Spotted! Max Factor Gel Shine Lacquer and Kelly Brook Lacquers at New Look

Gosh, its August and there are SO MANY new things on the shelves….. lots of Spotted posts coming up in the next week!  First up, the beginning of the RAFT of gel style polishes that are coming out in the UK now.  This is Max Factors version, Gel Shine Lacquer.20140804-131147-47507233.jpg

As you can see, RRP is £6.99.  Colours aren’t necessarily unique but if the wear is good, then that is all that matters.


Next up, a whole load of Kelly Brook polishes now available in New Look.  All sorts of colour ways and finishes.  Word on the street is that these are a bit rubbish, I’ve not tried them myself, but do let me know what your experience is if you have.







Lots and lots of Kelly Brook as you can see above!  Any thing catch your eye?  Let me know in the comments.

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Max Factor Max Effects Mini Nail Polish – Meteorite

Following on from last weekend’s polish purchases I finally got around to using one of them.  I picked Meteorite, a blue shimmer, from the Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish releases for 2012.  This is a really lovely color, a dark cornflower blue with just enough sparkle to satisfy.  My biggest bugbear with this, isn’t the colour or the formula, but the brush.  Its small and short, not big shock seeing as the bottle is tiny.  As the Julep brush is long, this is short.

Formula was lovely, I could have gotten away with two coats, but chose to use three to ensure even coverage.  Lovely, smooth, easy to use and quick drying.  Its not the most unique of colours, its not as blue or as shiny as China Glaze Skyscraper.  Its not particularly gritty either, which is nice if you avoid glitters for that reason.  One coat of top coat certainly brings out the colour and shine. Its more blue and less purple that the images might suggest.

And for £3.99 you can’t go far wrong and its cheaper than purchasing CG in the UK, which retails around the £6 mark.

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Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish Haul

If you read a lot of nail blogs, like I do, then you can’t have missed lots of posting about the new mini Max Factor Max Effects polishes for Spring 2012.  In particular, one is getting a LOT of attendion, No. 45 Fantasy Fire.  Seems this one is akin to ‘Unicorn Pee’ aka Clarins 230.

So I pick up some bottles for myself this weekend, and out of the selection on the stand, four reached out to me.

No 41 Metorite, a sparkly lilac with a deep shimmer

No 42 Moon Dust, an iridescent light purple with a hint of gray/green

No 44 Graffitti, a metallic teal with shimmer

No 45 Fantasy Fire, an iridescent puple/pink/rose that has the most amazing colour shifts.

Swatches to follow, but check out the pretty pictures!

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