3 April 2014

Maybelline Color Show nail polish in coral reef

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This week I wanted a spring shade that would go with anything so while delving through my ever expanding collection. I decided to use this gorgeous shade by Maybelline Color Show called coral reef! It's a light orange/coral colour with a hint of golden shimmer.

I was really impressed with the formula. When applying metallic colours or colours with a high density of shimmer, it can be a nightmare to get an even finish! Quite often you are left with the lines of the brush or a gloopy finish where you have tried to even it out. Where this formula is really smooth and not at all  lumpy or to watery. The brush is the perfect size to give professional results.

Maybelline Say :
Our first transparent gel based formula combining bold, crisp color with a runway-inspired wardrobe for your nails.
Color Show is the new nail polish line that brings trend and color direct from the catwalk to the sidewalk. Inspired by all that is the Big Apple and its global fashion credentials, Color Show brings an instant seasonal update to your fingertips

The only issue I had was it did take a three coats to get an opaque look. So did use quite abit of polish which was quite disappointing. However for me the good things about this polish really outweigh the bad. The polish is quick drying and the shades on offer are stunningly beautiful and they have an amazing array of effects.

Maybelline - color show - nail polish - coral reef - nail varnish - coral - orange - swatch - review
A lot of people have complained about the lasting power of the color show polishes. Yet I haven't had any problem with chipping. I used my OPI Top coat and my nails have lasted 6 days perfectly without any chips which for a nail varnish under five pounds I think is amazing!

Have you tried this polish? what colour are you wearing this week? Have you tried any of the color show nail polishes? Do you have any coral colours?

Lots of love, 
Laura x


  1. 6 days?! That is pretty good going! I tried the mint green version of this and found it chipped so easily. Think I need that OPI top coat!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Do you have nail envy? Whenever I runout I use it as a topcoat aswell as base lol! Works a treat! They are the only things I find actually work! Xxxx

  2. My top colours to wear on my nails is coral and blues. This one is lovely.


  3. I hate having to do more than two coats! Its suck a pet peeve


  4. I have this shade, I wasn't to impressed by it tbh.

    Kate | A British Sparkle x

  5. Lovely colour...shame it took to much use to get to that but it's still a lovely outcome! I've been wearing my bright blue Topshop varnish this week and just did a DIY French manicure last night for a wedding I'm going to later today! Danielle x

    frontière girl

  6. It's such a pretty colour! :)

  7. Hey just to let you know I've nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award
    Beth xx

  8. That's such a pretty shade, I hate when you have to apply lots of coats though!


    Em’s Mixed Bag

  9. Such a pretty spring shade, it looks lovely on your nails xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie


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