Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wheel K3: Glitters from Borghese and Maybelline

A bit of throwback theme for this Nail Wheel Wednesday, since none of these polishes are in the brands' current lineups (though the Borghese are recent enough that you may come across them in stores that don't turn over their stock really quickly).

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(all except numbers 2 and 3 have topcoat in addition to coats noted below)

1. Borghese Scintilla Red (3 coats)
2. Borghese Purple Confetti (2)
3. Borghese Mediterraneo Sea (2)
4. Borghese Nero Magico (2)
5. Borghese unnamed mini (3) [I really wish they'd made this in full size]
6. Borghese unnamed mini (4)
7. Maybelline Express Finish Silver Spells (2) [base has yellowed with age on some of these Maybellines, including this one]
8. Maybelline Express Finish Planet Pluto (2)
9. Maybelline Express Finish Glitter Luminous Moon (2)
10. Maybelline Express Finish Shooting Stars (2)
11. Maybelline Express Finish Glitter Bolt of Blue (2)
12. Maybelline Express Finish Twinkle Twinkle (2)
13. Maybelline Express Finish Glitter Pink Stars (2)
14. Maybelline Express Finish Glitter Twinkle Pink (3)
15. Maybelline Express Finish Far Out Fuchsia (2)
16. Maybelline Express Finish Glitter Red Comet (2)
17. Maybelline Express Finish Clearly in Love (3) [required fishing for the hearts]
18. Maybelline Express Finish Red Hot Hearts (3) [also needed fishing]
19. Maybelline Express Finish Celestial Shimmer (3)
20. Maybelline Express Finish Special Sparkle (4)

Bottles 1 through 6:


7 through 12:


13 through 16:


17 through 20:


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18 comments:

  1. They're all pretty, but from Borghese I especially like Purple Confetti and Mediterraneo Sea.

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  2. What a nice bunch of glitters. 17 & 18 are very cute, ideal for Valentines day. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I love looking at glitter this close. Borghese Mediterraneo sea is very beautiful!

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  4. Maybelline Express Finish Celestial Shimmer is so cute!! I'm so cheesy, lol.

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  5. Wow! I'm really impressed by how well the Maybelline glitters came out for just two coats. And I'm gonna keep an eye out for the Borghese glitters at Ross, or franken'em because they're long gone from my Rite Aids. Those mini Borghese bottles are creepy, though. Like glass stinkbugs.

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  6. I have had the Maybelline Luminous Moon for such a long time! I haven't used it in so long so it probably needs some thinner. I also like the ones with the hearts in them!

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  7. I just seen some of the Borghese polishes at a local discount place...makes me regret the hefty money I paid for them when they first came out (I think around $14 a bottle!)...nice to see how many older Maybelline polishes there are too...some of them are really cool!

    Can't wait to see more of glitter week!

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  8. You seriously have the most amazing polishes! Every time I browse through your blog I see a handful of polishes I drool over.

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  9. Ohhh glitters! My eternal love! Borghese ones look beautiful, esp. first 3 shades!

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  10. I love no 2&3! awww...now I want them.

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  11. I think I may need Maybelline Twinkle Twinkle!

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  12. Awesome swatches! I love how you applied the heart glitters! So cute :D

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  13. Gorgeous!!!
    what I don't understand is that we have gamey polishes here in France, but NEVER those ones

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  15. They are all beautiful! How could I pick one! thou I love the heart glitter!

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