31 May 2016


Today I'd like to talk about some of my favourite drugstore nail polishes, the Color Show Nail Polishes  and Dr. Rescue from Maybelline New York.

These nail polishes claim to have 2x more pigments so only one coat is necessary, which is true for some of the shades, while the lighter of the shades do require 2+ coats for a solid colour. The polishes have a small flat brush that makes them quick and easy to apply.

As promised they are also fairly long-wearing and I do manage to get a few days wear from them before they start chipping at the ends, but here is also important to note than I probably wash my hands more than most during the day with two nappy wearing little kids! But even so, I still find that reasonable, especially considering the low price. 
But of course you can extend the wear by using a base and top coat such as those from the Maybelline Dr. Rescue range, which includes:  
  • Dr. Rescue Colour Correcting Base Coat
  • Dr. Rescue Gel Effect Top Coat
  • Dr. Rescue All in One
The Colour Correcting Base Coat has got an off-white shade that evens and whitens the nail, to make applying nail polish easier, make it last longer, and give a more solid, longer-lasting nail color.
The Gel Effect Top Coat helps seal in your nail polish so that it lasts longer, while giving it a high-gloss gel effect finish.
Finally, the All in One is both a base and a top coat, which has an inbuilt strengthener that protects the nails throughout the day and also gives the nails a high gloss finish
Using a base and a top coat, or alternatively the All in One does extend the wear of your manicure by a few days, and gives it an even glossier finish too. While I like all three products, personally I have been reaching for the All in One as I like that it has an inbuilt strengthener too!

Back to the nail polishes... One think I am not fond of is the strong chemical scent they have, no doubt as they are not 3-free, which generally is the case for nail polishes in the price range. So at least I make sure my little boys are not near me when I paint my nails as I don't want them to inhale the strong fumes.
There are a massive 26 shades in the range, which does make it very difficult to pick favourites, but a few of mine include Urban Coral (an orangy-red), Bubblicious (a fuchsia) and Broadway Blues (a bright French blue).
Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Polish - RRP: $5.95 / 7ml each 
Maybelline New York Dr. Rescue Colour Correcting Base Coat - RRP: $6.95 / 7ml each 
Maybelline New York Dr. Rescue Gel Effect Top Coat - RRP: $6.95 / 7ml each 
Maybelline New York Dr. Rescue All in One - RRP: $6.95 / 7ml each
Maybelline New York is available from Priceline, Variety Stores and select supermarkets and pharmacies
* Some products may have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy. 
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