A break from nail art for the moment since they are too short to feel motivated to paint anything clever.
Here is a quick review of the first polishes I’ve bought in ages! I bought them on 3for2 in Superdrug a few days ago- two from GOSH and one from Maybelline. The names/numbers seem to be impossible to find online…I’ll work on that.
GOSH polish seems to be slightly back on form with a somewhat coherent collection of shades, though their original collection still always looks a bit sparse in any store I go in. They seemed to have about six shades grouped together with a variety of finishes but all in grey/silver/purple.*
I could see immediately that they were SO PRETTY and well worth buying as I’d not seen many with those shades/finishes; they stood out as quite unique.
As you can probably tell they are incredibly difficult to photograph; the polish in the foreground is so much more multi-chrome IRL as is the Maybelline Crystallize. The pale lilac frosted sand GOSH polish is not multi-chrome and so the photo is pretty true to life.
So far I’ve only tested the Maybelline Crystallize and that’s what you can see in my swatch shot. That’s a base coat of a might metallic purple and two layers of Maybelline. I added two layers of top coat to get it this shiny…But it still has a rough textured finish. The top coat really helps it catch the light and show of the holographic glitter. I’d like to test A single layer of it over a black polish to see if that reduces the roughness and make it easier to give it a shine with a top coat.
*I need to go back and double check but there seemed to be a “shades of grey” title on the GOSH display. It was empty apart from four shades; the two you see here, a silver metallic and a black/purple with micro-glitter. So in fact rather than grey it seemed to focus on purple, which suits me a lot better.
An understandable tie in to the 50 Shades film…however the colours are all named after things a little more lunar…Moonlight, Millions of Stars etc. Could be an ironic nod to 50 Shades being essentially Twilight fanfic? Probably not.