25 October 2016


A few week ago I received a beautiful delivery from Maybelline New York containing among others Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks, but also some Color Show Nail Polishes and an Express Remover, - all to celebrate Maybelline's partnership with this season of the Bachelorette.

I am already a fan of the Maybelline Color Show Nail Polishes (which you can read more about here). But in short, these polishes are exceptionally good value at just $5.95 each (and very often on special on top of that), and the colour range huge, so at the low price you can afford to build up a colour collection. I like the short wide brush that helps give an even look, and two coats give a nice solid look, and they dry super fast too. Wear is a couple of days, but can naturally be extended with a base and top coat.
The shades I put to the test this time was: 
  • Sugar Crystals - a peach shade with micro glitters. Goes on clear-ish, so it can also be used to add a bit of sparkle to any other shade
  • Coral Craze - a dark coral shade
  • Power Red - a bright red shade
  • Candy Apple - a rich dark red shade
These shade are all gorgeous, in particular the 'solid' shades - the red are such classics and should be in all nail polish collections, and the coral shade, I know I'll be reaching for come the warmer sunnier days.
Now, let's get on to the Maybelline Express Remover. This is a pot that contains a fitted foam insert that is soaked with an acetone-free formula to instantly lift and remove nail polish, all while also caring for the skin and nails.
This pot is claimed to be an instant dip-in nail polish remover and it really works! It has a whole in the top of the foam where you insert your finger, then twist a couple of times, before pulling your finger out. And in most cases, the nail is now completely free from nail polish. It does struggle with glitter polishes, but then again, I think all nail polishes do!
The pot contains a foam sponge soaking in nail polish remover. The sponge is cut into two and in the middle, there’s an opening for you to dip your finger into the sponge. It’s at this stage that your turn/twist your finger or the bottle around, with the nail making contact with the sponge and therefore, effectively removing the nail polish.
This is actually so much quicker and easier than the 'old fashioned' method of a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover, and it is certainly less messy too. And it is also perfect for those situation where you completely stuff it up when applying nail polish - where removing nail polish from one finger (leaving all the others intact) is near impossible, but with this jar it can now be done.
I do feel that I have to wash my hands afterwards, but then again, I always do anyway regardless of how I remove my nail polish.
I was surprised to learn that this is actually not a new product launch, but that it has been available for years - how on earth have I missed this. I love it and will without a doubt repurchase again and again.
Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Polish - RRP: $5.95 / 7ml each
Maybelline New York Express Remover - RRP: $9.95 / 75ml
Maybelline New York is available from Priceline, Variety Stores and select supermarkets and pharmacies
* Products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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