--Also, this weather means that I may be a slave to my Ott-Lite for a while, so let me know what you think about these photos. And sorry about the grossness of my nail beds. I was cutting my nails down and may have gotten a bit ... zealous. Eh, it'll grow back by my next post. ;)
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Three coats of Cool Couture with SV.
This polish has a dark grey base with some blue, sort of like slate. While the base is an extremely flattering color on me, I'm not sure I would've bought this polish if it hadn't been for the teal shimmer laced throughout the gorgeous grey. The shimmer really sets it apart from other grey shimmers out there.
I never expect an easy time applying Maybelline polishes. Basically this comes down to a couple of things. The first issue regards the brush bristles. I have no problems with the cap or the length of the brush stem, but the bristles on most of my Maybellines are uneven, frayed, and generally don't spread out. Quality control IS YOUR FRIEND, Maybelline! I did have a couple of brush strands that splayed out, but that wasn't really a problem. The formula on this one was all right, but I needed two thick coats for complete coverage and a third for covering bald spots and unevenness. Then SV did its thing and all was well.
Cool Couture is one of the polishes from Maybelline's Scene on the Runway collection for this fall. It was the only polish in that collection that was enticing enough for me to grab it at Rite Aid last week. I believe the displays have been out for about a month (?), so get if you see it at your local drugstore chain, or check MUA swap lists.
I'm really glad I have this color. Funny thing about greys: my wackadoo skin tone makes all light, medium and dark grey polishes with green undertones look killer on me. However, greys with blue undertones don't look good unless they are darker greys. Riddle me that!
Did you guys pick up Cool Couture, anything else from this collection, or just anything exciting for fall? :D I may try to snag another pumpkin spice latte -- I had my first one of the season on Monday, and it was total fail whale. Hopefully this next one won't be as bad!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend, y'all!