Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Maybelline Color Show ~ Blue Freeze

Maybelline Color Show ~ Blue Freeze  
Midnight blue with subtle purple shimmer

This is the second Color Show polish from Maybelline that I got from Katee from "A Girl and her Polish" in a swap, and that I’ve tried on. The first one was “Styled out”, which had an amazing formula. The formula of Blue Freeze wasn’t quite as fantastic. After the first coat I felt like “meh”, and kinda mentally gave up on this polish. The second coat sorted all doubts out though – the depth increased amazingly and the shimmer looked great. The purple shimmer in the bottle didn’t transfer to the nails though, but hey, it’s still a pretty midnight blue. Here’s what it looks like on:



Then I grabbed “Silver Rain” from Sephora. It’s a clear base with holographic bars in. I applied a coat of that onto the Blue Freeze. The formula of the Sephora is thick and gloopy and the bars need to be pushed around on the nail, and sometimes it even takes an effort to make them even leave the brush. And the drying time was a killer. Half an hour later it was still tacky. That’s simply a no go for me. I’m way too impatient to wait that long for nail polish to dry!

But anyway, here’s what it looked like. I wear no top coat on the pic:


Do you like it best with or without the bar glitters?
Do you own any polishes from this Maybelline collection?


Opacity: 7/10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7/10
Buy again: No

26 comments:

  1. I love it with these glitters! Very pretty!

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    1. Thank you, glitters are essential in my stash :)

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  2. I like both versions - but that bar glitter really is terrific!

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    1. I really like the look of the glitter too, but I didn't like working with it at all :D

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  3. Super fint, begge versioner! Kan bare ikke bestemme mig for, om jeg kan li bar glitter eller ej :)

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    1. Jeg er heller ikke 100% sikker endnu, men den her er en af dem, som jeg indtil videre bedst har kunnet lide :)

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  4. I like both version, but I totally go for the glitter ones. I love the bar shaped glitters.
    I own only two Maybelline polishes from the mini Colorama line and they are great :)

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    1. It's so nice to hear that :) I've know Maybelline for quite a while, but I never really got into them before now :)

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  5. I like it both alone and with glitter! :)

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    1. Oh goodie! The glitter kinda made it look like a funny version of the night sky :)

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    2. I love such combinations (in a "night sky" style :))) )

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    3. Me too. Perhaps I should have thrown a star or two on it as well :D

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  6. I could wear it alone. Very pretty and it's my kind of blue. The bar glitter really makes it sparkle though!

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    1. I could easily imagine you with that colour nails! :)
      And I *love* sparkles :D

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  7. I really like this polish. I also think bar glitters add a nice touch to any dark polish - especially blue and purple :D ♥

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    1. Yes! And we *like* blue and purple a lot! :D ♥

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  8. Hey I've been thinking about a polish with bar holo glitter! I'm buying this one right now! Have been seeing ads for this new brand of polish and wondering if it's as great as they say! I love this mani

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  9. Ps I can't find this polish. Can you help me?

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    1. Of course I can. Have you got access to Sephora shops? Otherwise please let me know, I can get it for you!

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  10. ooh, i like the bar glitters...you don't see that too often!

    [oomph.]
    Anastasia of Beverly Hills-GIVEAWAY

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    1. That's right :) This is also the only bar glitter topper I own. :)

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  11. I love it with the bar glitters! It's a shame they were such a pain to work with because they're seriously dazzling. ;)

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    1. Yes, it did spice up the blue, didn't it?! :D

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