Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effect – Mint-Acid-Ittude

Another of the Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effects to share with you today, this one is Mint-Acid-Ittude (the name oh my word the name!!) As the name suggests its a minty pale green shade.  Nice for a summers day (wish we had some of them around here!)

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This is three thin coats over a layer of G&G Stuck on Blu! base coat.  Formula on this was was not as good as Ripped Tide, it might be because the colour is slightly paler that opacity took longer to build up. Topped with G&G HK Girl this really makes for a lovely, minty glitter sandwich.  Cute huh?

As per last time, I picked this up in my local Boots in a 3 for 2 deal, they should be hitting the shelves this week, so keep your eyes peeled!

Let me know which one if your fave to date, this or Ripped Tide?

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Maybelline Color Show Acid Wash Effects – PICTURE HEAVY POST

Hurrah! Finally, after more than a month since I first saw the promotional material for these Maybelline COlor Show Acid Wash Effect polishes, they have LANDED!20140526-153047-55847878.jpg

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20140526-153051-55851660.jpgNaturally, all four came home with me.  Here was go with some quick and speedy swatches.

First up, Lilac Rebel 245.  Three thin coats.  This one is a pale lilac with hints of gray.  Glitter is all matte white and in a number of different sizes (like the Street Art polishes) UPDATE – link to swatches here

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Then we have Mint-Acid-Ittude, 246.  This is a minty green polish with white glitter, again of varying size.  Three thin coats here. UPDATE link to swatches here.

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Thirdly, here is Ripped Tide 247.  A bright aqua blue shade with white glitters.  Again three thin coats. UPDATE link to swatches here.

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Finally, Top Splatter 250.  A completely white glitter top coat.  Glitter is all different sizes and is matte.  Two coats here.

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So there we go.  Finally here.  I think my fave would have to be Ripped Tide.  Will get these on my nails later for better images.

What do you think?  Hit or miss?

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Étude House Sweet Recipe Ice Cream Nail Polish – Mint

I’ve got a super cute (and holiday related) polish to show you today.  Thankfully its adorable packing is matched with a lovely polish!

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JUST LOOK AT THE BOTTLE!!  Oh my, its just too cute!  Too stinking cute.  But, not only is the bottle filled with polish loveliness, there are FOUR of them in the collection.  Four.  And I have all four!  These are from the Sweet Recipe collection (which has some adorable other items too) by the asian brand Etude House.

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What you see above is two thin coats over a layer of WnW I need a refresh-mint and a Seche Clear base. I was a bit worried because of all the glitter that it wouldn’t be opaque without a million coats.  The WnW was a bit darker than the base colour, but actually I needn’t have been concerned, the polish would have been opaque after two thick or three regular coats.  I topped it all off with a good coat of Seche Vite.

Like many glitter polishes, the first coat can show a bit of glitter drag where all the glitter ends up near the free end of your nail.  The second coat corrected that nicely.  The polish is a mint green with copper, black, highlighter yellow and pink glitter pieces in.  It seriously looks like a mint choc chip cone.  Its a tad on the gloopy side not surprising considering how much glitter is in it.  A careful hand is all that is needed to ensure good application.  The cone shaped handle isn’t an issue either and the brush is just your regular brush.  Drying time is good and it dries just a tiny bit bumpy if you get a lot of overlapping glitter pieces in one place.  Either disperse them with your brush or use a thick top coat.

Etude House is readily available in certain Asian countries, you can also pick them up on eBay and through The Cutest Make Up (where I got mine from),  the pricing does very depending on where you buy them so do a bit of homework before committing to buy.

Now, which one shall I try next??

Wet N Wild Megalast – I need a refresh-mint

OK, OK, I get it.  Stop going on about the Megalast nail polishes.  I know a lot of you cannot get these in the UK, but get yourself on Make Up Alley, or a swap group STAT and get some.

I need a refresh-mint is a lovely spring shade of minty green.  Its very perky and suited my mood right to a T.  Like the other megalasts I’ve been drooling over, this one is no exception.  I’ve come to love the new brush, very similar to Dior’s wide flat brush and that on the new Nicole by OPI, meaning you can get great coverage in one good sweep of the brush.  Do try not to go over it more than twice or the colour pulls and you get bare patches.  Formula was good, not a good as Haze of Love, but pretty damn close.  Drying time seemed to be a bit longer than usual but I’m not sure if that is because its been super hot here in the UK.

I don’t think the wear is as good with this colour as with the others I have tried, so after a couple of days I added a glitter tip.  Very nice, I’m quite into these two tone manis!

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