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NOTD: Maybelline Embellished Blues

Posted by Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty

We had about 15cm of snow last night! My polish is chipped here and there after a quick shoveling this morning so I will show you what I wore last week instead :)

This is Maybelline Color Show Embellished Blues from the Brocades (LE) collection which came out last December. I was lucky to find a few shades left on the display when I came back from vacation.

Embellished Blues is a beautiful dark navy blue with gold shimmers and blue/ purple chunky glitters.

I like that it's multi-coloured too, compared to some other Brocades shades that are monotones. And yes, it feels textured on the nails, even after top coat! Everything I ever wanted is in this bottle lol. 

Embellished Blues is opaque enough to be used on its own with 2 coats, like I did here. But if you want an easier removal, use a base underneath it :)

The pictures just don't do this polish any justice, the mani is quite blingy. Did I say I love it enough? :)

See? I love it!

I don't know if you can still find the Brocades anywhere but if you did grab a few shades, treasure them!

I missed out on Gilded Rose in this collection but it seems Maybelline has made it permanent in the US. We'll have to wait and see if it will be the same case for Canada. If you guys spot it in store, please let me know. I want some more Brocades for sure!


  1. I've seen Gilded Rose at the Walmarts here in Vancouver in the permanent rack, no Brocades labels :) finger paints has one that looks the same too and it's bogo free at Sally's :)

  2. I've seen the permanent version of Gilded Rose at, I think, Shoppers Drug Mart as of last week!

    1. Thanks for letting me know. Didn't think it'd be on the permanent shelf already :)

  3. I found Gilded Rose at the Shoppers Drug Mart on Almon Street in Halifax. It was on a display. Hope you find it!