Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots

When it comes to nails the beauty world has gone a bit dotty! These are some of the latest high street offering from Maybelline New York and they’re pretty darn fab!

I love the spotty/polka dot nail texture trend – more interesting than plain but not as bling as glitter. I can’t get enough.

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The Blue shade is called ‘Shooting Stars’ and the pink is called (the slightly less original) ‘Speckled Pinks’ and both are really pretty shades but on both accounts the colour is slightly sheer – which is needs to be to allow the black and white chunks need to show through and too much pigment would hide them, which would kinda defeat the point.

Both pictures above are two coats and you can see how sheer the colour is – the way around this is to apply a cream colour as a base for it in a matching shade, so a deep blue for the blue and a hot pink for the pink – this will create a base of colour rather than the nail base being at the bottom allowing the polka dot layer to pop more.

What do you think of these new offerings from Maybelline? Loving the polka dot trend or think it might go the way of the crackle nails…

Available from Superdrug (£2.99 each)

PR sample



  1. May 28, 2013 / 8:50 am

    I have shooting stars but i’m thinking I might need to treat myself to speckled pinks, it’s so pretty 🙂 x x

  2. May 28, 2013 / 9:41 am

    Oh my gosh I want these! They are so gorgeous!
    Caitlin x

  3. May 28, 2013 / 10:26 am

    I love both of the colours! I need to pick this up because I’m loving these speckle polishes

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  4. May 28, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    Really like the look of them! Are they textured or are they smooth?

  5. ampersaand
    May 28, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    I picked up the pink one when I was in the UK over the weekend, and I have yet to try it. I love the look of it, I think I will try layering it with another polish for more opacity x

  6. May 28, 2013 / 3:10 pm

    Only recently done a blog post on these a while ago on my blog but my favourite is the black and white one which I’ve completely forgotten the name of and I love the purple one! These are so good and so cheap!

  7. May 28, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    these are really pretty, I’ll have to check out the different shades next time I’m in wal-mart

  8. Sylvie Helen
    May 28, 2013 / 8:22 pm

    I like the look of these, I think I saw a green too but I might have made that up, I’ll have to go back and have a look x

  9. May 28, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    These remind me of confetti by L’oreal, I’ve got speckled pinks and it defin needs a coloured polish as a base x

  10. Day Dream Nation
    May 29, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    looks great, and what a great price too!

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