Maybelline Forever Strong Professional Nail Varnish in Ceramic Blue (£4.09) is a true pale baby blue. Ceramic Blue is similar to Chanel’s Riva nail varnish, Illamasqua caress, Jessica's Bikini blue, and Revlon's blue lagoon so if you have any of these or other baby blue shades I wouldn’t recommend getting the nail varnish. The colour is nice but isn’t anything exceptional that you can’t get anywhere else.
You will need at least two coats of this nail varnish to get an opaque finish; I put on three just for that little bit extra opaqueness (is this even a word). The formula I found to be quite runny so I had to be abit more careful not to get too much on the brush. The drying time was no longer than usual, I paint my nail when I’m watching Hollyoaks so each layer is completely dry before I put another layer on and by the time Hollyoaks is finished I’m finished (My little measurement tool).
I wore this polish and it far exceeded the time it was chip free than other nail varnishes that I had tried before. It lasted a good 4 days without chipping and that is good for me. I’ve been known to have chipped nails the night I’ve painted them. Also worth mentioning is that the brush on the nail polish is nice, it not too big and it not to small it fits the nail well and takes me three swipes to do an entire nail but I’m just a perfectionist.
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