Sunday, March 14, 2010

Some old Maybelline swatches: Bolt of Blue and Mediterranean Coral


Mmm, dollar store loot!

Maybelline Bolt of Blue


This one I loved in the bottle but not so much on the nail. It's a light blue shimmer that is chock full of blue and silver shimmer. Actually, quite glittery but very gritty in both appearance and texture. (It might be helped by topcoat but this is just a swatch, hence, no topcoat.) Two coats, could've used three.

Maybelline Mediterranean Coral


I actually really love this color in theory: a gorgeous rich coral with gold shimmer. But I don't like it as much on my nail: as much as I enjoy corals and oranges, many of them don't really seem to flatter my skintone. I always feel like my hands look old and grey with these types of colors. Very easy application. Again, two coats, could've used three...

I wish there were all sorts of awesome dollar stores around me that were easily accessible by me (i.e. without a car). I just LOVE finding cheap polishes... and, you know, having store clerks look at me like I'm stupid when I'm trying to buy 16 blue polishes. (Hey, just because they all look the same to you, doesn't mean they are the same!!)

...anyway, I feel awkward about asking but are there any readers in Germany who can buy the new Agnes B striped magnetic polishes for me? (Obviously, I will pay you for it and for related expenses!) I read on Nail Board that it was only available in Germany. :( They just look too cool not to put some effort into finding!


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4 comments:

gildedangel said...

Those are neat colors!

Heidi said...

I can totally relate to the dollar store *high*, and I'm so glad I live in an area where there are an abundance of them! I like both of the ones you've shown, although I'd be afraid that Bolt of Blue would turn into "Death Warmed Over" with my skin tone. (But for a buck, I'd try it anyway :)

flinty said...

@gilded: thanks!

@heidi: Yeah, I'm pretty much willing to try anything for a buck...

Crystaliciousss said...

no agnes b polishes here in holland otherwise i would have helped.....

i like the coral!!! maybe you need the "cooler" coral tones for your skin, i have a warm skintone and my problem are silver tones they make me look like a zombie :(

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