Friday, December 27, 2013

Spotted, Hauled, & Swatched - Maybelline Polka Dots Polishes

**all items purchased by me

~~Please don't mind that this post has been in the draft folder for quite a while (months) and I'm just now getting it up.  I really wanted to get it up before the new Maybelline polishes really start hitting the shelves (I will have an upcoming post of a different glitter collection from Maybelline...hopefully soon).  I'm not sure about the drugstores yet, but at Bed, Bath & Beyond I noticed the majority of the core line was on clearance to make room for new shades (link goes to Nouveau Cheap's post).~~

I was so excited when I came across these in Walgreens, and then in Giant Eagle!  I was thinking, I really need to get this post up since as far as I knew (at that time) they were limited edition.  BUT I've since spotted them in the regular core line up at Walmart so this post kept getting pushed behind other, truly limited edition Spotted, Hauled & Swatched posts.

So even though it's way past time of seeing this collection in it's special displays, I'm still sharing those pictures.
left was the drugstore display, center (and upper right) was part of the display at Giant Eagle, lower right corner is at Walmart that even though the display's pretty much empty, they all have a spot on the wall

Haul picture (I believe I purchased from Walgreens):
~I ended up purchasing the 5th color a week or so later but never got it in a haul picture~

Label and bottle shots:
 (Clearly Spotted pictures are courtesy of some cropping of pictures from taking shots of the swatch wheel)

And swatches:
Drops of Jade, Dotty, Blue Marks the Spot, Pretty in Polka, Clearly Spotted
~the above picture is a bit more color accurate~
~Clearly Spotted is about 2 coats
~the rest are about 3 coats to get even coverage for both the base color and glitter
~all are black and white glitter in various sizes
~1 coat of top coat will most likely take care of any slight bumpiness of the glitters

I have to say, that many times Maybelline gets me with their polishes.  I've purchased quite a few limited edition polishes from before they changed formulas/bottles and I've bought many, many of the pretty new ones.  If it has glitter, yes please.  So it was no surprise that I wanted these - even though it turns out I didn't need to be in a rush to purchase them all quickly.  I do have to say, though, that I am passing on the new "holographic" line that is in reality, a duochrome (and from what I've read, not that good either).

Are you planning on getting any of the Polka Dot polishes?  Have you already?  If you want them, I'd advise getting them from Walmart (maybe Target) where the prices are better.

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

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