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Swatches and Review: Maybelline - Sapphire Masquerade

Hello Sugars...
I went to Walmart to pick up some Groceries, and two polishes by Maybelline magically fell in my cart. 

Someone Later commented on Instagram under a picture I posted with the above words that Walmart had some issues with Wobbly Shelves and the polishes falling in my cart, was totally normal... LOL...Hahaha, I love that comment soo much!!! 
Totally makes sense that two beautiful polishes would wobble their way in my cart.. doesn't it? 

Anyway, Today I have one of those polishes to show you all and it's Maybelline - Sapphire Masquerade

Bottle shots for your enjoyment. 

And here it is on my nails.
This is called "Sapphire", but it's actually purple in real life. I tried to get my pictures to be as color accurate as possible.

It's totally no wonder why I fell in love with this polish at Walmart. It is purple, glittery and looked gorgeous in the botttle.

I LOVE the look of this polish, even on my nails, But I'll go in detail about my thoughts on the formula in a little bit.

Here's an even more detailed up close look. This polish has an 'Indie Polish' look to it, and I am pretty impressed that a big company like Maybelline came up with it. It pleases the glitter bomb lover in me. :-)

Now, About the formula of this polish.... 
As beautiful as this polish looked in the bottle and on my nails, I must say I was disappointed in the formula because it was total crap. Oops, too harsh?? 
No, I don't think so. 
There's no way to sugar coat the crappiness that the formula was. 

It applied like goop... The first layer was extremely sheer, and draggy.. and the second coat, I practically had to "Dab" on my nails. 
The Polish didn't Flow like nail polish and it was extremely thick. 

After swatching, I poured some polish thinner in my bottle, but even that doesn't fully help this polish. 

I am gonna keep my bottle but I really wish the formula was just a tad bit better than what it is. 
It's a topcoat eater so I add to apply Gelous as topcoat before using my Color Club topcoat because this dried up gritty and harsh, and dull! 
Overall, the end result looked good... So I'm sure some of you won't mind the application...

If you're interested in this polish, I purchased mine from Walmart at $2.79

Once again, I love this polish and it was fine after Gelous, Topcoat and lots of leveling down. 

Well, That's it for now. 
Till Later, God Bless. 


  1. I thought I was the only one that finds stuff in her cart that has magically fallen in, like polish and eyeshadow... ;-)

    I'd say the bad formula is even visible on the pictures. Pity, the color looks nice.

    1. Lol. . Glad I'm not alone. ..
      And yeah I tried to save the polish whichever way I could, with lots of topcoat. . But I guess even that didn't help. ..

      The color is indeed nice. Just crappy formula. I did a Google search for swatches and found out I'm not the only one who thinks that the formula sucks

  2. ugh this is sooooo pretty. Wal-Mart is notorious for wobbly shelves! I can't believe how much it happens ;)

    1. Lol. .. walmart needs to fix their shelves eh. .. Hahaha. . Thanks Stephanie.

  3. Love this one!! Just swatched it the other day and it's amazing! LOL @ it magically falling in your cart.

  4. Dang that sucks. They should know the rule of thick glitters that you have to dab on means it should dry smooth. At least that is my rule. Either be easy to apply or be dabbed on and not dry gritty

  5. this is really pretty, too bad the formula isn't better!

  6. I can easily live with a crappy formula for a beautiful glitter like this one. Wow!!

  7. dang that sucks that the formula sucks cuz its super pretty!! -__-

  8. Wow! This is a stunner! I could maybe live with the formula to wear this. I haven't found these yet though.

  9. I just got a bottle of this in the mail and from what I can see just looking at it, it doesn't seem thick and goopy like you described, and it looks divine, so it will be interesting to see how it comes out when I try it. I've just done my second Christmas mani last night, so it will have to wait for a while, though. Sorry you had such a bad experience. Hope mine is a lot better.


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