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I found this Rimmel Metal Rush nail polish in the shade 'Bronze Princess' in my local Poundland store and bought it because I though it looked really interesting. It's a polish that creates a shimmery metal finish on the nail whilst also creating a duo-colour effect.
The polish comes in an 8ml bottle with a wide, flat brush for application. Rather strangely the polish looks like a dark purple/brown when it's in the bottle but looks different when on the nail surface where it has more of a fluid pink with a deep green/grey tinge with bronze undertones. It's very hard to describe especially since the colour looks different in light or shadow.
The polish formula is thick in consistency but is easy to apply. The thickness means one layer on the nail is enough (although I prefer two for a more even coverage) and the brush size means one or two sweeps over the nail surface covers the whole area.
The effect of the colour is quite strange. It is reminiscent of molten metal, industrial buildings, sea creatures and robots! When the nail surface catches the light it shines in different colours and there is a pink glitter top layer which looks almost wet. The green/grey is quite a strong undercurrent and contrasts against the pink shimmer. The blend of the colours is unusual and modern but may not be to everyone's taste. I think the style is somewhat futuristic! I would call the shade an autumn/winter one as it's rather dark and moody.
The polish is long wearing if you take care of your nails and it awards a glossy finish which lasts until you remove the polish. I don't think everyone will like or even suit this polish. I think it's quite daring and suited to confident, free-living personality types. I think that matching the polish to an outfit is rather difficult and would recommend wearing it with plain black clothes!
I have not seen this polish for sale anywhere else but Poundland and I think it is now considered a seasonal past product but I would recommend seeking a bottle out if you like being creative with nail colours and styles as this is one of the most interesting nail products I have ever used!
I have loads of nail polishes and although I normally go for a solid colour when I saw this metal shine polish I had to buy it to try out as I thought the colour was absolutely gorgeous in the bottle. It is a two tone metallic colour and although it isn't something that I would wear to work it is beautiful on a night out or to wear for a special occasion because it really stands out and is unusual.
I chose the royal blue colour and was so impressed with it I also went back and bought myself the gold queen colour and although both are so different from each other they both have the same unusual finish to them. They both cost £3.99.
I can get away with just doing one coat of this polish but for the maximum effect I do think that two is preferable.
The polish is quite fast drying and although it is still a little tacky I can put on another coat within a couple of minutes.
The colours dry to a gorgeous metallic sheen which really is two tone depending on how the light manages to hit it. Every time I am wearing these and I move my hand it looks different each time it hits the light. They look really shiny and glossy and if someone else was wearing it I would think that it was from a more expensive brand than Rimmel.
I have had loads of compliments when wearing this and someone always compliments me n both colours I own when I am wearing them.
The polish comes off so easily and it doesn't take loads of effort to remove it. A quick sweep of cotton with nail varnish remover does the trick. The only problem with how easy it is to remove is the fact that it does chip easily. I would be confident enough to wear this for a day without worrying but any longer and I would be worrying that it was going to look chipped and worn which isn't a good look especially when the colour is so distinctive and draws attention to your nails.
I love these colours and although they are not something that I would normally choose they look gorgeous on and I am glad that I took the risk and went for something that is a little bit different and unusual.
Although I have quite a lot of nail polishes, most of them have now been moved to my flat in Norfolk and I only have a few left in Nottingham. Because of this, I decided to nick one of my flatemate's nail polishes so I had something different on for a change. The one I decided to use was Rimmel's Metal Rush in Royal Blue. As Rimmel is a very well-known and popular brand, you can find it in most beauty stores like Superdrug and Boots as well as many other places online. The RRP is £3.99.
Rimmel describe these nail polishes as 'Do you dare to wear Rimmel's fierce metallic two tone nail colour!? Flip your nail colour with our innovative nail polish. Be right on trend with our amazing metallic two tone nail colour that changes tone with your moves!
Before this, I had never worn a two tone nail polish before so I wasn't sure what to expect from it really. In the bottle, Royal Blue is not exactly as the name makes it sound. Instead of a royal blue, this one is a light blue with purple mixed into it. On the bottle, there is the Rimmel logo , Metal Rush in large lettering and 'flip your colour' printed on the lid. The packaging is more cluttered than most nail polishes and personally, I prefer a plainer looking bottle.
When applying the nail polish, it settles on the nail pretty much the same colour as how you see it in the bottle. For me, this was a good thing as many times I have bought a nail polish that looks completely different on the nail. With this one, due to the two tone appearance, you will definitely need two coats. The first coat didn't look too good and the two tone but didn't stand out too well. After the second coat though, my nails were a wonderful pearly blue/ purple colour. If you move your hand either way, each nail will shine slightly different which was a nice touch.
Unfortunately, what lets this lovely looking nail polish down is how long it lasts. I found that after only 2 days, it had begun to chip quite badly and I wasn't doing anything other than what I normally would. After the third day, I had to completely remove the nail polish as it looked terrible. I was really disappointed with this nail polish but only because of how long it didn't last. If it had lasted longer, I would buy it again.
If you have read my reviews in the past you will know that I love nail varnish, it is an obsession with me I think. I have many shades and colours and even though I have numerous bottles, I can not help by buy more.
I adore these Rimmel Metal Rush nail polish's and have all four shades. I think the fact there is only four colours in this set is a bit disappointing as there are so many other shades they could do. Each bottle is £3.99 and this is a good price for such a good product. The colours currently available are:
Royal Blue - Blue/Green
Gold Save the Queen - Gold
Pearly Queen - Light Pink
Purple Rain - Deep purple/Aubergine
The main thing I love about these shades are the ever changing colours you get once the varnish has been applied. The coverage with this varnish is great, although with the Pearly Queen shade, because it is so light in colour, I did find I needed to apply more than one coat to get a decent shade, this isn't an issue with the other shades though. My favourite colour is the Purple Rain, it has gold/pink shades come through when the light hits your nails and it is the deepest colour, it is beautiful. I love all the colours in this range and every time I wear them I get comments from people on them. I should really work on commission for Rimmel because the amount of these I have got my friends and people in the street to buy just because they have seen me wear them in untrue.
They are quite durable, not amazing by any means but they can last a day or two without chipping or peeling. They are easy to remove, a quick swipe with nail varnish remover and they are no more, which is always slightly sad. I have bought so many of these because I just love the colours so much and because they are perfect for any occasion. I love wearing the light pink (Pearly Queen) over the top of a shocking pink nail varnish, I only tend to use one coat of it and it gives an iridescent look to the bright pink underneath. You can clearly see both colours but it has tinges of green and blue as well. The Pearly Queen is also great for a delicate colour during the day, changing to Royal Blue or Purple Reign for the evening. There are so many ways to wear these colours, they are a definite on my Christmas list this year.