The Beauty Within



August 2013



Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots in Drops of Jade (55)

Written by , Posted in Blog, Cassandra, Product Review, Swatches

  • SumoMe

Price: $3.99 and up

Where To Buy: various drugstores

-jelly finish
-unique, high end look

-small amount of product
-pungent odor


To me, this is a small bottle of nail polish. It’s .23 fl oz (7ml), compared to my top coat which is .45 oz. But also, to be fair, I’ve never used a full bottle of nail polish so I’m not too concerned about running out or anything. Brush is long and on the slimmer side, I found it easy to place glitter pieces where I wanted them. Smell was pungent, but the website says they’re big 3 free.


I was a big fan of Lynnderella’s Connect the Dots about 3 years ago but if you know anything about Lynnderella, it’s that they’re impossible to buy. They sell out in minutes and people pay exorbitant prices for them. Connect the Dots is a black and white glitter with hex and bar glitter in a clear base. It kind of looks like splatter paint and presents a very professional, high end look. It doesn’t look like something you could do yourself. When I spotted these Polka Dots polishes, I thought they were a fun twist on the CtD fad. I picked the green base, but they also had fuschia and some other colors. Application was simple but it is a translucent/jelly-type finish so if you are going for a opaque coverage, use a basecoat complimentary color underneath (I used OPI’s What’s With the Catitude? baby blue under two coats of Drops of Jade). I think China Glaze’s For Audrey would be a great base color for this too but I grabbed a baby blue instead. It dried pretty normally, not quick but not slow either. Used the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat and no chips a full day later…I wasn’t really hard on my nails though. I love the way this green compliments my NC20 skin.  It’s really flattering and fun for summer.

Overall, I’d definitely recommend this polish for those who like unusual looks that are effortless but look complicated! Under $5, too!

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