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      14.01.2013 21:26
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      One of my favourite brands

      I enjoy painting my finger and toe nails and I like to use Rimmel nail polishes as I think they are both excellent quality and are a price I can easily afford. I usually go for deep dark colours but at the moment I'm using a lovely light pastel shade in their Lycra Range called Pure Sin (No 283). I buy my Rimmel polishes from Boots and I wait until I've saved up enough Advantage Points and then that way it costs me nothing at all. I have used a lot of different colours in this range and there really are tons to choose from and you are spoilt for choice.

      Each of these bottles cost just over £2 and contain 12ml of polish. The polish is inside a plain glass bottle with a black screw off top, which also contains the brush. The bottle is transparent so you can easily see the exact shade of the polish before you buy. The colour inside the bottle is usually a very close match to what you get once the polish is applied to the nails.

      I have found that every colour I have used in this range has had excellent staying power, been really quick to dry and been simple to apply thanks to the well shaped and tapered brush that comes with the polish. I apply two coats as a general rule and my current Pure Sin looks better when two thin coats have been applied. The polish goes on well without leaving those horrible smear marks you can sometimes get with nail polishes and it dries very fast, allowing me to apply a second coat more or less straight away.

      I use a key board for work but I find that this particular brand of polish will last me a good three or four days before it starts to show any signs of wear or chipping - mainly on the index fingers first. The consistency is good, it's neither too thick or thin and it goes on like a dream. I also find, that unlike some nail polishes I've used, if I'm not careful enough about making sure the top is fastened really securely, the polish inside the bottle doesn't go all thick and gloopy. Top SHop nail polishes are, in my opinion, the worst in the world for his, but with all the Rimmel Lycra Wear polishes I've used, this doesn't seem to be the case.

      I cannot fault this particular brand of polish in any way. It's inexpensive, the range of colours to choose from is vast and it has brilliant staying power and always dries to a perfect shine, every time.

      Highly recommended.

      Also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons.

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      07.12.2012 18:57
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      Never again

      Rimmel Lycra Wear 10+ Minerals Nail Polish, well if that isn't a mouthful I don't know what is, is it worth its name? Hmmm...

      I was sent a free sample of this nail varnish from a free gift site I use on the internet, I rarely get anything sent and when I do it is normally rubbish but I was sent a bottle of Hypnotise which was a very rich deep purple colour. Amazed that it had arrived in my favourite colour, I quickly decided to use this varnish as soon as possible.

      I have to admit the colour was one of the two things going for this nail varnish, I have many shades, brands and types of nail varnish and nothing I already have compares to this one. To start with the bottle is quite standard, black handle, holding average brush, clear bottle that holds the varnish. On applying the varnish the second good thing is the 'Maxi' Brush. The brush is wider than most brushes and it does make application so much easier, one stroke and the nail is covered. In the bottle the colour is very bold on application however the colour is quite wishy washy, yes I know that is not a good terminology, but it was just a bit dish watery. The consistency itself isn't watery but that's the look it gives. I put two coats on to help it boost the colour and although it did help a little, the colour is still lacking something.

      I have since looked at the other colours available in this varnish and I really think I got a way lightly with the colour I was sent. From what I can gather, there are 11 shades and they are all progressively worse than the one before.

      Milk Chocolate - Caramel/treacle colour
      Tequila Sunrise - Bright garish orange
      Grape Sorbet - Plumish
      Rose Pink - Brown with pink of pink
      Beige - Brown/gold
      Promiscuous - Peachy/pink
      Razz - Red/pink
      Azteque - Horrible brown
      Black Satin - Black
      Hypnotise - Purple
      Pink Punk - Pink/red

      The other colours are really not very nice, they are probably the worse shades available and why would anyone was a nail varnish called Beige?? I really think Rimmel has let themselves down with this product. It has no good features and I would have been very disappointed if I had actually spent money on this. On a good note, it came off with nail varnish remover very easily.

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      01.02.2012 18:06
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      A fantastic nail varnish that I highly recommend.

      ***ABOUT RIMMEL***
      Rimmel make a huge range of cosmetics which range from foundation, powders, blushers, mascara, eye shadows and eye pencils, lip-sticks and lip gloss, nail varnishes and other nail care items and more. You will probably be familiar with most of the adverts when they are shown on the television as Kate Moss always stars in them, advertising the new product and often quotes 'Get the London Look'. Their products are available to buy from Boots, Superdrug and some good supermarkets and pharmacies. Prices may vary in different stores and some stores often have offers so it's well worth checking these out and making the most of it.

      ***NAIL VARNISH IN GENERAL***
      I'm not a huge lover of different coloured nail varnishes and I tend to stick with the French manicured look and usually paint my toes a lighter colour such as sheer pink colour. My sister wanted some new nail varnish so I had a look to see what boots had to offer. I know Rimmel is quite a good, well known brand and their Lycra Pro Nail varnish was on offer for 2 for £7.00. I thought I could get her a nice coloured varnish and thought I would have the other one, seeing as I don't have hardly any coloured nails varnishes apart from very light, sheer pink colours.

      ***THE NAIL VARNISH***
      The Lycra pro nail varnish comes in the standard sized bottle as expected from a nail varnish, but the brush is a new maxi brush which means mistake free application. The brush gives a professional finish and the colour should last up to 10 days. There are 22 shades available to choose form, how-ever I don't remember seeing this many colours's to choose from in boots. I'm positive they only have about 8-10 different shades in my local boots, which is a large store. Colours to choose from include different shades of pinks, browns and other colours such as red, black, purple and more. I choose a light colour which was called White Orchid. This was a nice light white colour which had a metallic/sheer look to it so wasn't quite as noticeable as some of the other brighter colours which were available.

      ***USING THE VARNISH***
      The first thing I noticed was that the brush was a lot bigger compared to other nail varnish I have used before. The brush was more rounded and slightly wider than that on a normal nail varnish. The varnish was very easy to apply and just glided onto the nail with no fuss and no mess. Quite often I have to put the brush back into the bottle to finish the nail off but because the brush was bigger, which meant it covered virtually the whole nail, meant I didn't have to dip the brush back into the varnish.

      Because the colour I choose was quite light I had to repeat a coat over the nails 2-3 times. The nail varnish dried fairly quickly and I was very pleased with the finished result. My nails look great and very professional. The coverage of the nail varnish was perfect and there were no marks or chips left on my nails. The colour looked great and not too obvious. I was very impressed with how easy the new style brush was to use and how the varnish looked after application.
      Did the varnish last up to 10 days?

      The nail varnish looked great through-out the majority of the 10 days, how-ever it did start to chip a little and fade away at the ends of the nail tips, which is obviously just from wear. I was quite surprised that the varnish lasted as long as it did, especially after so much cake making, washing up and doing other things such as working and looking after my nephew. The colour stayed looking professional and still had a nice smooth look/finish to it, I was very impressed.

      ***OVERALL OPINION***
      I was very impressed at how well this nail varnish lasted, especially after doing all the jobs and other things I had to do. This definitely lasts longer that most other nail varnish I have tried in the past. I love the fact that this varnish has a bigger more precise brush as I find this less messy that the other standard brushes you get with other varnishes and it also meant it took less time me to paint my nails because the bigger brush covered a bigger area. Now I have found a great, long lasting, and long wearing nail varnish I would definitely be tempted to try other colours in this range. The varnish comes off with nail varnish remover if you wipe it a few times. It's very easy to remove, even when removing the nail varnish from the cuticle area it still came off fairly easily. I can't recommend this varnish highly enough.

      (review also on ciao)

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        28.07.2010 18:19
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        Nail varnish with added lycra

        Rimmel Lycra Wear Nail Polish is another from my rather large collection of nail polishes it has since been replaced in boots with Lycra Wear Pro this one can still be picked up on markets for around £2 though worth looking out for. it comes in a 12ml pot and the colour I have is 381 russet flame which is a deep red colour from my 'red nails' faze.

        The colour goes on evenly the brush being a good size for all nails it needs a couple of coats and the bottle says it can last up to 5 days I would say about 3 at the maximum and less if you have an active job. With al l nail varnishes this is the case though the more you do the less time it lasts.
        The make comes in variety of colours but as I say it looks like it has been upgraded now to the Lycra wear pro version which claims to last up to 10 days.

        Overall this is a good make of nail polise which gives good coverage and lasts a few days which isn't a problem for me as I get bored quickly and like variety on my nails anyway. The bottle is marked to last 30m I have had mine longer than that and it is still easy to use like the day I had it no drying up like some cheaper ones do.
        Recommended.

        Thanks for reading my review you can find me on other review sites under the same name. ..

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        09.07.2010 09:43
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        A pretty good polish.

        I found this nail polish in Poundworld in the shade Magnolia Pearl. It was a gorgeous creamy pearl shade, and was just the thing I was looking for on the shopping trip that day.

        ~Packaging and Appearance~
        Rimmel Lycra Nail Polish comes in a small transparent bottle with a black lid with a brush attached to it. There is a sticker on the lid that says the polish lasts up to 10 days. I hoped it lived up to this claim! The brush is quite flat, probably making the polish easy to apply.

        ~Product~
        Thanks to the brush, the polish was very easy to apply. The polish took approx. five minutes to dry, ten to dry properly, which is average for a nail polish. Once the polish had dried, however, it was a slightly different colour on my nails than it is in the bottle. In the bottle the pearly shade had a hint of peach to it, while on my nails it looked a very pale pink pearl shade, which I still liked, but wasn't completely identical to the bottle. The polish lasted longer than ten days, but it lasted about five before chipping, even with a top coat of clear nail polish.

        ~Value~
        I bought my bottle from Poundworld, so I'm not really sure how much this actually is, but it's probably around the £2 - £4 mark.

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          17.05.2010 23:22
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          Cheap and cheerful nail colour a great bargain for everyone

          Rimmel have a great range of products-and this is no exception to that rule.
          I have used various polishes in the past however after coming across two very lovely colours (posh trash and celebrity bash) priced at just £1.29 online I decided to try rimmels range.

          Colour range wise there is a large array of colours to choose from to suit your mood. I personally love posh trash for a modern, clean look and celebrity bash for a vampy going out look.

          Both colours were very easy to apply-and lasted over a week with no chipping (however I didn't change any car tires and so on so don't know if the nail polish would survive severe testing).

          I applied a clear base coat to avoid staining, however I think with colours such as posh trash you could get away without it. It dries pretty quickly too-and one coat does the trick.

          The lycra in the product must be there for benefical purposes-and according to their website these benefits include fade resisting and colour that doesn't chip-fab!

          Suggested use is by applying both base and top coat. Apparently the varnish lasts up to 10 days-I'm yet to test this.

          So how do I rate this product?
          Cost: 5/5
          Colour range: 4.5/5-I'd like to see more in the range of 22 colours
          Useability: 5/5-the funky brush makes varnish easy to apply.

          Top marks from me, a must buy for those looking for a cheap burst of colour.

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            06.04.2010 11:40
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            Good product

            I hate the site of unkempt nails it is one of those indicators that the person with nasty nails probably does not look after the rest of their body and maybe has a few personal hygiene problems, I generally like to keep things simple when it comes to nail care and do not normally go in for colour on my nails however this product from Rimmel is rather good and will not break the bank either as the punk pink colour that I went for is less that £2.

            The lid acts as the brush handle and it is nice and long which is a good starting point as I hate the fiddly small tops that some nail varnishes have.

            The finish is a high shine effect and the punk pink is rather strong and certainly makes a statement about your nails, for me this is something I wear when I'm clubbing rather than for every day use as it is a bit bright. I find that one coat ismore than enough and it applies smoothly and evenly with no drips.

            I also like the fact that it does not have a strong smell, in fact it is rather subtle which is a plus point as if you apply a top up coat while out in public it does not stink the place out. It alos dries pretty quickly as well, five to ten minutes depending on how much you applied.

            If you look after your nails then it lasts for about a week, the lycra part of it is meant to help the coveridge and life as the varnish is supposed to stretch so preventing chips, whether or not I buy into this is another matter as I could not see any difference based upon my experiences.

            This is a good affordable product and with a nice range of colours to choose from and so I would recommend it.

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            02.04.2010 21:13
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            A good all-rounder!

            I do like to look after my nails, and when I saw an offer on the Rimmel website to try out a bottle of the new Rimmel Lycra Wear Nail Polish, I signed up. I received it a few weeks later, and the results..well, this is the only lycra you'll be finding about my person!

            **Price and Availability**

            I got mine free, which was great, but you can buy the standard 12ml bottles of Rimmel Lycra Wear Nail Polish in all colours for a mere £1.99 a bottle in all good high street chemists, as well as Bodycare, and all larger supermarkets. Mostly it is available in a loose bottle but it is also found on cardboard so it can be hung on a display (mostly in Morrisons and Wilkinsons).

            **Bottle**

            The bottle is one of the big draws for me as I need a good long lid, which serves as the handle to the brush, for accuracy. This one is about 2 inches which is a good size to grip and is square edged which means it is easy to open (even if you have greasy hand cream on!)

            The brush is also long, which is great if you have long square nails as I do. Three strokes, and you have neat nail polish applied with ease. No drips and no streaks.

            **Colours**

            There are two types of colour in the range - high shine colour, or a more iridescent, glittery finish. Both are gorgeous. The high shine colour tends to be bright primaries, bang on-trend colours, and the iridescent colours are more traditional, time-tested colours.

            I have colour 286, Oyster Pink, which is an iridescent natural pink. Just one coat looks great as a day to day finish, two would give a heavier, more obviously painted look, or it would serve well as a base to a home French manicure. The colours are very versatile.

            There is almost no scent to Rimmel nail polishes - some can smell very fake, overpowering and cheap - but these are very subtle and disappear quickly.

            The polish dries in less than 10 minutes, meaning it's great to slap on whilst you're watching the TV or just generally having a pamper. It's also very easy to remove with a few strokes of a cotton ball with a little nail polish remover.

            The very strong colours, like red for example, can stain your nails, this is the case for all nail polish brands, so I would use a base coat first. You can either use a plain clear nail polish, or you can use a dedicated base coat - Rimmel do a good base coat with ridge filler, which is good for both ensuring you don't stain your nails with strong colours, and ensures an even smooth coat of polish.

            **Durability**

            The bottle has a sticker on the lid which states 'NEW..up to 10 DAYS!'..with the more subtle iridescent colours I can absolutely vouch for that. But with the stronger colours (I have a blue and a purple Rimmel Lycra Wear Nail Polish) I always manage to chip a nail before then. I think five days might be a bit more realistic. But if you're anything like me you'll change your nail polish long before this becomes any kind of a problem!

            The added lycra is meant, in theory, to 'stretch' with the nail meaning you won't chip as often. Though I can always manage to chip a nail, it doesn't chip as much as other (more expensive) nail polishes, and one thing I have noticed about this nail polish also is that it doesn't peel (some nail polishes peel at the edges, meaning the entire colour of the nail lifts off in one - very annoying!)

            **Recommend?**

            Yes, I don't think you can go wrong with this nail polish at all - £1.99 for a decent polish is an absolute steal. The range of colours mean there is something for everyone - you can buy a bottle to match every outfit! Some nail polishes cost £20 a bottle - really, you would be hard pushed to tell the difference in a blind test.

            I have to give this 4/5 - I would give it 5/5 because for me it's the only nail polish I'll buy, and always go to the Rimmel stand when I'm looking for a new colour for my nails. But because it doesn't quite last the 10 days it promises on the bottle, especially on the solid high fashion colours, I'll have to dock a star.

            All in all though, a fabulous nail polish which ticks all the boxes!

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              05.03.2010 01:34
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              Long lasting and good quality!

              Rimmel Lycra Wear nail polish is a long lasting nail varnish that is different to the other Rimmel polishes as the difference is strength and its durable polish for your nails. The polish is designed to help reduce chips and leave you with long lasting beautiful nails.

              I purchased this nail varnish 3 months ago and it has lasted me.
              I needed a nail varnish that would be long lasting and not chip on my clients when I did manicures or pedicures. The usual polishes I used to use would tend to chip after my clients had been doing chores, or everyday things. I was looking round for something that would be a great colour but still give the long lasting quality to my clients. The polish only needs three strokes on the nail and doesn't need anymore. Its Lycra effect is what this polish is all about. Even under harsh conditions it will not chip easy! Two coats on the nail is perfect for the best coverage. I would say you should always be careful with your brush don't use too much or it will become too thick on the nail. The thinner the better.

              The usual price of this product is £1.99.
              This product comes in 22 shades of gorgeous lycra wear polish.
              Most online sites do this product but it's about searching for a good deal so compare your prices!
              The cheapest the better and anything under £2.00 is a good value deal for this varnish.

              It's a perfect peach colour to use on a holiday or for spring/ summer. I tend to use this particular colour in the day or a nice low-key evening out. My clients like this colour, as it's a fresh, girly colour and not over the top as older clients don't like harsh colours on their nails. Its only small so it's easy to store in a make up bag or nail case.

              I bought this product from a chemist for £1.50 on offer but that offer expired now so your best bargin would be £1.99. Ebay or online beauty sites will give you a good deal on this.

              I would recommend this for long lasting stunning nails and chip free hassle! It really gives you a great finish and you can keep it on for days.

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              22.02.2010 23:01
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              Easy to put on, difficult to take off

              Rimmel Lycra Wear Nail Polish


              My mum had been given a few beauty packs from various friends for her and many items were various nail varnishes which she does not tend to wear (unless transparent) so I stepped in straight away and kindly offered to take them off of her hands!

              A couple of the nail varnishes were Rimmels newer range, Rimmel Wear Maxx Nail Polish. The shades included in my little package were luckily shades I would wear; 'Pure Sin', 'Grape Sorbet' and 'Vintage'.

              I don't know about anyone else, but when I get new products, I tend to try them out straight away, and as I wasn't going out anywhere for the rest of the day, that is precisely what I did - different colours on each nail!!


              ******The Product******

              This nail varnish has the tagline "Wear Maxx nail polish - for colour that goes the distance!" It boasts that the 'distance' it will go is a full ten days of shining colour which makes your nails shine with super-durable colour. It also mentions that is has shock-absorbent Xtra Life LYCRA ® and nail-perfecting Micro-Minerals to help with the long lasting ability and to help minimize chipping. It states that the colour is 'unbelievably' smooth, shiney and longer lasting due to this unique formula (how unique I don't know!). It is also meant to give a perfect glossy and ultra-flat and fine film finish. Sounds great to me! But does it do what it says? (See Testing the Product below)

              This product is available in 20 different shades according to Boots, though I believe that some newer ones have been brought out. These shades include:

              * Pure Sin (A peachy colour)
              * Oyster Pink (A light creamy peach colour)
              * Baby Pink (A light vibrant pink colour)
              * Flower Power (A slightly less vibrant pink)
              * Vintage (A reddy pink colour)
              * Grape Sorbet (A pinky purple colour)
              * Russet Flame (A deep red colour)
              * Hot Gossip (A slight more vibrant red colour)
              * Speed dating (A vibrant Pink colour)
              * Pop Apricot (A peachy dark colour)
              * Goldspun Coral (Gold plain colour)
              * Chocolate Factory (As it says - chocolate colour)
              * Sunset Brown (A dark brown colour)
              * Posh Trash (A light brown colour)
              * Celebrity Bash (A vibrant purple colour)
              * Desire (Slightly lighters that Celebrity Bash)
              * Insolence (A silver colour)
              * Daisy Chain (A light silver colour)
              * Clearly Clear (Almost white colour)
              * Magnolia Pearl (Hint of yellow)


              ******Testing the Product******

              Rimmel is a well known name for its great products, though as we know, some products do not live up to expectations, so did this product? Well the simple answer is yes it did!

              It was extremely easy to apply and went on perfectly in one coat (although I still managed to get it onto my skin when using my left hand - though this proves there was no reaction!). The one coat gave a smooth, and somewhat silky coverage. The colours I tried ('Pure Sin', 'Grape Sorbet' and 'Vintage') all came out as their colour suggested and looked great. They were not 'in your face' colours, yet they did not vanish under the colour of your nail and skin.

              I felt that after one coat, there did not seem much point adding another coat as it would be meaningless as the first coat gave perfect coverage as it was.

              My husband then kindly pointed out that I looked silly with different colour nails so I decided to take the varnish off that evening. Taking it off with nail varnish was not actually easy as some products. It took quite a while to remove it - going through various cotton wool balls and plenty of nail varnish remover. Once I had finally taken them off, my nails did look as normal as they did before, so no staining which was good, although they had only been on for one day.

              A couple of days later I reapplied the Vintage colour - this time (to my husbands happiness) on all nails. Again, the application was great.

              Now it said that it lasts a full 10 days in perfect condition, though I have to disagree. Yes, for the first 4 or 5 days it worked amazingly, no chips or scratches, and I was getting on with cleaning and cooking and such like as normal, so I was pleasantly surprised. After this period, though, I began to notice chips on the varnish and after that it began to crack off quite regularly. It began to look really untidy and so on the 6th day I removed the varnish. Again, I had horrible trouble getting it off, though again, no staining which was a plus. Some products with a darker colour require a base coat to prevent staining but I am happy to say that this did not matter in the slightest with this product.


              ******Packaging******

              This nail varnish comes in a small bottle which is of average size, approximately 8cm tall with a good sized applicator with a lovely sized handle so that you don't get the varnish all over your fingers. The bottle itself is an average glass see-through bottle with minimal writing on it (which is actually good as I hate loads of meaningless dribble on products), simply its name, colour and description. There is also a small ball in the bottle which apparently helps with mixing of the varnish when you shake it to keep it as good as new with every application.


              ******Costs******

              The usual price of this varnish I found was £4.49, though Boots were offering it at a special price of £2.99 at the time of writing this review. Personally, I would probably not pay the full amount for this varnish, though the cheaper amount is satisfactory as, apart from the removal, it is a great product.


              ******Overall******

              As with most Rimmel products, I was extremely pleased with the outcome and have recently purchased some other colours in this range.
              The price is not back breaking and the outcome is fantastic. Although it does not last the full 10 days as it states, it does last a longer time than most nail varnishes before chipping occurs. It also gives a wonderfully silky look and rounds off your fingers perfectly.

              I did try one of the lighter colours - 'Magnolia Pearl' - and although it should have some colour in it, it was basically transparent once applied, though the darker colours were great - I couldn't fault them.

              The only other thing I didn't particularly like was the difficulty in removing this varnish, though that's one thing out of many good things so I would certainly recommend this product.


              ******Availability******

              Rimmel products are available in all stores which sell this range, though the colours you can find in each store vary. I found that Boots have the biggest range of colours (and the best deals!).

              www.rimmellondon.com

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                27.07.2009 00:53
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                A consistently good polish!

                When it comes to nail polish it's something I purchase rather often. I bite my fingernails so all I have to paint is my toenails and I have such issues with those that I really do feel the need to cover them up and keep them painted! I have flaky toenails that chip really easily and I'm really prone to losing toenails too and lets not talk about the awful ridges I have! So yes, I like to paint them!

                The Bottle...

                12ml glass round bottle with a black screw on/off lid/cap to the top of it which holds a longish plastic 'wand' and on the end of that a soft and quite thick good quality brush is situated. On the front of bottle I'm told in silver writing that it is Rimmel 'London' Lycra Wear and that it lasts up to 5 days and is super durable polish and the colour is stated (in my case the colour is Grape Sorbet, 307). On the back of the bottle (now all in small white writing) I'm told it is chip resistant and flammable, some information is given in foreign languages, contact details for Rimmel are listed, I'm told it is made in Spain and finally the size is stated. nice enough little glass pot this is.

                Me Using It....

                This is really simple to use. The consistency is really good not being too thin or runny or anything and not being too thick and/or heavy either. It simply glides over the nails and clings well, drying in a highly glossy way in a couple of minutes and I do feel like with most nail polishes/varnishes that your best to apply two coats of this just for a really even look and better durability. It doesn't stink to high heaven or agitate skin or nails either!

                Once it's on and 'set' it's job done. It holds it's colour really well for about 4-5 days and I found that it didn't fade at all and didn't chip and when I removed it even though I didn't use a base coat before applying two coats of this I had no staining to my nails and it was easy to remove too!

                I paid £2.29 for my bottle in Superdrug and it is available in many other places too and in many different colours (I think there is about 30 to choose from!). A good, economical buy that gives nice results every-time!

                This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                18.06.2009 13:30
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                Stretching nail varnish time span

                I seem to have real problems keeping nail varnish on my fingernails for a long time! I generally find that it chips and smudges so easily.

                Rimmel Lycra nail is different.

                They have so many shades I won't even start to go through them, but I personally like the neutral shades for wearing day to day - this is purely personal.

                The bottles are pretty mush the same as all other Rimmel nail varnish bottles - nothing special but no real need to change!

                As soon as you apply this though you can see its slightly different. It doesn't go as thin a most nail varnishes and is not watery. Once dry it feels slightly rubbery as opposed to, well, dry paint!!!

                The only thing I would say it to wait a good 5 minutes if you can before doing anything, it is pretty much dry after 2 minutes but mine had a slight tackiness to is that took a few minutes to wear of. I did get rub marks in it when I was doing things in less time.

                The colour was the same all across and I didn't find I needed or wanted a second coat. With working, going out and even cooking!! It lasted well for 3-4 days. After that the edges did become more ragged, but you could get away with it slightly longer. I didn't find corrections worked brilliantly with this nail polish (they were very obvious) and preferred to take it off and start over.

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                16.06.2009 15:07
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                A fantastic nail polish that looked lovely, applied easily and had a great shine to it.

                I placed an order with a seller on Amazon and when spending over £25.00 I got free shipping so I decided to add a few extra non essential items to bump up my order and I purchased a bottle of this Rimmel Lycra Wear Nail Polish in shade 307, Grape Sorbet, for just £1.49 and this is for a standard size nail polish bottle.

                The bottle is made of glass and has a plastic tall lid which is unscrewed to reveal the brush that is stuck inside the lid for ease of use and to keep the brush from hardening when not in use. The brush is larger than usual and the nail polish seems to be quite thick. I did find that the brush covered most of my nail in a single stroke and the nail polish seemed a little thicker than what I have found with Rimmel products in the past. The brush was well designed with thick, sturdy bristles that did not break off or flick back and smudge my polish. The polish took a good few minutes to dry because it was thick but once it did dry it took on a very nice colour which was exactly like the one in the bottle and once it dried it was very colourful and I really liked the colour I had chosen (actually, the only one available when I placed my order!).

                I did find that the polish on my fingers was chipped within around 2-3 days but then I find this with all polish because I'm accident prone and spend an awful lot of time heavy typing on a keyboard!

                I would recommend this polish & I am rating it 4/5 because I think that the colour was lovely, it was very shiny once dried, I was pleased with the size of the brush and the thickness of the polish itself, it's well designed and there was no drips or leakage from the bottle.

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                06.06.2009 19:20
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                I'll give it a second chance but wouldn't buy it again

                I'm at work. Surprise surprise, I am actually at work so often lately that I am considering bringing in a sleeping bag.. Anyway, thats by the by. I am toying with the idea of indulging in a little pubbage of the drinky variety when i finish at 9pm and as such wanted to look all snazzy and sexy and not bedraggled and looking like i had just completed a 60 hour 5 day stretch. Seriously some of the criminals I have the displeasure of dealing with would get less time for serious offences.

                Anyway where was i? a nail varnish review... So at lunchtime I nipped off up to Tesco to seek such articles as to make me snazzy and sexy (think a harley street surgeon may have been more apt!)
                Utilising my newly gathered knowledge from other dooyoo reviewers I ignored certain make ups and nail varnishes and then my eyes settled on Rimmel nail varnishes. I ignored one type due to a poor review on here and settled on the "rimmel lycra pro with maxi brush and a proffessional finish in orchid white." Nabbing a set of tesco nail jewels to match and a filing block to file, rough and buff my nails I thought "well what else can help a girl feel sexy than having nice nails to go with nice make up and nice top?"

                We have an exceptionally lapse, fun loving team leader on today. The type that you could, quite cheerfully, get away with murdering someone right here in the room in front of him. So i ensconsed myself back in my chair, donned my headset and embarked on the initial stage of filing roughing and buffing for maximum varnish application preparedness.

                And then.....

                Excitedly I took my varnish out and started to apply, first to my little nail on my left hand. The maxi brush happily covered the entire nail and the varnish went on smoothly and without streaks... So far so good!!! Not to be so sadly. Moving across to my next nail the maxi brush still only covered a half of it and as such i was left with a line up the middle of my nail. Due to the size of the brush I found it clunky to use and very hard to manouvere and get the good finish that I am used to with a medium sized brush. I coninued across my hand and was quite dissatisfied with both the shade of the varnish and also that it had very obvious brush marks within it.

                The give it its due the polish was thin enough that it went on smoothly without an clumping or residue, I think in all honesty it was the size of the brush that was the issue. Also the shade of varnish once on my nails was remarkably true to that on the bottle.

                I applied a further shade yet after drying i still wasn't satisfied with the final colour and so a 3rd coat was applied which finally gave the colour but sadly still not a flawless coverage. I have to be honest and admit that it will probably be removed when i finish work and I will purchase just a neutral base coat to wear instead. I think that had the varnish been just a little thinner and the brush a little smaller this varnish would've been perfect, but sadly not the professional finish it boasts on the bottle nor that I was expecting.

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                  05.06.2009 20:35
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                  Great item but could do with more longevity.

                  I recently recieved a free bottle of Rimmel Lycra Pro Nail Varnish from off the Rimmel website, they tend to give around 1000 free products each month, usually from a new range as a 'special promotion'. So far I have recieved face powder, mascara and this nail varnish so definitely worth a look if you like your freebies! If you were to buy this product however, its average retail price is around £3.99 which I feel is a good price in comparison to some other nail varnishes on the market.

                  The product itself comes in a vast range of colours. The colour I recieved was 317 Coral Romance which is a kind of orangey red colour. At first glance I wasnt sure why I would have picked this colour online, and didnt really think it would look good on, but Im glad to say that I was pleasantly surprised and absolutely loved it.

                  Now with regards to application, this is by far the easiest nail polish I have ever applied. The new lycra pro comes with a maxi brush, which is a lot wider than other brushes. This means that you can simply apply your polish in just one stroke and one coat which leaves very little margin for errors, it fits the nail beautifully and makes applying the nail polish very very simple. The brush itself is attached to the lid and the nail polish consistency is perfect so as not to leave a big gloopy bit at the end of the brush.

                  Now the only gripe that I do have with this product is its claim to be long lasting with a professional finish for up to 10 days and plays on the fact that it is very chip resistant. I personally change the colour of my nail polish regularly to co-ordinate with what I am wearing so cant actually see an occasion where I would have it on for this length of time, however for those people that would like the same colour and finish for a long time, for example when going on holiday, you would be left disappointed. I had this polish on for 2 days and can honestly say that by the end of the second day, there was no way it would have managed a third. It seemed to chip more and more easily throughout the second day and began to look a mess.

                  The removal of the polish was very easy with a normal nail polish remover and came off quickly and easily with one stroke of remover and cotton wool. I will definitely purchase this product again in some other colours as I absolutely love the application brush and I would happily recommend this item to friends and family.

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