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I haven't been someone to paint my nails a lot because I get a bit lazy about waiting for it to dry and I end up mussing up my nails and have to start all over again. I have been inspired by all the lovely pastel nails I have been looking at on the beauty blogs and decided to make a bit more effort with my nails. But me being me I looked for a nice cheap way to do it, and that is when I found Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish in Poundland, costing me just a quid, instead of 2.99 in Superdrug. It is meant to dry in a minute which sounded brilliant except it doesn't work!
This is what I like about this polish. There are lots of gorgeous colours to pick from. I chose "oh boy you are so Fine" which is a cute lilac that looks really soft and pretty. It looks great on my nails because it makes them look smooth and glossy. It is also incredibly easy to paint on because the brush is a great shape and you can just do a few sweeps and you are done. You only need one coat which is fab when you are always in a rush like me, but if you put on two it looks more glossy. There are lots of things I love about thi polish but it isn't getting that perfect Dooyoo heart rating.
The major complaint I have about this is it does not live up to its flipping name. It does not dry in 60 seconds. It takes at least 4 minutes and that is a lot longer than the 60 seconds splashed all over the bottle. And it doesn't last long on my nails, three days max and I get chips. It is cheap so I would still definitely buy it again because of the great trendy colours. It is easy to remove as well, which might take only 60 seconds so it is speedy in something. No nasty nail stains are waiting underneath - phew! My final verdict is I would recommend it to a friend but don't expect it to let you get ready in a minute.
I love nail varnishes although do not have enough time to keep my nails always looking beautifully polished.
My nan bought me a little selection of make up for Christmas. With my nan not being the shy and retiring type she generality only got me super bright and 'out there' items. To match my 'Diva Red' Rimmel lipstick my nan also got me a bottle of 320 Rapid Ruby 60 Second Rimmel nail varnish.
I have had many other Rimmel 60 Second nail varnish in the past. I have found that Rimmel London do one of the best selection of nail varnish colours. I have a lovely blue, green and light brown colour Rimmel London 60 Second nail varnish. This nail varnish is one of the cheapest for sake at about £2.95 each which is great value.
Not only do Rimmel do a great selection of nail varnish colours I find that applying the nail varnish is really easy. The brushes are good and it's rare that I make a mistake and get any on my fingers.
I find the 60 seconds claim a little over optimistic. Yes I do think that this nail varnish does dry quickly bit I would always wait at least 5 minutes before applying a second coat or doing anything that could potentially smudge my nail varnish.
I would says that you always need to apply 2 coats of this nail varnish to get the best colour. The colour does then look great.
I am quite clumsy but I do find that I can only wear this nail varnish for one day without it chipping which is a bit annoying as I have used more expensive nail varnishes which do last a little longer.
I am a fan of Rimmel and loved there products. I really like the way they have changed the brushes over the years so it much better to apply, even and you don't have to use so much because the colour is great and there is enough distribution.
The 60 second claim?
For me it worked and I was pleased with the results. I didn't have to hang about and I could go about doing things within a minute of them setting, the shine was absolutely gorgeous.
Why the three hearts?
This chipped quite a few hours later and all I was doing was writing , put a cup ito the sink and then I looked down to see the carnage of a chip on two nails.
I tried again by applying two coats but the nail still chipped quite fast which was a shame.
I applied a clear top coat and this helped, it didn't chip for days but I wasn't really expecting to have to apply another coat from a different brand that took longer to dry then the original!
Oh well... x
I love these! Got them in three different shades. (510 Pink-A-Boo, 210 Mintilicious and 311 Caramel Cupcake)
The price is incredible for the product, and although the packaging is nothing out of this world, it serves its purpose and looks adorbs. The brush's shape is great for painting near the cuticle since it's kind of rounded, although I don't know what happened with the Pink-A-Boo's one, since it came kind of messy (shrugged it off, worked fine).
The back says it's a one-coat nail polish, but like with any other, that depends on the color. While the Mintilicious came off fine with just the one coat, I used two coats with both Pink-A-Boo and Caramel Cupcake. Drying time was better than with other polishes, even with the two coats.
Can't give a timeline of how much they last, since I usually wear colors for about two days and change them, but I can say that I when I painted my toenails with them they didn't chip, even with my work shoes, which usually ruin any nail polish I wear on them my favourite brand of nail varnish, i have had quite a few of these in different shades. the colours are really nice and bold, and the flat applicator brush makes it really easy to get a smooth, professional-looking finish (and all in 60 seconds!). people have asked me if i had my nails done professionally while i have been wearing a hastily applied coating of this nail varnish. good nail polish
I usually paint my nails at least a couple of times per week and am always on the look out for new nail polishes to try. I also try and look for nail polishes that dry quickly as I hate having to sit around for a long time waiting to be able to get on with tasks. So when I spotted the Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish I decided to give it a try.
I purchased my Rimmel 60 second nail polish from my local Boots store where they had a large range of different colours and it was priced at just £3.69 a bottle which I thought was good value.
The nail polish comes packaged in a small glass bottle allowing you to see the colour of the polish inside, I opted for funtime fuscia as I like bright, vivid colours. The applicator brush is attached to the inside of the screw on cap of the nail polish and is describes as an XpressTM brush which is said to allow 1 stoke application. It states in large print on the front of the bottle that the polish dries in 60 seconds.
I will say that I have not been as impressed with this nail polish as I thought I would be. The brush is quite wide so it does make it easy to apply the polish to your nails with a couple of strokes. It also dries fairly quickly but only if you are applying a single coat and even then it is still a little soft and tacky meaning you are not able to carry out any tasks without the risk of smudging the polish. To achieve good coverage I have found that I have to apply two coats which significantly increases the drying time and I have had to sit for at least 20-30 minutes before I have felt my nails to be dry enough not to risk smudging them.
As far as the longevity of the nail polish goes then this is something that I have also been disappointed in as when I have used this nail polish I have noticed small chips after just a days wear. Removal of the polish is fairly easy and I find that with a standard nail polish remover it wipes off without leaving any staining to my nails.
Overall have been disappointed with this nail polish from Rimmel and although I will finish the bottle I have I will not be purchasing it again. The 60 second drying time is certainly not correct and not only is at least two coats required to achieve a good coverage but it also chips easily.
I am a nail polish addicted i love trying new colours and brands but i hate waiting for my nails to dry, i am a busy mum of 3 young children so i just don't have the time to sit waiting for nail polish to dry. When i saw the rimmel 60 second dry polish it seemed like the perfect answer for me; pretty polish that dries quickly!
I bought a bottle from boots and paid around £3.50 for it which is perfectly reasonable in my book. The bottle is smaller than your average bottle of nail polish but thats not a big deal to me. They have a lovely range of colours in this formula and i choose a really gorgeous hot metallic pink.
The brush is really lovely and wide so it makes painting your nails quick and easy. The actual polish is fairly thin so you do need at least 2 or 3 coats to get an intense colour like it looks in the bottle. Because of this there is no way it dries in 60 seconds, with one coat it is just bout touch dry in 60 seconds but no way could do washing up etc without it coming off and once you add more than one coat theres no way it is even touch dry in 60 seconds! Not the answer to my issue after all. Even once it does dry i find it chips off my nails really easily.
I have been pretty disappointed with this product really, it certainly does not do what it is advertised to do and even then it has no staying power either. I will not be buying from this range again. 2 out of 5.
I had been looking for a particular colour of nail polish for a while, and when I saw this Rimmel colour for £1 in B&M, I thought I would give the polish a go. I had been looking for a particular colour rather than going by the brand but I still have high expectations for the nail polish.
Each polish in this range comes with an XpressTM brush, a wider brush which is designed for easy application. The aim is that you only need one stroke to cover the whole nail, but I find that some nails I need a few strokes. It is slightly quicker than some traditional polishes, but not that much faster in my opinion.
This polish dries in less than 60 seconds, and this does seem to be the case with the first coat. However, I needed two coats to get the colour to pop, and I found that the second coat took longer and a few minutes later, were still slightly tacky to the touch.
I found the polish was quite thin, particularly compared to some others I have in my collection, and the first coat did go on streaky. Thankfully the second coat was more successful colour wise, but even then, there were a few places that I could have done with another coat, particularly on my thumb nails.
I did wonder if it was maybe my particular polish but it seems that in reading other reviews, this is a common complaint in relation to this polish.
I found that this isn't a long lasting polish, although I know that there is nothing on the packaging to suggest that it is. I noticed a few small chips the next day after applying the polish, and by day three, there were so many chips that I had to remove the polish.
While the polish is fairly easy to remove, I found that there were some stubborn spots left, and my nails seemed to have a slight blue tinge, no matter how hard I tried to remove it. I would definitely recommend a base coat if you are planning on wearing this polish often.
I wouldn't be in a hurry to buy this polish again, even though there are some nice colours in the range. I found that while the polish was okay, it wasn't quite what it promised on the packaging. It is a disappointing polish, which doesn't quite live up to the claims that are on the packaging, and while it's not unique in this, I think that the RRP of almost £4 is a little expensive for a polish that only seems to last a day and needs at least 2 – 3 coats to get the result I want.
Price and availability
Rimmel nail polishes can also be bought from Boots, Superdrug and other chemists, supermarkets, and as I stated above, discount stores such as B&M. Prices range from £1 to £3.69 in Boots.
I'm a very impatient person and every time I paint my nails I find it difficult to wait until they are completely dry before doing something else - so of course I often end up ruining my nail varnish.
When I saw Rimmel's 60 seconds nail varnish I thought it would be perfect for me so bought it in two colours - '800 black out' and '840 blue eyed girl'. I bought them both in boots and thought the price (£3.69 each) was reasonable. The colour range available in boots was great with both bright and pastel colours.
The first one I tried was the blue varnish. I found the coverage was good and didn't need to use a second coat and miraculously it actually dried very quickly! (I didn't time it to the second but it was faster than normal). The colour itself was lovely and for once my nails actually looked good - no smudges from being impatient.
I carried on using both the varnishes for a while and was really happy with them both.
The only problem I have found with them is that the varnish in the bottles seems to have gone gloopy a lot quicker than any other nail varnish I have had. I always make sure the lids are secure on the bottles to prevent air getting in but they have managed to go gloopy quickly and they are now very difficult to apply. I don't know if this is perhaps something to do with how they dry very quickly on the nails and they have also dried out in the bottle quickly.
Although I have given more advantages than disadvantages I feel the one disadvantage of the bottle drying out fast outweighs the advantages and I would probably not buy this product again. I think I would prefer to wait a little longer for my nails to dry but have a product with a longer shelf life.
I love wearing make-up and even enjoy the process of getting ready for a big night out but unfortunately I don't have the luxury of a lot of time every day so I like products which can make my life a little bit easier. I like Rimmel make-up so I was excited to try out their 60 second nail polish which they say has an xpress brush for 1 second application and it dries solid within 60 seconds. I bought a gorgeous purple coloured nail polish that looked absolutely stunning in the bottle and I couldn't wait to try it on. I don't know how they can claim this brush can apply polish in 1 second because it just can't. I like to think that I can apply make-up pretty quickly so I assumed that with this brush being claimed to make it even quicker that I would be able to apply it even faster than normal but I didn't notice any improvement with accuracy or speed and I still had to apply it really carefully. The brush wasn't bad but it just didn't make it any easier so I don't know how they can claim that it does. I was excited to have a nail polish that dried in 60 seconds but unfortunately I was disappointed with this too because it didn't live up to its lofty claims. I didn't think that this nail polish dried any quicker than other polishes to be honest. I still had to wave my hands about in the air to get them to dry and it was still tacky feeling after a few minutes. I will say that the colour was just as stunning when it had dried as it was in the bottle and I was very happy with it. It wasn't a very long lasting colour however and I thought it chipped quite easy after only being on a couple of days. It is a shame that this wasn't as quick drying as Rimmel claim nor is it as long lasting as I would have hoped but the beautiful colour made up for this as it was really pretty when dried. It costs 3.69 and I think this is a reasonable price because even if it doesn't dry as quick as they say the colours are still all really nice.
You are reading about my experience with Rimmels 60 sec dry nail polish. It comes from the London Look range promoted by model Kate Moss.
It comes in 26 different colours
It has a XpressTM brush for 1 second application
Dries in less than 60 second!
´Picture perfect nail colour in a flash!´ is the promise from Rimmel.
Its £3.69 RRP in most stores that sell the Rimmel range, such as Superdrug, Boots, Tesco, Savers and suchlike super markets. However you can find it cheaper, or as part of deals as well.
I actually love Rimmel products and have used them for years. Over Christmas I found a gift box of Rimmel products and decided to treat myself.
The box was all ´london look´ style, using red and blacks only, and has a picture of Kate Moss on it. I was drawn to it because of the colours. I wear a lot of reds and I also love Rimmels mascaras, so I thought the box was a good buy.
It contained a Rimmels wow mascara, a Kate Moss lasting Colour lipstick and a 60 sec dry nail polish in bright red.
The nail polish is in an 8ml glass rounded bottle with a black coloured wand. The bottle is see through so you can see the colour you buy, with black writing on it.
The promise is 60 secs to dry, with only one coat. The wand its self is long enough to reach almost the bottom of the bottle.
The special ´Xpress brush´ is a think, flat bristle brush with a complete rounded egde. This is for the quick application for the cuticle area, and works very well no matter how big the nail, from thumb to little pinky.
The nail polish itself is quiet thick, thicker than water... more syrup like, but this actually is still easy to apply, and doesnt leave brush marks from the strokes like I thought it would. It also means you only have to apply it once, and it does dry very quickly without going tacky at all. It is removed easily with nail varnish remover and cotton wool without staining the nails, or skin.
Well it does live up to the expectation. It dries in 60 secs, and is easy to apply. I really like the flat shaped brush, it really works to make the application neater and quicker. I think it is worth the money and the bottle will last a while and the range has a wide range of colours and glitters which I think is great.
It does have a couple of downsides though, because the polish is quiet thick it does come out a bit patchy, and after wearing it after 2 days I found it was chipped.
Overall it is one of the quickest and nicest colours I have found, I do love Rimmel and would def recommend this to others. I have since bought more colours of this range for myself and for my sisters as stocking fillers.
4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading and rating.
I originally bought this from Boots 3 months ago for around the price of £3.50. I have seen the prices for this product vary greatly though and this seems to depend upon popularity of colour etc. I have seen nail varnishes on the same sort of brand level as rimmel much cheaper (see the sinful colour range) but most of these are new ranges which are bit less tried and tested as good old Rimmel so a bit more of a risk!
The nail varnish comes in a clear glass bottle so you can clearly see the colour of the varnish. Packaging is simple - giving the instantly recognisable rimmel logo. Ingredients that make up the product are on the back and the bottle is 8ml.
This is one of the real advantages to this product - application is fantastic! It has a flat brush which I have seen on much more costly nail varnishes (such as YSL) which means applying this nail varnish can be done in just one/two brush strokes, meaning that it can indeed to be applied in just 1 second.
I do think the claim that the varnish only needs one coat is a but far fetched however - this factor is really dependant on colour. The colour I am using is a light based colour (713 little bo peep) so does need two coats to be absolutely certain. However as application is so easy putting on an additional coat really isn't too much of a bother! The varnish is of a thick consistency though and does give good coverage so I can imagine for some of the more bold colours - perhaps one coat is all that is necessary.
In respect of the drying time, 60 seconds is fairly realistic and I haven't had any issue with smudging or 'glooping' of the second coat!
Results are as expected - easy and quick application, great colour. The polish lasts about 12-24 hours before chipping (depending on level of activity)! I was also pleased with the matte finish the polish gave - I'm sure you could put an overcoat on if you wanted a more shiny look.
All in all I will definitely be 'dipping' into this range again on the different colours (of which there are many)! Good value but I think it's worth waiting for a 3 for 2 to get that extra bit of value. Saying this I wouldnt recommend bulk buying this too much - as the varnish is of a thick consistency it has become fairly gloopy after only a few months. This may have more to do with my method of storing however - keeping it in the fridge may help this!
I go through quite a lot of nail varnish as I paint my finger nails on a regular basis. For this reason, I have quite a selection of different brands and colours so I can choose whatever I fancy when I come to paint my nails again. One brand I own is this Rimmel 60 second nail varnish.
This nail varnish is quite widely available to buy from places like Boots and Superdrug and can cost between £2 - £4 a bottle depending on where you buy it from. There are over 20 shades to choose from in this range and this review will be based on the Rapid Ruby shade.
The nail varnish comes inside a round bottle and the black screw top lid also acts as the handle for the application brush. The product name and '60 seconds' is printed on the front in bold writing and the bottle is transparent so you can see the nail varnish shade inside. The brush has a good amount of soft bristles.
I find that applying the nail varnish is quite an easy task as a couple of strokes down each nail provide a nice and even coverage. The consistency of the nail varnish is good and not too thin which means I only need to give my nails one coat to get a good colouring, I prefer nail varnishes that only require coat, even if they are faster drying nail varnishes as it makes the whole nail painting task a lot quicker than when you have to apply another coat. The selling point of this nail varnish is the 60 second drying time that it claims to have. I have never timed how long it takes to dry, I do find it's quicker than normal nail varnishes to dry but I definitely wouldn't say that it's bone dry after just a minute, it still feels a bit sticky but it's definitely dry in a few minutes so it is a lot quicker than other nail varnishes. Maybe they call it 'fast drying' instead of 60 seconds!
The Rapid Ruby shade of this is gorgeous, usually I'm more of a different shade of pink kind of gal, but this has a lovely deep red, almost brown colour to it and is lovely to wear as a change to the norm. The finish that the varnish gives is nice and the red/brown colour has a nice shine to it without it being over the top. I find that the nail varnish doesn't last particularly well, after a few days the first couple of chips appear and a day or two after that, I find it's time to remove it because it starts to look a little silly. I don't think this is too bad in comparison to some other brands but I would prefer if it lasted a little longer.
If you can get this nail varnish at the lower end of the price scale, I would definitely recommend it. The 60 second drying time is a little off but it is still quick to dry, the Rapid Ruby shade looks gorgeous once dried and it lasts well for a few days. I'd prefer it to last a little longer but that's just my personal preference as I don't like having to remove and reapply more all that often.
=Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish=
I am so easily distracted by make up products, and when I saw this 60 second Nail Polish from Rimmel I thought it would be brilliant for my holidays, as I could literally paint and go. So I treated myself to a Red colour.
=Price and Availability=
I brought mine from Boots and paid £3.69 for it. It is an 8ml bottle.
I normally put a clear base colour on first when using darker colours, but I wasn't sure whether that would hinder the 60 second drying process, so I thought try without.
The bottle was a clear bottle, and you could see the colour clearly, with the brush being in the lid, pretty standard with most nail polishes, on the bottle is claims including, "Xpress flat brush", "1 sec application" and "up to 5 times stronger nails".
I had not painted my nails before going on holiday as I didn't want to risk chipping it on the cases or biting it off whilst waiting for the cases.
All sorted, relaxed, so a bit of time to do my nails before dinner, I applied the first coat to each nail, it was longer than one second, with thumb and middle finger, I ended up using the three stroke approach middle then the sides, after doing all the nails, the one coat just did not look at all good. It looked like I had used one of my daughters felt pens to colour away.
I think they did dry within the 60 seconds, as by the time I had got to the last nail they were all dry, so that I was pleased with,
I had to apply a 2nd coat to the nails and with this there was an immediate improvement, equal coverage, and a good colour.
I was hoping that as I had put a 2nd coat on it, and was not doing anything that would involve using my nails that the polish would last a week, as I only had a few nail polish remover pads, which aren't brilliant.
=2 days later=
I couldn't believe it the nail polish was just so chipped, I really don't think that there was more than 2 nails that had not chipped.
I took the polish off, washed my nails, made sure they were perfectly dry, just in case there had been a trace of soap or grease the first time.
Clean nails, check, nail polish check, Vodka and Coke - no thats later! - So painted them again, taking care just in case it was something that I had done previously.
=Chip, Chip, Away we go=
Not even 24 hours and the nail polish was chipping.
I waited till I got back to the UK, tried with a base coat, to see if that made a difference and no the nail polish chipped again on me,
=Choice of Shades - Should you want to try=
There are currently over 20 shades within the range, and they have funky names such as shocker, Rapid Ruby, Green with Envy. to name but a few.
The nail polish is available at Boots and superdrug as well as other online retailers, and I paid £3.69 for mine.
=Would I recommend=
I am sorry to day I could not recommend this nail polish, I tried 3 different times to apply the nail polish, to allow any errors i may have done to be rectified, but no it was not for me.
=I will give it 2 stars=
That is 1 star for the names given to the colours and the 2nd star for the fact that it appeared to dry within 60 seconds.
I adore Rimmel products, in particular these nail polishes. I buy these from a local chemist and own, coral lilac and turquoise. Here is my review.
The formula is quite thick, meaning two coats is plenty. Unlike some similar nail polishes this does not stain the nails once removed so no bottom coat is required - however as with all varnish this does make it sit much better. The colours are all nice and bright too meaning you will get noticed. The best part is that this polish actually dries in 60 seconds. I will paint one hand do the next and will be ready to put my second coat on the first hand. The formula can dry quite quickly though if the lid is not closed fully so be careful of this. Nobody wants lumpy varnish.
I have terrible luck with varnish and always find it to chip or flake so I always apply a topcoat and when I do this can happily last me three full days. Without this will only last a couple of hours before chipping (but as stated I have terrible luck). This is not the type of varnish you could pop on on a Monday and leave all week.
This is the reason I adore this varnish. It has a huge brush, it is a least twice as thick as other polishes and this makes application so easy. Two strokes on each nail and the work is done, no lumps and no mess at the sides, just leaving a nice glossy finish.
This cost me £2.99 from the chemists but there are many deals to be had online and also in larger cosmetic stores.
In conclusion I will be adding to my collection, and wished I had all the colours.
Dries so fast, you can change your nail colour every day! XpressTM brush for 1 second application / Dries in less than 60 seconds / Picture perfect nail colour in a flash!