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Maybelline Water Shine Nail Polish is a lovely product, in my opinion.
I purchased this nail polish several months ago. I chose my nail polish in the shade of 01 or “Iced Mauve.” I believe that I made my purchase from Boots or Superdrug, I am not sure which. But I am sure that it is a really great shade that goes well with so many outfits. I would say though that this shade leans more towards pink than mauve but it has that mauve pink look which perhaps makes it appear a more refined shade.
This nail polish goes onto the nails very smoothly and so easily, although I do definitely prefer the thicker nail varnish brushes that seem to be popular now and perhaps are becoming standard with the newer types of nail varnishes available right now.
Maybelline Water Shine high gloss nail polish has a very good consistency which doesn't drip too much when applying.
Once dried this nail polish lives up to its name of “Water Shine” as it still looks as if it is wet and it has a lovely high and glossy shine to it.
I think that this nail polish isn't too bad with regards to chipping and flaking but compared to the newer brands of gel and acrylic nail polishes that are on the market, it will chip a little sooner.
Maybelline Water Shine Nail Polish is available from many on-line retailers. The guide prices below are for a 12 ml sized bottle.
I would recommend this nail polish.
Review of Maybelline Water Shine Nail Polish
I used to wear nail polish regularly but for various reasons stopped painting my nails; however I have recently started using it again and am enjoying discovering all the nail polish ranges available.
Maybelline was a favourite of mine for many years and I recently bought a few of their polishes.
**The Water Shine Nail Polish**
This nail polish gives a high shine, wet look finish. I have shade 15 (Bikini Pink) and shade 12 (Sparkling Gold). The nail polish comes in a traditional glass bottle containing 12ml of nail polish. As usual, the application brush is attached to the cap. The brush is a fairly bog standard type and I find it is easy to hold and apply your polish.
Maybelline state that this nail polish has added acrylic to give a chip resistant, mirror-like finish. Not sure that I would agree with the chip-resistant claim, but the overall effect of this polish is very good indeed. I have found that it lasts fairly well although does begin to chip on day 2, this is probably my own fault as I never wear rubber gloves for household chores, so perhaps I am asking too much of any nail polish!
Maybelline also say that the Water Shine range is a one coat nail polish. I have managed to get away with one coat with the gold/ brown shade that I bought, but the pink one really does need two coats to bring the colour to a level I find acceptable. That said, I did not pay too much for these nail polishes, so I do not really mind having to use two coats.
One thing I have noticed about Maybelline nail polish is that it doesn't smell quite as pungent as other brands, now that has to be a good thing!
The nail polish goes on smoothly and I have had no issue with streaks or a patchy finish and it also removes easily too with my nail polish remover.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
These nail polishes were impulse buys; I saw them on a special offer display in my local independent chemist store and paid the princely sum of £1.25 each, which I considered to be a real bargain.
There were around a dozen or so shades displayed and I must admit some were definitely not colours I would choose. Being a 50+ lady, I just cannot see myself with Forest Green nails! That said there were plenty of shades for me to choose from and I was very happy with my choices.
Maybelline Water Shine Nail Polish is reasonably hard wearing in spite of the tough time I give my nails; it is easy to apply, dries in around 4-5 minutes and gives a very attractive wet look finish. I am really rather impressed with this nail polish and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
Thank you for reading.
© brittle1906 August 2012
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