Maybelline Color Show Brocades – Crushed Crimson

Another US edition of the Maybelline Color Show Brocades to share with you today, this one is called Crushed Crimson.

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As you can see, its a lovely jewel red shade, packed with lots and lots of glitter.  The glitter is maybe ruby red, but there is a smattering of gold.  It is darker to the UK version, Rosy Rosettes, and slightly more glittery. Formula was on the thick side but I managed to get what I think it two pretty even coats on all my nails.

Wear is atrocious.  Even with my G&G Stuck on Blu! base and a good coat of G&G HK Girl top coat, I had a chip within 6 hours.  Then whole nails started popping off.  In the middle of meetings at work.  Not good.  As soon as I got home, it came off.  Such as shame is its so very pretty.  I may try another base/top coat combination just to see, but myself and other bloggers have noted the really poor quality with this line.

Speaking of base and top coats – want to share your faves?


KIKO Cosmetics


Finally, after opening a store in London, KIKO Cosmetics have now opened an eOutlet for all of the UK.  This is a lovely Italian line, like many people you blog, I’ve been eying it up for while.  Would like to visit the store in London but this is almost as good.

Thanks to Make Up Savvy for being so on the ball (even if I wasn’t!), check out this amazing image of KIKO nail polish by licking on the Makeup & Beauty Blog or look at some nail polish swatches on this Flickr Group.

I am keeping my credit card in my wallet, but oh my there are some lovely things here!!!