I think anyone who’s been reading my blog for a while now (or following me on Instagram or Twitter) has probably realised that I’m completely obsessed with nail polish. I paint my nails at least twice a week, and refuse to use the same shade twice in a row, so my selection is, unsurprisingly, a little bit on the large side. That’s why, when I find a brand that I like, it’s a big deal…and I end up buying as many shades as I can.
‘Uptown Blue’ from this range (otherwise known as Maybelline ColorStay) made a huge splash in the blogosphere, this summer (and for good reason – how gorgeous is that shade?), but it was the formula that impressed me most. Working in retail means very few polishes last more than a day or so, chip-free, but the Forever Strong shades are the exception to this rule; they last at least 3-4 days, the formulas are fast-drying, and the brushes allow for quick, two-stroke application. What else could you ask for?
I only have two real problems with this range, all in all; 1, the shade selection is far from ideal. There are some stand-out colours, but not the best selection in the world. 2, they can be a bit of a pain to hunt down. I couldn’t find any in-store at my local Boots, and ended up having to order from Superdrug online. Not exactly the worst crimes in the world, but I do like being able to pop in to a store on my lunch break for a new shade.
Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Nail Colours are available from Superdrug online, here, for £4.49.