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Friday, November 29, 2013

Mint for Life

Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Color in Mint for Life

I know that technically winter doesn't begin until December the 21st (Winter Solstice) but in my mind Winter starts straight after Halloween. Since I'm not much of a traditionalist it may not surprise you to learn that I don't tend to wear deep berry shades on my nails mainly because it stains, instead I tend to gravitate towards milky pastel hues. I have a particular weakness for mint green polishes and since Essie Mint Candy Apple isn't all that wonderful in terms of application I have forever been on the look out for a great alternative enter Maybelline Mint for Life.

Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Color in Mint for Life
Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Color in Mint for Life
Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Color in Mint for Life
Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Color in Mint for Life

Now I am not saying this is an outright dupe because it is not Essie Mint Candy Apple has a stronger blue undertone but if you like white based mint green polishes that don't require endless coats or a white base Maybelline Mint for Life is the one. Maybelline Mint for Life is one of the shades from the Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Color range (wowee that is a mouthful) that promises seven days of wear. Seven days is a little far fetched in my case (I'm heavy on my nails) but there is no denying that it wears rather well with or without a topcoat, is opaque in two coats (it does look pretty great after one coat too) and dries to a really glossy finish. The brush is also worth mentioning, it may appear to be large but it very easy to use and I find that it fans out on the nail and quickly coats each in one quick swipe.

Basically the shade is a gorgeous light true mint green couple that with an amazing formula and a decent price tag and you are on to a winner. Mint for life indeed!

Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay Gel Color in Mint for Life £4.09 via Superdrug - link.
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14 comments:

  1. I have this, it is one of my favourite polishes to date :)
    Amy xA Little Boat Sailing

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  2. An oldie but goodie :) Love this one, wouldn't be without it in summer x

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com

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  3. This colour looks so cute! :)

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  4. Can't go wrong with a mint green!

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  5. I'm definitely more of a berry girl over winter, but this does look gorgeous for spring!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love mint green nail polish! I've always found that with my MIKI one, one coat looks better than two.

    Caitlin x

    http://oceanicstars.blogspot.com

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  7. Ooo! That's such a pretty mint shade! I'll have to let my friend know about it as she loves mint!<3

    Klaudia
    www.styleitwithme.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Ah, I love minty shades of polish! So perfect for both summertime and snowy days. This one looks great :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  9. This is a lovely shade, I've never used anything from the range

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  10. Gorgeous colour! There is something so pretty about a mint polish.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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