Two of the items in the Maybelline goodie bag we received last week were nail enamels, one from each range Maybelline stock. Forever Strong Professional in Midnight Blue, and Express Finish Shock Control in Cherry. I took these photos pretty late so they're a bit rubbish, which is why I've included the swatches from the website.
Express Finish Shock Control
The great thing that I loved about this polish was the fact that it does dry in less than a minute. In the bottle it looks a very strong red but on it is more like its name, cherry-ish. I think it's a pretty good Autumn colour, I like deeper reds for Winter! The product states that that it is chip resistant but I have found the tips of my nails are very chipped already, with it being such a bright colour it is really noticable. And it's not like I have done much since I applied it, thumbed through some mags, tidied a drawer and watched DVDs (what can I say, I like lazy weekends) so I don't know what it would be like after a week of work (I'm a secretary, so constantly on the computer). I do however love the colour and the fact it does dry so fast so I would buy this in more colours. To see the full range of swatches click here. 6/10
Forever Strong Professional
I haven't actually tried this one, the hands above are courtesy of my Mum. The colour is gorgeous and I think it will be fab for toes. My Mum has the same complaint as me re chipping of colour so I don't think Maybelline polishes are great for long term, unless you want to keep reapplying the colour. I have quite a few dark blue polishes and I think this might be my new favourite, it's kind of a denimy blue? Full range of colours here. The 'Extreme Blackcurrent' colour looks like it might need to be in my collection... 5/10