Tuesday, 14 January 2014

NOTD Maybelline Color Show Brocades in Knitted Gold

I'm a big fan of glitter nails and when I first saw swatches of this new offering from the Maybelline Color Show Brocades collection I knew I would have to pick it up. As always though it was out of stock for weeks, I finally got my hands on a bottle and it is definitely a thing of beauty. 

Maybelline Color Show Brocades in Knitted GoldMaybelline Color Show Brocades in Knitted Gold
I decided that it would look best paired with a nude or pale polish underneath. I went for my trusty Essie Fiji, a lovely pale, almost white pink shade. I applied two coats of Fiji then top it with two thin coats of the Knitted Gold polish. I find with glitter it is best to apply a few thin coats, however with this one you could get away with one coat. 
Maybelline Color Show Brocades in Knitted Gold
The shade Knitted Gold is so unique which is why I think it has been so popular. It has a mix of pink and gold chunky glitter but as well as that a metallic duo-chrome fine gold glitter which means it looks different in certain lightening. There should be a warning that when wearing this you won't be able to stop looking at your nails! The wear time is good, i've been wearing it for a few days and there are no chips. A good top coat applied on top gives a glossy finish and adds to the already good wear time. 

Maybelline Color Show Brocades retail for £3.99.

Have you tried this polish? I definitely think it is a great drugstore find worth checking out. 


  1. I've put the Maybelline polish over Barry M Lychee which looks divine!

    Kate xo | www.beautybabbles.com

  2. I loved this range too thought the black one was disappointing as it was so sheer. I just piled the gold one straight onto my nails and loved it, couldn't stop staring at it either!



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