Friday, August 20, 2010

Summertime Blues

In contrast to yesterday's new drugstore polishes, today I have something old: the Maybelline Express Finish denim collection from back in the gold-cap era. These have been showing up at Dollar Tree stores over the last I'm not sure how long. I first saw them around here last fall and early winter, then they disappeared for a while, then showed up again in late spring and early summer. I would really, really like to visit a Dollar Tree distribution center to see if they've just got boxes and boxes of nail polish waiting to be dispatched to random locations at odd intervals. (And if I happened across some Sally Hansen glitters while I was there, I do believe would try to smuggle some out in my underwear.)

Blue Riders is a deep blue shimmer:

Maybelline

Indigo Blues is a navy creme:

Maybelline

Zip Fly is navy with silver glitter:

Maybelline

Boot Leg is blue packed with silver shimmer; it looks almost foil-y:

Maybelline

Jean Jacket is a dusty blue shimmer with just a hint of purple in it:

Maybelline

Jaded Blues is a blue green shimmer with a hint of gold; like Boot Leg, it's almost a foil finish:

Maybelline

Button Fly is an ever so slightly greyed blue creme:

Maybelline

Hip Huggers is a dusty periwinkle creme:

Maybelline

Five Pocket is a medium blue shimmer, almost a frost:

Maybelline

Stone Washed is a dusty light blue version of Boot Leg:

Maybelline

Most of these only took two coats; the exceptions were Jean Jacket and Jaded Blues, which took three. All swatches are without topcoat. I love the variety of finishes in this collection and think it would be great if they did a series like this for other colors. I guess I could probably assemble my own, at least for purples and reds.

12 comments:

  1. Those are very pretty! So bummed that this collection never came out here:(

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  2. *faints with envy*
    Those are incredible. Too many gorgeous ones for me to name!

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  3. Great swatches! I have a post coming up w/just bottle shots, I was so excited to get them!

    I, too, would love to get into the distribution center!!!
    Man! Super score on some of those holo prisms!

    :D

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  4. These are great colors! I love Jaded Blues & Hip Huggers. I wish my DT would get these!

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  5. I love Five Pocket and Jaded Blues! <3 We don't have these laquers here.. haha, yeah I'm lucky she lets me use her as handmodel.. and thanks for following me, I follow you, too :)

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  6. I keep thinking that with these old denim polishes there needs to be a pink washed denim look or a purple washed denim, lol!

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  7. Gosh, I need to hit Dollar Tree more often. I have come across these. I do love the Blues Rider and the Boot Leg.

    When I was taking MBA classes in Chesapeake, VA, one of my classmates was the head purchaser for Dollar Tree. When the buyers would find something, they'd let her know costs, she'd analyze it and give the final word if it was a go or not.

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  8. Hello Zip Fly! Are you a Starry Starry Night dupe???

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  9. I think StoneWashed and Bootleg are my faves! Thanks for the swatches!

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Thank you for reading and commenting! I greatly appreciate knowing I'm not just talking to myself here. :)