Maybelline Color Show Vinyl – Pink Punk

I am really quite into these new Maybelline Color Show Vinyl shades – there is something simple yet stylish about them.  Clearly I am open to influence and I have fallen under their spell!  This is the third shade in the range I have to share with you, this one is called Pink Punk.

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What you see above is two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Split Sealer.  I noticed that this shade did cling to my nails and any imperfections can be seen on close inspection.  However, despite having pink in the name, I do like this shade.  Its just on the right side of raspberry for me.   It is a shade pinker than my pictures show it, so if you are unsure, don’t rely on these as colour accurate but more of a gauge.

Formula was good, again care needed not to create too much dragging as the polish dries, because boy does it dry fast on the nail.  Two coats is super quick, but they time you are on finger ten, its time to repeat.

As before, these are now popping up on shelves everywhere.  They are limited edition so if you fancy them you need to get them sooner rather than later.  There are a number of offers in the high street for cosmetics, notably at Boots and Superdrug, so do shop around for the best one to get bargains.

Have you seen these on your travels?  Are you tempted to pick them up?  Let me know in the comments

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Maybelline Color Show Vinyl – Record Red

This is the second of the Maybelline Color Show Vinyl polishes I picked up earlier this week, this one is Record Red.  A hot tomato red with the vinyl finish similar to Black to the Basics.

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Like the previous polish, this one dries to a matte vinyl style polish.  What you see above its two coats over a base of Essence Anti Nail Split sealer.  Formula is good, its runny without being floody (if that makes sense) and coverage is good.  Two coats does provide more even coverage than just one, hence two coats .  It dries quickly and if you do happen to dink it, you can patch it up quickly.

Wear, as you might expect if a none topped coated polish, isn’t great.  You can get a good day before wear starts to show and if you end up doing lots of jobs and house work, be warned – its going to chip.

That said I do like this, I love the effect it gives.  Even with a matte top coat over a red polish, the effect is not as waxy looking.

These should be out on a shelf near you, if they aren’t already.  G over at Nouveaus Cheap thinks these look similar to the new Wet N Wild Matte shades that are out for fall in the US.  She has a good eye so she is probably right.

Let me know what you think in the comments!  Have you seen these out where you are yet?

Maybelline Color Show Vinyl – Black to the Basics

As you may have seen, Maybelline have yet another limited edition collection of four out in the UK.  This is the first one to grace my nails and is called Black to the Basics.  Here come the pics!

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What you see above is two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu!.  Drying time is very quick, as matte-er shades tend to be.  Formula was good and care is needed as the Maybelline brush isn’t tapered.  It dries quite matte and is between a proper matte shade and a leather effect formula from what I can tell.

I think it looks good and you can never have to many black polishes in your stash!

These are readily available in Boots and Superdrug, plus with a number of offers on buying multiples products, so if you fancy them now is the time!

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