Two Tickets For The Colour Show

I don't usually bother writing nail varnish reviews, I find they're a bit 'meh' and sometimes boarder on pointless at times, but I thought I'd make an exception to the rule with these Maybelline Colour show Nail Polishes. I'd seen them around blogs when they were released a few weeks ago and didn't really take an interest, but when I went in to Boots and discovered they were 'Buy One Get One Half Price' and only retailed at £2.99 I thought it was a bargain not to miss. I picked up 4 colours altogether as I simply could not decide which ones to get. The colour range was quite good, including some shades which were more affordable 'dupes' for higher end brands (I'm talking about the L'Oreal Confetti Top Coat and Illamasqua Speckled Polishes here) and also some lovely shades and sparkles I'd not noticed on the shelves before. The bottle and design does boast that of a more expensive polish too, and I think I'm what you would call 'impressed' with the Maybelline Colour Show range as a whole.

Maybelline Colour Show Nail Varnishes

Now don't get me wrong, the Maybelline Colour Show Nail Varnishes aren't the best nail varnishes on the high street, but they are by no means the worst. The quality does reflect in the price somewhat as the colours do apply fairly sheer. Just achieve an opaque effect with the Polka Dots ones you're looking at at least 3 coats - but I guess this is understandable s if they were too thick you wouldn't see the effect! But one I was hoping for a deeper colour and finish too was the 'Wine Shimmer'. Wine Shimmer has a lovely mutlicoloured sparkle running through it in a deep pink shade polish, but it took 4 coats to get it to a nice level of colour, but once that is achieved I really do like it. Sugar Crystals is very similar, but I did buy this to use as a top coat and for that it does work very well.

I have had a little play around with all the shades and as you might know I love to pick nail varnish off, I rarely wear it for more than 2 days before I peel it away. Due to the amount of coats needed on these it does prove really easy to peal off! But I also tried with 2 coats and it's a little harder. Within the two days of wear I probably had each on for they didn't chip, but beyond that I can't really comment. They didn't have that 'hard' finish which tends to chip though if that's any use? I really like the effect of making an ombre finish by using Sugar Crystals and Wine Shimmer together and it was really easy to blend them by just using the nail varnish brushes alone. It's hard to capture the iridescent finish of these two, but believe me, it's lovely.

Anyway, I can't really harp on about nail varnish for too much longer than that. To conclude - very nice colours, very nice price, very good range of colours and an OK to good quality!

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  1. To be honest I'm not that fussed about these...not really sure why just not really that exciting! Have seen them everywhere on the blogs, but I guess for £2.99 you can't really go wrong!

    1. I know what you mean, and to be fair I wasn't bothered either! But when I saw them in Boots I was impressed with the price and range, maybe it's an IN THE FLESH thing haha.

  2. I like these but I think I prefer adding a top coat

    1. Yeah I think I will try it with a top coat too see if it lasts longer!

  3. I really like these, I'd never tried any of their nail polishes before. I bought the blue and black and white polkadot ones and I was very impressed with the black and white but the blue chipped almost straight away! I'll just use a top coat next time.

    1. Lots of people are recommending a top coat it seems! They're alright for the price tho!

  4. All the shades are so pretty !

  5. Thanks for sharing! I love finding affordable dupes for nail polishes since I feel like I don't "love" nail polish enough to be worth it. However I love the swatches you've done of these polishes! My favourite colour was the blue polka dots polish. It's a pretty awesome dupe for the new Illamasqua polishes.

  6. I only have one of these, the black and white speckle one which I really like. Keen to try some of the normal colours though as for the price what is there to loose.
    Amy xx
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