Whenever I am browsing in my local Boots, I almost always pick up a new nail polish, even if I know I already have five almost- exact replicas at home. I can't help it - I love nail polish! I bought one of these colour show nail varnishes quite a while ago, and I have to admit straight away that it's not one I turn to whenever I decide to paint my nails, for a number of reasons I will mention. But firstly, I would like to say how colourful and varied the collection is! Seeing these polishes in boots, I couldn't help admiring how vibrant they all were, and i spent a long time choosing which one I wanted. I eventually decided on a basic blue called 'Cool Blue'. My first thoughts on the nail varnish were, of course, how pretty the colour was, and also the very decent price. Often, nail varnishes can be upwards of £3, which isn't expensive but when you are a nail polish fanatic like me, it all adds up! I also really like the design of the packaging on this product, with a large black twist off kid lid and bold white text. I have also dropped the glass bottle several times and the bottle has remained intact, another bonus. My first impressions after trying the product were, however, not so good. the first time I tried it, the applicator was fine and I was able to apply two coats of the polish to my nails. But after only two days of wearing it, plus a clear top coat (not from the same brand) I noticed the polish had already begun to chip on at least three nails. this was a disappointment, but I reapplied it anyway, only to find that the applicator brush was actually stuck inside the lid, meaning I couldn't actually apply it. I put the lid back on and tried again, and after a couple of attempts I was able to unstick the applicator, though this wouldn't be the last time this happened, one of the reasons why, allong with the fact this polish chips so easily, i don't often wear it. Overall, I have realised with this nail varnish that you get what you pay for.
If I have one weakness it has to be for nail polish. I have a variety of brands and colours and like to try out new brands when I can. While shopping for more foundation in Boots I spotted a fab bright pink from L'Oreal which I thought would be great for the recent hot weather we had. However, being a skinflint I decided to look around for a cheaper option and came across this Maybelline polish. Therefore, I opted for Bubbilicious which is a really vivid bright pink colour.
***What is it?***
This is a relatively new nail polish range from Maybelline which is cheaper then its regular polishes and comes in a range of bright and bold fashion colours and finishes.
According to Maybelline:
"You'll love this range of nail polish because it's inspired by the runway giving trends and colours direct from the catwalk. The colour is bold and crisp due to the formula's transparent gel-base. Colorshow brings you instant seasonal updates to your finger tips!"
I have to say the range of colours is what drew me to this range as there are so many great options to choose from which would add a fun look to your nails - they also do a range of finishes as well such as glitters so it is quite a good range for getting fashionable nail colours.
Well this comes in a 7ml bottle which is smaller than some polishes on the market but for a bold fashion colour that doesn't bother me as it is less likely to go gloopy as I wouldn't use it as quickly as I would a red or neutral colour. The bottle itself is quite classy looking with a round bottle and black lid (it's slightly similar to the look of nails inc bottles). Whereas, the brush is a fairly standard size for a nail polish so you will need about 3 strokes to coat your nails.
I applied two coats of this and it gave a really nice even finish with a really vibrant colour - one just wasn't even or bright enough for my tastes. However, the coverage is really good after two coats and you can't see the brush strokes at all which is great.
The finish is quite shiny and as I pointed out the colour is really vibrant. In terms of staying power it's ok but not fantastic. It lasted about three days (with chipping happening on the third day).
At £2.99 in places like Boots and Superdrug it's not a bad price and it has a good range of colours I just wish it lasted longer.
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