Monday, December 29, 2014

Monday Blues: Maybelline Lilac Rebel

Hello my lovelies! It's the last Monday of 2014! It's been an amazing year and I posted on every single Monday of it. I'm so happy! And to continue that tradition I've already prepared the Monday Blues link-ups for next year. We really need some new members so if you are a nail blogger and are interested in joining us I created a Facebook group to keep in touch (link here). You can also email me (mihaela.od[at]gmail[dot]com) so I can send you the codes if you don't have a Facebook account. All you have to do is post a blue manicure on Monday and then you can add yourself to the link-up and insert it in your post. I really hope many of you join us! Now that we have that figured out, let's get to today's blue polish.

Maybelline Lilac Rebel indoors, artificial light

This is another polish that reminds me of winter and snow. What can I say? It seems to be a pattern for me lately to do snow inspired manicures. Lilac Rebel is a polish I picked up while I was in Brussels at the beginning of this month. It comes from the Color Show Acid Wash Effect collection. Frankly I don't really get the name of this collection. It's just glitters in milky sheer bases of different colors. There's nothing about them that resembles acid wash. The name of this polish is a mystery to me too. It's clearly blue and not lilac. Now it might be on the periwinkle side but it's blue nonetheless. It's also more muted than it shows in my pictures. It photographed more saturated but it's actually pretty dusty.

Maybelline Lilac Rebel indoors, artificial light
The application of this polish was a bit tricky. It wasn't as bad as others have described it though, because I managed to get it opaque in two thicker coats. I think the sheerness is necessary in this polish, to make the glitters visible. There are multiple sizes of glitter in this one, including some pretty huge ones. I didn't have any trouble with getting these out of the bottle but they were a little hard to arrange on the nail. I only used one coat of Seche Vite on top but there was still a little texture to it. I wasn't bothered by that but you will need a second one if you wanna make it completely smooth.

Maybelline Lilac Rebel indoors, artificial light
I'm really happy to have this polish and I'm still wearing it as I'm writing this post. I also can't wait to start the Monday Blues of 2015 with as many of you as possible. Meanwhile you can check out the other Monday Blues of this month in the links below.


Have a great week and happy new year!


9 comments:

  1. Oja e superba Mihaela! Chiar daca a fost un pic greu de lucrat cu ea, efectul e fantastic.
    Sper ca in anul ce vine sa postez mai des in cadrul colaborarii :-)


    Legat de colaborarea de astazi, nu imi pot trece link-ul, imi spune ca "the collection has closed". Ma poti ajuta? :-D

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  2. Marisa (Polish Obsession)December 29, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    I love this polish!!! I think I may need it in my life!! Looking forward to Monday Blues in 2015 ;0).

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  3. This polish is totally winter in a bottle. Its gorgeous!

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  4. Multumesc mult! Ma bucur ca iti place! Si eu sper ca la anul o sa fii alaturi de noi cat mai mult!


    Din pacate nu pot rezolva chestia cu colectia. Fata care a facut colectiile le-a facut anul trecut si si-a facut abonament la Inlinkz pe un an. Probabil si-a platit abonamentul prin 26 sau 27 si a primit exact un an. Prin urmare n-a avut voie sa faca o colectie care sa se inchida cu mai mult de un an mai tarziu. Deci i s-a inchis fix in 26-27 colectia. La fel am patit si eu cu cele de anul viitor pentru ca mi-am facut abonamentul in 27 :(

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  5. You definitely need it!! Can't wait for the Monday Blues of 2015 too!

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  6. Great blog

    How about follow each other?
    I follow your blog. Waiting for you
    My Blog: http://juliemcqueen.blogspot.com

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  7. The last monday of 2014!!! I didn't even realize that! That is super weird to think about!

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  8. aa...nu am stiut asta :-) mersi mult pentru ajutor :*
    Un an nou cat mai bun!

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