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      11.08.2013 23:15
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      cheap and cheerful

      I bought three of these from boots on a 3 for 2 offer a few months ago.The usual cost of these nail varnishes in boots are £2.99 so I thought they were especially good value on a 3 for 2. There are 17 shades in the range.Although there are a few pastel like shades and and one glittery polish most of the colours are very bold.I bought the following
      030 double decker red
      700 block your green
      703 pear drop - a light green colour

      The polishes come in little glass bottles with a black plastic lid which is attached to the brush. They are screw top lids which do a nice job of ensuring the polish stays contained in the bottle. As the bottles are clear you can see exactly the colour you get and I find that when these polishes dry they really are true to colour so you know what you're getting.

      I find that one coat of these polishes more than sufficed although the less bold colours in the range may need further coats, I can't imagine they would need more than two. The polish is very easy to apply and has a very thick and rich consistency. Unfortunately after a few months the consistency becomes problematic as it becomes thick, gloopy and unusable. Thesis a pain especially if find a colour you like however as these polishes are so cheap and widely available this doesn't bother me that much. The brush on these polishes is quite chunky which allows for easy application and it only takes one or two strokes to fully cover the nail.Obviously the downside to this is that you wouldn't be able to use this polish for any type of nail art. The polish dries in approximately 3 to 5 minutes which I think is great especially as a second coat generally isn't needed.

      The results.....
      Nice block colours.Although these polishes have a matte finish you can see a slight shine when held up to light. In terms of chip resistance it really depends on activity but these started chipping after about 2 days which is fine for me as I usually change every few days.

      All in all a nice cheap product which I would buy again.

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      29.06.2013 16:09
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      One of the best drugstore nail polishes

      I have this is a number I shades but my favourite is by far the black, they sell these in the chemist across the road from me and I can't get enough of them.

      Packaging
      The polish comes in a round small glass bottle with the a black lid and the brush inside. This is not the thick brush that comes with the 60 seconds one, but a normal sized brush. This works here as it can be used for nail art too, but is very easy to paint the entire nail. The bottle also has I heart lasting finish on the front in white and more information regarding the product on the back.

      Formulation
      All of the nails polishes in this collection are quite thin meaning atleast two coats are needed, but as this dries fairly quickly (and as this is how I use most nail varnishes anyway) this is no problem. Once the black has had the two coat it has a very glossy finish and is a very true black. There are also a couple of glitters in the collection and these have a really good sparkle to them.

      These do not go clumpy and don't stain the nails unlike some other well known polish brands meaning a base coat is not required, this saves a job for me!

      Staying Power
      These polishes are some of the longest lasting I have tried without a top coat these can last a careful five days ad with a top coat these will stay for seven. With the choice of colours there are plenty of combinations to be had.

      Price and Availability
      As I have said before this brand s available everywhere. You can guarantee not matter what town you find yourself in , it will be there. These sell for anywhere between £1.99 and £2.99 depending on the store or website. There are also often three for two or something similar.

      Conclusion
      These are some of the best highstreet nail polishes available, and win on so many levels. I would definitely recommend them so pop into your local chemist.

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      27.06.2013 22:30
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      A brilliant polish for its cost.

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      I was first led to Over the years I have had plenty of these nail polish's and have loved every single one. The colour is not thin and you could just wear one coat. It doesn't go gloopy quick and it is really efficient in lasting long. I have tried nearly all the colours in this range and Rimmel cease to produce a nail polish that does not work. This red is a nice blood red and goes with anything else that is red such as lipstick or your clothes. I have also tried nail varnish colours, cranberry red, blue, pink, purple, green, turquoise and peach. All have which have been beautiful and even brighter with two layers. I love the glossy shine that you are left with afterwards. However, like all nail polish's this has a high intoxicated smell and can often put you off using it. Though it must be acknowledged that some nail polish's in this collection come with a fruity scent, which I totally adore.

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      These nail polish's are currently selling at £2.99 in Superdrug or on offer 2 for £4.99 and in Body Care they are £1.99. I literally bought one today. If I find one I like a lot I always buy it again. I think these prices are decent considering how long they last. For me my polish doesn't chip until around six to seven days after I have applied it, but this could be because I'm forever messing with my braces and eventually it chips on the metal.

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      I would highly recommend this nail polish brand to anyone who likes using polish and want a great one at a cheap price. However, I would first pick a colour you like most. For example, I chose the metallic blue and it has been my favourite ever since. From then on out I experienced with others.

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      14.06.2013 13:31
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      Long lasting, quick drying, bold colour at a reasonoble price

      There is nothing I like more than having my nails painted in a lovely colour. I wear my nails short and paint them myself rather than having extensions or getting them painted at a salon so when I buy a nail polish I want it to be really good quality that last as well as it would if I had them done professionally.

      Item: I love lasting finish nail polish by Rimmel.
      Colour: Hot and Spicy
      Price: £2.99
      Purchased from: Boots

      Colour: I bought this nail polish as it is advertised as lasting finish nail polish, which a number of other nail polishes do proclaim to be however this one really does last well. I bought it in Hot and Spicy which I believe to be a cross between red and orange. It goes well with both red and orange outfits and almost alters in appearance dependant on which of those colours you have on. Could have sworn it was orange until I was wearing it with a red jacket and then it really did look more red! I have worn it on both my finger nails and toe nails and it really sets off a tan. The colour is very bold and looks extremely shiney under artificial and sun light.

      Consistence/texture: The polish is a really good opaque colour, no need for a second coat. Which is great as makes the polish last longer and saves time when applying (waiting to dry). I would say it is thicker than the average polish and when applying to the nail settles really smoothly on your nail, with no lumps and bumps.

      Wear ability and removal: I got a good three days out of this colour before it began to chip at the ends. Over those days I have been to gym classes, in work typing at my PC, doing the dishes, have been working in the garden and had a bath on one of the days too. £ days without any chips or bald patches at the ends of the nails for me is great. When it came time to remove the polish it only took 2 wipes on each finger nail to get it all off. I start with nail polish remover on a cotton wool pad, so swiped that over the nail and the majority came off then second swipe was just round the edges to get any left on at sides or the cuticles. There isn't any glitter in this one so that does mean it will be easier to get off but there wasn't any dying of the finger nails either which was also really positive.

      Drying: By the time I had painted my first full hand and changed over to start the next, the first nail painted was actually dry.

      Scent: It does smell quite alcohol/chemically as do most nail polishes but this goes away as soon as it is dry.

      Bottle/packaging: The bottle is glass with a hard plastic lid, the wand feels very secure when pressed against the nail and the lid is long enough to get a good grip on when holding. The brush is of medium size and bristles are quite thick, it only took 2 strokes to paint 4 of my nails then 3 strokes to do my thumb if that helps as a guide for size. The lid closes securely and I wouldn't worry about putting it straight in to my hand bag.

      Price: I bought this in Boots for £2.99 but boots do often do a 3 for 2 deal so look out for it then. I had to buy it at short notice to match an outfit so couldn't wait for a deal to come on.

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      09.06.2013 18:54
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      Great for beauty lovers on a budget

      THE PRODUCT

      I have quite a lot of these nail varnishes in my collection. There is a large variety of colours, from Black to bright pink, so there's a shade for everyone. This product appealed to me because of the promise that it's long lasting, and I love the bright colours.

      MY EXPERIENCE

      Quite often, when I've used these nail varnishes, they've chipped after a day. I know it's not going to last forever, but I expected it to withstand a few everyday tasks, like using zips, opening containers etc. I've started using a bottom coat and top coat now, when painting my nails, and this has helped to make it last a bit longer.

      But sometimes, it just doesn't want to stay on, and large flakes will start to peel off. Sometimes, I'll look at my nails and notice a whole chunk is missing, with no idea how I chipped it. I will continue to use this brand however, since I can't afford the more expensive brands right now, and if I'm careful not to touch anything (very difficult) I can make it last a day or two.

      All in all, I expected better of a world class brand such as Rimmel, but at the small price tag, I can't really complain. It's worth forking out for a more expensive brand, if you can afford it, but if you're on a budget, and don't mind painting your nails a lot, then this brand will be good for you.

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      13.05.2013 00:50
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      A nail polish I am really impressed with and would definatly buy from again

      =Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish=

      I needed a black nail varnish for a Halloween party last year, so to be honest it was who did Black, I brought, and the first one that I found was a French Manicure of Black, not to 2 words that I would bring together, but the colour is Black and was number 080 from the "I Love Lasting Finish" range. There was a variety of other colours available,

      =The packaging=
      The glass bottle is a small round clear glass bottle. On the front of the bottle there is the Rimmel logo which is clearly displayed in white colour and underneath this is the product name again in the same white lettering. It says I love (with a big white heart logo) lasting finish followed by the colour and shade number underneath.
      On the reverse of the bottle it gives you contact information for the Rimmel brand, that it is 8ml in size and once opened has a shelf life of 30 months, The lid is a black plastic lid with the brush built into the lid.


      =The Nail Polish=
      It is definatly black in colour, it is a thin to mid consistency, once opened, I find that i needed two coats to get a good deep black colour, but I was impressed with the depth of the colour, it took about 3 minutes for each coat to dry.

      =Wow=
      The benefits of this nail polish is amazing, it is hard wearing, chip resistant, has over 15 colours, a good shelf life, and is only £2.99


      =My Verdict=
      I would highly recommend this nail polish, it certainly gives more expensive brands a run for their money.

       

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      03.05.2013 13:23
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      Thanks for Reading :)

      I am a frequent user of nail varnish and love painting my nails when going out to parties and events. I have tried a number of nail varnish brands, but Rimmel is a brand that has always seemed to outshine and stand out from the rest of the brands on the market. Not only are there a great range of good quality colours available to choose from, they are also very reasonably priced.



      == PRICE ==


      Although I have tried a number of Rimmel nail varnishes, I will review the most recent nail varnish I purchased, which is the Sweet as Sugar colour. I purchased this from my local Boots store which was priced just under £3, however they frequently have offers on so it can be bought at an even lower price if you're lucky. I personally think the price is great, and is a lot cheaper compared to other branded nail polishes, and with the quality and long lasting of Rimmel products, you can't really go wrong.




      There are a range of colours to choose from including:


      ~ Double Decker Red- More purple then red

      ~ Azure- Blue

      ~ Black Cab- Black

      ~ Black Cherries- Dark purple

      ~ Your Majesty- Sparkly silver

      ~ Disco Ball- Funky silver grey colour

      ~ Hot & Spicy- Red

      ~ Coral

      ~ Pink

      ~ Green

      ~ Marshmallow heaven- Lilac

      ~ Pear Drop

      ~ Tangy Tangerine

      ~ Sweet as Sugar- Sky blue colour.



      == DESIGN ==


      The varnish comes enclosed in a small 8 ml sized glass bottle. It has a plastic lid that is coloured black, and a long applicator brush. I personally love the size and design of the brush, providing enough width for even stokes and neat application.



      == EXPERIENCE ==


      The lid is very easy to open, and is not too stiff like a lot of other brands. When applying the varnish, I find that applying two layers are usually more than enough to allow the colour to shine through and become noticeable. The Sweet as Sugar is no exception, after two coats the nice light sky blue colour was noticeable and looked great. The nail polish only took around 50 seconds to dry, which was great as I was able to continue getting ready without worrying about the nail varnish smudging.


      I was really happy with the appearance of the colour, even after just one layer the colour and texture was smooth and elegant, not lumpy or gunky. However I applied a second coat to ensure the colour remained noticeable for longer and more durable.


      I found that the varnish is very durable and chip resistant; I wore this for days without it showing much wear or signs of chipping. When it came to removing the nail varnish, it was somewhat easy to remove, due to the durability of the polish it took a few cotton buds to wipe off the colour completely, but this to me is a sign of a good quality long lasting nail varnish.



      ==CONCLUSION ==


      Would I recommend this to a friend? Most definitely yes, it is a great long lasting nail varnish that has a wide range of colours to match most outfits and to top it off, it is also priced more than reasonably.

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      30.04.2013 13:21
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      An average nail varnish that gives a good colour for short term wear.

      I don't wear nail varnish on a daily basis but I do like to wear it on a night out or special occasion. I tend to stick to the same colours which is usually a French manicure of black. (complete opposites I know!) I have no preference to any particular brand so tend to buy what ever catches my eye at the time or what is on special offer. The colour that I am reviewing today is black cab which is number 080 and there are quite a variety of shades available from the range.

      The packaging.
      The varnish comes in a small roundish clear glass bottle. On the front of the bottle the Rimmel logo is clearly displayed in white and underneath it gives the product name, again in white lettering. It says I love (a big white love heart is used) lasting finish followed by the colour and shade number underneath. The back of the bottle states that it is long lasting nail colour, gives some contact information for the Rimmel brand, gives the bottle size (8ml) and tells you that once opened it has a shelf life of 30 months. It has a black plastic lid on top of the bottle.

      The product.
      The product itself is, yes you guessed it, black with quite a thin consistency with the usual smell that you get from a nail varnish. To apply simply twist the plastic lid and lift up to reveal the attached application brush and paint onto the nail until the desired effect is achieved then put the lid back on and twist again to tighten.

      The benefits.
      - Hardwearing
      - Chip resistant
      - latest on trend colour shades
      - long shelf life

      Price and availability.
      The product is widely available from beauty stores, some supermarkets and on line. It usually retails around £2.99 for the 8ml bottle.

      Additional info.
      The Rimmel website says that there are 13 available shades but the Boots website does list a few more shades and the colours range from lighter shades of pinks to darker shades of blue so has a good variety of choice. Also available from the same rage are 'I love lasting finish fruities' collection. These are fragranced nail polishes which have a fruity fragrance when dry and are available in 4 vibrant shades. These are:
      Cranberry Zest, Apricot punch, Strawberry fizz and Lemon drop.

      My verdict.
      This nail varnish is easy to apply but I found that due to it having quite a thin consistency a minimum of 2 coats are needed. I would say it takes around 5 minutes to fully dry and once dry the colour looks great giving a nice smooth finish. It usually starts to chip after around 2 days of wear so personally I would not agree that it is chip resistant. It is easy to remove and overall I would recommend but only as a short wear varnish.

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      06.12.2012 18:09

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      Love it

      I love nail varnish, I have so many colours, types for different things, if I see a shade I haven't noticed before I have to buy it. I saw these shades in Superdrug and was drawn to them like a moth to a flame because of the bright, vibrant colours available. I bought Hot Shot which is a bright shocking pink colour. I was intending to wear this to a party that night and I was rather excited to try out this new colour. The Rimmel I love Lasting Finish nail polish bottles are smaller than average polish bottles, that seems to be the case with most of Rimmels nail varnishes, the price is average though at £2.95 each. The bottle is clear and shows the colour nicely, it is not obscured by the writing or logo which are both in white.

      As with all varnishes, I applied a base coat of clear nail varnish and then applied two coats of this delicious colour on top, after they were dry I applied another top coat. The shine this nail varnish produced is very smooth and clear, the liquid itself is runny but not so runny that you can't get an even coverage. It covers the nail well and I wear two coats more from habit than from necessity. You get a great even colour so one coat would be more than suitable.

      I wore this out and it didn't chip or peel off, it took a good couple of days for any wear and tear to be noticeable at all. I guess most nail varnishes will struggle to stand up to hand washing clothes, washing up, general housecleaning ect. The only disadvantage I found with this product is when I tried to remove the nail varnish, although it was very tricky to actually remove, it stuck on very well and needed a lot of encouragement and scrubbing with nail varnish remover and cotton wool, it had stained my nails in places. I had used a clear base coat but it still left its mark, apart from this I had no issues at all.

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      01.12.2012 19:45
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      Nice nails on a budget

      As I've mentioned in previous reviews in my job I am not allowed to have my nails painted. For this reason nail polish is generally a weekend thing for me and I don't like to spend too money on a make up product I'm not going to use that often. I picked up this Rimmel nail polish in my local Boots for the cheap and cheerful price of £2.99.

      This nail polish was available in loads of shades, but I went for a deep purple colour called "Black Cherries" number 193. Also available is everything from bright red to sparkly silver and lots in between. The polish comes in a bottle that I would say is smaller than other nail polish bottles - however I have never in my life yet used up a whole bottle of nail polish without it ending up dried up and in the bin first, so I don't think this is much of a problem. The bottle contains 8ml of product.

      The nail polish packaging is fairly basic. The bottle is made of clear class and has "I" with a picture of a heart beside it and the words "lasting finish" below it, as well as the Rimmel London logo on it. The back of the bottle gives some further product information. The black lid screws on and off easily. The nail polish brush is quite thin compared to other brushes I have used, so it takes a couple of strokes to cover each nail. The nice thin brush allows me to apply the nail polish neatly with minimal smudges or mistakes.

      The nail polish itself is nice and thick and when applied produces a deep colour with just one coat. This is brilliant in my opinion, as I often don't have the patience to apply more than one coat of polish. I have found that cheaper polishes can sometimes be quite watery and thin, but that is definitely not the case with this product. This polish also dries quite quickly, I would say in less than 2 minutes my nails are completely dry. The black cherries shade leaves my nails a nice deep and shiny purple colour.

      My only real complaint about this nail polish is that after about a day of wearing, it starts to chip. This isn't too much of a problem for me, because I am generally only wearing the polish for around a day anyway then need to remove it before work. For a cheap brand of nail polish the chipping within a day doesn't bother me too much, especially when I compare it to my experience with Nails Inc polishes which has been that they cost 4 times the price and chip within a few hours!

      Another positive thing about this nail polish is even though I have owned it for at least 6 months, the polish has not dried out and gone gloopy. It is still in great condition and very usable.

      Overall I think this is a great budget nail polish and give it my recommendation along with 4 stars. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you enjoyed my review.

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      23.11.2012 21:20
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      Not great

      Generally speaking I am not a fan of Rimmel make-up, I can't really explain why but I just don't tend to get along with it, although recently I have discovered one or two of their items that I really like. One of the few Rimmel products I own is one of their Lasting Finish nail polishes.

      I bought this product simply because I loved the colour, 045 Misty Jade, which is a beautiful jade green colour. There are a wide range of colours available - only nine show on the Rimmel website however there are fourteen on the Boots website. The range is quite versatile from classic pinks and reds to more unusual blues and glitter polishes.

      The nail polish comes in a standard clear glass bottle with a black plastic handle. The lid unscrews to reveal the brush which is short yet thick, making it the perfect size for applying the polish.

      When I applied this polish for the first time I remember being quite disappointed at how watery it looked. It looked very sheer on my nails to the point that I could still see my natural nail colour underneath. Unfortunately a second coat did not really improve things, as despite making the colour a little deeper my nails looked patchy and the pink and white colouring of my nail was still visible. Applying a third, somewhat thicker coat seemed to remedy the problem, however the more coats added the longer the polish seems to take to dry and smudging was unfortunately inevitable. I found this really disappointing and in the year or so that I have owned this polish I have only managed to wear it twice as applying it requires so much time and patience. I have now found a similar colour by budget brand MUA (shade 5) which looks virtually the same colour when on the nails and is much less of a faff.

      Longevity of the polish is not good with approximately two days being the maximum before chips. I think the multiple layers of polish mean that the polish stays softer and doesn't harden as well, therefore making chips more likely.

      An 8ml bottle of this polish retails at £2.99 from Boots. As mentioned above, I have achieved better results from the MUA brand and that costs just £1, therefore whilst £2.99 does not sound like a lot of cash, I do not feel it gives value for money.

      Based on my experiences I would not recommend this polish. I feel that it takes a lot of time and patience to achieve an acceptable finish and even then the longevity is not great. I would not completely rule out trying other shades from the range as experience has told me that whilst one colour polish from a range is terrible others can be much better, however my experience with this product has put me off somewhat, therefore I couldn't really recommend it.

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      05.04.2012 23:58

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      Long lasting

      I love the lasting finish range because its cheap at less than 5£ and it really lasts. I have some polishes that really don't last through the wear and tear my hands experience during the day and this does. I plopped it on the other day when I got home from shopping and here now today its as good as it was then. Not a chip in sight. I picked up the colour 'Misty Jade' which is a lovely pastel blue. I love this product and would really recommend it as I find some nail polishes out on the market don't really last me, they end up chipped and smudged by the end of the day. I applied two coats to achieve a non streaky application. I like the packaging. I think it's really cute and straight to the point. It really does as it says on the packaging 'lasting finish'.

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      05.02.2012 12:01
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      a nice priced nail polish

      In my efforts to make my nails look pretty instead of dull and very often bitten, I have been working my way through new choices of nail varnish and trying different shades to see what suits me best.
      One of my latest brands is the I Love product range from Rimmel. Priced on the cheaper end of the scale when it comes to nail polishes, you can buy an 8ml pot for £2.99, but very often these are on offer as well.

      There is a decent shade range in the I Love product range from bold reds through to sparkly silvers and plenty of pinks, blues and greens in between. So far I have chosen the boldest red I can find as well as a pretty pale pink to vary my outlook slightly.

      The bottle you receive is standard compared to the majority of other brands of nail polish. There is nothing fancy about the design of the bottle, but this will reflect in the price you pay for the product. It's a slightly smaller bottle than some other ranges even within the Rimmel brand, but reflecting on how long a bottle of nail varnish will actually last you, and then I don't think it's a bad thing to buy a smaller bottle for the same price.
      To look at the bottle, I would suggest this attracts the younger age range in the market. It's a very simply designed bottle with just the words "I Love" along with the Rimmel brand name.

      To apply the polish, I was pleased to see a thin brush attached to the wand. This meant I was able to apply the polish without making too much mess. The consistency of the polish is quite thick but glides over the nail providing a nice coverage. You can get away with one coat of this polish unless you want a fuller looking finish where I would suggest a second coat of polish.

      I find the polish itself dries within a round a minute. It feels nice and solid to the touch and doesn't appear watery or clumped together as some brands can.
      The polish itself is marketed to be long lasting. I find that once the polish is applied it will stay looking almost perfect for 24 hours. After this I do notice slight marks appearing through the polish which is a shame. It doesn't completely ruin the appearance of the nails, but they don't look flawless, so it can mean having to re-apply quickly.
      I have found this to be better when applying top coat to the nails after the varnish.

      Overall, for the price you pay for the pot of nail varnish, I really think you are getting value for money and a budget price for a decent quality product.

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        04.10.2011 00:46
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        Brightens up any colour!

        This review is for Rimmel I love Lasting Finish in 500 Disco ball only.

        Not a day goes by when I don't have nail polish on my nails, somehow I just feel naked without it. My love for nails has grown recently as I have begun my training to become a nail technician. So I'm on the lookout for new and exciting colours to build my collection.

        I was on a shopping trip recently and stocking up on some essentials in savers when the small range of nail polishes caught my eye near the till. One stood out to me straight away...Disco ball 500. This is a fun glitter polish with silver, blue, pink and holographic sparkles in more or less clear polish. I'm sure a lot of girls will be put off as soon as they see the word 'glitter' in my review; after all nobody wants to look like a twinkly Christmas tree. However, I think this glitter is very wearable, just a touch of subtle sparkle never hurt anyone! The polish looks great worn on its own or applied over a colour really can make normal colours a little more fun and pretty (especially black).

        *Price*
        This nail varnish has an RRP of £2.98 for an 8ml bottle but is currently on sale in savers for £1.98, which in my opinion is a bargain for such a pretty and versatile polish.

        *Drying and Lasting time*
        I was impressed with the time it took for this polish to dry properly. It took approx 3 minutes to set which in my opinion is great considering it is not advertised as a quick drying polish. Seeing as this is part of Rimmel's 'lasting finish' range you would expect it to last longer than average without chipping. I was not disappointed as mine lasted for a week before it started to look a bit worse for wear.

        Recommend to a friend? Yes.

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        14.08.2011 17:10
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        Good value for what it is

        I bought this nail varnish in Black Cherry colour for £2.59 in Superdrug about 2 weeks ago, and it is great value!

        The range of colours go from illustrious bright colours to alluring deep and sensual colours so I was spoilt for choice to begin with.

        The brush is your standard nail brush so nothing special there.

        I must say, it is only chip resistant if you apply 2 coats to your nails instead of one. With one coat, you can visibly see brush strokes and hence it looks like shading on your nails, once applied with 2 coats, the block colour looks great.

        The consistency of the polish is not thick so hence why it is very quick to dry. I would say your nails would dry completely in just over 120 seconds and I love this aspect of the varnish as I am quite fed up of not quite knowing when your nails are dry enough to attempt adding another coat or going onto the next hand.

        Compared to other brands that sell polish at £5+ a pop, this a cheap little go between for those that need a nail polish uplift/fix

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    • Product Details

      Hardwearing and chip resistant / Available in 13 shades /