Sunday, November 8, 2009

Maybelline Poptimistic: Glad to be Green & Cloud Nine


Above & Below: Glad to be Green shown using 2 coats, no top coat. Photos were taken outdoors with no flash.

Above: Click the picture to enlarge and you'll see how the glitter looks green, turquoise and gold.
Below: Cloud Nine shown indoors with a flash using 3 coats. You can always tell how much I like a polish by how many pictures there are of it! Cloud Nine is not one of my favorites.

Today I have 2 more shades from the Maybelline Winter Trend Collection Poptimistic to share with you. There are 6 polishes in this collection and if you missed yesterday's post, the first 2 can be found just below. Poor Cloud Nine, having to compete for my affections against Glad to be Green. Cloud Nine is just not my style, as it's a frost finish, it's very sheer, it's a pearl white shade...just not my thing. I'll hang onto it in case I ever want to transport back to the 60's, but I can assure you, this won't get used often by me. I used 3 coats and I probably could have gone with 5 and still been dissatisfied. The brush was a little wonky, a few stray hairs that were longer than the others, but because it's not a favorite, I don't really care. Glad to be Green on the other hand, is a shade that I love. It's a brighter shade of olive green with very fine shimmer. This shade is further beautified by the fact that it has a charcoal base, giving the polish more depth and the glitter more clarity. On the nail, the glitter itself looks to be a slightly lighter shade of green, but it tends to shift and change a little with movement and brighter lighting, causing it to also look gold and turquoise at times. Next up are the last 2 in this collection, both of which are cremes.

10 comments:

  1. What beautiful colors; I love that green!

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  2. Glad to be Green is beautiful and only 2 coats for this look ? that is great !
    And I have to admit this time that Cloud Nine wasn't my favorite also...

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  3. The green one is really nice. Haven't seen this shade before.

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  4. Glad to be Green is beautiful with your skin tone. I wore this one as a Halloween manicure. It's nice to see it without voodoo dolls. ;)

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  5. Oh! I just love the green one! Can't wait to see the purple one too!

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  6. I love how Glad to Be Green looks! Gorgeous. Too bad Maybelline in Canada rarely have new nail polish collections.

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  7. That green is beautiful. I have to buy this baby. Looks beautiful on you. The white, ick! Looks like a cheap frosty shade. I'll have to add that green to my list. Thanks for showing these.

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  8. Gildedangel~the green is by far my favorite one too!

    Tuli~yes, just 2 coats! A big difference between the green application and Cloud Nine!

    Nihrida~I saw your post that someone sent you this one! I'm happy you have it too, it's lovely.

    Diana~thank you, I just love it! I'm sure it looks great with or without VooDoo Dolls :)

    Linsi~thanks, glad you like it! I think the charcoal base really makes it extra pretty.

    Lisa~that's too bad that Canada doesn't see these. But you have the Sally Hansen collection, which looks really pretty! Maybe these will show up for you :)

    Lucy~I agree with you about the white...too frosty and too sheer for my taste. The green one though...Love!

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  9. Hello !!
    I agree with you ! glad to be green is unbelieviable!!! I look for it this week end but I think it's not yet in France...
    I want it and I keep an eye on it...and I wait
    thanks for all the phots

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  10. Well I'm very sad because this beautiful green is not sale in France I'm so sorry for that.
    COuld I find it on a website ??? I hope so

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