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Kristin Booker • June 22, 2012

Weekend Nail Party: NEW Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquers


The brand new display for the Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer collection, out NOW! This was taken at the launch event.

This weekend’s nails are already done, thanks to a sweet little event from everyone’s favorite Maybelline and per a BIG announcement from the brand: they’re launching a nail polish collection inspired directly by runway trends and IT ROCKS.

Gals, we’re not just talking about a couple of nail colors. Oh no, we’re talking about an entire collection of  shades which are absolutely gorgeous and available NOW wherever Maybelline products are sold (which, you know, is pretty much everywhere.)

Me getting my nails done at the Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer launch. Because I had to test it and, really, who passes up a free manicure? NO ONE.

Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer has two main collections. The first is Hot Colors, which is inspired directly by the amazing and daring hues you’ve seen on the runway. From bold hues like Orange Fix and Go Go Green to pretty pastels like Chiffon Chic and Green with Envy, there’s something to inspire everyone. As a moody nail gal myself (I tend to go for vampy blood hues, dark blues and black), I’m OBSESSED with Onyx Rush, which is a shimmering asphalt hue. For those who love more traditional hues, try Paint the Town ( a flattering scarlet red) or Born With It, a beautiful ballet pink with a tinge of lilac in the undertone for the ultimate in flattery.

My mani selection: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer in Navy Narcissist.

The second collection is called Statement Pieces, which are polishes with bold effects and textured finishes. The collection includes metallics, denim hues and “shredded” effects, all of which I think are pretty rad. The shredded texture of Silver Stunner and the deep azure of Denim Dash had me at hello, but my selection for my own tips? The gemstone depth of Navy Narcissist. I mean, even the NAME was calling to me.

The polishes also have great staying power. My mani with Navy Narcissist is chip-free at three days and counting, which considering the rough paces I put my nails through (zippers, keys, opening packages, typing for 4-10 hours a day) is saying something.

A generous selection of the Color Show collection. Love the Paranormal Activity halo around the shot. ;)

Best of all? It’s incredibly affordable. At a suggested retail of $3.99 per polish, you can get the entire collection for the price of a pair of really serious sandals. Which you’ll want to show off these great polishes.

OOH, AND if you want to play with your perfect shade before you purchase, you can download their Blippar app to try on polishes as well as select the perfect look to accompany your new polish hue, which you can also do via their Pinterest page. Because it’s all about a total look, gals.

Because when you’re showing off your gorgeous nails and everyone asks where you got the hues, you can just say, “Maybe it’s Maybelline” and leave them wondering.

You little nail loving diva you. LOVE IT!

Maybelline Color Rush nail laquers, available at big box retailers, drugstores and wherever Maybelline products are sold


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