Maybelline Violet Aluminium
Ahhh Maybelline. The great mystery. Why do Americans (and certain other countries) get these absolutely fantastic Maybelline polishes, but we Brits only get about seven shades, most of which are pink or red basics? I do not understand. We like nail varnish too, you know.
This particular specimen was a gift to me as part of a swap that I did with Scrangie. At the time there wasn’t anything on the market that I particularly wanted or needed, so I just gave her the brief to send me anything that she thought I would like. And this is exactly how this rather nice polish made its way into my collection.
On first sight it is relatively unassuming, a fairly standard magenta toned plum. However, it applied in one coat – yes, that’s one coat, folks, and just look how pretty it is shimmering away there. It’s not quite a foil, not quite a frost. It covers evenly and perfectly and I am quite astonished to be honest, as Maybelline and I have never really had an easy relationship (don’t even get me started on “Great” Lash). Isn’t it pretty? I think everyone needs shades like this in their collection. Totally work appropriate and yet still stunningly pretty and rather interesting.
A million times better than the not-very-exciting polishes that confront me every time I step into Boots, any way. Thank you, Scrangie!