Showing posts with label Maybelline. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maybelline. Show all posts

December 9, 2015

Abstract Modern Christmas Nails

I've actually done this color combo before but it's just so perfect for Christmas! Here we have Maybelline Keep Up The Flame topped with one coat of the fabulous Sation Ego-Friendly.

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December 8, 2015

Maybelline Keep Up The Flame

Maybelline Keep Up The Flame is part of their Color Show polish line. Shown here at 2 easily applied coats. You can't go wrong with a classic coral-y red jelly polish. Looks great with every outfit all year long.
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February 26, 2015

Double Sponge Gradient With Maybelline

I was going out on the town and Maybelline Pretty In Peach just didn't go with anything I wanted to wear. I needed a fast way make it work with my killer navy dress so I went with my go to nail art, gradients. This time I opted for lots of texture and and left just a bit of the peach color exposed in the middle of my nail. Looked great and was super easy and fast! I used Maybelline New Year's Blues to coordinate with my navy dress.

My friend made me a bracelet with a file I made with Nervous System's bracelet generator app! I emailed him the .stl and next day I had a 3D printed bracelet. I'm pretty darn happy to be alive right now with all of this fun new technology!

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February 25, 2015

Maybelline Pretty In Peach

Maybelline Pretty In Peach is part of their current Color Show line. I really love Gilded Rose, the only other Maybelline Color Show polish I own, and Pretty In Peach is great too. Good formula and a very fun color for a dreary winter day. Oranges aren't very flattering on my skin tone but I love them anyway so I'll be keeping this one for sure.
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November 24, 2014

Maybelline Gilded Rose

Maybelline Gilded Rose is from their Color Show Brocade collection. It's one of the prettiest polishes in my collection and a one coat wonder! Gilded Rose is a super reflective pale yellow gold polish with a healthy sprinkling of small and medium dusty rose glitter. The metallic gold is so shiny and gorgeous and dense that I stopped at just one coat on my right hand as pictured below. 
I went ahead and did 2 coats on my left hand but I could barely see a difference. Maybelline Gilded Rose is a stunner that I didn't want to take off my nails!
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September 7, 2014

Maybelline Denim Dash

A friend of mine recently gifted me a few dozen nail polishes including this stunner, Maybelline Denim Dash! I love blues, matte finishes, and one coat wonders and Denim Dash is all three rolled into one perfect polish. I've never seen a matte polish apply so nicely, self-leveling in just one easily applied coat. The color is gorgeous too, a nice medium toned blue with silver micro shimmer. Thanks Kay for all of the polish!

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February 16, 2012

OPI Pink Shatter, Two Looks

I still love crackle polishes & I probably always will. I rarely keep my nails the same for more than 3 days in a row, but occasionally I just don't have time to completely start fresh. If my nails are looking chipped or have tip wear & I'm in a rush, I always reach for a crackle. They dry quickly, are virtually foolproof, & easily cover any wear that I want to hide.

That being said, OPI Pink Shatter didn't win me over on my first try when paired with The Painted Nail by Nubar OMG Gorgeous. It dried matte & just seemed kind of weak & washed out. The formula was fine but very sheer for a crackle.
I wanted to give it another try before I gave up on it & I'm so glad I did. I layered it over Maybelline New Year's Blues with almost no expectations. The results were quite amazing. I think this combination would be a good start for some galaxy nails which I still haven't successfully done yet.
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February 15, 2012

Maybelline New Year's Blues

This is 3 coats of Maybelline New Year's Blues, an oldie I picked up at the Dollar Tree awhile back. I think it's beautiful & pretty unique. I love the sparse turquoise glitter!
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January 26, 2012

Layering With Zoya Maisie

Zoya Maisie is a sheer turquoise blue topcoat loaded with blue & green flakies from their new Fleck Effects collection. These all look gorgeous in the bottle so I decided to try to get the same look on my nails. I think I accomplished my goal!
Maisie by itself is very sheer with just a hint of blue in the base. This is 2 coats of Maybelline Blue Water topped with 2 coats of Maisie & then 1 more coat of Blue Water. Normally I would never use 5 coats of polish, but the Water polishes go on super thin and dry very fast so it's really no problem. I love how they turned out!

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This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Zoya! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

March 30, 2011

Maybelline Blue Water & My Favorite French Manicure

I know many of you hate this polish & understandably so, but I couldn't resist buying it when I found it at the Dollar Tree. I gave it to Ashley, since my nails are a slightly stained. Blue Water is pictured on her nails with 2 coats. It's so sheer! You're thinking "Aaghhh! Why would anyone want such a polish?"

But wait! I know Blue Water is pretty scary by itself, but Ashley transformed it into one of my new favorite manicures! She added french tips in Icing My Blue Heaven and now I think it's gorgeous!

Such a lovely effect! So if you picked up the Water polishes, don't despair! Great job Ashley!

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June 18, 2010

Maybeline Lime Aluminum

Maybelline Lime Aluminum is a great polish but not the best color on me. This is 3 coats.
I'll probably save it for Konad since all of the old Maybelline Aluminum work well for stamping.

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March 5, 2010

Maybelline Bronze Beam

This is one of my Dollar Store Maybellines. I had high hopes for it, but it's pretty blah. I much prefer my Wet N Wild Rustic if I'm going for a brown shimmer. On the plus side it works well with Konad.

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February 24, 2010

Maybelline Gold Aluminum

This is one of the four Maybelline polishes up for grabs in our giveaway! There are now links to the other three on the giveaway post. This was very easy to apply after a couple of drops of thinner. I could get away with one coat if I was careful. I actually like this gold with my skintone and this polish works great with Konad!
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February 10, 2010

Maybelline Blue Chill

Maybelline Blue Chill is one of my favorite Dollar Tree purchases. No application issues with this one; two thick coats was plenty. The picture below was taken during our first blizzard in the blinding white light of tons of snow. The next picture was indoors with natural light.

Here it is with a quick Konad in China Glaze Chocodisiac from plate M60.

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February 7, 2010

Maybelline Red & Bronze Aluminum & A Giveaway Roundup

These are 2 more from my Dollar Tree haul. Maybelline Red Aluminum & Bronze Aluminum were a little thick and hard to work with. They are both okay colors but not exciting enough to make it into my regular rotation. Like all of the Maybellines I've written about so far, these work great for Konad so they are totally worth their $1 price tag. If you love Konad pick up any of the Maybelline Mattes or Aluminums!

Giveaway Roundup (Someday I'll win a Flirty Apron!)
  1. Win the Flirty Apron of your choice from Blessings Abound Mommy. Ends 2/8.
  2. Win a Charlie's Soap prize package from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends 2/8.
  3. Win 5 nail polishes from the lovely Rebecca of Nails Etc. Ends 2/10.
  4. Win an Eberjay pajama set from the Penny Pinching Mama. Ends 2/10.
  5. Win a $100 Sam's Plus Membership Gift Card from Mommy Goggles. Ends 2/10.
  6. Win a $200 Pottery Barn gift card from the Stylish House. Ends 2/11.
  7. Win the bag of your choice from Handbag Heaven & Thanks, Mail Carrier. Ends 2/11.
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February 4, 2010

Maybelline Mattes: Blue, Rose, Grey, & Stone

I've had lots of fun & frustration with all of my Dollar Store Maybellines. Khaki Fringe made it into my top 5 favorites, Matte Sapphire is lovely but others have just been a pain to work with. Here are 4 of the Maybelline Matte series. The first two are big losers but I LOVE the last two.

UGH! These are NOT self leveling. They were so gloopy that the polish just made little brushstroke mountains. Those are not my nail ridges but just evidence of how thick this stuff was. I didn't like the color of either of these enough to bother with trying to make them work for me. Steph's Closet has lots of great pictures of some other Maybelline Mattes with topcoat if you're interested.

Now onto Matte Rose & Matte Blue which I think are gorgeous. I had been meaning to pick up a bottle of thinner for some time now. These two colors finally sent me to Sally's and the results were worth it. I added 2 or 3 drops to each of these before I applied them and it helped a lot!

I'm not usually interested in reds of any kind for my nails. Matte Rose made the jump into my regular rotation though. This is a gorgeous color but not really rose in my opinion. I think of rose as a dark, dusty pink & this is more of a dusty burgundy. 3 coats. I used a topcoat on my ring & pinkie.

Matte Blue is fairly unique in my opinion. Dusty, sky blue with shimmer. I love it. This is 3 coats.

Overall, at $1 a bottle these are totally worth it! All 4 of them work great with Konad which means that even the Grey and Stone are worth there $1 price tag.

I am putting together a giveaway soon and Maybelline Matte Rose & Matte Blue will be two of the 10 polishes I'll be offering as a prize! There will also be something from MAC & a Kevin Aucoin lipstick.

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December 14, 2009

Maybelline Blue Aluminum & A Giveaway Roundup

This is another of my Dollar Tree finds and I love it! The finish is a cross between a metallic and suede. Maybelline Blue Aluminum looks like a super shiny chrome in bright light or from a distance, but up close and in low light, the finish is very similar to O.P.I.'s Suede collection. A beautiful and extremely unique icy blue! This is 2 coats. It was a little gloopy but still pretty easy to apply. This polish dries super fast! I went to sleep within 20 minutes with no topcoat didn't mess it up at all. It dries to the touch in a minute or two. Wish I'd been able to find a back up of this beauty! The first picture shows the suede finish. The second is me trying to get a shot of the polish looking metallic. Please feel free to make fun of my "I'm concentrating really hard on not moving my hands" face.

Giveaway Roundup!
  • Win a Popcorn Snowman Snack Assortment from The Dirty T Shirt. Ends 12/15.
  • Win a set of 10 Truffle Bars from Seattle Chocolates and Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends 12/15.
  • Win a Price Pfister faucet from TicTacDough! Ends 12/15.
  • Win a Serene Bath & Body Store Holiday Gift Basket from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends 12/15.
  • Win an unbelievably cute necklace from Enchanted Leaves and Down and Out Chic. Ends 12/15. (Check out Down & Out Chic's Blog even if you don't enter the giveaway! One of my new favorites.)
  • Win a 10" Xtrema Ceramcor Skillet from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends 12/18.
  • Win a $75 gift certificate to Red Envelope from Sweeps4Bloggers!!! Ends 12/19.
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  • Win the apron of your choice from Boojiboo and CoolCanucks. Ends 12/29.
  • Win a Tassimo Beverage Maker from Southern Hospitality. Ends 12/31.
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November 22, 2009

Maybelline Khaki Fringe

This color is so exciting! I love all things army green! This is one of the polishes I picked up at my Dollar Tree last week. I bought both of the 2 bottles they had because the color looked so gorgeous. I would describe this as a classic army green loaded with micro shimmer in red, green and gold! I think it's super sexy and goes great with my wardrobe and skin tone. This has leaped into my top five favorites. No problems with the application, formula or brush. I might have to go check the Dollar Trees in town for another back up; I will go through this quickly.
VampyVarnish just did a post on a China Glaze lemming called Out On Safari. I think this may be very similar if not a dupe. The Maybelline may be just a little darker.

Bonus Wally picture!!!! I love his face!

So what do you think ladies? Do we have a winner?

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