Maybelline Color Show Vinyl – Pink Punk

I am really quite into these new Maybelline Color Show Vinyl shades – there is something simple yet stylish about them.  Clearly I am open to influence and I have fallen under their spell!  This is the third shade in the range I have to share with you, this one is called Pink Punk.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What you see above is two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Split Sealer.  I noticed that this shade did cling to my nails and any imperfections can be seen on close inspection.  However, despite having pink in the name, I do like this shade.  Its just on the right side of raspberry for me.   It is a shade pinker than my pictures show it, so if you are unsure, don’t rely on these as colour accurate but more of a gauge.

Formula was good, again care needed not to create too much dragging as the polish dries, because boy does it dry fast on the nail.  Two coats is super quick, but they time you are on finger ten, its time to repeat.

As before, these are now popping up on shelves everywhere.  They are limited edition so if you fancy them you need to get them sooner rather than later.  There are a number of offers in the high street for cosmetics, notably at Boots and Superdrug, so do shop around for the best one to get bargains.

Have you seen these on your travels?  Are you tempted to pick them up?  Let me know in the comments

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails

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.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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 Bleached Neons – Coral Heat

I’m still ploughing through my Bleached Neons.  I had a bit of a disaster, I updated my phone and laptop and the update (despite me backing up) ATE all my images from the last five weeks.  That is at least 30 manis I won’t be able to share with you and surprisingly a significant amount of stamping and nail art for once (honestly, I mean would I lie to you?) so I’m a bit peeved with myself.

Anyway, today I have Coral Heat for your viewing pleasure.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What you see above it three thin coats over a base of Essence Anti Split Nail Sealer and topped with HK Girl G&G. Formula was good but first coat was a bit draggy so I took it easy with coats two and three.  Its a great colour this, perfect for summer and something that it bright without being IN YOUR FACE and you know what I mean by those shades 😉

As I’ve mentioned before, these are limited edition and you need to make that decision NOW to pick these up.  I hesitated then could see the and then had to buy them when I started to see swatches appearing all over the place.  Lots of 3 for 2 or BOGOF offers knocking about Boots and Superdrug.

Did you pick these up yet?  Which one is your favourite shade from the collection?

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails

Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash (European Edition) – Bleached Blue

I’m so excited to share this polish with you – sent to me by the lovely lovely Lindz who saw my post about the European Edition Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash (you can see it here) and then made it her mission to find me one.  She is a star and I am very grateful to her.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Now I just LOVE this, but then I am quite a fan of the Acid Wash polishes, but I know not all of you are fans.  I am sightly obsessed with bright blue polishes and this one just ticks my boxes in all the right ways.  As you can see, this is a bright blue with the white glitters from the UK editions of the Acid Wash polishes.  They have big white matte glitters through to small white glitters.  From what I can tell they are all matte.

Formula is good, which is surprisingly considering the amount of glitter that comes out on the brush.  This is two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Peeler (seems to be working) and topped off with a coat of G&G HK Girl.  The glitter placement is good, although I did end up with one finger having five large pieces of white glitter on – more than any one nail needs – but other than that, I felt it was a good mix of sizes. The top coat does help level off the glitter so if you have a little bit sticking up it does really help.

It wore like IRON – I had it one for nearly three days (because I LOVE it) before I started to note tipwear.  If you want to see the other Maybelline Acid Wash polishes, you can do so on these posts here (top splatter, ripped tide, lilac rebel & mint-acid-ittude)

I do think Maybelline has been knocking great polishes out of the part, I would imagine we might see these in different colour ways in the autumn and winter collections.  They seem to be bang on the money when it comes to glitter collections.

Let me know what you think in the comments!

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails

Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons – Solar Flare

Up today is the second of the four Maybelline Colour Show Bleached Neons I have to share with you – this is the one i REALLY wanted.  This is Solar Flare and is a bleached orange shade – its reminds me of orange popsicles!  Lets take a look.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This is three thin coats over Essence Anti Split Nail Sealer (again still seems to be working for me, although I have a third of the bottle left and it has gone a tad gloopy) topped off with G&G HK Girl.  As before, they dry slightly on the matte side so if you want a glossy shine you will have to crack out a top coat.

Formula was slightly patchy on this one, hence three thing coats to provide opacity.  It is workable, it just needs some attention. You don’t want to rush this.  I love the colour, a washed out bright orange.  As I said above, its like a creamy orange popsicle.  Perfect on hot sunny days.

I was in the shops yesterday and they are still on the shelves, so if you do fancy them get them asap as they are limited edition.  RRP is in the region of £3.99 for the limited edition ones.  And if we remember, these were out very quickly after the Crystallized collection.  I am sure Maybelline has some stunners in store for us for Autumn 2014, so I can’t wait to see those!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments – yay or nay?

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails

Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect – Top Splatter

Final polish from the Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effects to share with you today.  To recap this is the glitter on its one that we see in the coloured shades of  Ripped Tide, Lilac Rebel and Mint-Acid-Ittude in a clear base so that you can pop it over any polish you want or make jelly nail sandwiches.  Lets look at the pics.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This is over a base of Essie Hide & Go Chic, a demin blue creme.  I was trying to avoid doing white glitter on black or green.  Application here is super easy, this is two one swipe coats over the base colour. I only have one other pure white glitter polish, but the glitter is all the same size in that, so this is a nice variant.

Not much more to say really, its lovely and if you don’t have a white glitter in your stash then you might want to pick this one up.  Otherwise its probably one you can skip.

Let me know what you think and what colours you would team this with in the comments 🙂

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails

Maybelline Color Show Crystallize – Rose Chic

Oh dear – its seems I forgot to post this last polish from the Maybelline Color Show Crystallize collection.  We’ve already seen the other three here; Red Excess, Light Up and Nearly Black.  This is the palest of the collection and frankly is probably the reason I had forgotten it.  But lets check out some pics!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

What you see above it two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!  Remember, with textured polishes, you do not need a top coat unless you want to cover up the textured finish.  This one is a very pretty pale rose shade – its not too far from my skin colour so it does give the effect of a nude polish.  A bit of a palette cleaner after all those brash shade I naturally gravitate to.

I have still seen these Crystallize polishes in my local Superdrug, so some stores near you may still have these in stock.  Last time I was on the Superdrug website they were still listed, so its worth checking out your local stores if you fancy this one or any in the collection.

I’m so not over textures!!

Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect – Lilac Rebel

The last of the colours Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect nail polishes to share with you today.  This one is Lilac Rebel, a lilac tinged pale blue shade, packed with the multi sized white glitters we saw in Ripped Tide and Mint-Acid-Ittude.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Application was OK on this one, it did need three coats to deliver opacity.  But I think its worth it.  This is three coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu and topped off with a coat of G&G HK Girl.  The top coat really helps to smooth down those larger glitters that stick up a bit and welds the whole thing onto your nails.

I’ve seen these out and about in many locations now, so if your local Boots or Superdrug hasn’t got them out yet, they soon will.  Just keep trying!

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails

New Things I Have Spotted #84 – Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons, Bourjois and Revlon

A few pre-Easter spots for you today, first up, YET ANOTHER Maybelline Color Show range – this time Bleached Neons.20140415-205344.jpg

20140415-205350.jpgThree of them are on the pink side, a bit too pink for me.  From left; Sun Flare, Coral Heat, Tropink and Chic Chartreuse

Then a new (possibly, I hadn’t noticed it before) Bourjois Shade – shade number is 06.

20140415-205403.jpgFinally, if you buy two Revlon products in Superdrug, you can get a bottle of Gold Coin free.  As you may recall this is not a new shade and its been seen on this blog before

20140415-205410.jpg

As you may have noticed, its Superdrugs 50th Birthday, so lots of offers instore and special limited edition packaging of products and a new ltd ed Barry M pink glitter bomb.

There we go, a few things for you out there on the shelves.  Anything catch your eye?  Do let me know if you pick anything up!

Maybelline Color Show Crystallize – Nearly Black

20140313-172657.jpg

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

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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?

Don’t forget that you can follow this blog via Bloglovin’, either by clicking the icon to the right or by clicking here. I can also be found on Twitter @BakingNails