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Friday, June 6, 2014

Maybelline Bleached Neons Collection


     Welcome to my 150th blog post! Today I have for you the very fun, very bright Beached Neon Collection by Maybelline.  Maybelline posted that these polishes would only be available in stores until the end of may, but my Walgreens still had quite a few of them left earlier this week. However these are limited edition so if you want them, I suggest snatching them up if you see them.

Maybelline Bleached Neons Collection

     When I first started seeing swatches of this collection online I knew I had to have them all. And for once my Walgreens had them right away. I think I might have shrieked a little in the store when I found them and scared the sales clerk.  But you don't want to hear about my feelings when I saw the bottles do you, you want to see the Polish! I'll warn you this post is going to be very picture heavy. Now let's get to it.

 Pink Punch is a muted neon pink the dries to a semi-matte finish. It's a little on the runny side and I had a slight issue with it pooling at my cuticles.

Maybelline Pink Punch Bleached Neons Collection Creme

     The first coat was very sheer but it built up nicely. This is 2 coats without top coat.

Maybelline Pink Punch Bleached Neons Collection

     Coral Heat is a neon coral polish that dries to a semi matte finish. This one was also on the runny side.

Maybelline Coral Heat Bleached Neons Collection
    
     Again the first coat was on the sheer side. Shown here is 2 coats without top coat. I actually really liked this color and can see myself wearing it a lot this summer.

Maybelline Coral Heat Bleached Neons Collection

     Ultra Violet is by far my favorite from this collection. It's a bright light purple with a pink undertone.


Maybelline Ultra Violet Bleached Neons Collection

     Ultra Violet is almost a 1 coat polish, but I've shown it here with 2 coats no top coat. Again it dries to a semi-matte finish. This color is also the most popular post on my IG by the way.

Maybelline Ultra Violet Bleached Neons Collection

     Citrus Collide is a lemony yellow. I wasn't too sure about this one at first since most yellows look horrible against my skin tone. 

Maybelline Citrus Collide Bleached Neons Collection

     Turns out that wasn't what I should be worried about. The color is a pretty decent one on me considering it's a yellow. The formula on the other hand was a bit tricky. Citrus collide was very streaky but  surprisingly still highly pigmented. Shown here is 2 coats without top coat. Again it dries to a semi-matte finish.




Maybelline Citrus Collide Bleached Neons Collection

     Lime Accent is a neon lime green polish that dries to a semi-matte finish. This would have to be my least favorite from the collection. Mainly because I don't see myself wearing it all that often.

Maybelline Lime Accent Bleached Neons Collection

     You might be wondering why I bought it if I don't think I'll wear it. I originally thought it would look great in some nail art. Only problem is it's extremely sheer. I used 3 coats without top coat for these photos. Also I skipped the base coat, because I don't normally used base coat when swatching. Now I only wore this polish for about 20 minutes but... I had no staining! In my book that's a big Ole check in the plus column for a green polish.

Maybelline Lime Accent Bleached Neons Collection

     I bet this color would make for a fun accent nail so I'm not giving up on it just yet.



      Bleached in Peach is a bright peach polish that dries to a semi-matte finish. Application was on the streaky side but built up nicely. Shown here is 2 coats without top coat.

Maybelline Bleached In Peach Bleached Neons collection

     This one was hard to get a color accurate picture of. However after being persistent I was able to get one. I wasn't quite so lucky with my macro shot however.

Maybelline Bleached In Peach Bleached Neons Collection

     Rounding out the collection is Day Glow Teal. This one looks more on the blue side to me than a true teal. Again I had some streaking with application. This is 2 coats without top coat.



Maybelline Day Glow Teal Bleached Neons Collection

      Remember me saying that Lime Accent didn't stain my nails? Well I decided to test my luck again and lost. This one is a stainer so make sure you use a good base coat.




Maybelline Day Glow Teal Bleached Neons Collection

     Over all I'm very pleased with this collection. There are a few that appear sheer on the first coat but reach full opacity after 2. The colors are fun and fresh for the summer season. I like the bleached twist to the neon color pallet. My favorites are Ultra Violet and Coral Heat.

     What are your thoughts on this collection? Do you have any favorites, or any that you just wouldn't wear? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!




12 comments :

  1. Those are some great shades here. Nice swatches and review on them! There fun shades.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I know a few of these will get a lot of use this summer.

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  2. Congrats on 150! We only had four shades in the UK - and none of these awesome purples or blues!

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    1. Thank you. I think it would drive me nuts to only have acces to part of a collection. It has surprised me how may blue polishes Ive added to my collection over the last 2 years. I never thought Id like to wear blue polish but I do!

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  3. Coral Heat is AHHHHHMAZING! Love it! And congrats on 150! :)

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    1. Thank you! I am debating between coral heat and pink punch for my next pedi. I think both color will help my slight tan look better than it is. lol

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  4. I hated these polishes when I went past them at the store, but everytime I see swatches of them I fall in love... And then I go to the store again and see them and feel 'meh' again! I think I'll just have to commit to picking up one or two of them to see how I feel. Because your swatches are once again making me fall in love! lol

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    1. I kind of felt the same way looking at them in the bottle, but I had already come aross so many gret swatch photos that I had to have them. I wasnt dissapointed, except for the fact that Lime Accent was soooo sheer. Im currently having the same delema with the Sally Hansen foils. I see swatches and I want them but when I see them in stores Im just kind of meh.

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  5. This is my favorite summer collection, and your swatches are spot on, color wise! I wasn't sure about the yellow either, but I ended up loving it on! Which is huge because I don't do yellow, ever. I also like the green in gradients with the peach and yellow. So bright and happy!

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment about my swatches. I really wanted to make sure they were color accurate. I agree these are bright and happy colors. That gradient color combo sounds perfect! I might have to try it myself.

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  6. Rite Aid only had 5 shades :( By the time I realized I needed them every place had sold out. I love the swatches.

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    1. OH thank you. I hope you are able to get your hands on the ones your missing. I dont normally buy entire collections, but after seeing a few swatches of this one, I knew I wanted the whole thing.

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