I've already reviewed Stargazer nail varnishes, which were the ones I liked as a teenager due to the wide range of colours, from brights to unusual colours to metallics. But now I'm a bit older and in uni sometimes at interviews etc I feel like I can't really wear crazy colours anymore. I feel like I'm growing up! But when I want a more mature look to my nails, I go for these Rimmel ones, as they're around the same price as the Stargazer ones (thoguh usually stocked at different shops...) and still have a wide range of more neutral, pretty, feminine colours.
This nail varnishes big gimmick is drying in 60 seconds, and I actually find that for once this is true, but it isn't great sometimes when it dries a bit too quick and gets kind of random lumps in it... But that's the price you pay, I guess.
I usually do 2-3 coats and then a topcoat of clear varnish over them as I don't paint my nails that often (maybe 1 or 2 times a month). These kind of have chips in sometimes, which is disappointing, but overall, they do not. So I am a very happy chappy in that regard.
There are a lot of people who pay more than a five pound note for nail polishes... I am not one of those people, and though Rimmel varnishes have drawbacks, such as not a greater range as they could have (crazy colours etc) and sometimes chips or flake, they are good for the price and I will continue buying them.
I have a few hundred nail polishes in my collection and I tend to buy the more expensive Nail Inc, OPI and Leighton Denny but sometimes I buy other polishes because I particularly like the colour. I have the Tiffany blue shade that is called 'breakfast in bed' and bought it from Superdrug.
The polish promises super shine and also that it will quickly dry.
I always use a base coat to protect the nail from staining and then two coats of colour before adding a top coat. I do find the top coat makes the manicure last a little longer but is not necessary for the normal reason I add top coat, to aid quick drying. I can't fault the quick drying properties of the 60 second rimmel nail polishes.
There is such a thing as drying TOO quick
I know everyone wants their polish to dry quick but it needs a bit of time for applying evenly on the nail before it starts to dry. Put it this way, you need to do three strokes on the widest nails - the thumb and middle finger although the brush is quite wide. During this time I tend to reload the brush too to get an even amount on the nail so I don't really want it to dry before that.
These polishes are £2.99 in Superdrug.
These go on well but I am lucky to get a perfect two days out of them. I love the colour range but have better quality polishes in my collection.
In the past, my experience of applying nail varnish has been something like this;
1) Apply a coat of nail varnish
2) Sit about for five minutes waiting for it to dry
3) Give one nail an experimental poke, seems ok
4) Apply a second coat. Some parts not as dry as others. Create random ridges and holes in nail varnish
5) Apply a really thick layer to cover the streaks
6) Immediately develop nose itch. Try and power through for a while, before trying to scratch with the end of a nail. Smudge nail polish
7) Wait for nail varnish to dry, give it an experimental poke. Seems ok.
8) Get on with life, picking up book/remote control/phone/laptop
9) Nails not actually dry, despite sitting still for what seems like half an hour. Nails get scratchy little marks all over them. End up with a less than professional finish
This was the case for me for years! As such I'd resigned nail varnish to something for going out and didn't use it on a regular basis. About a year ago, I bought two Rimmel 60 second nail polishes, in 'Shocker' (shocking pink) and 'Sky High' (turquoisey-green) for a wedding. I have since purchased 'At ease' (dark brown) and 'Caramel Cupcake' (light brown)
I got these from Boots on a three for two, but usually cost £3.69 each for 8ml
I found application really easy, the brush has a wide, flat shape which means I can usually cover the whole nail in one stroke. They dried within less than a minute - and were actually fully dry! I find the first coat is a bit 'see through' and a second coat gives you a good even colour and finish. However, they dry so quickly and evenly that the above mentioned ridges and dips from a still wet first coat don't happen. Lovely!
I find it only lasts a day or two before starting to chip, which is a real shame. It's the only downside of this nail varnish. However, I only tend to wear nail varnish for nights out/special occasions so this suits me
Comes off really easily with normal nail varnish remover. The colours I have all come off easily and cleanly, except 'Sky High' (the green one) which does tend to leave a greeny-blue corpse like tinge to the finger nails - not a good look! I would suggest a clear or base coat before using that one.
I've found all of the colours really vibrant and true to the bottle, except for 'At Ease' which dried a lot darker brown than it looks in the bottle.
I love these nail varnishes and having tried many different brands, I will be sticking to them. The ease in applying them and smooth finish really appeals to me and I love the colours. The price feels reasonable, although the bottles are a little small. You can often get them on 3 for 2 in Boots. The real downside is how quickly they start to chip. However, as it dried so quickly and is so easy to apply you can have a fresh set of nails painted in under five minutes!
Whilst I like going to the nail salon every now and again, I do often take a break in between where I tend to enjoy painting my nails myself. Being quite a girly girl, I love buying lots of different colours and brands and have accrued a quite range over time. With a 3 year old I don't get much time to myself so one that is going to be quick drying is always ideal so when I spotted this Rimmel 60 second drying nail polish it seemed right up my street!
The nail polish comes in a little 8ml bottle, which is rather petite and is the baby of the bunch amongst my nail polish collection! As usual the brush is attached to the handle of the bottle and is quite thick and easy to use in smooth strokes for a nice application and doesn't look too streaky on my nails. I have this polish in a few colours, a nice red, a plum purple and a funky green and I find it goes onto my nails well, and about 2 coats is enough for the polish to look decent and thick. The polish is a good thick consistency and so easy to apply.
In terms of drying, the polish does dry quicker than my other brands, however 60 seconds is a bit of a stretch! I tend to use a drying spray I got from Avon which helps speed up the drying process, so sadly on this aspect this polish is a bit disappointing.
In terms of longevity of wear, I got the usual 3-4 days max before it starts to chip away which surprisingly for a DIY job this is one of the longer lasting polishes. I know I spend a lot of time typing in regards to work (and also writing reviews here haha!) so finding a polish that can withstand this has not come by without me going to a really good nail salon but as a cheap everyday brand, Rimmel has done the job. Overall I would recommend this polish as it does look nice and is good quality but just remember to wait perhaps a little longer than 60 seconds before doing anything with these newly polished nails! A bottle costs about £3.99 or so and can be bought from several retailers.
I must have bought this on an impulse. I typically buy a certain few brands of nail polishes and I was quite shocked to find that I had this in my collection one day! Furthermore, it was in coral - a bright orangish-pink colour which didn't really seem to be my style. Feeling adventurous one day, I decided to see what it was all about!
-- RIMMEL --
Rimmel is a cosmetic brand founded in London, and they can be widely found in most drugstores around UK. Besides nail polish, they also sell things like make up for the face, lips, and eyes, including foundations, concealers, lipsticks, mascaras, etc. etc. etc.
-- PACKAGING OF THIS PRODUCT --
The product comes in a rather small and cute 8-ml bottle that appears to be smaller/more compact than the other nail polish bottles that I have. It is therefore quite easy to carry around. The handle for the applicator cylindrical in shape, hence it is not as easy to grip as compared to those with a slightly curved handle that fits well with your fingers. According to their website, this product comes in a total of 24 colours.
-- THE NAIL POLISH ITSELF --
The nail polish claims that it is a one-coat nail polish that you can apply using 1 stroke in 1 second, and that it dries in 60 seconds. How much of this is true? I was quite glad to find that the actual colour of the polish was quite close to what I saw from the bottle. Even with one coat, the colour is very vibrant and bright, and unless you personally prefer to, one coat will be enough (I still used two). Application is quite easy and I could easily do each finger with two strokes (one to cover each half of my nail) - but only after some practice. Maybe I'm not so used to fast-drying polishes - but I found it quite difficult to apply the polish if I were a bit 'indecisive' or not so certain in my strokes. Getting a nice sheen on your finger using this polish really requires to 'just do it right at one go ' - or you might get an uneven surface by trying to 'paint on' areas that you have missed out or by trying to even out the polish (ironic, I know!). If you are the kind who prefers to draw your nail polish with a little more hesitance to get the perfect shape, using this might not be so ideal. As for the quick-drying, I found that the polish dried fast enough for me. I could paint one hand, go on to the next, and go back to the first hand to apply my top coat immediately without worrying about the smudges.
The polish seemed to stay on quite well (it survived several days of intense cooking, dishwashing and baking sessions in the kitchen) but I found that when it was to come off, it would flake off in larger bits that I would expect it to be. Usually I could bear with less-than-perfect polish IF the parts that first come out are small, or only at the edges, but with this polish, I had to remove all of my polish once a (large) flake would come off.
-- WHERE TO BUY --
You can buy this from Boots or Superdrugs. It is currently going for £3.69 at Boots which is quite an average price in my opinion.
-- CONCLUSION --
If I'm feeling busy or on-the-go, I think this would be an ideal polish because it's fuss-free, and quite effective. However, on days when I'm feeling more leisurely, and like to do my strokes more slowly, unfortunately this nail polish isn't versatile enough for that use! The fact that it dries faster and is less forgiving towards mistakes or slow strokes does pressurize you to get the polish painted fast but hey, when I want to do my nails, I just want to get them looking right, nice, and perfect and I'm usually feeling more patient than I should be. I'll recommend this if you do want something fast though!
I've never been one to paint my nails often but every now and again, I will paint them usually to co-ordinate with an outfit if I am going out somewhere or off to a wedding. As I don't like to faff about I like to use Rimmel 60 second nail polish. Rimmel claims that it takes just 60 seconds for a coat of this to dry. I would say it's more like 90 seconds as although it is very quick, it's still prone to smudging at 60 seconds if you catch your nails on your clothes etc.
At the moment I have two shades in this nail varnish, jet black and a nice pinky purple colour. The black is dark enough to only need one coat but the pink needs two coats to get the desired colour. The brush is nice and sof and holds just the right amount of varnish to coat your nail. I paint them in long strides from my cuticle down to the tip. Three swipes covers my nail, one down the centre and one either side.
I bought both of these shades from Boots for £2.99 each. There was a lot of chouce with over 20 shades in the range, it was hard to choose as the shades are so nice and vibrant, I'd have bought more if I knew I'd get round to wearing them!
A trick I was tought to make nails dry quicker is to dip them in a bowl / sink of cold water. The temperature cools and hardens the varnish quicker than waiting for it to dry naturally on your nails. I usually do this when I'm in a rush.
Overall I think this product is really good. It is faster drying than any other brand I have used and the colours in the collection are lovely. I usually get just under a weeks wear out of a coating as mine are prone to chipping soon as I do a lot with my hands and I am not careful with my nails. To prevent this and make the varnish last longer a clear top coat would be advisable.
Good quality, fast drying, great range of nail varnishes.
I have a large stock pile of nail polishes and am always on the look out for new ones to try. I purchased the Rimmel 60 second nail polish in 320 Rapid Ruby for £2, in my local independent beauty store, I believe the bottles retail for £3.69 on the Boots website, so this was a bargain. The range has a total of 24 colours ranging from light pinks to very dark blues, with some soft greys, so there is a shade for everyone and all occasions.
The bottle is the standard nail polish bottle, glass so you can see the colour of the polish with a plastic lid, which the application brush is secured to. Its easy to open and has not leaked, despite me chucking it in my nail polish bag.
Rimmel claim that the nail polish takes 1 second to apply, dries in 60 seconds and gives a perfect nail. This is partly true, the brush is fairly wide, though I find I need two brush strokes to get full coverage on my thumb nails, and it's a little bit too wide for my little finger nail, so I have to be careful when applying. It does dry in 60 seconds, though it is not bash proof, I would suggest giving it a while before putting on shoes or putting your hands in your pocket, as it will smudge a little.
The colour is great, a lovely deep red, I use two coats to give a deep colour on my toes, but find I only need one coat on my finger nails during the day. The polish itself is quite thick when applying. The polish tends to last for around 2-3 days before I notice any chips, so that's not bad overall for the price. It is easy to remove with nail polish remover and does not leave my nails stained, though I do use a base coat to protect them.
I would recommend this nail polish to others, it fairly easy to apply, has a great range of colours and last fairly well overall.
I was always intrigued as to whether this nail varnish really does dry in 60 seconds. So, I had to try it. I went into boots and purchased several colours because whenever I paint my toe nails, I always seem to knock them because they take so long to dry, but now I have found this, wow.
It isn't 60 seconds when you apply two coats, it is more like 5 minutes, but that is still good considering the amount of time a normal nail varnish tends to dry. I usually get agitated and that is when I tend to knock them , or I get bored and forget they are wet!
So, the packaging has slightly changed now, the bottom of the glass is more square, and with a 30month shelf span, this can keep you going for quite some time. I am yet to find a nail varnish that I actually run out of....But I am close to running out of one of these.
They do come in many different colours and shades, so if you are looking to match an outfit, I can guarantee you will find one from this range! I love green with envy, but this might not be for everyone. They come in 8ml glass pots with a medium sized brush that makes it easy to get right into the corners of your nail bed and gives a smooth looking finish.
Rimmel Nail Varnishes are amazing! Especially these that dry so quickly, because they can be that last minute touch when you are in a rush and they make you feel amazing.
I bought my nail varnishes for around £3.00 which is not too bad at all. I thought this was a really good price for the quality. It doesn't blot or go lumpy unless you have left it in a warm place. But other than that, it is a great product and available in many colours.
I like painting my nails but hate waiting for the polish to dry. I normally end up smudging it or scuffing it and having to start again. I bought two of these nail polishes from Tesco as they were 2 for £4.50 they normally cost about £3.50 so I thought I was getting a good deal.
The nail polish comes in a see through bottle which contains 7ml of the polish and also what Rimmel describe as a pro-cision brush which will coat the nail in one stroke. Rimmel offer a large selection of colours. I bought a navy blue colour and a bright pink colour. To use the nail polish you simply apply one coat to your nails. I would recommend using a base coat as some of the colours are very strong and may stain your nails.
I have to say I was very disappointed with the brush, it didn't coat my entire nail, in fact I had to use two strokes. Secondly the nail polish didn't give a good coverage on the first coat. This was disappointing as Rimmel say you only need one coat. The first coat dried quickly as advertised on the bottle and within 60 seconds I was able to apply a second coat. However the second coat took ages to dry! after 10-15 minutes my nails still felt tacky. When it did eventually dry I applied a top coat and I was done.
I normally use Barry M nail paints which last me up to 5 days without a chip, however this Rimmel nail polish chipped the next day. It also peeled off some of my nails. I thought maybe it was because I had applied it too thickly but even with subsequent applications I still had the same problem. I work in an office so my nails don't go through a lot of stress I was really disappointed.
I wouldn't buy this nail polish again. There are far better alternatives available. I would give it 2 out of 5 stars because of the price and colour selection.
I have this nail polish in two colours. One is a deep purple and one an emerald green.
I choose these for the colours more than anything as they really stand out. There are lots of other colours to choose from and they are very some lovely unusual colours rather than standard pinks and reds. They are also a really good price as I think I paid about £3.50 for each.
The fact that these are called 60 Second also appealed to me as I really hate waiting for nail polish to dry. I was a little sceptical about it drying in 60 seconds as other nail polish ranges have promised this and it hasn't been that quick and to be honest I don't think this range is any better.
I found that if you apply a very thin coat then it probably would dry in 60 seconds but to achieve a colour like that of the bottle then it does need a couple of layers so takes longer to dry.
Once you have applied a couple of layers though I think it does give a nice even look and the colours stand out and look nice and shiny.
I would definately buy this again even though it takes longer than 60 seconds to dry because it is still a good product with a great range of colours for every occasion.
I own a two Rimmel 60 second drying nail polishes, one is a deep purple colour and the other is a light pink colour. The thing that supposedly makes these varnishes different from the rest is the fact that they dry super fast - in sixty seconds (apparently).
You can pick these varnishes up in most chemists and they cost around £3.50 each - which is about average for a cheap-end nail varnish.
These varnishes look good in the bottle - the colour is really vibrant and strong, but I need at least two layers to create the same look on my nails, because when you first apply this varnish it does seem a little patchy. I am not very confident when I apply nail varnish, I find it very easy to make a mess and this product isn't particularly easy to use I think my nails can look a bit blotchy.
The main reason I bought these nail varnishes is because of the quick drying claim - I am very impatient and I hate waiting for varnish to dry - but to be honest this doesn't seem to dry much quicker than your average nail varnish, so I was left a little disappointed.
Once you have the colour on your nails it does last for quite a long time and doesn't chip that easily. But to be honest I think this is a very average varnish. It isn't particularly quick drying and the quality isn't really there. I'd much rather invest a few more pounds and buy a quality varnish by a company like Nails Inc. I give this varnish a disappointing two stars.
Although i prefer Barry M, i do have my fair share of rimmel nailvarnishes, i probably have the biggest set of nailvarnishes possible.
I love the rimmel brand nail varnish as it only take 60 seocnds to dry - perfect for applying before your about to go out for the night!
The bottle is a round glass bottle with a twist off handle which doubles up as the brush, and it a good size for you to hold in your hand.
If you knock over the product, without the brush in it doesnt leak out over your bedsheets so it doesnt make a terrible mess
The brush is quite thick in diameter, so it covers the nail with one stroke, so you only have to apply once. The colour choice that rimmel provides is also fantastic. there are pale colours, vibrant, neon and mettalic shades to choose from so there is something for everyone
Rimmel products come at a great price too. I pick mine up from boots or superdrug, as there are offent 3 for 2 offers on rimmel which make it alot cheaper. They are around £3 for one bottle, but if brought in a offer it can be alot cheaper!
I recommend rimmel nailvarnish to anyone who is a nailvarnish- aholic like me, as the colour choices and the price make it great for shopping on a budget.
Wandering around Boots recently I spotted Rimmel's 60 Second Nail Polish. It was in the most gorgeous colours and I had some money to spend on my advantage card so I got one.
The colour I chose was Blue My Mind. It is the most beautiful deep rich purple. The nail polish retails at £3.49 for 8mls which I think is pretty average for nail polish.
It comes in an ordinary nail varnish style bottle with a black screw lid. It has Rimmel London 60 seconds on the front. Rimmel claim that this polish comes with an express brush for a 1 second application. The brush doesn't look a lot different to me, may be slightly thicker that's all.
When I applied the polish I was very disappointed to see that despite the rich deep colour I was obviously going to need more than one coat to achieve this on my nails. I found the polish went on very patchy, not even at all. As for drying in 60 seconds, well it did dry very quickly but it was about 90 seconds before it was really dry. Still quick though. I applied a second coat and although the colour was much deeper this time it was still very patchy, and by no means even all over the nail. Feeling a bit annoyed by this time I applied a third coat, this time the polish covered my nail evenly and I achieved the colour that I was hoping for. By now I had given up any hope of this coat drying in 60 seconds as promised and it took a good four or five minuets for the varnish to dry and harden.
Once I had my nails done I have to say I was very pleased with the end result. The colour is just gorgeous. And the Nail varnish looks smooth and glossy. I was also pleased with how well it lasted. I wore it for three days (good for me) before I had to take it off. That time included typing and general house work, so not too bad at all.
On the whole I like Rimmels 60 Second Nail Polish but I do feel they should change the name. It took me considerably longer than a minuet to paint my nails. May be a paler colour would not have needed so many coats, but I was disappointed at how patch the first two coats went on.
Rimmel 60 second Drying Nail Polish!
I love beauty products and I practically live in boots! On my quest for beauty items I found this lovely nail polish. I usually buy nails Inc or OPI but I am a fan of Rimmel products such as the stay matte pressed foundation which is very good for oily skin. So I thought I would treat myself... well I usually do anyway.
I love the colors which come in a wide variety of colors - I have the sparkly purple and red colors which are great for Xmas and birthday parties! I also love the pastel muted pink colour which goes with almost everything! They are applied very easily and they don't really chip for about three days. It also gives a sheen and glossy finish! It also dries really quickly! which is the most annoying thing about nail varnish, so this polish is the best ever! It is so quick to dry and it is so even when applied, giving my nails a super glossy finish. It also doesn't stain my nails after I have taken it off, as some nail polishes have done to my nails in the past!
They are available from loads of different shops including boots and Superdrug. They are also really cheap - they are like £2.99 from the supermarket. A great nail polish which lasts for days.
*Very cheap - as some nail polishes can cost up yo £10 each
*Some many colours to chose from - including sparkly colours and pastel colours
*So easy to apply and take off!
*Does not stain my nails
*Stays put for about 3 days in my case
*Dries really really quickly
*Gives a really glossy and expensive looking finish- with out the price tag
*Doesn't chip and break off really too!
*Available in lots of stores
Thank you for reading my review
I normally have my nails manicured or sculpted with gels, so nail varnish is not something I keep at home. However, when my favourite beauty therapist was off sick and I was facing a night out with plain jane nails, I decided to bite the bullet and paint them myself. It was a few months back, when short black nails were the trend so I popped to Tesco in search of some black polish. I didn't have time to go to Boots so my choice of brands was very limited, plus I figured that since I'd only use it once a cheapy product would do.
The 60 second drying time greatly appealed to me since I was in a big hurry, and the price tag of £3.19 was an added bonus. I didn't expect miracles but I was sure it would do just fine.
How very wrong I was!
Firstly, the polish takes 'matt' to a whole new level. It is the flattest, dullest nail varnish I have ever seen in my life. Seriously, you get better shine from one of the kids' paint pallettes. It actually looked as though I had coloured my nails in with marker pen. This is certainly one to avoid if you want a glamorous look, that's for sure.
Secondly, the 60 second drying time - well yes it was touch dry pretty quickly but I sat for a good 30 minutes between coats to avoid tackiness and smudging and STILL ended up with a few smudges later that afternoon! So this was another bad point about it.
It also went very thick and clumpy very quickly, so it certainly wouldn't last for many uses.
After giving it a couple of chances I binned the bottle and would never ever use this product again!
Rimmel has created a 60 second Drying Nail Polish / It comes in a variety of colours, including blue, orange and metallics /