Like myself, you're probably all fed up of seeing effects/textured nail varnishes being released here, there and everywhere. Every brand you look at claims to have a new polish effect creating "instant nail art" effects. However, if you're just about to give up hope... I urge you to try out these new Maybelline Colour Show Polkadots!
You may have already noticed that one of the shades "Chalk Dust" is very similar, if not a total dupe of the L'Oreal Confetti polish. Every blogger on the planet seemed to go crazy for it, however I held back. In a way I'm glad I did because for such a small bottle (5ml) costing £4.99 it really wasn't worth it when you compare it to getting your hands on these polishes for a very reasonable £2.99 for 7ml!
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Speckled Pink is made up of a sheer hot pink base colour, and filled with black and white, matte, multi-sized speckles. The photo's above are achieved with 3 coats of the polish and as you can see the pink colour still isn't opaque so I recommend maybe using a pink polish underneath to begin with if you're looking for a bolder look.
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Shooting Stars has a deep ocean blue base coat and again filled with black and white, matte, multi-sized speckles. The photo's above are achieved with 3 coats of the polish. I found that 3 coats caused the blue base to overlay the speckles a little too much for my liking, so have only been wearing 2 coats since. If you're looking for a bolder blue look, try using a blue nail polish first before applying a layer or two of the polkadots.
Maybelline Color Show Polkadots Chalk Dust is the odd one out the collection, because the black and white speckles are suspended in a clear base rather than a tinted one. Which, now I come to think about it, deems the rest of the polishes pretty pointless, because you could infact just buy Chalk Dust and layer it over any other colour polishes you have to create the same effect! The photo's above are achieved with 3 coats of the polish which has become a little clustered, but I quite like the effect.
Overall I found that all three polishes applied really well to the nails. The speckles transfer from bottle to brush to nail really easily and evenly which I was pleased about. I've worn these polishes a couple of times and the wear time is pretty good too, around 3-4 days without chipping. Oh, and last but not least... the polishes are surprisingly easy to remove, we all know how much of a nightmare some texture/glitter polishes can be to get off!
There is one more polish in the collection called "Rain Forest Canopy", if you're a fan of green shades.
What do you think about these polishes & What's your favourite?