Product Type: Rimmel makeup
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Rimmel Precious Stones
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Rimmel Precious Stones
Advantages: Lovely effect on the nails
Disadvantages: Awful to remove
Now we are coming up to the Christmas party season I have quite girlishly become quite excited at the prospect of going to some Christmas nights out both with other companies I get invited to as well as my own firm's parties. Of course like most women I plan my outfits meticulously even down to what make up to wear. I knew the colour choice of outfits and I therefore wanted a nail polish which would suit all as three of the parties were on the same week so I didn't want to have keep changing polish colours.
After a bit of thought I decided to go for something a bit sparkly but also something quite dark. I had a base coat of black polish (review to come on that one!) but wanted something sparkly to go over the top but I didn't want an in your face glitter but something a little more understated but noticeable. After debating for what seemed like hours I opted for the new Rimmel Precious Stones Nail Polish which had only just been released and bought it an offer price of £2.99.
== Precious Stones ==
The new nail polish by Rimmel has only just been released for the Christmas period and are only available in two exclusive shades; Diamond Dust and Ruby Crush. The polish is a high glitter formula which according to Rimmel are "Supercharged with sparkles" and will "turn your nails in to dazzling gems".
== Packaging ==
The Precious Stones polish comes in exactly the same shaped bottle as the other Rimmel polishes which is a bit of a shame considering they are a limited edition product and only being made for the festive season it would have been nice for them to be in slightly different packaging. They do come in a circular glass bottle which is clear so you can easily see the colour of the shade. It has the Rimmel logo together with the 'Precious Stones' logo complete with images of what looks like are diamonds.
== In Use ==
"Get your Rocks On'!"
The shade I chose was Diamond Dust as although I loved the Ruby Crush shade the Diamond Dust shade was far more suitable for me considering I do prefer darker colours of varnish and the shade would suit my outfits far more making it an easier colour to wear. Diamond Dust is a lovely high glitter polish which is a combination of steel grey and silver glitter making it deeper glitter colour without being overly bright which is the type of colour I was wanting as it is glittery enough to be noticed just not over the top.
Precious Stones has quite a different consistency compared to other nail varnishes I have used even other glitter polishes as it has a thicker consistency almost a bit stickier but for me this isn't a problem as I find that when applying onto the nail it goes on easily without running and you don't get any excess making applying the polish quick and mess free as I cannot stand nail polishes that run right into your cuticles because too much comes out on the small brush applicator.
I used the Precious Stones polish over the top of a black polish as I wanted a dark shade as a base and it worked beautifully. The Precious Stones Diamond Dust was still bright enough to be noticed and it gave a lovely effect over the black base coat. I found that it goes on easily as stated above and it dries quite quickly which is good as I did think considering its thick, sticky texture it may take a while to completely dry rather than just be touch dry so I was impressed with that.
The finish it gives isn't a smooth finish and it does give a gloss look either, it does dry on the nail rather rough although it wouldn't catch on clothing or anything it just doesn't give a smooth sheen to the nail. I have even tried it with a clear top coat to soften it and to give it a bit of a shine but this didn't help either which is no great problem but it does give a slightly dull effect compared to a polish which gives a high gloss, shiny finish to it. It does last for a good few days without showing any signs of wear or chipping. I only wear my polishes for a few days at any one time but this wore well.
The only downside to this polish was trying to remove it. I found it incredibly hard to remove as the glitter would surface easily and the cotton wool would constantly snag. A job that normally takes me 10 minutes took 45 minutes to remove and I still had the cuticle areas to battle. Now, whether it was because it was on a base coat it stuck to it like glue or whether it is just very difficult to remove I don't know but this has really put me off using it as I like to change my polish a lot and generally find it an easy process but this isn't easy to remove in the slightest.
== Overall ==
I really love the effect that this polish gives as I love the colour combination of silvers and steel grey, ideal for anyone wanting a little sparkle without it being too over the top. It dries quickly which is great but the downside is trying to remove it, it isn't easy at all and takes quite a while. If your happy to take a long time removing it then I'd recommend it but for those who like changing polishes frequently may be it isn't a good choice. I will now only wear it should I be getting my nails done a few days after applying so I don't have the hassle of removing it myself! Just 3 stars for me, knocking 2 off purely because of the removal side of things.
== Product Information ==
Availability: Rimmel stockists such as supermarkets, pharmacies etc
Summary: Gorgeous to look at but a nightmare to get rid of