Maybelline Color Show Vinyl – Record Red

This is the second of the Maybelline Color Show Vinyl polishes I picked up earlier this week, this one is Record Red.  A hot tomato red with the vinyl finish similar to Black to the Basics.

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Like the previous polish, this one dries to a matte vinyl style polish.  What you see above its two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Split sealer.  Formula is good, its runny without being floody (if that makes sense) and coverage is good.  Two coats does provide more even coverage than just one, hence two coats .  It dries quickly and if you do happen to dink it, you can patch it up quickly.

Wear, as you might expect if a none topped coated polish, isn’t great.  You can get a good day before wear starts to show and if you end up doing lots of jobs and house work, be warned – its going to chip.

That said I do like this, I love the effect it gives.  Even with a matte top coat over a red polish, the effect is not as waxy looking.

These should be out on a shelf near you, if they aren’t already.  G over at Nouveaus Cheap thinks these look similar to the new Wet N Wild Matte shades that are out for fall in the US.  She has a good eye so she is probably right.

Let me know what you think in the comments!  Have you seen these out where you are yet?


Maybelline Color Show Vinyl Nail Polish – Speedy Swatches


Ahhh how exciting, I have finally seen the new Maybelline Color Show Vinyl Nail polishes in store, and I had to grab them to show you very quickly!  These are all two coats with no base or top – you can see how they dry to a vinyl effect  Its a bit similar to others out there and its a cross between matte and shiny.

First up, Teal the Deal.

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Finally, Punk Pink

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Maybelline Color Show Vintage Leather – 207 Turquoise Temptation

Today I have something from the new Maybelline Color Show Line, called Vintage Leather.  This is another effect polish, where to dries, leaving the nail textured.  This is one of the four colours available in the UK, which we saw in a recent edition of Spotted!

This one is called Turquoise Temptation.  It is quite dark in colour and does have very small flakies within the polish.

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Right, cards on the table.  This has an awful consistency.  Its gloopy and hard to work with.  I paint my nails nearly every day and I struggled no end.  It dries almost instantaneously.  You may need to do your nails in stripes.  I am a three stripes a nail kinda girl, but the third stripe of polish on my nail would pull up the polish that I had placed on seconds before.  The colour is nice, a good solid teal leaning blue.  Once dry you can see the little flakies on the nail but its not overwhelming.  It does seem to cling to every bump and line on your nail, so next time I will put a base coat on.

However, I stuck with it.  I did two coats on all my fingers, but if you did it thick enough (and didn’t drag any polish off your nails) you might get away with one well placed coat.  No top coat as per other textured polishes.  I am concerned that the polish will be drying out in the bottle as I am doing my nails.  But this is the first one I have tried, so lets see what the remainder are like.

What do you think of the Vintage Leather effect – An effect too far?