Maybelline Color Show – Greyze In Love

Today I have another of the Fashion Rocks 2014 collection by Maybelline Color Show.  This was a US release that came out in August.  You may have noticed a theme in the naming, the first one we saw was called Plum As You Are, and this one is Greyze In Love…..

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Gosh I love this – quite a lot.  Formula was excellent, this is two thin coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 and topped with Essence Better Than Gel Nails top coat.  Its dark and its grey and its lovely.  Its a proper creme, no shimmer, no glitter but it dries super shiny even before I put the top coat on.

The Fashion Rocks collection was a US only release from what I can tell. You can see the collection on the lovely Nouveau Cheap.

Do you have anything similar in your stash?  Let me know in the comments.

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Julep – Salma

A classic red for you today, one that I use a lot as a base for glitters or my infrequent stamping adventures.  This is from Julep (sadly only available in the US) and its Salma .

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Some of these Julep polishes are just divine.  I love them.  This is an easily workable red, even with the long bottles and therefore long brushes.  Formula is fine, care is needed just to make sure lots of polish doesn’t suddenly run off the brush from further up the handle, but that seems to me to be the only downside.

This is two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! and them topped with G&G HK Girl to bring on the shine.  Lovely!  Julep is a US based company and doesn’t seem to have any plans to ship internationally.  They do have a Maven programme, where you get a monthly box.  If you are based in the US (and possibly Canada) you can visit the Julep site here.

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Revlon Nail Art Sun Candy – Lava Flame

Final polish from my trip to the US *sniff* but as we know, all good things must come to an end.

This is one of the newer double ended Revlon polishes, from a line called Sun Candy.  I am a bit of a sucker for these types of polishes as some of you may well know from previous posts!  Anyway, this little beauty is called Lava Flame and she is pretty!

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Wow, shiny, flakie, glittery goodness.  What a lovely polish.  What you see above is three thin coats of base colour, over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! followed by one coat of the glitter topper and sealed in with a coat of G&G HK Girl.  It is more sparkly and eye catching than it looks.

The base colour is a very orange leaning bright coral.  Its a great colour.  Formula drag a bit.  But its worth it.  There is a touch of visible nail line, again something I can live with.  The topped is made up of iridescent pieces in a sheer orange base.  The flakes build up well on the nail and one coat is certainly enough.  It does look a little bit like dancing flames, but only a little bit.

Hope we get these in the UK at some point!  LAST MIN UPDATE – Yesterday British Beauty Blogger posted about these very polishes.  Due into Boots any day now!  Hurrah!

Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer- Cinny Sweet

LAST POST BEFORE CHRISTMAS – How exciting.  I hope that whatever you do, wherever you are, you have a wonderful festive season.

Romping through the US purchases here, this one is a Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer in Cinny Sweet.  As the name suggest, this is a textured polish so lets get on with the pictures!

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Cinny Sweet is a super saturated pink red polish, its really lovely.  As it dries it takes on the textured look and the colour changes slightly.  I only used base coat for the pictures above.

Some of the earlier Sugar Coat polishes from Sally Hansen are now available in the UK, but none from this range that I have seen yet.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.