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      17.02.2010 20:41
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      I want more!

      I like to manicure my nails and keep them looking pretty - but I hate
      chipping. There is nothing more frustrating than chipping a nail a mere
      hours after polishing it - but this nail polish is fantastic and lasts for
      ages without marking (and if can stand the test of running around after a
      toddler then it must be good!!!)

      It comes in a multitude of colours (of which I now own 4) and its wonderful - even without a topcoat I can polish my nails and it last a good 4 or 5 days without chipping (unlike other polishes which very often don't last the day).

      It dries really quickly too - doesn't take much more than a minute to dry
      which is perfect if your in a rush on a night out.

      My only fault is with the little brush in the lid. Its tricky not to get too much polish on the brush which can then blob all over your nail. Make sure you wipe away the excess before you paint it on - otherwise it takes alot longer to dry and can look quite tatty.

      Its quite reasonable in price - on average I've paid about £3 per bottle, which is quite bargainous really seeing as it lasts much longer than the Dior polishes I own.

      I love this range,,, and will definitely be investing in more!!

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      18.12.2003 00:29
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      It’s that time of year when you are looking to get all dressed up and getting ready for the christmas party. The shops are all full of sparkly outfits and strappy shoes. But don’t forget your nail polish. Maybelline express finish nail polish make nail polishes in all different colours and there will definitely be a colour to match whatever outfit you decide you want to wear. They come in a little bottle with a gold coloured lid which holds the brush inside. The name of the colour is printed on the top ofThe front of the bottle tells you the name of the product, which is maybelline express finish. It claims to dry within a minute (perfect if you are running late). I unscrewed the lid which holds the brush and pulled it from the bottle. As soon as I did this I could smell it. The smell of this nail polish is quite strong, but it didn’t put me off. The nail polish is quite runny so be careful not to tip the bottle up and spill it onto the furniture. The little brush allows you to apply the polish to your nails. It is easy to put too much of the nail polish onto the brush, and if you do it all gathers at the sides of your nails making them look quite unattractive. I find that when I pull the brush from the bottle if I wipe it slightly on the edge of the bottle it can then be applied easily. I painted all of my nails and then waited for them to dry. The bottle tells me that they will be dry in 60 seconds. After this time had passed I tested the dryness by gently touching my nail. It wasn’t completely dry because it was still a little bit tacky, but compared to other nail polishes it does dry a lot quicker. Maybe if I had blown onto them whilst waiting they would have been dry within a minute. The colour of the nail polish is very good, and another layer of nail polish is not really required, but I like to add a second coat. This dried just as quickly as the first. After a few days I noticed t
      hat the nail polish had started to chip. So when using this product you will probably need to reapply it every 2 to 3 days to keep it looking perfect. I would recommend Maybelline express finish nail polish to others. I have been using this brand for about 2 years and have build up quite a large collection of different colours.

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        02.01.2002 19:06
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        It's Christmas morning at about 9:00am. I'm reaching the end of my stocking (Yes, I still have one!). There's a small package at the very end which I reach down for....oooooh what can it be?! I open it and it is...MAYBELLINE ULTRA LASTING NAIL VARNISH! It's a great colour actually, a gorgeous baby pink that's quite pearly too. If you're interested, it's number 78 and called Porcelain. Next opportunity I get (I think it was a couple of days after Boxing Day) I try out my new nail polish. The colour was nice...not the baby pink colour it looks in the bottle. More white with a tiny tiny hint of pink. It went on quite smoothly but I got a few of those tiny bubbly bits you sometimes get with old nail varnishes when it dries up....know what I'm on about? - probably not! You need to apply a couple of coats of this or you won't get a very good colour. The brush was quite fat and chunky and the nail polish didn't go streaky as I applied it. It smelled REALLY strong though! I think the cheaper the nail varnish you buy, the more putrid it smells! YUK! It didn't take ages and ages and ages to dry...though not as quick as some of the 60 second drying ones on the market though! Anyway, the next question was WILL IT LAST? And the answer was quite simply NO. The nail varnish had totally dried and somehow (I don't know how but I was doing any nail bashing tasks like....I don't know...woodwork) the polish on my little finger got chipped! "Hey!", I thought, "That wasn't meant to happen!". And that wasn't the end of it...no...once it had chipped it peeled and the nail looked a total disgrace! I was VERY unhappy with my Ultra-Lasting-Super-Dupa-Nail-Varnish. Let me give you the technical bit. On the front of my 12 ml bottle is says 'Lasts up to 7 days*'. Now, when you go and look for the * bit, in tiny writing on the back it states 'If u
        sed with Top Coat'. Well, ALL my other nail varnishes last for ALOT longer than this Ultra Lasting stuff even without a stupid Top Coat! And to be totally honest with you all, this nail polish is a complete con! Apparently, this Maybelline's Ultra Lasting contains and ingrediant called Dura Flex. Dura Flex is a chip and fade resistant formula that's supposed to 'bend with your nails so they don't chip' and your nails should not fade or peel. To be fair, my nails haven't faded....then again, they are painted nearly white! On the Maybelline site (www.maybelline.com) it says 'For best results, don't forget to use a base coat!'. So, if you really want it to last 7 days, you're going to have to invest in a base coat and a top coat. I'm sure some of you out there always bother with these...I don't. I just paint my nails straight off. And that is obviously why this Maybelline didn't work for me! When it came to take the nail varnish off, it slid off quite easily with Sainbury's own nail polish remover. It didn't stain my nails at all (I wasn't expecting it to because it was such a pale colour). If you use a darker shade then to avoid staining your nails, it is advisable to use a base coat! Maybellines prices are quite competative with other brands such as Rimmel or 17. A bottle of Ultra-Lasting costs £3.79. I usually use Estee Lauder nail polishes which are definatly worth paying a few extra pounds for! They last well and you get a really glossy finish too. My advice is not to bother with this Ultra Lasting malarky. It's not worth it. If you really want to though, there's 28 shades to choose from...heaps of choice!

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          20.08.2001 04:18
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          I am a bit of a nail polish addict, 57 bottles at the last count. Not only am I an addict, I am usually a bit of a snob and only buy brands that cost over £7 per bottle. Sometimes though I will see a colour in a cheaper brand and will give it a go, just to get that colour. The first Maybelline varnish I tried was the Express Finish. This was a disappointment, it covered well, dried in 1 minute, didn't smell too bad, but it lost its shine in a few hours and peeled badly. It is not really surprising that this wasn't for me as I like to give my nails a proper manicure that will last for at least five days. I would really only use this for a quick coat before a night out, if I was pressed for time. There is an excellent range of over 25 colours though. Next we have Ultra Lasting, more up my street as it promises not to chip and lasts up to seven days. This is much more of a success with me. I picked a biege colour without a shimmer, for something to go with everything while I am on holiday. After a weeks testing I can report that it is still looking good. The coverage was good for a pale colour, I used two coats, the brush is good and it didn't streak. The odour was not too strong and unpleasant, it dried to a nice hard glossy finish and didn't take too long. It recommends that you use a clear top coat to get the best results, I used base and top coat and it has lasted as promised without chipping, the gloss has also lasted well. The secret of it lasting is Duraflex, which makes the polish flexible and therefore shock resistant to prevent chipping. I have come across similar flexible polishes before, but not for only £3.79 per bottle. There are 20 shades to choose from, some plain and some pearlised, ranging from hot pinks and reds to white or ice blue. Shop around for the best price, these were £4.99 in the local chemist, but only £3.79 in the supermarket. I just might slip bottle no.58 in
          to my trolley next time I shop for food, you just can't have too much nail varnish, can you?

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            18.06.2001 03:39
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            A nail varnish that lasts up to seven days? Mabelline's Ultra Lasting nail varnish really does last longer than other nail varnishes that I've tried. Now, whilst I am not a great fan of their line of make-up, I do like the maybelline nail varnish. I find that their colour selection is good, and that the bottles do exactly what they claim. The Express Finish dries quickly, although chips in a couple of days, and in turn, the Ultra Lasting lasts and lasts. I guess it just depends what you are looking for, and sadly I've not found a nail varnish which effectively delivers both. The Ultra Lasting nail varnish that I bought is a pale purple in colour, and shimmers when the light catches it; no. 171, Lilac pearl. I bought it because I was going away for a week, and I would be wearing sandals so I needed something which would last on my toes and look good for the whole time I was away. I found that this lasted well. I applied two coats and did use a clear, shiny top coat, as instructed by the label. It was not especially fast at drying, but no slower than any other regular nail varnish. Plus another selling point is that I found it easy to remove. There is nothing worse than spending hours in the bathroom trying to get off residues of last weeks nail varnish!

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              28.05.2001 00:55
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              Maybelline Express Nail Finish is definitely one of the quickest drying nail varnishes on the market. I've seen tests on TV which back up the claim that is certainly deserve the title of Express, and it takes about 3 minutes to achieve a totally dry finish. The But? Well, the but is that this stuff can chip off as quickly as it dries. It's not particularly long lasting, and if I'm really careful I can get a coat to last about 24 hours without losing any of it. This means taking care to not overwet the hands too often, resisting the urge to use the nail as a scraping tool in certain situations and generally wearing gloves to do all the housework. Applying a top coat will prolong the life of the varnish somewhat, but again, it won't last as long as your run-of-the-mill lacquers. Apart from this, there is a great range of colours, some are clear like Plum Water, which gives a wonderfully reddy/pink tinted glazed and Lemon Water which gives a slightly yellow clear varnish when on the nail. I don't like this one much because it gives the vague impression of a 20 a day smoker, and could have done with having a more pronounced colour, more like it looks when it's in the bottle. I've also got Twinkle Twinkle, a deep metallic and glittery blue, and New Year's Blues, a lighter and slightly more turquoise colour, although again with the glittery effect. (These may sound tacky, but the glitter isn't immediately obvious, it just looks incredibly shiny). Then there's Night Affair, which turned out to be a curious chocolatey brown with copper glints so again, not one of the favourites. Violet Aluminium is a clarety sort of colour with the usual glittery mix, although this time it's silver. This is a good colour and has drawn a number of favourable comments. The two wildest colours are Goldlights, and pale yet bright solid gold colour, smooth in look and with the right outfit,
              looks reasonably classy, and Aqua which looked a solid bright pale blue, but turned out to be a clear varnish that gave a green/blue tint to the nails. Shame really, because I'd bought the Aqua to go with the Violet Aluminium, and by alternating the colours on the nails, add myself to the list of saddo West Ham fans, who dressed themselves all over in as near to claret and blue that they could get for the FA cup quarter final. I have worn the Aqua since, but it's definitely one for the clubs as opposed to picking up the kids from school in. All in all, I like the product enormously, I just wish it would stick with me for a little longer than it does at present. ** Price is difficult for me to say accurately. Loyds Chemist have been selling off certain colours for £1 per bottle, but I believe the general costs to be in the £2-£3 range. Thanks for the reminder Ben!!

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                25.11.2000 23:41

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                I usually go for nail polishes such as Mabelline Express Finish or Rimmel 60 Seconds to try and get a quality quick drying nail polish. In desperation I even bought Hard Candy a new line in Boots - a snip at £10 a bottle! However my opinions have changed entirley thanks to Miss Selfridge. Ordinarily I would assume this to be simply kids make up - but no more, they have a startling range of exciting colours from office wear to sparkly party. But what Miss Selfridge offers which no other polish offers is long lasting wear. Even Rimmel Long Lasting nail polish lasts no more than 2 days before chipping - whereas Miss Selfridge lasts around 7 days with no chipping at all. Its amazing and I think my 9-5 job typing all day tests nail polish to its limits. Even better its only £2.49 a pot! Buy it - you wont regret it!

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                07.10.2000 03:06

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                I have recently bought Maybelline ultra lasting nail varnish at only about £5. It is great,it says it doesn't chip for 7 days,but i would say about 5 which is an improvment from normal nail varnish. It is quite cheap as i said at about £5 for a 12ml bottle which actually seems quite big. I have bought no.174 which is "icy blue".It is a lovely blue colour that shimmers,and has two effects depending on whether you put 1 or 2 coats on. The catch!!! It says (in small print on the back!)You have to use a top coat to stop it for chipping for 7 days which is true as you do have to use a top coat. Apart from that i have to say it is great.

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                24.09.2000 23:59
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                Maybelline Express finish is just that. It dries within 60 seconds so you are able to give them the second coat very quickly. Although after giving them the second coat I do prefer to leave them a bit longer to ensure they are dry. The varnish seems to be really good. I painted mine three days ago and normally I'd be looking at having to remove it and repaint them but at the moment they look as good as if I've just done them. I strongly recommend the two coats as it helps to strengthen the nails also it enhances the colour and helps it to stay on. All in all a good nail varnish and the colour range is really good. It is available in all chemists and good retail outlets.

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                06.09.2000 02:05
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                I have two main problems when it comes to nail varnish firstly bubbling and secondly chipping. There was quite a wide wariety of colours and I had no problem in choosing one I liked. The nail varnish was easy to apply and went on well without bubbling which really impressed me as I have a tendancy to be on the over generous side when applying nail vairnish. Overall it was a high quality product the colour was also excellent it could be worn as a semi-transparent sheen or full colour nail varnish for different looks. I applied this nail varnish one night and was disappointed to find that by half was through the next day it had chipped on two nails, its also fairly pricey. Overall an excellent nail varnish despite the chipping.

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                06.09.2000 01:26
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                Maybelline Express Finish is not a bad nail varnish, it's just that it's not a great one either. I tried it out as I was sick of smudging my nails through being too impatient to let them dry properly. I was quite surprised at how difficult it was to put on. I have tried practically every nail varnish on the market (as my bulging make-up case will prove) and I don't think I've ever used such a gloopy one as this. Okay, I except that you do need to be quick when you put it on because of the drying time, but I still made a right mess of it. I also wasn't that impressed with the finish, it seemed a bit patchy to me and didn't have a nice shine to it. It did dry a lot quicker than a 'normal' nail varnish, but I am still going back to using my usual brand. It may take longer to put on, but it looks better and lasts longer. I did like the shade I had chosen though (no. 68 - a nice lilac colour). If you do like the fast-drying nail varnishes I would recommend that you use a base coat as they tend to be very drying.

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                  27.08.2000 05:10
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                  For quick drying varnishes,one has to go along way to beat Express Finish by Maybelline.Super range of strong vibrant colours,very modern,ideal for a quick change.One coat is enough if you are in a hurry,two is better.Longlasting and if you are in a rush you can easily paint over in another colour to match your mood or outfit.It has a lovely silky smooth finish and dries within one minute,it does just what is says on the bottle.I will keep buying Maybelline Express Finish Nail Varnish.

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                  21.08.2000 04:13
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                  Most of us are always in a hurry to get out and some of us just spoil our nails in the rush to get out. Others will spend extra cash on nail drying products which can soon add up on top of the purchase of your nail varnish. I recommend you try Maybelline Express finsh nail varnish. You've seen the ads on TV, where they say it dries in one minute?? Well, it's true - it does!! They started with a few colours but are now bringing quite a range of colours on to the market so the choice is now wider. This is ideal to splash on your nails if you are in a hurry or if you are one of those women that after applying your polish there is always something to do before you go out and end up smudging your nails. It is priced fair and well worth the money. The only drawback (if you can call it one) is that it tends to chip off the next day, but if you remove it regularly this is not a problem for you.

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                  15.08.2000 06:10
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                  I recently got a bottle of this free with a magazine. I have only used it once and within 24 hours it was so chipped that I ended up removing it. As I have 2 young children I have not got the time to be reapplying nail polish every day. One of my friends complained of the same problem. I normally use L'Oreal Jet Set which is more expensive but doesn't chip easily. The L'Oreal one is much better value as you do not have to apply it as often. Both of these brands are quick drying and have a good choice of colours.

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                  06.08.2000 03:21
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                  I'm not a great fan of Maybelliene usually (I was put off by the stupid jingle on the adverts ... you know the one "Maybe she's born with it, maybe its Maybelliene") but I was in need of a dark green nail varnish to match a dress once and Boots had extra advantage points on this range so I was sold!!! I got my rather expensive little bottle of nail varnish home and decided to give it a try and see if it stop up to the test of drying within 60 seconds, and it did! Well it certainly dried quicker than most nail varnishes do usually. The colour range is wide so you can get most colours, however I noticed none of the colours were exactly vibrant, no hot pinks etc (if that's your cup of tea!). The other bad thing I noticed was that ok it didn't chip but if it started to come off, the whole lot did, so you are left with one nail not coloured! This isn't good if you are going clubbing and you know your feet are gonna get stood on (most clubs near me are far too full). This makes it easier to remove though if you have no polish remover! Every cloud has a silver lining (or green lol).

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