8 May 2013

Maybelline Polka Dots Nail Polish

As a little treat I popped into town today to pick up a nail polish I've wanted as I have finally finished my final piece of work for university, hallelujah! All I need to now do is go and print it out with my friend tomorrow and that is it, three years complete. Let me tell you, it has gone by so very fast!


I specifically went with the intention of picking up a nail polish from Maybelline as I had seen it mentioned by Kirsty over at Hello Zelda. This was the Maybelline Forever Strong Gel Nail Colour in 'Mint For Life'. The nail polish cost £4.09 which isn't too bad a price as I have it on my nails now and it looks stunning! I feel that you definitely require a second coat with this as it is a little patchy which is slightly disappointing however this is completely rectified upon the second application. The only downside I can really see to this polish is that it is not cruelty free, which is something I battle with every time I go shopping...I must do a post on this; however, let's not go off on a tangent today.

Whilst in town I saw another polish by Maybelline which was the Colour Show Polka Dots in 'Chalk Dust', at a price of just £2.99 these are fantastic. After having created my own 'SpeckleNails' I really did want a polish with this affect for when I was feeling lazy, so here we have it.






















Chalk Dust is featured here on its own to the left, with Mint For Life in two coats sitting nicely in the middle, last up I paired them both together which I think looks rather nice! They're definitely not as 'blended' as the Illamasqua nail polishes from the Imperfection Collection however, for me this is still just as quirky.

What do you think?
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  1. oooh that maybelline nail polish is gorgeous! i'm going to have to buy that!! xo

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    1. Yes it is a lovely shade :) xx

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  2. looks lush however reminds me of an egg? You know the ones, i think it could be duck eggs? haha, random, i know!

    Samantha xxx

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    1. Yes it sure does! I think that was the look Illamasqua were going for and everyone else just copied haha x

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  3. Love the shade, Will be eagerly waiting for more.

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  4. I love the combo between the two! x

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    1. Thank you Hayley, I wasn't too sure at first but I love it now :) xx

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  5. Ahhhhh, They're both gorgeous!! I'm in LOVE with anything pastelly and green! I also love the little polka dot effect you get with the other maybelline polish.....I'm going to look for these!! :)

    Layla xx

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    1. Thank you Layla, I'm glad you liked the post :D Definitely keep an eye out for them xx

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  6. They look beautiful together

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    1. I think so Georgia, thank you xx

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  7. Love the chalk dust!!

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    1. They're cute :D I really like the look of them xx

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  9. I love Chalk Dust, and they look so good together! It reminds me of the L'Oreal polish but cheaper xx

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    1. Yes they're about £2 cheaper! I'm sure I've read somewhere that they are limited editions too xx

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  10. It's lovely isn't it! It looks nice with Chalk Dust which I've never seen before, but it looks so lovely! I might have to convince myself to buy it the next time I'm out haha xo

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    1. You should Kirsty and yes, I love the look of the mint polish, so thanks for showing it me in your original post :) xx

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  11. I love the mint green nail varnish! the speckles look cool too but I'm not sure about them as a whole.... maybe take a look when I'm next in town?

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    1. You should definitely take a look whilst in town, they're not for everyone but I prefer this look to textured/feathered etc nails that we keep seeing crop up xx

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  12. So beautiful colours! Love your combination!

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  13. Was looking at the mint one the other day, think you've convinced me to go get it! Such a pretty colour and they look good together! :)

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    1. I love it, I picked up the last one so it must be quite popular xx

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  14. Both are super pretty but I love them together - definitely a great recreation of the speckled nail from Illamasqua :)

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    1. I think so and for such a cheaper price :) xx

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  15. I love love love the Maybelline Mint polish. I was going to buy the Essie ridiculously hyped Mint Candy Apple, and saw this one and fell in love. It lasts for ages on the nails, and I want more colours from the range! xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I really like it too, I', so reluctant to buy Essie polishes :( xx

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  16. Love these together! So nice xx

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  17. I love its look and the color is just perfect ! :)xx
    Grace | Grace of Beauty

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    1. Thank you very much Grace :) xx

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  19. It looks nice but its a shame to hear its not cruelty free :( nothing should suffer for beauty...
    I like your blog by the way :)

    Sarah x
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    1. I know, it is really annoying! Thank you Sarah :) xx

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  20. Love the colour, looks great with the confetti polish! xx

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    1. I know, there are some other colours too which look lovely :) xx

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  21. I love them both paired together, so nice and summery! x

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    1. Thanks Amy! :D I think so too xx

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  22. Such a gorgeous mint shade! Love the speckled effect too xo

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    1. Thank you Megan :D I want to try other combinations now xx

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  23. I love the colour of this polish its ever so pretty and super cute for spring. I wish I wasn't on a nail polish spending ban or I would pick this up right away. I love the polka dot top coat too. I love the speckled egg look on top of the nails and this is such a perfect way to get that look. Fabulous post xx

    Danielle | Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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    1. Thanks so much Danielle :D I love the speckled look too, it's so unique and different. Thank you for following xx

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  24. Very pretty :-) love the shades, and beautiful blog now following you xx

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    1. Thanks so much Krystel, so appreciated and I'm glad you like the nail polish xx

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  25. I love this idea! I will definitely buy this nail polish! I also very like the mint nail polish and since I'm obsessed with mint colour... *running to drugstore*

    BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. Thank you :) this combination does work really well together. I also love mint shades xx

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  26. Last week I thought about buying the Polka Dots Nail Polish but then I didn't buy it because I thought it would look a bit weird.
    But it actually looks amazing! Go back to buy it :)
    Amazing post :)

    I'm following you now :)

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    1. Thank you Catilein :D I really like the Polka Dots, it's something a bit different :) xx

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  27. I like cruelty free products to but it is so hard especially if you've already liked something before you have looked into it more. They look really nice and I like that you were honest about the patchyness on the first coat :)

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