Maybelline Color Show Crystallize – Nearly Black


I have the third of the new Maybelline Color Show Crystallize polishes to share with you today.  This one really reminded me of a textured Black Knight by ButterLONDON.  This one is Nearly Black

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As with the other two shades, no top coat is required as the polish dried to a slightly matted and textured finish.  What you see above is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 (yes peeling winter nails) and a thin coat of G&G Stuck on Blu!

Drying time was good, but it did take quite a while for the texture to be completely solid.  At least 30 mins and I did actually catch this one once or twice!  It is a dead on dupe for P2 Classy, it is black with hints of pink and blue.  I’ve seen the Cystallize stand a couple of times now, and this one and Red Excess seem to be the ones catching people’s eye.

Have you picked up any of these yet?  Which ones did you get?

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Maybelline Color Show Crystallize – Light Up


Moving onto the second of my new Maybelline Color Show Crystallize polishes – this one is called Light Up and is a true silver colour.

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Wow, sparkly huh?  I just adore this.  In my ever growing stash of textures, a pure silver shade is one that I have definitely been missing!  This is a pure, bright silver shade.  The larger glitter pieces are the exact shame shade as the leading colour – leading to super sparkly nails!

Formula for this one is excellent, I could almost get away with one coat, but I did two for opacity of a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! base coat.  Drying time was faster than I had expected and I was done with two coats in the minimum amount of time.

Maybelline Color Show polishes retail for £3.99 each in most drug stores and supermarkets.  There are a number of cosmetic multibuys available at the moment, so I do recommend you check these out asap if they catch your eye.  They are limited edition and we’ve seen the Polka Dots, Brocades, Vintage Leather and Street Art shades fly off the shelves.

Which one has YOUR name on it?  Let me know in the comments.