The other day I was going through the polishes I have to swatch when I realized they were almost all salon brand polishes. Somehow I’ve managed to be a bit out of the loop when it comes to what’s going on in the nail polish world at the drugstore. So, I headed over to drugstore.com and looked around.
I had heard about the Maybelline Street Art collection but I hadn’t seen it anywhere (I hadn’t been looking for it either…). Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about the whole graffiti/street art/whatever you want to call it glitter polishes. I tend to stick to polishes that aren’t quite as…edgy (for a lack of a better word…). But as it turns out, I really loved how this manicure turned out!
For the base color I used 3 coats of Essie Find Me An Oasis then I topped that with 2 coats of Maybelline Blue Beats. The glitter in Blue Beats deposited evenly over the nail and the glitter laid flat.
I really like the way Blue Beats looked over the pale blue base. It made the glitter a bit less harsh and even made this manicure feel very spring!
The Maybelline Street Art collection is currently in stores and also available on drugstore.com. I picked up 2, Blue Beats along with Wild at Heart (though I’m going to send Katie Wild at Heart ).
There are swatches under the jump!
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I’ve been really into red polish lately. Mostly I’ve been wearing OPI Over & Over A-Gwen but I finally decided to give another red polish a little love; Essie Fishnet Stockings. Fishnet Stockings is an old favorite. It actually came in an Essie set I found at Ross. The set also included Berry Hard and […] Continue reading →
Every year, right about this time – I end up in a bit of a funk. The weather is cold and grey and I’m ready to be spending lots of time outdoors in the sunshine. Well, I can’t control the weather but I can spice up my nails a bit and Essie’s Resort Collections always […] Continue reading →
I hate snow. No, I loathe snow. But that doesn’t mean I can’t use it for a little manicure inspiration! Charlotte doesn’t get much snow (hey, why do you think I live here!) but we’ve had a couple of bouts of snow over the last month or so. And let’s be honest. When life is […] Continue reading →
It’s giveaway time! As y’all probably know we are HUGE fans of the Essie resort collections. Honestly, the resort collection from Essie is almost always one of my favorite collections of the year. It’s a nice way to bring some spring into life when the winter weather seems to just not want to go away! […] Continue reading →
I’m kind of loving this polish from Essie’s 2014 Resort Collection! Under the Twilight isn’t exactly what I’d expect from a Resort collection but I have to say it’s gorgeous. Essie describes this polish as a smokey plum. Um, what? At least to me there has to be some red in a purple for it […] Continue reading →
Every year I look forward to the Essie Resort collection. It comes out at the end of January/early February when winter is dragging on and the weather is dreary. Being that it’s a resort collection generally the colors anything but dreary. The 2014 Resort collection is no exception. Find Me An Oasis is an almost […] Continue reading →
About a month ago Bath & Body Works had a one day sale where all their candles were $8. I freaking LOVE Bath & Body Works candles so I went to stock up. I just happened to post a picture while I was at B&BW on TDV Instagram and mrsmanpolish, who is a long time […] Continue reading →
Along time ago I did a manicure where I mixed a textured polish (JulieG Blueberry Fizz) and a metallic polish (Essie No Place Like Chrome). I loved the end result. There’s something about mixing the two extreme ends of nail polish textures spectrum (I just totally made that a thing) I think not only looks […] Continue reading →
Y’all. This is such an old favorite! If you caught my picture over on Instagram then you know I went on a little cleaning binge the other day. There was just nail polish EVERYWHERE and I hit a wall! As I was putting things away I ran across Damsel in a Dress. I recalled being […] Continue reading →