I've been avoiding Maybelline Color Show polishes. The bottles are too small, the colors seem unoriginal, and I think the price is pretty steep for the amount of polish you get. Enter..Scrangie. Do I need to say more? I saw her swatches of the Maybelline Color Show polish Twilight Rays, and I knew I had made a terrible mistake. The polish as little gold fakes in it. Gold flakes. That's like a trigger word for me. I have a minor Pavlov's dog reaction the world "gold flakes". So, yes, a few days later I came home with a my own bottle of Twilight Rays.
Twilight Rays is a black creme polish with a ton of gold little flecks/flakes of happiness mixed in.
This is pretty unique and awesome. I can't say that for the rest of the Maybelline Color Show polishes. They are so unimaginative and boring I want to get slightly irrationally angry with them. This polish is great though, so I can let my irritation go a bit. I love the combination of black and gold. The flecks of gold in this are a perfect balance with the black, not too subtle or overpowering. The formula was good too. This one is worth a second look, but don't bother with the rest of the color show polishes. In my opinion, the majority of the rest of the collection is not unique enough to spend the $3-$4 per bottle on .23fl oz of polish. You could find many similar colors for the same price or less and for .5flz oz.