I hit up Superdrug today and was really pleased to see a few new releases. Unless I catch wind of new products online, I never know what’s out until I see it in store so I sometimes get a nice surprise when I get to Superdrug or Boots for the first time in a while.
I ended up picking up two from Maybelline’s new Acid Wash Effect range and a flakie topper by Look. When I asked on Facebook which one you wanted to see first, the answer was a resounding ‘Ripped Tide’!
They had the bleached neons which I did know about and have seen a lot of people raving about them. I was tempted but I already have shades similar and was much more intrigued by the Acid Wash Effect range. I love white glitter but only have it mixed in with other glitters and I know from experience that you have to snap up these Maybelline polishes when you see them because they’re not on the shelves for very long. Hmmm… maybe I will go back for the Bleached Neons if only for the novelty factor!
Ripped Tide is a light turquoise jelly polish packed with white hex sequins ranging from large to micro. For this swatch I used 3 coats which was what I expected for a jelly. If I’d needed less than three coats, that would have been a sweet bonus. If I needed more than three coats I would probably never wear it again. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
This polish applied really nicely. The glitter is really packed in there but it didn’t get in the way of the brushstrokes which I sometimes find with chunkier glitters. I used two coats of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat to smooth it over. Overall it’s a really nice polish that’s perfect for summer and something a bit different than what you normally see on the high street.