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October 8th, 2011
It’s been a long while since I’ve done a tutorial so I figured I’d carpe diem. I’m using a Maybelline eyeshadow palette called Forest Fury. There are very mixed reviews about this palette out there but what can I say, I’m on a palette kick and I’m a sucker for greens!
Today we’ll be creating this look. Click through to read more!
August 24th, 2011
The very first nail polish my mother allowed me to get, when I was 7 years old and begging her in the grocery store, was a bright candy pink Maybelline. (It was lots of fun until I spilled it all over my bedroom floor. Oopsie!) Tangents about childhood aside, I haven’t bought any Maybellines since because they seem to stick with pinks and reds – a color range I find snooze-worthy. Cool Couture is an exception! This is a limited edition shade from the Express Finish line. I find it hard to describe this chic fall color. The best I can do is call it a dark slate grey – appearing as an almost-black teal in low light – with a fine, hidden, yet electric turquoise shimmer. I couldn’t wait to see if that shimmer translated onto the nail!
The shimmer certainly visible in strong light. I took the picture above in direct sunlight.
In weaker light you can see how it seems more slate grey – and that turquoise shimmer is much more subdued.
Now, the bottle proclaims this a “50 second” nail polish. I beg to differ. When I brushed it on a teeeeensy bit too thin it dragged horribly and started drying right away. Then the slightly thicker coats took several minutes to dry. A few minutes isn’t bad, but it’s not 50 seconds. This lacquer easily migrated into my cuticles so cleanup was not too successful, as you can see. I used 2 coats here which ended up providing good coverage. I got a small chip on my tip after 1 day.
Methinks I will definitely hold on to Cool Couture and give it another try, because I think it’s too interesting of a color to give up. Can you think of any dupes? I’m at a loss…
Have you had any luck with any of the Maybelline polishes?
~ Allison ~