Admittedly, Maybelline isn't one of my first choice 'drugstore' brands. Its never really appealed to me, but today for some reason I thought i'd pay its concession some attention - I think it might have been that I recently read a quite cute story about how the brand began***.
Anyways, it's a good job I did because I found this gorgeous pale lilac nail polish, and as I mentioned in my O.P.I review, I have been looking for one to dupe Waterlily by Topshop for ages!
It isn't quite as pale as Waterlily but its the best i've seen so far. It's the Maybelline Forever Strong Pro Nail Polish in Lilac Cream 240.
The price point was reasonable, £4.09 (Though I got it free on a 3 for 2 deal in Tesco.) The colour is the same as it looks in the bottle on the nail and is rich in pigmentation! It was quite a find. I painted my nails with it immediately, it took 2 coats to get it perfect looking but i'm happy with the result - it makes my nails stand out and is a beautiful, on-trend shade for summer.
This is a winner in my eyes! And to make it even better it claims to last for 7 days without chipping, I've only had it on for a few hours so I can't really comment on that, but if it does it just makes the product 10x better.
Seize the Beautiful xo
*** "The Maybelline Company was created by lanaya New York chemist TL Williams in 1915. Williams, in his early 20s, noticed his younger sister applying a mixture of Vaseline and coal dust to her eyelashes darker, fuller look. He adapted it in his small laboratory and produced a product sold locally called Lash-Brow-Ine. The product was a local hit, but the awkward name held it . His sister, who inspired the product, was named Maybel. So T.L. Williams renamed it Maybelline, a combination of Maybel and Vaseline." (Wikipedia.)