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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China Glaze New Purchases

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China Glaze Polishes, In the Lime Light (Neon) and SkyScraper

So I bought some more polishes, off the devilish internet, and they arrived yesterday.  I had ordered three China Glaze Nail Polishes from Sally Express as they had a nifty 3 for 2 offer on.  The observant among you will notice there are only 2 polishes, I’m waiting on the delivery of my third colour (which I will keep as a surprise)

I got a bit giddy with SkyScraper, and because the sun in shining here, quickly ran two coats over my nails.  Wow, wonderful pigmented colour, fantastic formula, no unpleasant smell and quick drying time.  I am delighted!! I will be seeking out more on the forthcoming trip to NYC!

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Skyscaper in the sun

Apologies for the not so good image and painting.  I will apply a third coat and a top coat as the texture dries slightly grainy.  I will then reimage and post it.