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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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Illyrian Polish – Gold Lion

Hi beauties!

We had some sun this weekend! That means I was able to take decent photos of my recent manicure: I wore Illyrian Polish Gold Lion and before going into details: I am obsessed with this polish!!

My first encounter with Illyrian Polish was okay but formula-wise not really a moment to remember (Bioluminescent Review). I had ordered two more colours, one of which was Gold Lion, and I am so happy I did! It has been out of stock for a while everywhere, but I finally got hold of a bottle, and it is really really pretty. It is a very cool dark grey base with beautiful warm golden shimmer particles. Love it.

Also, Gold Lion is not camera shy. The shimmer is so so obvious and in your face – and every single picture I took of this polish looked great. Seriously, this almost never happens! I didn’t have to search for the right angle or lighting to make the shimmer pop, it is just sitting right there, waiting to be drooled over!

The application was okay, not great, a little thick, but managable. For me, I felt like using more polish than usual made it easier and the second coat made everything come together and look nice and opaque. The polish dries a little bit dull, so adding a top coat is a must if you are aiming to achieve the shiny look from the pictures below. I wore this for one and a half days before it started chipping.

Illyrian Polish - Gold Lion // headtofoot.wordpress.com Illyrian Polish - Gold Lion // headtofoot.wordpress.com Illyrian Polish - Gold Lion // headtofoot.wordpress.com Illyrian Polish - Gold Lion // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Illyrian Polish - Gold Lion // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Ohhh this golden shimmmaaaa! Illyrian Polish just knows how to make shimmer polishes.

Have a good start into the week everyone!