Thursday, December 26, 2013

Spotted, Hauled & Swatched - Maybelline Gilded in Gold Brocades Collection

**all items purchased by me

Yay a new Spotted, Hauled & Swatched post!  Today I've got the Maybelline Gilded in Gold Brocades collection, which has been out for a couple of months now, but depending on your location you might still stumble across it in the drugstores.  When I first came across it at Bed Bath & Beyond, I saw the display that just had 2 shades along with some makeup items, but then I saw the full polish display at Giant Eagle and Rite Aid.  I can't remember if I saw it at Walgreens or not (all the CVS's have been stuffed with holiday gift sets so I haven't seen anything new there lately).

I actually ended up purchasing the collection in 3 groups.
display at Bed, Bath & Beyond with the makeup (I spotted it after a lot was sold out) on left
right is Giant Eagle with the other 8 colors

The first 2 I purchased from the Brocades collection (purchased from Bed, Bath & Beyond):
Crushed Crimson and Silver Swank
The next 4 I purchased from Rite Aid:
Beaming Blue, Gilded Rose, Amethyst Couture, Lavishly Lilac
Then I bought the final 4 from Giant Eagle (they were on sale/extra fuel perks that week):
Ruby Refined, Emerald Elegance, Embellished Blues, Black n Mirrors
Swatch time!:
Lavishly Lilac, Embellished Blues, Gilded Rose, Amethyst Couture, Silver Swank, Crushed Crimson, Black n Mirrors, Beaming Blue, Emerald Elegance, Ruby Refined
~I believe these are all 2 coats, but I seem to have lost the piece of paper I wrote my notes on.  Luckily I figured out that I had swatched them in numerical order

I have worn one of these - super pretty!  BUT the wear time was, unfortunately, crap.  Less than 24 hours and half my nails were chipped (didn't do any housework or anything)...and then it took forever to properly remove with remover.  I actually didn't get pictures of it on before it started chipping so I'll have to put it back on to get pictures.  I'm planning on trying the "glue base coat" method when I've got the time to sit down and properly do my nails.  I've also got a list of polishes or combinations of polishes I've worn that I want to put back on for a bit so I can actually get pictures of the looks.

Did you get any of the Maybelline Gilded in Gold Brocade polishes?  Are they similar to any others from other brands that might have better formulas?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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