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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.
I don't often wear nail varnish but if I'm going to a wedding or something special I like to do my nails. One of the main reasons I don't do them is that I dislike having to wait for them to dry. When I saw this one is supposed to dry faster I couldn't resist buying it.
I bought it in a lovely pastel pink which is really tasteful and goes with lots of my outfits. I noticed that there were plenty of different colours to choose from and some had bits of glitter in so there was plenty to choose from, should be something for all outfits and occasions in there!
It cost me £3.60 in my local chemist. I think that is about average for a nail varnish.
Applying it was easy, the little brush that comes in the bottle is only small and narrow which gave me good control when putting it on my nails. It still has that strong nail varnish smell to it as you would expect. It would take about 2/3 strokes of the brush to cover my nails. I had to apply two coats. One would have been okay but I always think a second coat gives it a nicer finish.
The result is lovely it's nice and shiny so really stands out and makes you feel as though you have special nails! The shade I had was true to the colour inside the bottle.
It did dry much faster than my other experiences of nail varnish. I wouldn't say it was 60 seconds though more closer to 3 minutes. This may be because I used two layers, one layer may dry faster. I found that I still had to be careful what I did for about 20 minutes after applying it as any little knock would cause a dent in the varnish. So it is faster than others but still not as good as I was hoping for.
It lasted a good two days before starting to look like it was past it's best and it was easy enough to remove using nail polish remover.
I don't have a lot of patience when waiting for my nails to dry, so it was only a matter of time before I got round to trying Rimmel 60 Seconds nail polish, which not only claims that it will be dry in 60 seconds, but also that the Xpress brush contained within the lid will allow you to paint your nails in a single stroke, taking just one second.
There are 22 shades to choose from - and they all seem fairly modern, with the current trends for muted pastels and for vibrant brights both accounted for in the range. The colour I'm reviewing today is Mary Mary Quite Contrary, a nice pale pastel lilac colour, with a fairly glossy finish.
The bottle is as you see above, and the brush is, as usual, housed in the lid. The brush, to my untrained eye at least, doesn't look too much different from any other nail varnish brush, however, once pressed against the nail it does fan out just that little bit more, and that the bristles are a little longer, though as my fingers and nails are far from delicate, I found all fingers except my pinkies did require at least two brush strokes. The varnish itself was rather thin, and not at all gloopy, but was well pigmented so I didn't need any more than my standard two coats.
I didn't find that my nails were dry in 60 seconds at all - they looked it, but a touch revealed them to still be slightly tacky. I would say it was closer to three minutes by the time these were dry enough for me to go about my business without worrying about denting or marking the polish. I did however find that once given time to properly dry, this was a fairly resilient polish that didn't chip particularly easily, even if worn without a top coat.
Overall, I'm not particularly impressed with the product not living up to it's 60 seconds claim, but I do like the range of colours and the fact that this polish is hard wearing. At 3.69 it's fair value. Overall, 4 stars.
The Rimmel 60 seconds nail polishes are named incorrectly because they don't actually dry in 20 minutes. They do dry a lot quicker than some other polishes but they do take at least a couple of minutes to dry.
I also think that I need at least two coats of the polish for it to look right as one coat leaves my nails looking a little bit blotchy. Depending on the colour I even sometimes need three coats. Once the colour is on and it has dried though it does look good.
Once it has dried the polish looks really glossy and the colour is really vibrant. I also think it is really hardwearing and long lasting which probably isn't that surprising considering that I have two or three coats on each nail. I can apply this and leave it for two or three days and there are no chips or fading when I remove it.
I always try and buy this when it is on offer as I think it is expensive when there are loads of other good nail polishes around much cheaper. It costs £3.69 in Boot's and is probably a little bit more because of the so called '60 seconds drying'.
Even though it takes longer to dry than it claims and even though I need at least a couple of coats I still continue to buy it as the range has some gorgeous colours which I can't find anywhere else and they really do look pretty when they have dried.
There is a colour available for every occasion and I can find one for both day and night with no problems. The sky high colour is the one that I always keep buying as I think it is the nicest one and it has a lovely sheen to it when it is on my nail and although I can find other polishes that look similar in the bottle they look different on my nails and this is the only one in this shade that actually looks like the colour in the bottle on my nail when it has dried.
These are nice nail polishes and the colour selection is really good and they do look nice when dried but don't buy it expecting it to dry in the stated time as otherwise you will end up being disappointed.
**** What is it? ****
This is a nail varnish from Rimmel, which comes in 22 different shades (for a full list of shades visit the rimmel website). The colour I have is called shocker, which is a deep purple colour with a hint of shimmer. The varnish comes in a small glass bottle (12g) and has a brush applicator attached to the screw top lid. This is fairly standard for most nail varnishes. It claims to only take one minute to apply, 60 seconds to dry and only one coat is needed. At last we can all give up looking for the perfect varnish it has now been made!.... Or has it?
**** Where can you purchase it from? And how much it it? ****
I purchased my nail from Superdrug for £3.69, and it was on a 3 for 2 offer. You can also pick these up from most Supermarkets and chemists.
****My thoughts ****
I have noticed a lot of products claiming to be miracle workers and not living up to it, and I am afraid this nail varnish is no different. It really is a pet hate of mine when cosmetic brands claim that there product is special and unique, in this case that it drys in 60 seconds, when they are clearly not. I would say this nail varnish takes a few minutes to dry and needs at least two coats to get a bright enough colour on your nails. Rimmel calls the brush applicator 'xpress', as it is only suppose to take 1 second to apply. I would say this brush is pretty standard and not really different to any other nail varnish brush I have used. It also took me around 6 seconds to apply and about three strokes of the brush per nail. I have been using the same bottle of polish for around 3 months now and one of the good things with this varnish is it hasn't started to dry up and get thicker, which means it is still usuable, unlike other varnishes I have tried, which can sometime only last a month. This varnish does chip easily and only lasts around 2 or 3 days before I need to remove it and start again. This nail varnish has the usual 'varnish' smell, which I think smells like pear drops. It is also easy to remove with nail polish remover.
**** Summary ****
Generally I love Rimmel products, especially there eye liners and eye shadows. But I think this nail varnish really let's them down. I do not agree with Rimmel making false claims just to sell products and because of this I would not purchase another one of the 60 second varnishes from them. I would say this is a pretty average varnish in terms of application, durability and colour. I am giving this varnish 3/5 only because I think the range of colours is brilliant and because the nail varnish is still usable after a few months of first opening.
I would usually write a blurb about why I bought this nail polish but this is one that I got for free as it was a colour I wouldn't normally wear as it is an orange colour - sunrise to be exact. However, once on the colour actually works nicely with my pale skin which was a surprise (although looking at the Rimmel site this colour no longer exists but they have a great range of fashion colours).
It comes in a standard nail polish bottle with a good length handle. The brush itself is quite thick so it is really easy to apply and you can cover your nails in about two coats which is good.
Well according to the Rimmel website:
"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!"
Well I probably wouldn't agree with this statement. First of all you have to do two coats to get good coverage and while it does dry quickly it doesn't dry in a minute. I would say you have to wait about 2 to three minutes for it to be touch dry and of course if you have to apply a second coat that will lengthen the process (although different colours may vary in this respect). However, the brush itself is very good so it does apply quickly and easily and while it dries quickly its not in under 60 seconds.
In terms of how long this polish lasts before it starts to chip well it is about standard for this price as it chips after about a day. With a good top coat you will get longer wear from it but you will only get a day or so without a top coat.
At £3.69 on the Rimmel site - although it is usually on offer so best to look around it just edges my Collection 2000 and 17 nail polishes (see my other reviews) because it is easier to apply but only just hence the three stars rather than 2 but ideally I would give it 2.6.
I absolutely love nail varnishes and I have tried many brands in my time. This one I got when I was a little younger and didn't want to fork out much for nail varnishes. Priced around £3.69 for a small pot it is ideal when you want to try out a new colour but don't want to waste loads of money on a colour that doesn't suit. There are around 22 shades in the range and they look very attractive all lined up on the shelf in Boots so this is why they jumped out at me at the time.
The product claims that you can paint your nails in superquick time in one stroke (not unless you are superhuman) and also that it dries in 60 seconds. I don't believe it does but it does dry faster than your average nail varnish which is what the line is primarily getting at. So I'm not going to go on about the whole claim too much but it does definitely dry fast. It also suggests that it only takes one coat to paint your nails. However this doesn't give a bold result and I couldn't settle with leaving my nails with only one coat.
The worst thing is these chip like crazy. Most of the time they don't last 2 days if that which is truely disappointing. I'm surprised it has so many good reviews for this reason. Even with more than suggested amount on coats this doesn't really solve the problem.
However, the nail varnish is easy enough to apply with the brush provided. However you do have to be quick when applying to prevent getting half dried clumpy nails.
In conclusion I would recommend spending the money on a better quality product such as Rimmels pro lycra range which is better performing. My nail varnish simply doesn't which is unacceptable for me when it comes to picking a good one.
Thanks for reading.
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!