I wasn't drawn to most of the shades -- let's face it, this happens after a few years of collecting -- and Twilight Rays was the only one that intrigued me. I have grown fond of sparkly black polish and I love glass flecks, so for $2 and change, it seemed like a worthy investment. (And this line of thinking is how I often find myself getting in trouble when shopping for a lot of things. You don't even know how many times I've had to talk myself out of buying dresses when they're 100% cotton AND machine-washable.)
Two coats with SV.
Does Twilight Rays remind of you of any others in terms of color? I'm getting a little bit China Glaze Wagon Trail and Hello Kitty Night Sparkle, both of which have the same black base, only the shimmer particles in those polishes aren't as large as this one's. But the gold shimmer somehow lends it an almost olive tint. --Now that I think about it, I wonder if this might be close to OPI Live and Let Die, from the James Bond-themed holiday collection for this year. (OPI LaLD seems to have a different-colored base, though.)
This polish is rather pigmented and had a good consistency, not too thick or too thin to work with. When you're applying, wait in between coats ... I didn't, which is probably why I have a wee bit of cuticle drag on my pointer finger. This dried super quickly with SV. I can't tell you how this wore, because I removed it right after taking photos.
I've seen the Maybelline Color Show polishes primarily at CVS, Wags and RiteAid. Back in June, however, some of these Color Show displays were tucked away at some WalMarts, which is where I'm 90% sure I got mine ... I think it was on the same day I was on my Sally Hansen CSM Cerise bender.
I liked Twilight Rays, but I didn't LOVE it. I don't know why. Something about it just isn't working for me. (Y U SO HARD 2 PLEASE, RACHEL?!?) For the price, though, I'm not overly disappointed. I definitely can see myself picking up another polish from this line (specifically, Styled Out) when Low Buy (For My Life) 2012 dies down.
Do you have Twilight Rays, Styled Out, or any others from the Maybelline Color Show line? What do you think of this one? Does it remind you of any others? And when will I ever find a black glass fleck that I will love as much as I loved OPI Baby It's Coal Outside??? SO MANY QUESTIONS.