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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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OPI California Dreaming – My Picks [Sponsored Post]

*This posting contains PR-samples*

Hi beauties!

the OPI California Dreaming collection is totally speaking to me with all these beautiful nude and pink shades! I have been wanting to try out a few shades for a while now but just never got around to it. Even though this is a Summer collection, I think that the colours are timeless and very wearable throughout the year! So here are my picks from the California Dreaming collection – thank you so much notino.de for sending me these!

I chose the 5 shades you see in the picture below. By the way, I love the names of this collection!

OPI California Dreaming - my picks

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Femme Fatale – Clever Girl (Thermal Polish)

Hey beauties!

Autumn is here, and one of the nice side effects is that the effect of thermal nail polishes will be more visible due to the colder surrounding air temperature (at least if you manage to have warm hands haha). My first ever Femme Fatale nail polish (and certainly not my last) is this beautiful thermal polish called Clever Girl. When it is cold, it shows as a pinky-red base with golden shimmer and gold+holo glitters, and when your hands get warm it changes into a beautiful clear-golden base with gold shimmer and the same sparkles. It’s magic! Of course, the effect will get better the longer your nails are.

I wore Clever Girl in two coats plus one coat of Seche Vite TC. The wear was normal, I’d say about 2-3 days. Removal can be tricky because of the glitters, I recommend either using a Peeloff-Base or removing the polish with the foil method.

The first two pictures show the cold version

Femme Fatale - Clever Girl // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Femme Fatale - Clever Girl // headtofoot.wordpress.com

The next picture shows the “transition” – this is what Clever Girl looks like a lot when I wear it:

Femme Fatale - Clever Girl // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Here is a comparison of cold version on my index and middle finger, and warm version on my ring and pinkie finger:

Femme Fatale - Clever Girl // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Love the gradient effect (see below)

Femme Fatale - Clever Girl // headtofoot.wordpress.com

And the last picture shows what it looks like when your hands are very warm and the surrounding temperature is pretty cold: A very cool look with the red tips!

Femme Fatale - Clever Girl // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I hope you enjoyed my post! Do you like thermal polishes?

Have a great weekend!

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