Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Nail Polish With A Fruity Twist!
Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish Fruities Nail Polish
Member Name: izzoh
Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish Fruities Nail Polish
Advantages: Fruit Smell, Lovely Colour, Easy Application -~STOCKING FILLER~
Disadvantages: Takes a while to dry and Limited colours.
I have been looking after my nails pretty well lately and I love the Rimmel brand of Nail Polish, especially their 60 second drying range. I am a fan of their coral colours and when I recently picked up my newest 60 second nail polish I saw another lovely Rimmel colour which was just what I was looking for... but little did I know it had a special added surprise!
The special thing about this nail polish is that it is supposed to have a fruit scented enamel that 'smells as scrummy as it looks'.
I didn't realise this until the first time I used it and read the back of the bottle. (I was bored and waiting for my boyfriend at the barbers, so did my nails while I was waiting!) I have never heard of such a thing, obviously I remember the smelly gel pens when I was in school and scatch n'sniff adverts. But this is the first time I have known a nail polish to smell fruity!
The nail polish I had was Apricot Punch and I have to say the fragrance was quite noticeable. But only once on the nails and when it is dry. In my opinion it had the aroma of peaches or a light sweet smell. It did make a difference to the overwhelming chemical smell that usually hovers when I do my nails. It was still there but slightly sweeter and not so strong. The bottle states that the fruity fragrance appears once the nails are dry and this is true. I thought after an hour or so the aroma would disappear. But No! 2 days later at work I made my colleague smell my nails. She thought I was crazy but her face lit up when she realised she could smell a light fruity fragrance. (She is also a nail polish fan!). Straight away she asked what the heck it was and wrote it down for her shopping list.
To be honest the 'Fruity' aspect of this polish is a bit of a gimmick. I don't constantly smell my nails but it was pleasant that when resting my head on my hands or touching my face (bad habit!) that I had a nice aroma waft around. It's a cute idea and one that does make me smile.
~** COLOUR **~
I love the fruity idea and the Apricot Punch polish that I had was a lovely light peachy colour. Rimmel are brilliant with their colours and I always find that the colour in the bottle is the colour you get. No changing of shades.
The only down side with this Rimmel range of Fruities is that there are only 4 available at the moment. Apricot Punch, Cranberry Zest, Strawberry Fizz and Lemon Drop. I really want to try them all to be honest and I hope that Rimmel decide to add more to the range. It would be lovely to have Orange Heaven or Chocolate Dream. (They better not steal my ideas!).
The colours are lovely and bright, do not dry differently and have a lovely fruity scent to match.
~** APPLICATION **~
The brush that comes with this nail polish is quite thick so it take 1 or 2 strokes for the whole nail to be coated. I find that all Rimmel polishes have this affect and coats the nail really well. The polish is quite thick so it doesn't keep air bubbles on the nail and doesn't tend to drip.
The colour is quite rich so with the help of the thick brush, if you are in a rush then 1 coat will work perfectly. For a more intense brighter colour then 2 coats is best.
I love how quick this nail polish is to apply. A couple of strokes and you are finished!
~** DRYING TIME **~
In terms of drying time, this is a pretty standard polish. To be honest I would say it took 15 minutes for my nails to dry but this was with me holding my hands up in front of the hearers in my car and putting the cool setting on! In general it takes about 20-25 minutes for my nails to dry when I use this polish. This explains why I usually use the 60 second range. I hate waiting! The only benefit with the fruities is that I keep smelling my nails which helps to pass the time.
~** LASTING FINISH **~
This nail polish is from the 'Lasting Finish' range and is supposed to be hardwearing, chip resistant and long lasting! The actual 'Lasting finish' range has over 9 shades available, remember this is a little something different and is a branch of that range called 'Rimmel Lasting Finish Fruities Nail Polish'. They look almost the same so check the names!
I find that in general my normal NON-chip resistant nail polish lasts about 2-3 days before chipping. So I was relatively impressed when this polish lasted about 4-5 days. I have worn it a few times now and the longest it has gone without chipping is about 7 days. But by then the colour has faded a little and the fruity fragrance has almost disappeared. But considering I type all day at work and home, it works really well. Very hardwearing and I feel as though it protects my nails that little bit more from damage and breaking.
I can really see the long lasting effect of this nail polish when I try and take it off. It is a bit stubborn. I use the nail polish remover circular wipes and usually only need one per hand. When I tried to remove this nail polish yesterday it took me 3 and a half wipes and a lot of rubbing! It shows the hardwearing capabilities but not great if you are someone who likes to change their colours often.
~** PRICE & AVAILABILITY **~
Priced at £2.99 it is the same price as the regular lasting finish nail polish so it's worth a try to see if the fruity fragrance makes you smile! I think it is good value for money and makes my nails look bright and colourful. It is long wearing and makes my nails feel stronger which is never a bad thing.
It is available everywhere from Boots to ASOS and quite often Rimmel nail polishes are on 3 for 2 offers so well worth the pennies then. Prices do vary but on average it is £2.99 a bottle.
~** RECOMMENDATION **~
I love the colour and the fruity fragrance even if it is a bit of a gimmick. I would recommend to anyone that likes bright colours and wants to add a bit of fun to their nail polish.
A great stocking filler if you get the 3 for 2 offers as it is more than a standard nail polish and the heart print on the front of the bottle is really cute.
I personally will buy one of the other 3 colours and scents available but I will only use it when I have the time to sit there and wait for it to dry. For all other times, I will stick to their 60 second nail polishes which are perfect for my impatience.
For a bit of fun try these delightful nail polishes. Pretty, sweet and unique.
Summary: Pretty, Sweet & Unique Nail Polish.