry in Chop Chop Copper (Fall 2013). Beneath them Twinkle Toes-ty (Holiday 2013) and Xtreme Wear in Rosey Shooter, Sea-ly String, Frazzle Dazzle and Green Rocket from the Fall 2013 range (see more info here) I’m very excited to try out these two from the new Sephora X collection. This is Spark and Bombshell. And then, finally…. more Revlon. Parfumerie in Autumn Spice and Winter Mint, Revlon Elusive, Revlon Sun Candy in Lava Flame and some spider nail art stencils that I think are Halloween 2012 or 2013 (sale item). So there you have it. My addiction laid bare. Anything catch your eye and what you would like to see first?? Hit me up in the comments!
So earlier, this week I showed you Rosy Rosettes, the red glitter bomb from this limited edition collection. This one is the black and silver glitter bomb known as Woven Skyline.
I wore this one over a coat of Color Show Oynx Black, as again I was unsure if it would be opaque or not. Application was a bit dollop and spread to ensure it coated the entire nail. I used two coats of Woven Skyline for the pictures above – as before with a base coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! and a top coat of HK Girl.
As I mentioned before in the US, the Brocades line had 10 polishes in it, whereas we have 4. Each of recent limited editions, such as the Polka Dots and Vintage Leather, has been 4. I’d like to try some of the other US ones too – who knkows what I will find on my trip stateside.
Its super pretty, a great mix of black polish and black and silver glitter. But, again, its not the best wearer in the world. It chipped very quickly and started to peel off. Its almost as if it goes very brittle and then just shatters off. Such as shame as its right up my street.
You can pick up Color Show polishes from most drugstores and some larger supermarkets. RRP for the Brocades is £3.99 but at the moment there are a number of 3 for 2 offers in both Boots and Superdrug.
So, which Brocade is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!
My excitement knows no limits! Look at these fabulous Color Show Broacade polishes!! As usual in the UK we have four in our limited editions and in the US there are TEN little beauties. You can see all the US versions on Nouveau Cheap or on the official US Maybelline site.
As you can see, there are four colourways. Silver, a gold with pinky glitter, a black and a red.
Needless to say, all four have come home with me thanks to a great 3 for 2 available in both Boots and Superdrug. No sign on them on the UK websites yet, but the Vintage Leather Effects are available on Superdug here and those were the last limited editions.
I I also saw for the first time, the new 2True Sequin Polishes (like textures) and their nail glitters. Sequins are £4 each, again on 3 for 2 at Superdrug.
Then I saw these Nail Glitters. Nothing new, but they are having a bit of a resurgence as a good way of making your nails look a bit different. AND LOOK AT THOSE PAPER LASHES – cute huh?
Anyway, Brocade swatches to follow in the next week or so. Let me know what has caught your eye and if you have seen anything new we need to know about.