Maybelline Color Show Suit Style – Suit & Sensibility

So as you might have gathered, I got rather excited at the sight of new Maybelline Color Show polishes. I’ve done a bit of internet digging and (as usual) German blogs seem to be a bit ahead of the curve – although this post on Angelica’s Nails clearly shows all four bottles with the Suit Style Collection logo on them.  Anyhow, lets check out some pics!

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As you can clearly see this is a gunmetal colour – and its textured!  Yes, Maybelline are still bringing out textured shades.  Now a word on that, the texture here is quite rough and more so that other previous Maybelline textured polishes.  It is a bit of a shock when its been a while since you’ve worn one and I did manage to snag my nails on a knitted top – so beware!

Formula is quite thick, but speed and care is needed to get this onto the nail as it does dry quite fast.  If you take you time, you either end up with one part of the nail clearly having a thicker application or you pull off some of the drying polish.  What you see above is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and no top coat.  Drying time was quick as I mentioned.

Having seen those German blogs, Business Blouse (what a ridiculous name!) actually looks pretty cool – so I may have to pick that one up too…. damn you Maybelline!!!

Have you seen these about and have any caught your eye?  Let me know in the comments!

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OPI – What Wizardry Is This?

I mentioned on Monday, that my textured polish obsession was getting out of hand, so I’m bunching together a number of posts of textured nails.  This one was bought to me as gift from my lovely mum.  She is very good to me.

This OPI is from the recent Wizard of Oz collection, it was the only one that caught my eye as the majority of the collection was quite nude and pale.  Which is fine, but didn’t really do anything for me.  This is a liquid sand polish, so is the OPI take on the textured trend.

Here come the pics…

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Gosh, I just love browns for autumn, they are very colour appropriate.  This one is a bronze/brown and dries a bit lighter than the bottle.  Its not too dark but its not too light, its a great mid brown.  OPI polishes come in slighter larger bottles, so you get 15ml for your money.  The brush is good and workable, bringing a good amount of polish to the nail.  Now onto the formula – I found this to be good, certainly not too runny.  Again, no top coat in these images but I did base with Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! to protect my nails (UK based stockist is Rainbow Connection).

OPI is readily available via a number of stockists, and a wide variety online.

Let me know what you think!  Thanks for reading!

OPI – A Woman’s Prague-ative

Today I have one of the OPI Euro Centrale collection for you.  This one is called A Woman’s Prague-ative – snappy I know – and was part of the OPI Spring/Summer 2013 range.

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Wow, I love this.  Formula was to die for, colour is to die for and the wear is phenomenal.  Its a great, russet bronzey orange colour that is just so shimmer and sparkly.  I used up the end of my Essence Studio Nails Better Than Gel Nails Base and Gel Shine Top Coat for this mani – firstly because they are great products and secondly, I can remove the bottles from the polish table.

OPI is readily available from a number of places – the official retailer in the UK is Lena White, and they now have an updated website.  You can visit it here. RRP is about £11.50 but you can shop about.

What do you think?  I certainly feel this one is a keeper!

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