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      26.11.2014 18:14
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      Very lovely

      I have recently started to do my nails on a daily basis making sure they look nice and so I have been buying several bottles of nail varnish so I have lots of different colours to choose from. It is lovely being able to devote a little time to myself.

      I have bought several bottles of rimmel nail varnish mainly because it is very reasonable at around £3 per bottle and also because the bottles are only small so they don't take up much room.

      I have found that this brand is very reliable with other items and it is certainly the same for nail varnish.

      It comes in a small, round bottle and a black lid which you take off and reveal the little brush. The brush is quite short and that is very good for me because it means I get good control over it. I Have found applying it to be very easy indeed and usually it takes just two coats although with the lighter shades I have used three coats to help make it stand out.

      I have lots of shades of these nail varnishes and they look lovely. They take an average amount of time to dry so I make sure I Have plenty of time to sit and wait for them to dry. They tend to chip on about day two but I find that this is standard really.

      I am very pleased with this brand and will continue to keep buying these nail varnishes.

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      25.08.2013 11:38
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      Reasonably Priced And Lots Of Colours.

      I have a huge collection of nail varnish, it's my one guilty pleasure. I do like to have brightly painted nails and so have tried most brands out there on the market.

      Rimmel is one of my favourites, it comes in a wide selection of colours ranging from black to bright pink with all shades in between. They often bring out limited edition shades which have included ones with glitter in them, one of my favourites, and bright neon shades and they all come in the standard bottle as shown in the picture. They are very reasonably priced as well, from as little as £1 to about £2.75 depending on where you shop and are available in most stores which sell nail varnish from Boots to Poundland.

      The polish its self is easy to apply, the brush is a bit thicker than some I've used, and it isn't too runny so dries pretty quickly, although I never believe the 60 second claim on the bottle, not with any brand of nail varnish. It might dry in 60 seconds if you use just one coat, but personally I find that two coats works better, so you definitely need to give it more time to dry before it becomes smudge proof. The polish once it's dried seems to last quite a while as well without chipping, I've had the same polish on for two weeks before now without it showing any signs of a chip, the only reason I've had to re-do my nails is because they've grown and I've had a gap between the polish and the end of my nail. I don't wear rubber gloves to do the washing up either, or the gardening so they do take some punishment.

      I would gladly keep using this brand of nail varnish, it's reasonably priced and they do loads of bright colours.

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      13.08.2013 23:24
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      waste of money, have not bought a Rimmel nail varnish since.

      I bought this nail varnish a couple of years ago, and haven't bought it since. I had been looking for ages for a nail varnish that was white. I didn't want a plain white nail varnish as I was afraid it would look like tip-ex so bought this as it had a sort of metallic tint in it and looked a bit like a white pearl. I thought this would be very attractive and would suit me more than a plain white nail varnish, so went ahead and bought it. I was also attracted to the '60 second' drying time. It was also my first time buying a Rimmel nail varnish.

      The bottle itself was hard to read because of the white contents and white writing on the glass, and I had to strain to read it. Once you have opened and closed it a few times, the bottle also becomes gunged up at the top and difficult to open.

      However, the main problem was the nail varnish itself. When I opened it, I thought it looked a bit gloopy and gunky, but I assumed it was just the metallic tint making it look like that. So I happy applied the nail varnish, unaware of what was about to happen. I made the mistake of believing the misleading words on the bottle about '60 seconds' drying time, and applied two coats and carried on with my normal activities. About 5 minutes later, I touched the nail varnish and it completely smudged and lifted off. This happened every time I applied it, and literally took forever to dry. The varnish itself was gloopy and gunky, as if it was already old or something, and I was very disappointed with this. I won't even talk about whether or not it is easy to remove with nail varnish, as you could probably remove it with a normal dry tissue.

      Since then, I have not bought this nail varnish again as it's simply rubbish. Completely misleading and the only good thing was that it was rather pretty. I couldn't even take it back because I had opened it.

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      02.05.2013 08:52
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      I recommend it

      I don't often wear nail varnish anymore as my job involves painting so I end up with paint all over my nails and it ruins the varnish but recently I have tried to take more care of my appearance and have worn nail varnish again more regularly. I like this particular brand as it applies really well and I like the finish.

      === The bottle ===
      One of the reasons why I like this is that the bottle is very simple and small. I don't use it regularly so I have no need for a larger bottle and this is a perfect size to put in my make up bag when I go away for a weekend. It is round and small, I think being this shape and not very tall makes it balance fine so I don't have to worry about it tipping over when I'm applying it as it's very steady. Some of the narrow, square type nail varnish are a little wobbly but not this one.

      === Applying it ===
      Application of this nail varnish is really easy. The brush is only thin which makes it easier to just apply it to the nail area only and not get any of the varnish on the skin. The wand is fairly short but the plastic lid which is where you hold it is quite long so you have a good amount of space in which to hold it. Some people make prefer to hold it higher up, some lower down depending on what is easier for them. I find the lower down the stick I hold it the more control I have. I find that applying it in simple strokes is the best way and that usually two coats is enough.

      === Drying time ===
      This is supposed to take 60 seconds to dry. I don't think this is accurate, after 60 seconds it still feels rather tacky but it isn't a long time to wait until it is dry, perhaps two or three minutes so much faster than other brads.

      === Result ===
      The colour of the one that I have is a really rich burgundy which looks lovely. When this is applied and dried it looks great on my nails with a bit of a shine. It makes me feel more confident about myself to have nicely made up nails. I find that after 2 days they begin to chip a little and it needs to be taken off really after 3. This doesn't bother me because it was quick and easy to apply so it isn't a problem removing it after a few days.

      === Conclusion ===
      I paid £2.99 for a little bottle and I think that that is a perfect price to pay. Some of the other brands were triple that but this was the colour I was after and it is applied really easily so is fine for me. I think it's a great little nail varnish which I am glad that I bought. I recommend it.

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      15.09.2012 21:59
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      An essential for any nail polish collection

      I'm a big fan of Barry M nail varnishes as expressed in my previous reviews, but they just didn't have a decent red colour when I was looking in Superdrug. I think red is definitely the staple nail colour, along with black, and Rimmel always seem to have lovely red ones, and in a few different shades too. The fact that the product claimed to dry in 60 seconds sealed the deal for me! I can't remember the exact shade I bought as I peeled the label off for some reason, but it was the 'standard' red (very unhelpful, I know).

      The polish in question was being sold in Superdrug but you can buy it in Boots and some supermarkets probably sell it as well, as it's quite a well-known brand. It currently costs £3.69 on the Superdrug website with a multi-buy offer of 2 for £5. I think this was around the price I paid for it in the shop as well. This is good value for money as the polish is quite thick without being gloopy so sometimes you may be able to get away with one coat, although I prefer to do two. It's all down to preference at the end of the day! The colour itself was bright and 'true' to the colour in the bottle once it had dried. I've had polishes before which have looked really vibrant in the bottle but really dull once they'd dried, this isn't the case with this one!

      As for the 60 second drying claim, I'd say it's true. After 60 seconds it's touch-dry but I always like to leave it a bit longer just to make sure. I've found that if you're using a second coat, it takes a bit longer than 60 seconds to dry, but this is the case with most polishes anyway.

      The only complaint I would have is about the brush. It was just a bit of an awkward shape for me - I don't know if it's just me, but there are certainly much worse ones out there so don't let that put you off. There are a really good range of colours so everyone is bound to find one that they love!

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      30.03.2012 22:25
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      Recommended.

      I am partial to nail polish on my fingernails and toenails, but particularly as the weather gets warmer and I'm wearing more summery clothes and sandals, I like to have my toenails look pretty. I have recently been wearing a nail varnish called Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish. This nail varnish is designed to be applied to the nails and then touch-dry on the nails in under 60 seconds - and so it's quick and convenient.

      I have a variety of colours - and there are over 20 colours available. I have Purple Reign, Euphoria and Sky High - all of which are bright and vivid colours. There aren't many muted colours in this range and so I think it's more aimed at people who want something brighter and more vivid - and so I think that it's aimed at the younger age market (ahem........I know I'm not one of them anymore, but I like to pretend!). A bottle of this nail polish costs £3.69 from Boots and so I would imagine that it's in most people's price range and was perfectly acceptable for me.

      Something that's a bit different about the application of this nail polish is the fact that the brush, that is attached to the underside of the lid as is traditional with nail varnishes, is actually flat in design. This flit design allows the nail varnish to be applied in one easy motion with one sweep of the brush, and I have to say that in the main, I have found this to be the case. Occasionally I will need to have a second sweep, but usually one sweep is enough and will cover the whole nail. So application is smooth and easy - and not messy. The nail polish, once on, looks the colour it is supposed to look and it is touch try within about 45 seconds. When I say touch dry, I mean that it is dry enough for me to put on my shoes.

      The nail varnish apparently strengthens nails up to five times, and while I cannot verify these claims, I do believe that my nails are stronger when wearing this. I have found that this nail varnish lasts about the average amount of time before it starts to chip or flake - and so, on average, I would re-apply after about five days to avoid my nails looking tatty. This is usually what I would end up doing with other brands also.

      All in all, I recommend this nail polish and think it's a good option for anyone who has a busy life and is looking for things to be made easier.

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      06.06.2011 18:37
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      not that long lasting

      I wanted to buy some brightly coloured nail varnishes for the summer, and the Rimmel I heart Lasting Finish collection caught my eye when browsing in superdrug. Priced at £2.99 each, I felt that these were good value in comparison with some other brands/varieties and there was a substantial amount of choice colour wise too. I opted for two shades - 270 Hot Shot (a vivid shocking pink colour) and 195 Perfect Plum (a deep, rich purple).

      As with all nail varnishes, they are packaged in a glass bottle (round in this instance) with a applicator brush screwed on as a lid. This is black plastic and round, which is easy to grip when applying. The bottles contain 8ml of the varnish.

      On application, I was pleased that the colour in the bottle was replicated on my nails. I often find that once applied to the nails, the colour is a pale imitation of that in the bottle, but this is certainly not true here. The colour is really rich, and only one coat is required. It is also easy to apply too, without a streaky finish. The varnish is quite thick, so easily coats the brush and you do need to be careful not to apply too much in one go, but it transfers onto the nail smoothly. The colours really stood out and brightened up my hands as I had wanted.

      I applied to both my finger and toe nails and was pleased that it dried relatively quickly, with no smudges. Unfortunately, I found that the varnish on my finger nails chipped really quickly - with chips appearing within a day. As the colours that I had chosen were really bright and bold, this was really noticeable and I was forced to do a patch up job (which again was noticeable and ruined the glossy appearance on the nail somewhat). Therefore, I would question the 'lasting finish' claim of the product. However, on my toe nails (less susceptible to damage!) it did last really well and looked good for a week.

      The varnish removes easily with remover, but the darker colours do smudge onto your skin on removal so take a little more effort to remove. Overall, I am a little disappointed in the nail varnish as it chips so easily, but it was a decent price and the colours are fantastic.

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      22.08.2010 14:19
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      A good all round polish.

      My choice of nail polish brand is very colour driven and this particular time I was scouring the shelves of Boots looking for a coral coloured nail varnish. The only brand which did it was the Rimmel, and within the different types Rimmel sells it was this, the 60 second drying brand, or so it claimed. The nail polish was slightly more expensive than the brands I normally pick, which is Boots own 17. The Rimmel one was £3.99 + Boots points, obviously.

      The nail varnish was cutely packaged in a small rounded glass bottle. It looked like you get less in it than similar polishes, but because I never use my nail varnishes until they actually run out, this really didn't matter to me.

      The colour was pretty, and not lost once painted on like some colours can be. I painted it on and literally counted a minute. I was only just dry to the touch and certainly wouldn't be strong enough for doing activities that might chip it, it was much more resilient after five minutes than after one minute. Especially once two coats had been done, that would take around en minutes to dry. Even when you thought it was dry after a couple of minutes it would chip, dent or smudge easily.

      In all honesty I think this dries as quick as the 17 brand, but it does dry much quicker than the Nails Inc polishes I have tried, but that is because they are much thicker, so I end up having to do my coats on separate days!

      All in all this is a good nail varnish. It is not to watery or thin and two coats do a good job. I don't think it dries amazingly fast, but it isn't slow, just not 60 second like it claims! It is glossy and pretty and for the price, you get value.

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      15.08.2010 16:56
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      Great nail varish from Rimmel.

      ***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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        15.08.2010 12:34
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        Recommended for those instances when you need to paint your toe nails and be out the door!

        I love the Rimmel 60 second nail varnish range. The range of colours is young & fresh...lots of bright colours and new shades are being released all the time.

        The coverage of the varnish is good and the majority of the colours I've tried cover in just one coat which is a huge thumbs up if you're in a rush. The colour doesn't dry completely in 60 seconds as the name might suggest, but it is touch-dry which means you can continue with whatever you might be doing with a much lower risk of smudging etc. An absolute gem when you're on you're just on your way out and realise you need to paint your toe-nails! Perfect emergency polish!

        The polish usually wears reasonably well. I wouldn't say it was long-wearing but neither does it chip after 24hrs. Without a top-coat I can usually get 3-4 days wear before it starts to look like I need a touch up. It does last much longer on my toes though - over a week to 2 weeks if I'm lucky. As with most varnishes a top coat works wonders in prolonging the neat finish and this can extend wear considerably.

        The price is good too, about £3 ish with frequent multi-buy offers at Boots/Tesco etc Cheap enough to buy a few for experimenting with when a new range comes out.

        My only downsides are the limited number of finishes (mostly the varnishes are super glossy which I imagine is what most people are after but it's nice to have a choice) and that insect repellent really makes a mess of this polish. I've tried other varnishes that aren't affected or are only mildly affected by the insect repellent spray I use on holiday. This varnish is quite adversely affected however. Strange but true!

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        06.06.2010 22:48
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        A great value nail polish that is fun to apply and wear.

        I love having painted nails, but always struggle to find time to do them. I've found that to do them properly- file and shape them, apply a base coat, two coats of colour, and then a top coat- can literally take hours for them to be dry. And then of course, there's always the risk of knocking a nail against something before the polish is absolutely dry, which results in having to remove the polish and start again from scratch! I also don't like having to choose between having a polish that dries quickly, but also chips quickly, or a product that claims to be chip resistant but one coat of it literally takes hours to dry!

        Recently, the football team I support (the mighty Oxford United) got through to the Playoff Final in the Blue Square Premier, which was to be played at Wembley stadium. This was a massive occasion for us, and so we wanted to dress in our team colours, which are yellow and blue. Along with the replica shirts, silly hats, wigs, and face paints, I also wanted yellow and blue nails- I don't believe in doing things by halves! So, I went on a mission to find some lovely yellow and blue nail polish. I had two main criteria:

        Firstly, I wanted something fairly cheap. I'm not going to wear these colours every day, so I didn't want to spend a fortune on them.

        Secondly, I wanted to buy a reputable make. Nail varnish that chips within minutes or doesn't set properly is a waste of time and money, so I was wary of avoided anything that looked like it wouldn't be up to the job.
        After browsing the makeup sections in Boots and Superdrug, I settled on two products by Rimmel:
        "I love lasting finish" in 055 Sunshine, and
        "60 seconds" 810 Blue my mind.

        I was very eager to try out the "60 seconds" polish- could a nail varnish really dry that quickly?! Unfortunately, there was no shade of yellow in the "60 seconds" range, which is why I went for the Sunshine polish, from the "I love lasting finish range", which happened to be the exact shade I was looking for. Both ranges are available in a very wide range of fun and funky colours, as well as more natural colours for that french manicured look.

        The "I love lasting finish" polishes were priced at £2.99. The "60 seconds" range is usually £3.49, but there was £1 off when I bought them a couple of weeks ago. Both bottles are 8ml, which is a decent size- I have never finished a bottle of nail varnish, they always separate before I get even half way through them, so although I am used to slightly larger bottles, I was more than happy with the size of these.

        Given the vibrant shades of these polishes, I made sure to use a base coat, as I didn't want to risk staining my nails. I applied my normal base coat as usual, and waited for it to dry before applying my yellow and blue polishes (I wanted alternating yellow and blue nails!).

        The first thing I noticed when I came to use these polishes was the shape of the brush. The hairs on the brush are slightly longer in the middle than at the edges, mimicking the curve along the bottom of the nail. In addition, as you press the brush down onto the nail, the brush fans out, covering pretty much the complete nail, which I was really impressed with. It took a little while to get used to the brush, but I soon found that by positioning it exactly in the centre of the nail, it was easy to cover almost the whole nail in one stroke, which was fabulous. According to the packaging, it is a "1 stroke Xpress brush", which gives "1 sec application". Being new to the brush, it took me longer than one second per nail to apply this- particularly using my left hand- but once I became used to the brush it did take me less time to apply than my usual polish.

        I applied the blue "60 seconds" polish, and waited a minute before gingerly testing to see if it was dry. I was sure I would leave a big fingerprint impression by testing it so soon, but to my huge surprise it was actually touch dry- I was absolutely amazed! The yellow "I love lasting finish" polish took longer to dry, but then I was expecting it to as it made no claims to dry quickly. However it was touch dry within roughly five minutes, which I thought was reasonable.

        The "60 seconds" polish states only one coat is required. I strongly disagree with this as the colour came out very patchy and watery. It may be because I picked such a dark shade- I would think with a lighter, more natural shade, such as a pale pink, you may be more likely to be able to get away with just the one coat. The Blue my mind shade definitely needed two coats, which was a tad disappointing.
        The Sunshine shade also needed two coats, as again the colour did not come out consistently, but there are no claims on the packaging that only one coat would be required.

        After allowing both coats to dry, I then applied my usual clear top coat.
        I was interested to see which colour chipped first. The yellow "I love long lasting finish" polish claimed to be chip resistant, whereas the blue "60 seconds" polish made no claims about how long lasting it would be.

        All my nails made it through the final without chipping, which is what I ultimately had wanted from the polishes. I found that it was actually the yellow "I love long lasting finish" polish that chipped first, and that was two days later. The blue "60 seconds" polish remained unchipped, which I thought was fantastic given how quick and easy it had been to apply and dry.

        I have since invested in four more bottles of the "60 seconds range" in a lovely selection of colours, as I was so impressed with their performance. Not only are my nails touch dry within 60 seconds, but the finish is long lasting and doesn't chip or crack easily. This polish is perfect for a night out as I could literally apply it in a couple of minutes and it would be dry by the time I had walked down the road to the bus stop!

        I would recommend both the "60 seconds" polish and the "I love long lasting finish" polish. They are both super easy to use and I love the cleverly designed brush- I am now hooked on this range and won't be going back to my old No 7 polishes! However, personally I feel the "60 seconds" polish has the edge. It dries very quickly and is long lasting. The only claim it doesn't live up to is it only needing one coat- it definitely needs two, but as it dries so quickly, this really isn't too much of an issue. By the time I have finished doing my right hand, the nails on my left hand have dried and are ready and waiting for their second coat! However, I am knocking off one star for it failing to live up to it's one coat promise.

        This range is frequently on offer, such as three for the price of two, or £1 off, so I think it is very good value for money. I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

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        01.05.2010 23:59
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        great high street nail polish brand.

        This a review of my latest impulse buy- Rimmel's Professional Finish Nail polish.

        I am a regular user of Rimmel nail varnish and I think that theirs are the best on the high street-especially for the price.

        The latest colour I have bought is called 'beige style', i was a little unsure of it at first, but I keep seeing and hearing about the latest trend 'greige' (grey/beige) so I thought I would give it a go.

        I often try all sorts of colours and although this one is a little strange, I thought if I didn't end up liking it, it would be a good base coat for a darker french manicure.

        Thankfully, I love the shade! I think it will look even better once I have a bit of a summer glow, as it is a light colour. It looks nice against my olive (but winter pale) skin, and the only way to describe it is if you imagine painting foundation onto your nails!

        This colour comes with the innovative large Rimmel brush which means it can be applied super quickly and neatly, and dries in record time too! Perfect for people on the move, and for around £4.50 the Rimmel shades can be quickly applied on the go to match any outfit! The polish contains lycra which means it bends with your nail and chips & dries less easily.

        I find Rimmel nail polish lasts around 3 days, but I use my hands a lot and wash up on a daily basis, oh I wish I had a dishwasher!

        So if you havn't tried Rimmel before, then do it now, if you have tried it then try Beige Style too! It is a subtle yet funky look for spring/summer!

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          09.12.2009 22:03
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          Fair quality for a small price.

          ***THE PRODUCT***

          There are many types of Rimmel nail varnish including 'Wear Maxx' with lycra and minerals, Rimmel Lycra Wear, and 60 seconds nail polish amongst others. Today I will be reviewing Wear Maxx in colour 288 'Baby Pink'. It is available in many supermarkets and pharmacies at around £5.00 each.

          ***THE PROMISES***

          On the back of the bottle it claims "up to 10 days super durable colour". What this means exactly is anyone's guess, but the jist of it is that it is longlasting.

          ***THE BOTTLE***

          It comes in quite an angular glass bottle. It holds 12ml of varnish. The black lid has a sticker that says in silver "Up to 10 days". The front of the bottle has its basic description and name on. The back has Rimmel's details and a barcode.

          ***EASY TO USE?***

          I bought this bottle earlier on this year and the varnish is just as fluid and smooth as when I first purchased it. The lid is quite long (approximately 3cm) meaning there is little chance of you getting your thumb covered in surplus varnish. The brush is similar size to a 'Tipex' brush.

          The varnish applies smoothly, however, the brush could do with being slightly smaler for accuracy was a bit difficult and I had to wipe the edges of my fingers once I had finished.

          You need at least two coats to get an even full colour which was a little bit disappointing although it made no claims to be one-coat.

          It does not dry very quickly; I found that even after 30 minutes that it could still be dented easily.

          ***THE FINISH***

          This particular colour has a nice metallic sheen to it without being too over-the-top for wearing in the daytime. It also works as a base for jazzing up for the evening - I have added glittery topcoats or high shine clear coats which work well for making it higher impact.

          The colour does not seem to fade at all, it looks just as 'pink' as when you first used it days after. It is reasonably hardwearing but not as hardwearing as I expected it to be. Although it does not chip, it starts to wear thin around the edges of the nails from about day 2 - considering they claim up to ten days, I would have hoped for it to look new for at least five.

          ***SO IS IT ANY GOOD?***

          Despite it not being as longlasting as I hoped when I purchased it, I would still recommend it to others. The colour is beautiful and I can always add a durable top coat to keep it that way. Many people have commented on what a lovely colour it is - that's good enough for me!

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            02.08.2009 01:42
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            I paid only 2.99 for a 8ml bottle of the rimmel 60 second nail polish


            After buying my first bottle of this polish i immediately wanted more, i have about 6 shades now.
            Most of the rimmel 60 second nail polish range are pinks and purples.
            It comes in 26 shades this includes:
            Red Carpet
            Blue me away
            Pearly pink
            Be a star
            Shocker
            Black out
            Wishing on a star

            What does the promo say?
            Rimmel's 60 Seconds nail polish. 1 stroke, 1 coat, 1 minute drying time. Get fantastic colour & shine in just 60 Seconds!
            RIMMEL LONDON 60 Seconds Nail Polish combines a new breakthrough formula with the new Pro-cision BrushTM technology for sensational results. The new formulation allows the lacquer to dry in less than 60 seconds and produces color that's shinier than ever, resulting in an even, super-smooth, impeccable finish. Together with the fast-drying formula, the Pro-cision BrushTM ensures flawless, professional application with absolute precision. Longer, more supple bristles ensure that the polish glides on with ease for perfect, full-coverage in one coat.

            I have purchased loads of different nail varnishes from different brands, but this nail polish is my favourite and one of the cheapest i have bought. The varnish Goes on and stays on better than any other nail polish I have used. It doesn't chip easily, and continues to stay shiny and fresh looking for days. The great thing about this polish is it dries in 60 seconds, im one of those people who do things very last minute so this product is very useful for me as i never have enough time before i go out to paint my nails as im too busy applying my other make-up or fixing my hair.

            My thoughts
            I've been using Rimmel nail varnish for years and this 60 second product really struck me because I'm an impatient person I like things that are quick and easy, thats whats really great about this product it does actually take 60 seconds to dry and the results are great, my nails look shiny and vibrant, the colours avalaible in this range are great and I recommend coral its a gorgeous red/orange shade but after so long it does fade and the orange tone it once had seems to fade out and it just looks red.
            The problem with this nail polish like most nail polishes is it doesn't last long untill it starts to chip it will take about two days sometimes a day untill i start seeing chips, bare in mind I always do two coats.

            If you want a better nail polish by rimmel i recommend their ever lasing nail polish ( i think thats the name) this takes longer to dry but its worth waiting a few seconds longer because it lasts so much more i currently have some on my nails now and its been on for three days and no sign of chipping!

            Anyway, rimmel 60 second nail varnish is pretty good quality for its price the shades are good its just a shame it chips a lot!

            The Application is as follows...
            It's Very easy to do
            I recommend that you that you apply the varnish by painting a strip in the middle of the nail and then two strips at either side.

            This nail varnish gives a very even coverage and i apply two coats.

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              21.07.2009 23:12
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              Great value

              I love makeup, love, love love it! I love choosing new products, experimenting with new looks and it does make me feel like a little girl dressing up. For certain item, I do choose higher end products with a more expensive price tag. I do think that you get what you pay for with foundation and have yet to find a foundation that beats my favourite Bobbi Brown (any suggestions of alternatives welcomed). When it comes to certain items however, I definately think that quantity wins....and nail varnish is one of these. I love to have a wide range of different colours and some I may only use a couple of times. Rimmel is my brand of choice for nail varnish and the one I keep coming back to.

              I just love the huge range of colours in the Rimmel range, they are always bang on trend, fun and most importantly affordable I have loads of their little pots on my dressing table and it is a rainbow of fun and sometimes just putting on a fun nail colour will just lift my mood. I also think that the quality of the nail polish is also quite good. Don't get me wrong, it will chip and will probably look past it's best after a couple of days but I have also experienced this with brand costing three times the price. Personally I don't mind re-doing my nails every couple of days but I do understand that others may not feel the same way.

              The great thing about Rimmel products is that they are so easily available, you can find them in Boots, Superdrug and I love the fact that I can pop them in my trolley during my Morrisons shop. The polish is easily applied and always dries really quickly. I usually get bored of waiting for nail polish to dry and end up smudging but with the Rimmel polish I don't seem to have this problem. You will need more than one coat though, one would not provide the desired colour but I usually find that two provides the right effect

              So all in all, I think this is just a fun product that does the job for me, the polish costs between £3.50-£4.50 and for that price you don't feel too guilty about experimenting with the latest trend. My favourite at the moment it Coralicious... love it!

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