Lit from Within: It's Polka time!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

It's Polka time!

Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun....

Oh, wrong Polka.

I have a couple of Maybelline Polka Dots polishes to show you.  I love that the mainstreams are taking some cues from Indies and doing some interesting glitters!

This is Drops of Jade.

Maybelline Drops of Jade

This one had a little trouble getting started - my pinky doesn't have enough glitter on it - but then the glitter went into overdrive.  I don't know why that happened, and I didn't notice it until I looked at these super close up pix.  Love the color!

Maybelline Drops of Jade

Blue Marks the Spot was a little thinner, and the proportion of base color to glitter was a little off.

Blue Marks the Spot

I tried building my thumb up to opacity, and I just got a clumpy glitter mess.  If you don't want just a sheer wash of blue, undies are a necessity.  Kind of a bummer, though, because this should be an all-in-one polish.  That shade of blue is so pretty, I don't want to alter it with undies. 

sheer blue Blue Marks the Spot

For about $3.50, these are a nice low-cost alternative to some of the Indies, but I don't think they are quite as good as some of the more established Indies.  The base color is a little too sheer, and the glitter proportion is a little heavy, though I love the simplicity of the black and white glitter in different sizes.

Nice for a first try, Maybelline!  Pump up that color.


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    1. They are still widely available... at this point, I'd probably wait to see if they go on clearance. :) I may buy more of the colors if that happens.

  2. Of course the blue one is the only one I bought. UGH! I haven't swatched it yet but now I just don't want to :-( the blue color in the bottle is so pretty

    1. I totally understand! I was sad, too. You may find that you have a blue in your stash that would compliment it, though! Or, maybe even over white..

  3. These are gorgeous!I'll have to get some soon.


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