Maybe calling this blog “I love glitter” would have been more appropriate – because….I LOVE GLITTER!!
When I was younger, I had a boyfriend who used to call me a “marketers dream”. And as long as it is marketed with glitter and sparkles, I suppose he was right 🙂
While traveling through the Walmart makeup area, I spotted a couple of very pretty blue polishes (keep in mind BLUE) – and seeing as they were not super expensive brands, and even less expensive being from Walmart – I grabbed them.
Maybelline Color Show Metallics “Blue Blowout” and Revlon’s 441 “Radiant”
And here is how the manicure turned out!!
Everything I used (including glue base AND Gelous Gel base)
I used the Maybelline Blue Blowout as the base, and Revlon Radiant on top of that. Except on my ring finger, which was Essence “via airmail” base color, and topped with Zoya “Maisie” flakies.
Revlon Radiant is a nice blue glitter – which I don’t see a lot of. It has a little bit of silver and green glitter thrown in, but is mainly blue – and it took 3 coats for a full (but not opaque) coverage. The glitter does go on evenly, but very sparse.
As for Maybelline Blue Blowout….
Remember, I mentioned to keep in mind that this was a BLUE manicure, and that I used 2 different base coats prior to starting with anything else….
Ack!!! What is going on!!?? Obviously, this has to do with the new Maybelline, because the Revlon did not have any color to it, except the actual glitter pieces. And the finger I used Essence and Zoya on, is still the original yucky yellow.
So, I used lemon, and toothpaste, and acetone…..
And I still have blue fingernails!!!
At least they aren’t quite as bad as when I first removed the polish, but still…blue? Most people understand why your fingernails are yellow if you go out without polish (whaaa????) – but with blue…I just look sick.
(my fingers look wet, because I was soaking them in olive oil….the poor things were so dry from the lemon, toothpaste and acetone)
I suppose, my last words on this would be – if you really must use Maybelline’s Blue Blowout (it is a really nice looking polish….sigh…) use as many layers of base coat as you are patient enough for. MAYBE that will help. As for my bottle….my son can use it to paint with.