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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Maybelline Forever Strong Mint For Life




Maybelline Forever Strong Nail Polish in Mint For Life: £4.09

On a recent hunt for a nail polish in & Other Stories last week, I failed miserably at tracking down my out of stock must-have (and they don't sell their nail polish range online- boo!). More on that later, but naturally I had to get my fix elsewhere. I made my journey home shortly after, new bottle of pastel lacquer in tow. Enter Maybelline's Forever Strong polish in Mint For Life; another pale green to add to my line-up of vernis vert, but a very welcome and totally justifiable addition in my books.

I've got another shade from this range, Ceramic Blue, which I reviewed here. At first I thought this was a new range but upon further investigation it looks to me like they're just changing the packaging. I also noticed on the display that they didn't have a lot of the colours I'd seen before, so maybe they're phasing it all out and repackaging the entire shade range.

Onto talking about the actual polish in question, Mint For Life is a total beaut. The formula is thick and creamy, and with this shade I found the first coat a little streaky but it's spot on after a second. Application is a dream thanks to the brush which is tapered for effortless precision around the nail bed, and most importantly I can't stop staring at my hands! In terms of dupes, I expected this to be identical to Essie's Mint Candy Apple but I'm happy to report that it's ever so slightly lighter.. and I don't know how controversial this is going to sound, but I think I actually prefer this one to the cult favourite shade. Gasp! Shock! My mani is still looking perfect after typing for hours on end amongst other daily tasks, but wear time is incredibly subjective if you ask me and can depend on personal routines and nail care, which is why I rarely comment on that aspect.

I'm totally head over heels for this one and can't recommend the range enough. From the two I've tried, I'm completely won over and have my eye on a few more as we speak. I think the price is outstanding for such a well performing product, and hopefully as the new packaging rolls out we will get to see some more beautiful shades. What are your thoughts?

46 comment(s):

  1. Love this colour! Can't go wrong with mint in my opinion xx

    www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Such a beautiful shade! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. So lovely! Looks similar to essie mint candy apple!x

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  4. This is such a lovely colour! xx

    fashionbeautyme18.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Looks fabulous. I totally agree, wear time is completely subjective to activities - how many dishes you can be bothered washing up, how many times you shower etc.. This is a beautiful shade, i'm a lover of pastel varnishes at the moment.

    Megan xx

    www.littlerenault.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Such a lovely colour! X

    Maddiestevens.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I have a few of the forever strong polishes and they're amazing! love this colour

    olivialways.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  8. The color's beautiful!

    Have a wonderful day,
    allthatglittersnotgold.blogspot.com

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  9. THis is gorgeous! The colour is similar to a TOpshop one I have - so lovely xo

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  10. Wow, that is such an utterly gorgeous colour! Love it! It's also great how it's from Maybelline too, love highstreet brands! xxx

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. spring shades are always a spring staple xx

    http://lhdc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Ooooh, this is a lovely colour! and almost half the price of Mint Candy Apple (even if it is slightly lighter!). I think I might have to go and pick this one up!

    suchabetty.blogspot.com

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  13. I <3 Mint right now! That looks like a great shade...after those two coats.

    I love it even more because of that larger applicator brush. I like it!!

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  14. Beautiful colour, I really love it! xxx

    Maddy from http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Lovely mint shade. I agree that it depends on what a person does as to how long their polish lasts x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. The Maybelline Forever Strong is my favourite nail polish line ever.. I'm constantly typing and texting and they never, ever chip! I love Ceramic Blue and Lilac Charm so I'm definitely gonna try Mint for Life :)

    Francesca
    http://petitfaon.blogspot.it/

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  17. I'm still on the hunt for my perfect mint green polish and I think this may be a contender! So pretty!
    amrxo.blogspot.co.uk
    xo

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  18. This is such a lovely shade, will be giving this a whirl before I splurge on essie x

    Amy - srslylou

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  19. Love this, the colour is so gorgeous x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Very pretty I love the colour too so nice :) x

    http://www.krystelcouture.com/

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  21. It sounds great! I absolutely love the colour! I am surprised it is so cheap too! xo

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  22. It reminds me so much of Essie Mint Candy Apple! I really want to try Ceramic Blue as well. x
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. This is such a beautiful shade! I was just about to say before I read your review that it looks like mint candy apple but slightly lighter!! :)

    beautyandtheb1.co.uk

    B xx

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  24. I think I like this one more than Mint Candy Apple too, so you're not alone! I can't wait to see more colors.

    M.

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  25. I've heard loads about these nail varnishes and this one is such a gorgeous colour!

    www.themakeupdirectory.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  26. Wow that is such a pretty color, I love it!

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  27. Love that colour! I reviewed a similar colour on my blog!

    http://everyoneshouldsparkle.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  28. This is going on my list!
    Sophie
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  29. This is such a pretty colour! I really want to buy a mint pastel nail polish for summer but I can't decide! Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  30. This looks like an amazing shade! i really want to try it.

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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  31. I have this exact polish, as I didn't want to buy Essie's Mint Candy Apple and I love love love this! It's a beautiful shade, as well as lasting on my nails for AGES without chipping! I need more shades from the range xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  32. Lovely colour. Not sure it would suit me though as very pale. Love Laura A Scottish Lass

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  33. I like the formulation of these. I really want all the pastel icecream colours they have :) xxo
    theedgeofbeauty7.com

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  34. This is such a nice colour, inexpensive too! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. This is such a gorgeous colour, I love the pastel shades which are everywhere in beauty at the moment!

    http://rhiannonswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. I love the size of the brush definitely going to make things easier and quicker!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. We don't have this here in Canada! I love the shade and the brush though!


    XO Jenny @ beautykissxo

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