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My makeup bag probably contains more Rimmel products than all other brands put together. This product is, typically of Rimmel, priced at the cheaper end of the market, and usually retails for around £2.99. It is widely available in chain chemists as well as larger supermarkets. The current range has (according to the Rimmel website) 15 shades, from pale pastels to dark gothic, although I did notice that the shade I actually have is not on their list, despite still being available to buy at several large retailers including Superdrug, so I wonder if there may be a few more shades lurking about on the market! I purchased shade 93, 'Black Cherries', mainly to match a lipstick I have in the same shade. The lipstick is one I have been fond of since my late teens, and the name is a really good description of the colour. It is a very dark purple, almost black, just like the cherry. *Packaging* The packaging is amongst the better ones out there for a product in this price bracket. The slim lid is easy to undo, even with dramatically long halloween acrylic nails affecting your grip! It is a glass bottle as standard, and the brush is a good size; neither too big nor too small. A beautician friend of mine told me that the 'correct' way to apply nail varnish is in 3 strokes, and the brush is just the right size for me to do this. The bristles in the brush are securely attached, and I didn't notice any of them falling out during application, which is a problem I have sometimes had with nail varnishes. *Ease of Application* This, for me, is where the product falls down slightly. Even on first opening, the product seemed a little bit thicker and gloopier than other nail varnishes I have tried. Despite using a clear basecoat to avoid staining my nails, I found it difficult to get an even finish on the surface of my nail. Bearing in mind that I had acrylic nails, the surface of my nail was as smooth as any nail is likely to get! As with many dark coloured nail varnishes, two coats is needed really to both get the depth of colour and even out any initial streakiness. I did notice that although I seemed to get 'lumps', where the varnish was noticeably thicker on some parts of the nail than others, particularly on the second coat, as the polish dried, these did seem to 'self level' a certain extent, and improve the eventual look of the nail varnish. I found laying my hands horizontally allowed the varnish to even out to the best finish, and was satisfied with the appearance of it once it had done so. I'm not sure if its because of the lasting finish formulation or not, but I did notice that this varnish seemed to take longer than average to harden properly. Whilst touch dry within a few minutes, the finish was susceptible to 'denting' or 'fingerprinting' for some hours after application. I usually find that when the smell of nail varnish is more or less gone, this means the product is 'properly set', and with this varnish the odour did hang around for a good few hours. If you are going to apply this, I would recommend that you try to find a time to do it when you can avoid using your hands too much for some considerable time! *True To Colour?* A pet peeve of mine is those varnishes which look lovely in the bottle, but then, when you apply them, seem to look very different on the nail. I honestly can't fault this product on that score; the colour was exactly as I had been led to believe by the bottle, and not at all paler or different. *Lasting Finish?* If you manage to avoid denting/damaging the finish for the first few hours, then this product does have pretty good staying power. After 4 days of wear, there were was a slight 'wearing off' on the very tips of my nails, but this was less than 1mm wide, and I honestly don't think I have tried any other varnish which has lasted better. I didn't have any chips at all, it was more like the varnish had been buffed off by my normal day to day use of my hands! *Summary* Overall this is a great buy from the cheaper end of the market. I am sure there are slightly better, pricier options out there, but for the price this is great value for money. The colour is true to how it appears, and the finish is good if you can get past the first few hours unscathed! I would recommend it overall, and will probably purchase more items from this range in future.
I have bought several cosmetic items from the brand Rimmel as it is a good and trusted brand for me, and this Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Varnish is just one of the many Rimmel nail polish products that I have bought from them over the years. I only use nail polish from time to time, and by no means every day but I do like to have a wide range of nail products available for when the occasion calls for it, and so I look out for good quality yet rather economical nail polish products like this one is. For £2.99 for a bottle of this nail varnish from Boots (and you do often find Rimmel products on promotion there which can help to lower your overall bill yet further, for example 3 for 2 cosmetics deals), the price is not bad at all, and pretty standard for an average nail polish. As always, it is easy to find nail polishes at an even cheaper price, however from a trusted brand like Rimmel I felt that this was a pretty good deal. This is packaged in a small bottle with 'I Love (represented using a love heart [<3] symbol) Lasting Finish' printed in big letters at the front. The bottle is quite simple and chunky with the cylindrical shape standard of an ordinary nail polish bottle. It has a black lid with the brush attached to the underside which can easily be screwed on and off. It is important to make sure that this is closed properly to ensure that the nail varnish does not dry out and make for a sticky unpleasant texture. There were, of course, a wide range of colours available for this item, but I bought this nail polish in the shade #500: Disco Ball. This is basically a clear nail polish which sparkling glitter pieces inside it (larger purple and blue glitter particles and smaller silver glitter particles). Though it looks quite sparkly from inside the bottle, this does spread out and, on a single application, your nails will look shiny but not completely glittery. I like this effect as it suits me and is not too out there whilst still giving my nails a lovely shine. To achieve a more distinct and sparkly effect, adding layers over each other will help build the glitter up. The brush was quite thick and easy to use to apply the polish. of course, because it was not that small or an instrument of exact precision, going over the nail line and onto the skin a little bit is almost unavoidable. However, this is better than some other nail polishes available and anyway, because of the nature of the colour that I chose, this did not show up much anyway. The nail polish itself was quite runny and is not too gloopy or dry. This makes it easier to apply, and feels smooth to do so. The nail polish did kind of live up to its 'Lasting Finish' name. It would not become too visibly chipped for a few days (even a few weeks if you do not do that much work with your nails) after application, which was nice. The dried finish was quite nice and smooth if you applied enough nail varnish to each nail; if you applied it too roughly however you could end up with a bumpy and rough texture. Altogether, this is a pretty decent nail polish which is simple and efficient to use available from a good brand for a good price. However, there is nothing I find quite completely out of the ordinary about it. It is just a simple, easy to use nail polish suitable for all occasions. I will be buying this product again, perhaps in different shades, and I would recommend it to you with 4 out of 5 stars.
I bought this nail varnish as i am generally always impressed with the nail varnishes i buy from Rimmel, so i thought i would try the Rimmel lasting finish nail varnish and it never let me down. The nail varnish comes in a clear glass bottle with brand and product name on the front i white writing and a black lid. The brush its self is a good size, covering the nail in an average of three stokes. It comes in a wide selection of colours, i primarily bought this in red as i love red nail varnishes at the moment but have recently gone back to the shop and bought a few more different colours. I applied the nail varnish to my nail and found it was a nice consistency not to thin or too thick so found it went on very evenly. I like the colour it offers with one coat but to obtain a really rich shiny colour i like to apply two coats. I find it lasts on average three or four days before it chips, which i think is really good compared to other nail varnishes i have bought in the past. Overall i would definitely recommend this nail varnish it is perfect. I bought it for £2.99 in superdrug so i would say it is fantastic value for money and cheap enough to replace when it begins to run out. I love the colour and love the fact it lasts for quite a few days.
I am a big advocate of painting my nails myself, especially as it keeps costs down and keeps me looking glam! As a result I have so many different brands of nail polish, and around 30 + pots of nail varnish! As a woman I think you can never have enough of various colours and shades and I have a few of the Rimmel Long Lasting polishes, but the one I use most often is the colour 030 Double Decker Red. I find red nails are a classic and whilst I have red in other brands I really like this one from Rimmel's range. The colour is quite bright yet deep and is gorgeous for hands and feet. The pot is transparent and I find the colour reflects well of the colour which will appear on the nails so it is not misleading. The pots is relatively small at 8ml but it still gets the job done! The brush is a decent thickness to give a nice even coverage on the nail with relatively few strokes despite the small size. It is easy to hold and glides on effortlessly and smoothly as I have had some nail polishes where all you can see are the brush strokes from the nail polish brush which make it look uneven and unprofessional. You don't get this with Rimmel! In terms of the quality of the polish itself, I do find (as always) that 2 coats are needed for a decent look and for the colour to be bold and not allowing to see the nail underneath. Saying that I think 2 coats are reasonable, not like 3 coats I have needed with some cheap brands! It is not a quick drying polish so I tend to wait 2 minutes are so before applying the next coat, and use a freeze dry spray from Avon (see different review!) to help speed up the process so keep this in mind before painting your nails and darting off then noticing a big smudge on your thumb lol. The only downside with this nail polish is the usual problem I have which is that within 2-3 days it starts to chip and make my nails look tacky. It doesn't just chip in a standard way but I find I am actually able to peel off the polish which I often do when I am bored! The pot says it is "long lasting" but I really don't find this is the case so definitely have to knock off a star for this misleading information! Overall, this is a decent little pot of polish that is still one of my favourite red's and a polish that is relatively inexpensive at about £3. Usually these are on offer in Superdrug for 2 for £5 or various deals which is how I came about buying this one, so it's worth checking out for a little pot of nail polish from a decent brand that won't break the bank!
I am a massive nail varnish fan and never go a day (and I mean never) without a layer of colour on my nails. I have a whole shelf on my bookcase dedicated to nail polish bottles and I probably paint my nails a different colour every few days. As you can imagine, during the summer months I felt like buying some lovely bright summer colours for my collection. I was instantly attracted the the Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish polishes due to their massive array of colours, cute bottles and decent prices (£2.99 each). I bought three great, bright, neon like colours for my summer collection. Pop your pink, a really lovely bright pink that's girly and looks great with everything. Sunshine, a lovely bright yellow polish which is one of the few yellow nail varnishes I actually like. Orange your life, another bright neon orange. PACKAGING I think the packaging of these nail polishes is great! They are super cute and of an average 8ml size. The glass bottle is simply packaged with minimal white text so the colour of the polish can show through. The lid is black and mine came with a pink, blue and black union jack sticker on (Rimmel London). The brush itself is pretty average, I'd say it take about 2-3 swipes of the brush to cover the whole of nail's surface. APPLICATION The application itself is pretty much like any other nail varnish. The brush is of an average size, which means that the whole nail can be covered in 2-3 strokes as I mentioned earlier so the application isn't particularly quicker or longer than normal. I'd say the number of coats needed varies from colour to colour. The orange colour I picked needed just one coat to be fully opaque in my opinion, the pink needed two but the yellow (though this is the case with many yellow polishes) needed 3 to really get the colour opaque. The consistency is quite thin at first but like many nail polishes it thickens with time and the first application is always a little watery, but I prefer build many thin coats than one thick one. The nail varnish dries very quickly in my opinion, I'd say it's sort of tacky dry within 20-30 seconds and totally dry to get on with everyday life within 4-5 minutes. The smell is just like any other nail polish and isn't nostril-eroding awful like some varnishes I have previously tried. I personally applied a base coat (which was instructed on the pink and orange polishes but not the yellow), usually 2-3 thin layers of the colour and followed with a top coat. The whole process took around half an hour I'd say so it would be nicer if more of polishes were opaque after a single coat. CLAIMS AND MY THOUGHTS Rimmel boasts that this nail varnish is designed to be hard wearing, long lasting and chip resistant. I'm a bit of a clean freak and am forever cleaning, dusting and washing up so nail polish generally chips and starts to look a bit of mess after 2-3 days. This polish lasted just a little longer than that before it became too chipped to wear any more but I am not convinced this is due to the formula of the varnish but more to do with the fact that the polishes I bought required up to 2-3 coats to get the desired opaqueness. One of the downsides I think is important to mention about these polishes is that they do stain the nail without a base coat! I originally used the yellow coloured polish which did not say to use a base coat on the bottle like the other two did. I applied 3 coats of it as well as a top coat. When it came to removing the polish I was shocked that my nails were tainted yellow and looked like I was heavy smoker! This did not ever go and had to grow out. Overall, the brightness of the colours, the variety of shades and the in trend colours as well as bargain price make up for the lack of lasting power this polish has and I'd definitely still recommend it :) Thanks for reading.
I have been slowing working my way through my nail polish stockpile, with the aim of not buying any more for some time. It has given me a good chance to compare lots of different brands and to test the various claims they make for being long lasting, quick drying etc. The polish I am reviewing today is Rimmel's I love Lasting Finish. WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO It is no surprise, given it's name, that Rimmel claims this polish is hardwearing, chip resistant, and long lasting. They say it is available in the latest shades, and I agree that the range does seem to keep up well wih nail trends. This is good in one way, as Rimmel offer an inexpensive way to buy a fasionable colour, but it also means that colours can come and go. One of my favourite shades "Fuel", a deep blue, has been discontinued, although I have managed to find a good match in another range. The two other colours that I have at the moment are "Double Decker Red" which is a classic red shade, and "Misty Jade", a soft minty green, although I have tried others. There are some fruit scented colours within the range too, but I haven't tried any of those. I haven't liked any scented polishes I have tried, so I am careful not to pick one up by mistake. This is harder than it sounds as the scented ones are mixed in with the unscented ones, and the packaging doesn't look very different. So it pays to read the label carefully! APPLICATION My first impression of the polish were good - it isn't too runny, which makes it quicker and easier to apply. The brush is good quality with no annoying stray hairs. It is about average thickness, so you only need to use a few strokes to cover the nail. It is easy to apply the polish neatly near the edges of the nail because the brush doesn't "splay" too much. I have found that some of the shades deliver a sufficient level of colour with one coat, but most look better with two. This also helps the polish to last a little longer, although not enough to justify the long lasting label in my opinion. But more of that below! It does dry relatively quickly. It is touch dry in just 5 minutes, but if you actually press the nail surface you will realise that the polish is still quite soft and therefore vulnerable to damage. I wait 10 -15 mintutes before putting on my tights if I have painted my tail nails, and I don't lose any colour that way. The second coat takes about the same amount of time to dry. RESULTS The initial colour looks great. It has a good level of pigmentation, and the finish is smooth and glossy. Some of the shades look slightly sparkly when you look closely at them, but the effect is not noticeable from a distance. At this stage, my nails look every bit as good as they do when I use a more expensive polish. Sadly, I do not find that the polish is at all chip resistant. I expect an average polish to last 2-3 days, without a top coat, when I follow my normal routine. I struggle to get Rimmel's Lasting Finish to look good beyond 24 hours. It develops small chips at the nail edges, and occasionally larger areas of damage in the centre of the nail. This is true even when I use two coats, although the chips are less dramatic then. I would have considered this acceptable for a cheap polish, if it did not claim to be long lasting. As it does, I am going to deduct a star. I have to say that Superdrug's MUA polish costs less and lasts better, so it isn't always a case of of getting what you pay for. WOULD I RECOMMEND THE POLISH? I like the finish, and the price of the polish. I also like some of the colours, so I would consider buying from the range again. Having said that, because of how easily it chips, I would look to see if another brand offered the shade I wanted first. If you don't mind re-applying, I would say it is worth a try, as it isn't an expensive polish. I have paid £2.99 in Boots and £2.49 in Wilkinsons. You can also buy it in Superdrug. If you buy it online, be aware that some of the colour swatches that I have seen don't look very accurate to me. Boots for one show Double Decker Red as a purple! [This review also appears on Ciao.]
I received a variety of Rimmel London's Long Lasting nail varnishes for my birthday but the colours were quite dull so I haven't tried them out yet. I was still interested in giving it a go so I bought the '198 Azure' colour which is a striking cobalt blue colour in the bottle with a pearly metallic finish so it was the most eye catching shade in the bunch. There was only a few choices of brightly coloured polishes in the pharmacy that I went to but after looking on the internet it seems that there is a much wider variety of colours available if you know where to look. It is around £3 in the shops but I'm sure you'll be able to find it on offer as most pharmacies will have a 3 for 2 offer or something similar fairly regularly. When it came to applying the nail varnish for the first time I was disappointed with the colour and texture of the product as it wasn't nearly as brightly coloured as it seems in the bottle. It also was difficult to apply as the pearly finish meant that if your fingers were at an angle, the polish would slide around and settle in a weird way so that there would be more liquid at one side and it dried in a way that made your nails look terrible. This was a problem mostly with the thumb as I lay my hand flat to let the polish dry which meant that my thumb was on an angle and the polish slid down to one side. Also, the product is extremely thin and I needed 3 coats in order to hide the paler areas of the nail where the polish had gone on unevenly. If you have the time to your nails well then this isn't a problem, but you definitely need to devote a decent amount of time as you need to make sure that the first layer it totally dry or it spoils the effect and you need to start again, I learnt this from experience. You can get away with doing the next coat without the first being completely dry with other polishes but this one just smears around and looks terrible. It didn't dry particularly quickly either so I spend a lot longer than I had originally intended doing my nails which was a pain! I found that other products are much better (and cheaper) than this and dry quicker too. As for how long it actually stays on your nails, this product does not live up to its branding at all! It began to chip after 1 day and at the end of day 2 it looked so untidy that I removed it completely. After all the effort that went into getting the polish on, I was happy with the final effect and received compliments on the colour. It did end up looking like the colour in the bottle after the 3 coat applications which was nice as I got what I paid for. The only other issue that I found was the size of the lid/applicator as I have been spoilt by other products which have longer lids which makes it much easier to put on, especially if you suffer from shaky hands like me. It can get a little fiddly with this product's lid and therefore makes the polish look messier than necessary. I wouldn't recommend this product to everyone as, for most people, it takes too much time to make it look decent and you can find higher quality nail varnishes for less money. The colour is great in the end but most people won't have the patience to achieve it.
The first thing I LOVE about Rimmel is the shades of colours they have on offer are always exactly what I am looking for. I began with a red one, but now have several from their collection. I rarely have unpainted nails, but painting them can be a chore, which is why I love Rimmel's Lasting Finish Collection. They are available in 8ml bottle, and retail at around £3 a bottle (in Boots) though you can usually pick them up cheaper in promotional offers and other stores. I love how one coat usually does the trick, meaning your bottle lasts longer than you'd expect. I love how quickly the first coat dries. I normally apply two coats to get the most out of the colour and to avoid a streaky finish, and while the second coat takes a tad longer to dry, it definitely dries quicker than other nail varnishes I have used before. Normally I go over a week before removing my nail varnish to apply it again, and while it chips a little and my nails grow, on the whole, the finish is great considering I had painted my nails more than a week ago. Of course, nail varnish is prone to come off when you undertake daily household chores such as scouring pans, but the solution to this is wearing washing up gloves. And I'm certain this problem is there with all nail varnishes. I will continue buying Rimmel's Lasting Finish as my primary nail varnish, the range of colours on offer are bang on trend, and the Fruities Collection offers vibrant colours, which when once applied dry to leave a fruity smell (however, this barely lasts beyond a day, but is nice all the same). I think this nail varnish is fully worth the £3 they ask to pay, though I do love a bargain and often buy when there are offers, but the quality is evident.
I have Rimmel London Lasting Finish in Colour "Purple Pulse" number 180. Different to the picture shown, the bottle is cylindered with a black lid. The varnish comes in 8ml bottles, and the bottle is verty compact and neat. The nail varnish covers quite well and the colour was very bright and vivid. The brush for applying thr varnish spread out on the nail, which helped to give a wide coverage with one stroke, also making it easier to give it a second coat wit out it becoming too thick. What i also liked about this was that with one coat, the purple would be a medium shade, and quite muted, but then adding another coat would intensity the colour alot, making it a really bold look. I loved this, because it meant i could wear it for in the day, with just one coat, for a more tame look, and then at night, i could just slick another coat ontop, and make it bright and bold. I have medium length nails, and i liked how the nail varnish made them look very sophisticated. Sometimes with dark colours, and with dark purples it can make your nails look rather scary. With this rimmel vaernish, the sahde of purple was grown up enough, but also quite playful, and added interest to a plain outfit. It was quite easy to remove with cheap nail varnish remover, and didn't discolour your nails if you left it on a little longer than you should do with nail varnish. However i found that if i didnt put a top coat of clear varnish on it, it would chip very easily. This doesnt usually bother me as im a bit clumsy, however, the bottle does say that the nail varnish is "Long Lasting", and this made up part of the reason i brought it. I thought i could put it on and not have to worry about chipping it. But withing and hour of it drying, the edges had chipped off. This was a bit of a dissapointment. On top of this i also found that at times it could come out lumpy. I would say this a decent product, but you could probably get other products that ate just as good, or maybe even a little bit better for cheaper. But i would give it a go if a particular colour takes your fancy. However, dont expect it to be hard wearing. If that is what you are looking for, either buy a top coat to put on top of it or look for another brand.
I'll start my review by saying that I own the tangerine queen 050 version of this nail polish, which is a very bright orange colour. As with my review of Barry M's nail paint, I bought this bright varnish for a party I was attending. The nail varnish comes in a rounded, clear glass bottle with a black plastic lid and white writing. The bottle contains 8ml of varnish which should last the average person a good number of coats/uses. The varnish itself is quite thick which means that although it is easy to apply to the nail, it can be a bit thick around the edges so it is advisable to wipe the brush on the edge of the bottle prior to application in order to remove as much excess polish as possible. For a light, bright colour such as the one I bought, the level of coverage offered by one coat is quite impressive and if you were in a rush, one coat would suffice, however I would recommend two for optimal appearance. In my experience a coat takes approximately three minutes to dry. Personally I find the colour is very true to it's appearance in the bottle, but it's by no means the easiest nail polish to apply. If you have shakey hands like I do, the results can look a bit messy/streaky, compared to the relative ease I found in applying an equally bright colour by Barry M. The product claims to be long lasting although I have found that it has a tendancy to flake of quite easily which I feel could be attributed to the thick consistency of the varnish. Price wise a bottle will set you back about £3, which is a decent enough price for nail varnish. Overall I probably wouldn't buy this product again - it isn't particularly long lasting and there are products out there which I find easier to apply to my nails, giving more consistent spread of colour.
I own Rimmel Long Lasting nail polish in the following colours: 236: Green Grass (lime green); 055 Sunshine(bright yellow); and 239 Your Majesty (a glitzy shimmery silver). However, this nail polish also comes in the following colours: Bling (the gold equivalent of 'Your Majesty'); Black Cab (black with a hint of greyish silver); Black Cherries (pure black); London Clouds (white); Natural (a very light peachy pink); Exotica (dark ruby red); Tangerine Queen (orange); Magenta Magic (dark pink); Perfect Plum (a rich purple); and Azure (a bright royal blue). I bought my bottles from Tesco and Boots and they were priced between £2.50 and £2.99, however I am sure you can find them cheaper from online stores such as ASOS, eBay and Amazon. The design of the bottles is relatively simple, it does not need to be bright because the range of colours of the product are so eye-catching. The bottle itself is clear to allow you to see the colour of the polish. The bottle has a long black lid which I find much more usable that many other short, rounded nail polish lids. It is useful because I can easily hold it with wet nails and paint with my non-writing hand. The writing on the bottle is either white or black depending on the colour of the nail polish and is easy to read. The front of the bottle has the product name and colour while the back comprises a barcode, the size of the bottle (8ml), the product testimony - 'Long lasting nail colour. Chip resistant. Flammable.' - and advises the user to 'use base coat before application.' There are no ingredients on the bottle and I cannot find any lists of ingredients for this product online. The smell of the product is obviously very strong as it contains lots of chemicals. However it is not the most unpleasant nail polish smell I have come across and was able to paint my nails without having to open a window or fainting! All three colours I own needed 2 coats to stand out and completely cover my nails, even after a base coat. My nails stayed bright and in good condition for about two days before they began chipping. I am very pleased with the brightness of the polish but I would have hoped they would have resisted chipping for slightly longer than this. When it comes to the removal of the nail polish, it comes off relatively easily when I have used a number of different nail polish removers. It takes a little rub but does come off easily. However, with the 'Sunshine' yellow colour it left a horrible yellowish stain on my nails which made me look like a smoker, this did not come off with multiple uses of nail polish remover or hand washes and gradually faded over a week. I would recommend you buy the Rimmel Long Lasting nail polish if you are looking for bright colour or perhaps a glitzy colour for one night at a party. However, they don't last as long as you would think before chipping and can leave a nasty stain on your nails after removal!
I recently bought this nail varnish as I really wanted a dark purple colour for my toe nails and the 195 Perfect Plum colour in this range looked perfect. The bottle cost me £2 from Superdrug but I have seen it retailing at £2.99 in Boots so it is definately worth shopping around. This nail varnish claims to be hard wearing, chip resistant, with long lasting colours with a great finish. The bottle is 8ml which I think is pretty standard size for nail varnishes. It comes in a clear glass bottle so you can clearly see the shade of the varnish and the top is plain black. The logo is on the front in white and states "I love lasting finish". The wand is fairly short but with a decent length brush. I find the stubbier wands are easier to work with and provide you with a much steadier finish. The varnish itself was a nice consistency, not too runny and not too gloopy (is that a word?!?). This meant that the varnish went on easily and a simple stripe down the middle and then one either side provided sufficient coverage. The colour when transferred to your nail was exactly as per the bottle. I find with some varnishes, particular cheaper makes it takes several coats to achieve the same colour as it appears in the bottle. Once applied it took around 20 minutes for the varnish to dry to the stage where it didn't feel tacky and I was happy to walk around without fear of it smudging. This is a little frustrating and I can definately see the draw of buying one of the quick drying varnishes. The varnish stayed on my toes unchipped for around 7 days and then I found I needed to touch it up. I think this is pretty average for a decent make varnish but is much better than some of the cheaper brands I have bought where I have managed to chip them in hours. I would recommend this varnish as it is reasonably priced, effective and comes in lots of trendy colours.
I bought this little beauty in Sainsbury's. It caught my eye and against mental protests of "you don't need it!" and "you can buy a comparable product for cheaper!" I spent the £2.93 and am now the proud owner of an 8ml bottle of Rimmel, I <3 lasting finish nail polish in shade 236: green grass. Anyone who has previously read my other nail polish reviews knows that anything over about £1.50 for a nail polish is a big spend for me! However I have to say I am very happy with my purchase. The shade was what initially attracted me, it is a lovely green - the shade name does it justice! It is very summer - light and fresh looking. The product comes in a thick transparent glass bottle and the screw cap lid is shiney black plastic, with the applicator brush attached. I notice the applicator brush is a suitable length for the product bottle and as such I am confident that I will be able to use the whole bottle. The product itself is of a good consistency. Not to thick so it was easy to apply, not too runny so it dried adequately within about 15minutes - I just watched some TV! The end result is very shiny and once dry very durable. The product recommends a base coat which I adhered to. I find with better quality nail polishes they tend to have staying power when I want to remove them! Then I applied two coats. The first was very see through but the second brought the colour up to the same shade as is in the bottle. I painted all ten fingers and all ten toes and I have probably used about 1ml of the 8ml contents. It lasted for about 5 days before chips started appearing. Slightly longer than I am used too, but not long enough for me to give up my love of cheap and cheerful brands! I would certainly recommend it, but as always, encourage people to enjoy many colours regularly for half the price! A good product for saving 20minutes a week though.
Rimmel London's I love lasting finish nail varnish comes in 13 shades and is touted as a long lasting hard wearing chip resistant varnish. Wellll not quite....! The colour range is decent enough, not spectactular but there are a few cool colours in there - I bought Black Cherries which is a cross between a burgundy and purple colour. The actual shade itself is awesome and although I usually wear two coats, one is actually enough for a rich colour. The finish is really glossy and the drying time is superquick even though it not spefically sold as a quick drying polish. Its cheap enough to buy, under £3 and seeing as I base my choices on price and colour it fits both criteria. My issue is that they say its chip resistant. What a crock! Ladies, we all know that nail polish chips - fact of life. The person that invents a true chip free polish is going to be a very rich person indeed! I apply it all correctly, use a base and a top coat etc but still manages to chip within a day. I dont know why its not as if I do any manual work day to day but there you go. I dont want to specifically point the finger at this particular nailvarnish - I tried a Chanel one a few years back thinking that at £13 it would last a bit longer - in fact its one of the quickest to chip ever. Its just that if a polish is billed as chip resistant when its so blatently not, I dont think thats fair. Still it wont stop me buying it cause the colour is gorgeous :)
Rimmel is a well recognised name in the world of cosmetics, it's advertised by models such as Kate Moss and Sophie Elis Bextor. It's know for it's almost budget buys but in my opinion some of it can hardly be called budget! I was attracted to this nail varnish recently when I was browsing in Boots. Being the bargain hunter I am I noticed Boots were doing a three for two on all Rimmel make up products. The foundation I use the most is Rimmel (see other review!) so I got the last two remaining ones of those in my shade so it left me with a third freebie product. I have hundreds of mascaras and a Lancome Eyeliner to use so I decided to treat myself to a new nail varnish. I was immediately drawn to 324 Fever. It may possibly be the shade in Dooyoos photo if not very similar. A gorgeous deep but slightly tomatoey red shade. PACKAGING The nail varnishes come in the traditional style, a small cylinder bottle with a small neck with a black screw top lid where the brush is concealed. A sticker is on the see through bottle stating the brand and colour. PERFORMANCE It goes on smoothely, with good coverage with two coats. Takes a while to dry though. Also smudges easily. The brush is a good size though. 'Lasting finish'? I'm not so sure. In comparison to cheaper nail varnishes (such as natural collection) it is about the same if not slightly worse at staying on. It's one of those varnishes that when they start coming off massive chunks come off, not small chips. It comes in a standard 12ml bottle and looks like it will last a while as only two coats are needed. All in all I'd recommend this range for nights out because there is a wide range of colours to match your outfit but for everyday use, it will need doing every couple of days at least!