Yes! Bring on the spring collections! These Maybelline Color Show nail polishes have a specially designed bottle that complements this limited collection perfectly. Take a look, those labels are special edition. Looks like it’s not just Essie with the fancy new looks (Essie Bridal 2015 Collection).
Of the four shades in this collection, I grabbed two, the nude and magenta. I skipped on the dark eggplant and bright coral. I’m not planning on wearing dark colors for a while and I found a fantastic coral from the L’Oreal Haute Florals collection I’m gonna stick to. I wasn’t very thrilled by the color selection. As with most Maybelline collection, they release multiple products all at once and most of the time, the lipsticks are were the focus is at. It seems they weren’t looking to dazzle with the nails. Sad news aside, you still want to see these, right?
I’d like to address the packaging a little before I go more into detail with the polishes themselves.
Other than obviously being decorated with an adorable label, the packaging does not say limited edition at all. The display had the words printed on it, but I don’t see it anywhere on the bottle. This leads me to believe that these may be joining the permanent line, but of course, probably without the fancy label.
I found the most perfect pinky nude a few weeks back, Bamboo White from the Victoria Beckham & Nails Inc collab. I also found a great one from the drugstore, Sally Hansen Bare It All. I found my two perfect nudes, but I could not help grabbing Beach Blossom from this display. I mean, it’s limited edition and it’s got special packaging! I had to use 3 coats for opacity and it didn’t wow me. It’s a nice nude polish, but for the same price, try Bare It All. Check out Perennial Chic from Essie’s new spring collection, they’re pretty much dupes and Perennial Chic has a better formula. My review of that is here.
Beach Blossom- 3 coats, no top coat
Here’s Fiery Tulip. This name is misleading. There’s nothing “fiery” about it. With a name like that, you’d expect it to be a coral or bright orange shade. Nope. This is a pinky magenta purple and it’s not even bright enough to justify using fiery for a description. After trying out Flowerista, new from Essie, I’m starting to feel myself get into magenta. Fiery Tulip wasn’t too bad, The formula was a little watery, but it was fine with 2 coats. I prefer a creamier formula, so this one doesn’t get a full thumbs up from me.
Fiery Tulip- 2 coats, no top coat
In comparison to Essie Flowerista, Fiery Tulip is much lighter and more of what you’d expect from a spring magenta color. If you want to understand what exactly I mean by that, swatches and a review of Flowerista is here. Definitely take a look because Flowerista dries darker than it looks in the bottle.
(L-R) Fiery Tulip & Flowerista
This was another dud from Maybelline, makes me think of the Black to Black Collection. I’m sad to say it, but just keeping it real. Beach Blossom and Fiery Tulip didn’t hit the mark with me. They’re not unique colors and the formula are too thin for my liking. Perhaps the other two released are better, but I don’t think I’m going to head back to get them after my experience with these. This collection is lacking in the nail department, so look to the other products. The packaging is the only reason I even gave these a chance in the first place. Don’t get it twisted. These are good solid polishes, but there’s just nothing special that sets them aside from other nudes or magentas I own. What I’m trying to say is that there are other better options.
There are many more spring collections out right now that blows this one out of the water! L’Oreal, Wet n Wild and Essie have all put out their spring collections. To keep up to date with my latest posts on new spring collections, check this link here. I still have a few more spring posts to put up and then by that time, summer collections will be starting to roll out. I’m so darn excited!