Category Archives: Maybelline
How great is this color?!? I first saw it when G. over at Nouveau Cheap reviewed it and waxed poetic over it’s greatness. She wasn’t kidding!! It’s such a great Fall color, and it reminds me of all the leaves that are currently falling in Maryland!! It’s not a typical red, or a plum, and it’s got a bit of an orange tint to it due to the gold shimmer. We all know I’m not a fan of anything orange. I really got this color to where on my toes, but it may make an appearance or two on my nails before fall is out. It seems like a great Thanksgiving color to wear next week!! This is two coats and it applied wonderfully. I’m not even wearing a top coat here because this was just a swatch, and it’s still got a very nice shimmery gold finish. I picked this up at Rite Aid about 2 months ago for about $4. It’s part of a limited edition line, and I haven’t seen another bottle since I found this one. I was lucky and only made one stop to look for this, but I highly recommend putting in the effort to find this polish if you can. And do not hesitate to pick it up if you do find a bottle!!
It’s been a loooooooooooong time since I bought/owned/used a Maybelline polish. So long I don’t even think I could compare them. And I’d been in and out of Walgreens/Rite Aide/CVS and have seen the new Fall 2011 line which was inspired by New York Fashion Week. I had a $1 Rite Aid coupon from their Facebook page, so I decided to pick it up before I entered into my Buying Blackout (effective: NOW!) I did a little research to figure out what color I wanted, and this was the one that caught my eye. If I hadn’t done a little research before hand, I probably would have never picked this color up. I have a lot of grey tones in my collection since I’m allllllll about the gray this fall/winter, and I’m going to try to be a little pickier when it comes to the polish I buy. Good thing I research almost everything to death before I buy it.
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This week has been a kind of rough one for me so I decided I needed a “perk me up” mani that would help spread the cheeriness. I’ve had Revlon’s Watermelon Fizz in my possession for a couple weeks, so I decided to try it out and, well, go all out haha.
1 coat Orly Nailtrition
1 coat Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby
2 coats Revlon Watermelon Fizz (2nd coat added mainly to increase scent haha)
freehanded tips Maybelline Go Go Green
dots Stripe Rite black
1 coat Seche Vite
It was fun, festive, and super summery 🙂 The ladies in the chemo room loved it! One actually asked if I was a professionally trained manicurist, which I responded with “my lines would be a lot neater if I was!! I just tinker because I’m addicted” but it was a nice compliment. (And even funnier because the MA who has been training me WAS a beautician in a former life haha. The look on her face was priceless.) One girl even sniffed my hand to smell the Watermelon scent. Which btw, it a nice smell, but not as strong as I had been hoping. You kinda had to be basically picking your nose to smell it… which is just kinda awkward haha. (I did warn the girl her nose had to get all up close and personal with my nails to smell it, and she asked if she could anyway. Okay, it was way less creepy in person than how it sounds blogging about it!!) I loved this mani so much that it actually stayed on for 2.5 days. Really the only reason it came off was because I was doing stuff with the dogs and managed to take a chunk off on my thumb 😦
All of the polishes had great formulas. Watermelon Fizz is a little on the see through side, but it works fantastic over a base. The green tips are just one thick coat! I’ve also been using the nailtrition as my base coat since I picked it up last weekend, and I have to say I’m impressed. I really like the concept of it being slightly colored so that you could use just it on a non-nail polish day (like I have any of those! ha!) It makes it just a little more versatile than your average base coat. My main problem is the price of the regular bottle, getting my mini on clearance was nice, but if I wanted to stay with it, it’s on the pricey end. It’s working nicely to strengthen my nails and as a base coat under a variety of polish formulas. Also, application is really nice… I may have to suck it up for a big bottle once my mini runs out. I think I’ll start praying now for a Sally’s sale! haha.
Hope everyone is enjoying these last bits of summer! It feels like it’s gone far too quick, as usual 🙂