The Forever Strong collection from Maybelline caught my eye last Autumn when I was looking for darker A/W season nail colours. Superdrug was doing 3 for 2 on Maybelline products then so I grabbed quite a few. I wasn't sure about the metallic shades but I decided to get out of my comfort zone and got 3. I was so impressed I used them over and over again. The brush is brilliant, helps to apply the product smoothly and without smudging. What's more, one coat is enough to get the colour shown in the bottle, which came as a surprise because you usually need at least a couple with drugstore nail polishes. The bottle says that the product stays on for up to 7 days, the longest I kept mine for was 5 days with a top coat and it was still perfectly fine, so I'm sure it would stay on the nails for a week. Without a top coat it usually doesn't chip for about 3 days. For £4.09 each (£8.18 for 3 with the deal) you can't really go wrong. I have to say that's the best nail polish I tried for so little money yet.
^From left: 778 Rosy Sand, 202 Really Rosy, 630 Dark Denim and 610 Ceramic Blue
I am absolutely in love with the Ceramic Blue shade, it looks so nice and wintery once you add some white or silver glitter on top.
^ From left: 720 Green Miracle, 835 Metal Me Teal! and 830 Put a Medal On It!
I never tried gold on my nails but oh my days, this one is just a great first time buy. I use it a lot, mostly because one coat is enough and it matches so many things, which I didn't expect it to.
I have used a few shades on my nails just to give an example, but all of them are lovely and I'm looking forward to buying more shades soon. Can't wait for pastel, summery colours especially.
^ In 202 Really Rosy
^ In 835 Metal Me Teal!
^ In 830 Put a Medal On It!
Overall, I would recommend them to anyone looking for good, affordable nail polish. They look as lovely on the nails as they do in the bottle.