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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.
I was at the stage where I didn't seem to have any nail varnish left, most of my nail varnishes had dried out and the colours I had left were not that great. I made an intentional trip to Boots to look at all of the nail varnishes they had in and had no idea which brand I wanted to buy but was basing it purely on colour. The first brand to catch my eye was Rimmel as they had a promotion on for their new Metal Rush range which looked great to me and the price was great, there was nothing I didn't find great about this nail varnish.
This nail varnish comes in a small cylinder like glass bottle with a black plastic lid, this has the brush on it. The brush actually is quite flat compared to normal and it is also a lot shorter but I always like a good brush as it makes applying nail varnish easier. There are quite a few different colours in the Metal Rush range but I went for the shade 70 Gold Save The Queen which is a deep and dark gold colour. It has the Rimmel logo on the side of the glass bottle and the words Metal Rush with the shade name, this includes 8ml.
RIMMEL METAL RUSH NAIL VARNISH
The first colour of this range that I tried was a beautiful lilac colour but when I tested it on my nail it went on thin and would need a good three coats to really show and I didn't want that. I then saw this beautiful rich, gold shade and knew it was right for me, I tested it on my nails and it went on the colour that it looked through the bottle right away, meaning less waste and that is what I wanted. The shade is meant to be long lasting and with 8ml it is quite a standard sized bottle but enough to last a good while.
So, to open the bottle you just need to lightly brush off any excess varnish on the neck of the bottle and then your brush should have the perfect amount on so that it isn't dripping and causing blobs of varnish that never dry on your nail. The nail varnish smells like most, a bit stronger but it is bearable. I found with this varnish it was one of the best for applying I have ever used as the brush being a little bit more flat seems to get into the curve of the nail perfectly without leaving varnish on the cuticles, making a mess.
It was very easy to apply this and I love the brush, even doing my right hand nails with my left hand wasn't as awkward as usual as the brush made my life easier. The nail varnish goes on a beautiful rich, dark gold colour right away upon one application, I only apply one coat ever as I feel the colour is nice and strong with this. However, you could do a second coat if you wanted it even stronger. The nail varnish goes on evenly and if you have got rid of excess liquid then it shouldn't have any drips it should be a nice even coat.
The nail varnish dries quick but not too quick that if you get an little bit around your nail you can't quickly wipe it off with a cotton bud. The nail varnish is dry normally within less than a minute easily, I'd never touch it any sooner in case it wasn't dry as I didn't want to ruin it. Once dry it was great, my nail felt smooth and the colour looked great, drying quickly meant it was fast when I was doing all of my nails and the end results was brilliant. It catches the light and has a beautiful metallic look to it, really unique and would look lovely on holiday.
This colour could be great mainly for nights out but also daytime if you are confident with metallic colours, also I use it on my toe nails and it looks great and just as easy to apply. I did find that after having had this nail varnish on for a good 5 or so days that it never really chipped at all which was a big deal for me as I have bought expensive nail varnishes for me and they have still managed to chip. I have had this on my toes for weeks and the colour still looks as good as it did on the first day of application.
What I also love about this Metal Rush nail varnish is that when it comes to taking it off, it comes off so easily. I just got a cotton pad, put nail varnish remover on it and barely had to rub and it had removed all of the colour, no remaining bits left, it took it all off leaving my nail back to its original state. This shade is great and I definitely would buy more Rimmel nail varnishes, it looks great, it's long lasting and easy to take off, what's not to love and the price is brilliant too, definitely good quality.
This nail varnish can be purchased at all supermarkets and places like Superdrug and Boots. Superdrug sell it for £3.99 and Boots do it for the same price.
The official Rimmel website is http://www.rimmellondon.com/.