Maybelline Color Show – Plum As You Are

Back to the polishes I picked up in the US. This is one from a Maybelline release from late Summer 2014, as part of the Fashion  Rocks collection, so I was quite surprised to see an almost full stand with several of the limited edition items. This is Plum As You Are – love the name!

Lets check out the pics.

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So this is a dark plum shade, shot through with a lighter plum shimmer.  You can see the shimmer in the bottle really clearly and there is a *hint* of it on the nail.  Formula for good, this is two coats cover a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Essence Better Than Gel Nails.

Shades like this are always lovey, dark, vampy and sultry.  The shimmer, although it is barely there, gives it extra points.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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Catrice – Golden Plum-e

I have another of the handful of polishes I picked up in Vienna to show you today, this one is part of the Catrice Feathered Fall edition for September to November 2014.  It is packed full of sparkle and metallic shades, but this was the only polish shade that spoke to me.  This is Golden Plum-e, a nice little play on words there for you…..

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What you see above is two average coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 topped with G&G HK Girl.  As you can see, its a plum base colour with a golden shimmer.  It goes on well in two coats, delivery opacity and I have to admit when I started to put it on, I didn’t think it would be!

Anyway, it is cute and super autumn (fall) appropriate and I can see this getting a fair bit of wear from me over the next few weeks.  I also picked up one of the eye shadows but I have yet to try it out (let me know if you want a review of that too)

Catrice isn’t available to us in the UK yet, but if you are in mainland Europe, you can find it by looking at our local retailers on the website.  I think I paid between €2 & €3, but I can’t recall.  Either way, its a good deal!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

OPI – Muir Muir On the Wall

Hi there, hope you are having a great week!  Today I have my second of the OPI San Francisco collection that I bought.  This one has special meaning to me, which is ridiculous because it is a polish after all.  The Hubster and I visited Muir Woods as part of our honeymoon trip around the US.  It was a damp, rainy day but we had the most amazing visit.  What sticks with me now even 10 years later, is the smell of the woods,  it was amazing – all those big trees

Anyway, I digress, here somes the polish – Muir Muir on the Wall

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This is a really dark rich plum with a shimmer.  Its lovely.  I really love these kinds of colours, they make my heart sing.  Formula was good, easy to work with and dries to a nice shiny finish.  I base coated with Essence Studio Nails Better than Gel Nails and topped with the shiny gel top top form the same range.  Wear was excellent and the colour is really spectacular in the sunshine.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I bought my recent OPI purchases from Nail Polish Direct.  Well worth checking out if any of these catch your eye.

Wet N Wild Megalast – Lethal Injection

Woohoo!  More Megalast for you today.  This is another one from the Pick your Poison collection.  And its a beauty!

Here are the pictures!

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Above is two coats over Essie All in One base and top coated with Seche Vite.  It is awesome, in colour and formula.  It is a great colour, a mulberry colour with a silver ripple.  Lovely.  Formula was fantastic for a budget line, really impressed.  Drying time was super quick and wear was great.  After about 24 hours, beacuse it was still immaculate, I popped a coat of China Glaze Glitter All The Way from their Holiday Joy 2012 collection.  Looks like the Super Plum fairy threw up on my nails!