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Gone in 60 seconds? I think not!
Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish
Member Name: Ainat
Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish
Date: 15/08/11, updated on 06/09/12 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Wide range of colours, lasts a decent amount of time
Disadvantages: Initial strong smell, can get chipped easily without a top coat
For those of you that have read / rated some of my previous reviews you may know that I do have my read girly girly moments - often involving either a long relaxing bath or doing my nails. This does mean that I own quite a few nail products, and I am slowly working my way through reviewing them!
*The range and pricing*
I do have relatively long natural nails and I do try to look after them - but I also like to make them look pretty. One of my favourite brands of nail varnish at the moment is Rimmel's 60 second range, and I am forever buying new colours! There are so many of them! This range of colours means there is a colour for everyone, and a colour to match every outfit. This is great for a nail varnish brand in this price range. One bottle of this stuff will cost you about £3.69, but there are often offers on. There is currently an offer on in Superdrug to buy 2 bottles for £4.99. (August 2011), and there are often 3 for 2 offers on all Rimmel products on. These nail varnishes are widely available - you can buy them online or in many high street stores including Boots and Superdrug.
The bottle looks like your pretty average nail varnish bottle. Clear glass, which means you can see the colour of the product inside, with a black lid. The lid has a picture on it showing a picture of the brush and claims that the nail varnish only requires 1 second application. The bottles contain 8ml of nail varnish. I think this is a good size for a nail varnish. The bottles last a long time, but not so long that they get to the stage where they begin to go all gloopy.
*How I apply the product*
The nail varnish itself has what I consider to be a good consistency. It isn't too runny, nor is it too thick. With the rounded brush (with bristles that spread out over the nail well) it is relatively easy to apply. Now, when I apply nail varnish I always put on a base clear coat - mostly to protect my nails from any staining from whatever colour I decide to apply. Once that is dry I put on a thin 'quick' coat of the colour I wish to wear. When doing this 'quick' coat I don't worry too much about any brush lines or anything. With this brand of nail varnish this 'quick' coat is really easy to apply and does live up to the 'dry in 60 seconds' claim. Next I apply the second coat. I take a little more time over this coat ensuring I get an even finish. This coat is dry to the touch within the 60 seconds... BUT it certainly isn't knock proof just yet! You do need to leave this coat a little while before you do anything too taxing. How long this 'little while' is however I'm not entirely too sure. I normally apply my nail varnish whilst watching t.v. or I am online at the same time. For example, I have applied some of this tonight whilst writing this review. I applied the second coat, and then started typing. I find giving the nail varnish a bit of time to completely dry out is needed with this brand - but as I say, I normally sit and do my nails when I have this time so I don't really notice exactly how long I am leaving it for. It certainly seems to do the trick anyway.
So, once I have decided it's been on long enough (normally whenever the next ad break comes along so I get distracted from whatever it is I'm watching) I then apply a clear top coat. Last time I applied this nail varnish I left it without the top coat for review purposes. The varnish lasted 3-4 days before I got my first chip. With a top coat I find this varnish can last a week pretty easily, with first chips arriving on about day 9. I use Collection 2000 2 in 1 nail strengthener both as the base coat and as the top coat - I don't see the point in owning a clear varnish when I own this stuff (I think it's fabulous - have reviewed this fully in another review).
There are a few downsides to this nail varnish, even if it is my favourite range at the moment. The first being the quite strong smell in comparison to some other brands. This doesn't actually bother me personally, but it does bother my other half!
The other downside, as mentioned already, the second coat although dry to the touch in 60 seconds does need a little longer in order to dry and harden completely.
A great range of nail varnish, easy to apply, loads of colours to choose from. My current favourite nail varnish range. I have dropped a star for the negatives mentioned above, but overall this is a good nail varnish so long as you don't intend to apply two coats in a rush!
Summary: My current favourite brand of nail varnish