Maybelline have added some fun new additions to their line up, the first being Forever Strong Pro nail polishes (R60 each):
The polishes are enriched with calcium, iron and silica; promise to last for up to seven days and have a ‘precision curved brush’. Of all the colours I got to play with I most liked Bubblegum Pink:
The brush, which is curved at the tip, makes it easy to work with the shape of your cuticle and stroke on the colour. As the polish is highly pigmented, you only need two coats to create a nice, glossy-looking finish. Still, without a top coat, I found it started to chip after three or so days, but hey, these are still nice polishes and I wouldn’t buy one and end up feeling resentful as is often the case with ‘drugstore’ nail enamels.
As for new addition number two, say hello to Maybelline Colour Sensantional Popsticks (R110 each):
These super cute-looking jelly-like lippies feel like a lip balm on and have a fun, fruity scent. They remind me a lot of Clarins’ Instant Smooth Crystal lip balms but aren’t as hydrating and don’t have as much of a colour pay off.
Surprisingly, the darkest-looking shade in the tube, Crystal Pink, was pretty much ‘clear’ on my lips. Tropical Pink, however, manages to give them a pretty pink glow. If I was still in high school this is the kind of product that would’ve lived in my pocket; it’s enough to make a difference to your looks, but subtle enough to not land you in detention.
Both Forever Strong Pro nail colours and Popsticks are on counter now; if you’ve spotted and played around with them, let me know your thoughts.