Project Polish 2018

Hello beauties!

Happy New Year! The first week of 2018 is over and I spent a lot of it in bed with a nasty cold 😦 Boo! I hope you guys had a better start into the new year!

Today I would like to introduce you to a challenge that I’ve been wanting to join for a while, and this year I finally got around to it! It is the “Project Polish 2018” challenge, initiated by the lovely Eri from lackislove and Nici from blueshadowdragonheart. Everyone who would like to participate can pick a few polishes that they would like to empty. There will be updates every 3 months to see the progress. The hashtag to use is #unserprojectpolish2018 .

I think this is a great way to actually appreciate the nail polish you have and to bethink yourself of your stash and how far you can actually get with one bottle of nail polish. Also, I think for me personally, it will help me decide what to wear. Like a few “go-to”-polishes that I will put on my nails when I have no time to think about what I want to wear.

Here are my picks for the challenge:

Unser Project Polish 2018

Left to right:

P2 – 070 Charming Secret
China Glaze – Oxygen
P2 – 541 Night Out

As you can see, I picked two very neutral, every day, nude polishes that I can wear to anything. I love the P2 Charming Secret on my toe nails, too, so I’m confident that I can use that one a lot. The China Glaze Oxygen has a “my nails but better” effect, so it is really wearable, too. Also, since it is so sheer and jelly-like, I wanted to try some glitter sandwich manicures with that one. I picked the P2 Night Out because I think it makes a great base for all kinds of toppers! Which leads me to my second nail-related resolution for 2018 – use toppers more often! So this polish will hopefully help me wear all the beautiful toppers from my stash.

Fun fact: I finally ordered one of these (a polish bottle holder to tilt the bottles) – probably a necessary tool in order to really finish a nail polish!

Can’t wait to check out all of your projects! And especially to see the updates in March! What other resolutions for 2018 do you have (nail-related or not)? Or aren’t you a fan of that?

 

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Secret (polish) Santa: Hot oder Schrott Wichteln 7

Hi beauties!

In the German nail world, there is a Secret Santa tradition that has been initiated by Lena a few years ago. Now, for the 7th time already, she and Lotte (Marzipany) are organizing this awesome activity where nail polish lovers send each other nail polishes that they think are junk (“Schrott”) – and quite frequently, the receivers actually think the polishes aren’t junk, but actually hot!

In the past years I always enjoyed reading the blog posts about what other people received, but I somehow never got around to joining in. This year, for the first time, I signed up too!

Here is what my secret Santa sent to me:

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Maybelline Color Show Liquid Metals Venus and Hot Lava – Swatches and Review

Hi beauties!

It has been a while since I bought nail polish at a drugstore, simply because I have so many untrieds and drugstore polishes lately were not really a must-have for me. Actually, my friend spotted these when we were shopping together and I don’t know what it was about them that fascinated both of us – they have such a pretty shimmer in the bottle and looked so intriguing! The polishes are from a Maybelline Color Show collection called Liquid Metals. There are four shades in this collection, out of which I bought 502 Venus and 503 Hot Lava.

I’m so glad I picked these up! They have an excellent formula and are beautiful! One thing I have to say, though, is that they dry semi-matte, which is something that I didn’t expect, but actually love! It doesn’t say on the bottle, so I thought I’d let you know because I can imagine that not everyone is a fan of this finish. However, if you don’t like the finish, just grab a glossy top coat!

502 Venus (below) is a beautiful multichrome polish that shifts between dark purple, rose, orange and green. No dark base is needed for this one, the multichrome shimmer stands out on its own because the base already is quite dark. 502 Venus has, like I mentioned above, a semi-matte finish and this is how I’m showing it to you on the pictures (no top coat). I used two coats, the application was great, and I was personally really impressed with the wear of this one! No tipwear and no chipping for 3 full days – I rarely get that with my nails. Removal was easy and there was no staining.

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 502 Venus // headtofoot.wordpress.com Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 502 Venus // headtofoot.wordpress.com

503 Hot Lava (below) is a beautiful dark wine red shimmer polish. The orange-coppery shimmer provides a beautiful depth to the colour. This one, too, dries semi-matte, and this is how I show it to you on the pictures below (no top coat). Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a true one-coater here! I’m not kidding, all this polish needed was one supereasy coat for the outcome on the pictures. I’m impressed! The wear was good, 2 days before I had to take it off. Maybe if I had applied two coats like the other one, the wear would have been even better! Removal was easy and there was no staining!

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 503 Hot Lava // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 503 Hot Lava // headtofoot.wordpress.com

I really love the polishes from the Liquid Metals collection. They are great for fall/winter, easy to apply, quickdrying and longlasting.

Have you picked up any polishes from this collection?

Have a great weekend!

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