It’s been a while since I’ve done a nail polish post. That’s mostly because I’ve not been painting my nails very often with all of the traveling, working, and house renovations I’ve been doing. It’s taken me almost 4.5 weeks to do 5 manicures. I’ve been known to do that many in a week.
When I got my raise back in March, I splurged and bought 5 colors from the new line of colors from Maya Cosmetics. It’s no secret that I am a fan of Kat’s polishes, and I had a really difficult time limiting myself to 5. Ultimately I went with 3 work appropriate colors, a subtle glitter, and a traditional glitter.
Up first I have Cupcake Violent. It’s a lavender shimmer with really subtle silver hex glitter. My boss always comments when I wear glitter polish into the office and he didn’t even notice when I wore this one. Bonus! Here I used 2 coats and it wore like iron for 5 days. In fact, the only reason I didn’t wear this longer is because I had to paint my nails red for Mexico.
Up next I wore Imagine. I wore this immediately upon returning from Mexico as I felt it made a really nice Easter polish. Even if my Easter was lunch at Panda Express and then watching the season premiere of Game of Thrones. I used 2 coats of Imagine, and you can see I still have a visible nail line. If that’s something that bothers you, I’d recommend doing a coat of white underneath. The formula is a bit goopy, but nothing that a steady hand won’t be able to deal with. I really like how springy this polish is. And if you don’t put a top coat over it, it’s definitely bumpy and would make a really cool substitute for all the texture polishes that are on trend this year.
This is Vintage, AND IT’S A ONE COATER, FRIENDS. Sorry, I always feel that type of thing deserves all caps. Vintage is a dusty plum color and has a really subtle holo. I would normally consider this an “old lady color” but the holo takes it up a notch, and I’m glad to have it as part of my collection. I might use this one to give my grandma a manicure the next time I see her!
Turbo Classy is just that. It’s a really classy nude cream with a silver shimmer and brown/pink micro flakes. I used two coats here, and while the first coat was a little goopy, the second coat leveled out nicely on its own. This is definitely one of those polishes where it’s better to do thinner coats. However, I think it’s worth the patience as it’s a great neutral color. Every girl should have 1 (or 7) of those!
And last, but certainly not least, we have Once Upon A Lullaby. A wonderful rainbow glitter named after Somewhere Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz, OUAL is a fantastic micro glitter that just makes you smile. As I’m in training for the next two days, I’m currently rocking this manicure and I love it!! OUAL has a great payoff, and you can have a really dense coat, or a light coat with the same amount of effort. I also prefer wearing glitters like this over nudes because white is SO. STARK. on my skin tone. I can’t wait to try this over other colors though.
Again, it’s one big love fest for Maya Cosmetics polishes. I am running out of room in my helmer, but I will always make room for Kat’s polishes. You can pick these, and other colors, up at the Maya Cosmetics Online Shop. They retail for $9.50 a bottle.