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Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Collection Nail Lacquers Review, Photos, Swatches

by Amber on June 4, 2013

in nail care,nail polish,new products,product reviews,swatches

maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Collections

I’ve got something super fun to share with you—the Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Collection! Available in stores in July, these new lacquers remind me of a trend I’ve seen made popular by indie nail polish brands. I had truly never seen this until last year, but it’s the jelly “sandwich”. The polish finish usually has a squishy jelly texture, and there are multi-colored and multi-sized glitter particles sandwiched between those layers. It’s a pretty cool effect.

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Collection

With Color Show Polka Dots, there are five shades of milky jelly shades (one of them is a transparent base), with black and white glitter floating in the pigments. These are the first polishes I’ve owned like this to date, so unfortunately, I don’t have any dupe information to share with you right now. I just know that the shades I’ve seen like this usually cost at least twice as much as Maybelline’s $3.99 suggested retail price, and these are a little easier to get since you’ll be able to find them as drugstores soon. Ready to check them out a little closer? 

All swatches are with two coats of polish. If you apply 3 coats, the “sandwich” effect will be more intense.

maybelline drops of jade swatches

Drops of Jade — milky jade green with multi-sized black and white glitter

maybelline dotty swatches

Dotty — milky orange with multi-sized black and white glitter

maybelline clearly spotted swatches

Clearly Spotted — multi-sized black and white glitter in a transparent base

maybelline pretty in polka swatches

Pretty in Polka — milky rose pink with multi-sized black and white glitter

maybelline blue marks the spot swatches

Blue Marks the Spot — milky periwinkle with multi-sized black and white glitter

Maybelline Color Show nail lacquers last between 4-5 days on my nails.

Will you try these new shades from Maybelline out?

Bottom Line…

Indie nail polish companies made this look popular, but the price and limited availability may have driven you away. This is an affordable way to try the glitter “sandwich” look!

Price & Availability…

July 2013, about 3.99 each at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide

  • Debra Doyle

    I just bought Clearly Spotted and Pretty in Polka. I love these so much. I was waiting to buy the black and white Nubar polish but couldn’t bear to spend that kind of money. Having a hard time deciding which one to try first!

  • Sam

    are these babies available in watsons?

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    I’m so sorry! I’m not familiar with that retailer!

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