Today I have all of the Maybelline Brocades for you! That is, all of those that are available in Holland, and that's only 4. In the US there are 10 (TEN!) colours and they're much more exciting than most of these.. But oh well... Let's start! First up is Foil Flash (Silver Swank in the US [w.t.freck?! why change the names?!]):
It is a mixture of silver and gold micro glitter and big silver hexes. The official website says that it is opaque in only one coat. NOT! This is two and it's still not fully covered! However, that is not visible from a distance so you can easily get away with it. The polish dries fast, but to a chunky finish. This is with one thick layer of top coat. I love how it sometimes seems silver and sometimes gold. The colour combi is positively angelic!
Next up is Rosy Rosettes (US: Ruby Refined):
It is a beautiful mixture of red micro glittter, larger pink glitters and a golden shimmer. This one is opaque in 2 coats. Here I topped it off with NPB Glitter Food and Seche Vite. I like it. It's good for an unorthodox sorta Christmas polish :)
Now for a mermaid looking one that I'm not quite sure of (probably because it's not Christmassy enough), Beaming Blue (hey! same name as in US!):
Looking at the pictures, it is really pretty. Just not for Christmas, more for summer, it so reminds me of the ocean! It contains gold and blue glitter, giving it a teal glow. This is two coats with Glitter Food and SV. Application was a bit hard, it is so gloopy! But it dries really fast, so that's good :)
Last but not least, my favourite of the bunch Knitted Gold (Gilded Rose, much more appropriately named in the US):
Even though it has the same opacity problems as Silver Swank/Foil Flash, the combination of gold micro glitter and pale pink bigger hexes, is just mesmerizing. In the right light it is so super classy, glamourous and fantabulous! My spell check actually gave up on me by now ;-) Anywho, I recommend doing one more layer for this one (I did two), and feed it and then finish it with Seche. I think then you'd be golden :P
Overall, I'm satisfied with these polishes, but application and finish wise, it could use some work. The colour combis are definitely spot on.