Time to share my monthly mani with you all! Today features a polish that I've been wanting for a while but was only released in Australia recently. It is the Maybelline Color Show Brocades collection that I believe was released around the holiday season in the US? Today I'm sharing my pick from the collection; Knitted Gold.
The polishes in the Brocades collection are basically shimmery/metallic polishes with glitter particles within them - aka shiny overload. They are certainly blingy nails combining two of the most metallic polish components. I can see why this was targeted as a holiday collection! I also imagine it would be extremely hard to remove which is why I used my Essence Peel off basecoat first. I do NOT want to deal with that bish of a removal. Knitted Gold has a champagne golden base with light pinky-gold glitters of varying sizes. The result is very shiny and blingy even to the point of too much on all ten nails! I think in future I'll wear this polish as either an accent nail, or a glitter gradient over a similar metallic polish. Don't get me wrong though - the effect is gorgeous and would be so pretty for a special event or the like, but for day to day wear for the average gal I think it's a bit overkill. Knitted Gold was the only shade that really jumped out at me because I thought it looked the most 'classy'? Or the most fancy I guess - the other shades are more colourful like bright green or red which I'm not sure was really to my taste. There was a deep blue shade that I think would've looked absolutely stunning!
The formula was very good and you got heaps of glitters on the brush. I used two coats, and that was mainly to build up the metallic base which isn't opaque in the first coat, or even the second as you can see in the sunlit photos, but it looks fine in the shade. Speaking of, as you can tell the polish appears slightly different depending on the lighting. In full sunlight the glitters are definitely more apparent, where in the shade I think it's a lot prettier as it's more pulled together on the nail.
If you're in the mood for a shiny, blingy nail I definitely recommend these Brocades nail polishes. They retail for AUD$5.95 each and I believe are limited edition, so grab them while you can! Have you tried any of them?