Thursday, May 3, 2012

Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy

I randomly saw this display for these new polishes called Color Show from Maybelline at Walmart while I was buying some stuff for the house, and of course I had to stop and take a look. And that's when I found this little gem. I grabbed it because it looks so much like my favorite OPI shade that was discontinued years ago, Victoria Velvet. I absolutely love love love that polish. Not only is it very pretty, but I get very nostalgic about it because when I was a little girl, my mom would take me to the salon with her and I would get my nails painted in this color EVERY TIME. Because I have VERY little left in the bottle, I couldn't bear to paint all my nails just for the purpose of swatching it, but here it is on only my ring finger with my new Maybelline polish on the rest of the nails. Not as close as I thought - haha. Oh well. It's the memories that are important to me - Victoria Velvet can never be replaced. (But, if OPI re-made it I would buy ten bottles in a heartbeat and give a couple to my mom.) :P
Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy
Pardon my oddly-shaped nail on my index finger - I chipped it doing chores over the weekend.

Once I had these colors on, I decided it was time to try my hand at didn't start out well, and I'm willing to show the picture only so that others who decide to try it aren't discouraged. Here it is.
Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy
See, I told you! I persevered though and ended up with this after giving up on that design (it really didn't fit well on my nail). Here is the other design on my left hand!
Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy
Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy and OPI Victoria Velvet
Now here it is with the flash!
Maybelline Color Show Crushed Candy
I am not at all disappointed with this purchase. The color is very pretty, and it went on in two nice and smooth coats. I would definitely buy more of these polishes if I could (but I'm broke!), so maybe by the time I can buy more, they will be on clearance. ;) Now here's a quick story about my crazy nailpolish-obsessed rambling at Walmart that day.

When I found it at Walmart, there was no price, and I had no idea what to expect, so I took it up to the register with my groceries, and asked the girl to scan it. She said "Two Ninety-Seven", and I said "Yep! That will be mine." I'm pretty sure the girl thought I was nuts as I went on to explain that it looks very similar to my favorite OPI polish, but she seemed to share my happiness in terms of the great price. She said, "And it's a lot cheaper than OPI!" Yes it is, random cashier at Walmart, yes it is. :) I was nearly giddy as I walked out to my car, no joke. So even though it is not really close at all (bahaha), you should definitely try it out - it will not disappoint!

Also, I have entered a nail art contest on facebook, and would love it if you would consider voting for my entry.
Summer Lovin Nail Art Contest by My Lacquer Family

Thank for looking/voting!