* maybelline forever strong nail polish // £4.49 each *
While browsing through the aisles of Boots the other day – one of my favourite lunchtime activities – I couldn’t help but be drawn in by the the latest launch from Maybelline, which features a seriously impressive selection of summer brights, from neon green polish to fuchsia lip colours.
As far as I could see there weren’t any new products of note included in the selection, but rather an amazing variety of old favourites in new mega watt shades, a range which just so happened to include one of my all-time most-loved Maybelline products, the Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay 7 Days Nail Polish. I’ll admit I wasn’t so hot on the lime green shade – call me crazy but it just didn’t look like it would suit my nails – however I was immediately intrigued by both the bright pink – Pink Volt – and the bright orange – Orange Punch.
Both colours serve as brilliant dupes for two of the current Essie summer shades – Too Taboo and Serial Shopper – and come complete with an incredible chip-free formula that can easily last up to a week when paired with the right top coat (which for me is the Nails Inc Kensington Caviar). But despite my initial excitement over the amazing shade range and incredible vibrant colours, I have to admit I was a bit hesitant when it came to actually applying the polishes. They’re really just that bright.
But as you can see, I put my fears aside and decided to completely embrace the neon nail, a look which has actually grown on me a lot in recent days. Provided I don’t allow my nails to catch any direct sunlight, it’s all good. Right?