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      06.12.2012 22:53
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      This is a good cheap nail varnish but needs a shorter brush

      WHAT IS IT? Nail varnish from Rimmel.  It has Lycra in it to help it bend with your nail so that it doesn't chip.  It says on the bottle that it can stay chip free for 10 days but I doubt this claim very much.  APPLICATION The brush is quite long on this nail varnish so it can be hard to apply because the brush bends.  This is ok when I am painting the centre of my nail but can make the edges go very messy. I make sure I have got a nail corrector pen near to me when I use this nail varnish because I always make mistakes on the edges when the brush feathers out.  WHAT I THINK I like Rimmel Wear Maxx nail varnish and think that it is a good quality product.  It dries to a bright shine and the colours are bright and deep, my favourite one is Hot Gossip because that is a very flirty red but has a bit of a sparkle as well.  This nail varnish dries quickly and I can apply another coat after less than 2 minutes, the last coat takes about 3 1/2 minutes to dry hard.   The colour is very strong so I only apply 2 or at the most 3 coats of nail varnish.  This gives me good bright colour with depth.  The longest I have worn this nail varnish for is 3 days and it did not chip in that time, by the time I removed it there were small patches on every nail that looked like they were going to start chipping so I do not think it would last for 10 days like Rimmel say.  Hot Gossip stains nails so if you're using a dark or bright colour like this then you should use a good base coat.  I like how shiny this nail varnish dries and the shimmer when the light hits it. This isn't a sexy red because it has got a lot of other tones in it such as blue and pink but it is very attractive and effective on my long nails.  It is a bit stubborn when I have to remove it but I just have to use a bit more remover to get it all off, sometimes it's hard to remove from by my cuticles and then I use a cotton bud soaked in remover.  ANYTHING ELSE Rimmel Wear Maxx nail varnish costs about £3 and the varnish does not go thick or sticky even if you don't use it very often so it will keep.  4 Dooyoo Stars. 

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      11.11.2011 20:58
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      A good everyday nail varnish but not a long lasting one by far.

      I love nothing more than sitting and painting my nails, whether it's to go with an outfit before a night out, for work or just because, I love the whole process of choosing a colour and looking after my nails. As of this very moment I have around 100 bottles of nail varnish dotted around the place (a girl needs variety!) but my favourite brand is Rimmel so I was quite excited when I saw their Wear Maxx line. With added shock absorbent Lycra and micro minerals, the bottle lid comes adorned with the promise of up to 10 days shine. Yeah right (I'll get onto that in a bit). These bottles of varnish are larger than the standard sized Rimmel lines i.e 60 seconds and I love lasting finish which come in 8 ml sizes, Wear Maxx comes in at a whopping 12 ml size. Priced quite reasonably at around £4, the price isn't too much more than the other Rimmel lines considering you get 1.5 bottles for your money. I bought mine from tesco but they are usually stocked where Rimmel make up concessions are such as Boots and Superdrug, you can even get bottles online for £1 if you look hard enough! With a slightly smaller colour range than the other Rimmel lines, I was a little disappointed. There were only 12 colours available when I bought mine. The colours were more subtle and grown up, coming in a range of metallics, beiges, pinks and dusky roses. Definitely the grown up range. I bought "Posh Trash" number 378 and it is a light bronze colour. As expected of Rimmel varnishes, the brush is long and fans out enough to cover your nail in 2 strokes although two coats are needed. The varnish takes quite a while to dry if you're used to the 60 seconds range and I usually leave it about ten minutes before the second coat. The varnish glides on effortlessly and provides a great even coverage which again I have come to expect from Rimmel. Now for the bad news... Forget 10 days of no/little maintenance because that has never ever happened for as long as I've used this varnish. After a couple of hours you get chips in it or even little dents where the varnish is quite soft (definitely not shockproof) and to be honest after a day at work I usually have to take it off and reapply if I want to keep the same colour on. If I wear the varnish at work I have also noticed that the colour transfers from my nails to any paperwork which I might handle and that can be quite annoying if you're about to post something to a customer!! Looking for a long lasting nail varnish? I wouldn't recommend this one personally but if you are looking for one just to wear on odd days here or there then I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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      18.04.2011 13:52
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      A low priced nail varnish with beautiful colour but terrible staying power

      My nails are naturally very long and I have decided to make more of an effort with their up-keep. It can be time consuming to stick to a full-on nail care routine with soaking, shaping cuticles, filing, preparing and painting. After you've gone through all that effort you want a lasting result that will make your nails look fabulous. Rimmel make all sorts of beauty products, and they have a massive range of nail polishes to choose from. This Wear Maxx Nail Varnish is available from most high street beauty retailers, and will cost you between £3.00-£4.00. The bottle is sleek and simple, with a clear glass base and a black plastic lid. The lid screws off and there is a standard brush applicator attached within that you use to put the polish on. Because the bottle is clear this allows you to easily see how much nail varnish is left inside the bottle, as the colour really stands out. The shade I have is 325 "Hot Gossip", and may well be the one pictured above, as it looks very similar to me. The nail varnish is a hot, feisty red colour that upon closer inspection is also loaded with sparkly red glitter. It is quite a bold colour, and what I think of as a classic Coca-Cola red colour which is my ideal shade for red hot nails. This sort of shade works on practically every woman, and gives a strong look that is also quite classic even though it is a bold shade. The nail polish itself has quite a thin and runny consistency which makes it quick and easy to apply. It spreads well and you only need to use a little to fully cover the nail. I built up the colour by applying two coats, and this gave a perfect dense and solid level of colour which stands out perfectly on the nails. The nail polish was dry to the touch very quickly, although after applying the second coat I began to notice the rather strange finish that this nail varnish has. Even after the nail varnish had dried it seemed to stay tacky for quite some time and had an unusual consistency to it. I felt like although the nail varnish had dried and was safe to touch without smudging, it seemed as though the varnish had not fully set. Problems appeared the following day! The next day when I was at work and leafing through some papers, I noticed that I was leaving big, bright red smears across the paper. This was because of my nail varnish and I noticed that just by lightly running my nails over the paper, so that I could separate the sheets and pick them up, this left behind obvious red stripes of nail varnish. This is obviously a bad thing, but luckily they were only my notes and so I hadn't stained any important documents! Rimmel's Wear Maxx formula contains lycra and minerals. It also claims to give "up to 10 days durable colour". Well, I was only on day one and I was already experiencing bad results! On the second day of wear I noticed that the colour was starting to scuff away at the tips of my nails, leaving the whites underneath showing at the edges. On the third day of wear I was left with chips, scratches and colour loss at the sides of my nails. This is a truly terrible performance for something that claims to last up to 10 days and be super durable. I don't know if it's the lycra content that gives this nail varnish such unusual properties, but it certainly did not suit my nails and I was left with tatty looking nails only 2-3 days after applying this nail varnish. I did end up leaving it on for a full 7 days (I've only got time for one manicure a week!) and by the end of that my nails were in a nasty state that just looked cheap and tacky, with bits of colour missing all over the place. I tried again the following week and re-painted my nails with the same nail varnish, this time applying a clear top coat to finish and seal the varnish. I made sure to cover over the whole area of colour, and also carried the top coat over the edges of my nails so that the tips would be protected. This gave me slightly better results, as the problem with the colour rubbing off onto paper was now fixed, because the colour was protected by the extra layer. However, the durability was still lacking, and even though the top coat helped to slightly improve the longevity, I was still left with tatty, chipped nails after only a couple of days of wear. I am hugely disappointed with how poorly this nail varnish performed, especially because I absolutely love the colour of it. The red is a perfect classic shade that I love and really suits most of the occasions that I want to have nicely polished nails for, and it looks great against my colouring. As well as having a lovely shade of colour, the glitter has a beautiful quality to it and is much unlike other glitter polishes that I have seen. Instead of having big shiny sparkly chunks of glitter that have a "party time" sort of look, this nail varnish has micro-fine tiny bits of glitter that provide a really subtle level of shimmer and add a real depth to the nail varnish. It has a beautiful sophisticated look, but sadly even though the colour is divine, my manicure didn't even last for a full day before it was showing signs of wear. I wouldn't recommend it, but if I could find this colour in another formula nail polish I would definitely snap it up in a flash!

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        22.11.2010 10:30
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        I have quite long nails and they are in quite a good condition because I take good care of them and I like them to look good. I buy and have lots of different colours and brands of nail varnish and my favourite colours are Pink, Red and Black and I love the different shades of these colours as I like a change and I often change my nail varnish 3 times a week depending on my mood at the time lol. I quite like the gothic look and although I am not a goth I just love to wear clothing which has the softer gothic look at times and so sometimes the black nail varnish matches what I am wearing etc. I am of my mature years but I tend to be a little crazy at times, well that is what my family tell me anyway lol. This nail varnish is a very good quality and a well known brand and the varnish comes in a little bottle which has a screw off top of which the rod with the brush is attached. I find the top is very easy to open and the brush is very soft to paint the varnish onto my nails. I also find the brush is very gentle when applying it to my nails. It has a very soft texture and is super. The bottles are a nice size of 12ml and I find they last such a long time and I use them on a regular basis. The colours are such nice shades and the selections is a wide one, I would say that there is almost every colour to suit every persons taste. When I buy my nail varnish I take a while because I cannot make my mind up which one I want to buy and I often come away with more than one and then sometimes give them to my daughter because when she sees them she often wants them for herself lol. I always apply my nail varnish with 2 coats but only one coat would be fine with this brand because it is such good quality but 2 is my preference as it is something I have always done when applying nail varnish. The varnish does dry very quickly because of the quality and only takes around a minute or so and then the next coat can be applied. I usually leave around 5 minutes between coats but it is not really needed. When the varnish has dried the colour has a really nice gloss and I have always been very happy with the results it has for my nails and the colours look very pretty too on my nails. I find that it does not chip as much as the lower brands have done on my nails in the past and this varnish is very gentle on my nails and not made them feel all rough etc, my nails have always been in a good condition after I have used this brand and they the colours and nails look very pretty. I highly recommend this one for anyone to try as I think it is excellent value for money and the last one I bought for around only £3.50 and so I think it is a very good price for a branded varnish in my opinion and I will continue to buy it in the future because it really does suit my nails and I have always been very happy with the results. I give this one 5 stars. Thank you for reading my review.

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          25.11.2009 16:33
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          Great nail polish

          This is another product I won, rather than bought. It is for sale at around £3 in places such as Boots and Superdrug. The polish is available in every single colour you can think of, however when investigating this I have had trouble finding this exact polish on the usual sites I buy from so I am unsure whether it has been discontinued. The colour I received as my price was 345 Pop Apricot which is a pink sparkly colour. It's not a colour I would usually go for but for free I can't complain. Packaging The polish comes in the usual 12ml clear plastic bottle with a black screw lid. On the bottle, Rimmel promise up to 10 days super durable colour. I think the 'up to' part is always important with these things. It is explained that the nail varnish contains Lycra and minerals, presumably to make the polish last longer. Application The polish is easy to apply, and of the right consistency: not too runny and not too thick. The brush applicator stays together when painting, unlike some which separate causing a mess. Results I used the nail polish for the first time last Thursday. Now 6 days later the polish is just starting to chip. I have never before been able to leave any brand of polish on this long. The colour itself isn't really my thing, but I would definitely buy the polish in a different colour again.

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          22.11.2009 16:16
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          Cheap and easy to apply

          Intro I bought this nail varnish from Boots a few months ago and it has lasted so well. It is such good quality and another great product by Rimmel. The Product This is Rimmel London Wear Maxx Nail Varnish with added Lycra and minerals!! It comes in many different colours, I actually have this is 325 Hot Gossip and it is amazing!! It comes in a 12ml glass bottle with a plastic black lid and a precision brush. This product claims to last up to ten days but I think that it lasts longer depending on what you do. The added Lycra makes this nail varnish smooth and soft with the minerals that nourish your nails and protect from any damage. Price and Place You can buy this product from Boots or supermarkets- places like that for around £3.00 which is not too bad at all. I personally would pay more for this product because it lasts for ages, the special brush makes it look elegant and professional and the colours that are offered are sexy and classy. Why would I recommend this? I would recommend this product because it is quite cheap, it dries smooth and quickly, it is high quality so you do not get any lumps and bumps and also it is available in many places. I have even seen this in Pound land would you believe!! I would rate this product 5/5- with no disadvantages!!

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          09.10.2009 21:31
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          Buy it, try it!

          The Rimmel Wear Maxx is my favourite brand of nail varnish at the moment. It is nice and thick and sold in loads of nice colours, my favourites are sunset bronze, electric and russet flame. The label says it has lycra and minerals in there, I'm not sure what the lycra does but the minerals make it a bit sparkly - partiularly in sunset bronze and electric. The bottle has a thick brush which does each nail easily in three swoops and I haven't had too much trouble getting it on neatly. I do have quite long nails though which I find helps. The label also claims that the nail varnish lasts up to 10 days. I can usually wear mine for up to 3 days (and use a clear base coat and top coat to make it last well). I'm OK with it lasting just 3 days as I'm usually bored of it by then and am ready for a change! I definitely think this is a superior nail varnish product to other ones I have tried on the market. I regularly get complimented on the look of my nails and I think it helps to protect the nail if you wear a coat of nail varnish on them. PS. I have found this brand in branches of pound land recently so snap it up - it's a bargain!!!

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          08.10.2009 17:35
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          A Wicked Nail Varnish That Stays Looking Good For Days

          I love all the different colour nail varnishes you can get now so even though I don't wear varnish every day I have got a massive collection. Rimmel Wear Maxx is probably the most long lasting out of all of them and I'm always impressed with how smart it looks on my nails for days even though it doesn't last the 10 days that Rimmel say it will. I've got 3 colours from the range, 2 of them are normal pinks but a few weeks ago I brought one called Electric and that's a lovely deep blue that looks wicked on my finger and toe nails. The nail varnish is the perfect consistency and applied smooth and tidily to my nails. I think the brush is a bit too long compared to other nail varnishes but the bristles are held together good so it doesn't matter that much, but when my mate who NEVER wears nail varnish borrowed it for a big night out she had trouble getting the brush to stay on her nail and not paint her fingers because she's proper heavy handed and isn't very experienced at applying it anyway. I don't have that problem myself and think the brush is comfortable to hold and I don't very often make mistakes with this nail varnish. The 3 colours I've got are wicked. The Electric one is the sort of blue that looks good in the daytime and also for a night out because it's not too dark and has got a gorgeous shimmer to it. The other 2 I've got are Russet Flame and that's a dark reddy pink that also looks good day or night, and Baby Pink which is as you'd expect a baby pink colour that is wicked for in the day but not so good for going out because of it being such a pale colour. You normally get about 3 days of this nail varnish looking brand new but once it starts to chip it comes off dead quick and your nails go from looking wicked to looking like one of them girls who always seem to have just a bit of nail varnish near the bottom of their nail! I hate scabby looking nails so as soon as I get a chip I take it all off quick before it does my head in. It comes off easy with my normal nail varnish remover but I noticed the Electric on stained my nails a bit so I recommend using a base coat when you're using one of the darker colours, neither of the pinks discoloured my nails though so it's obviously just the stronger colours that do that.

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            12.04.2009 21:00
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            Not bad but not amazing either

            I used to wear a lot of nail polish a few years ago and loved having pretty nails. Now I can't be bothered with the applying it, seeing it chip soon after, removing it and re-applying so it's a while since I have used it but it was my joint favourite when I did. The claim of this polish is that it will up to last ten days. You get 12ml of this in a bottle and the black screw lid is also the brush applicator at the other end. The front of the bottle states that this contains lycra and minerals. Why it contains lycra I don't know as isn't that something normally found in clothes. Nor do I know what minerals they are referring to so it's a bit of a mystery to me. This shade is 391 Celebrity Bash. I think this is quite a popular shade because it always used to be sold out at Superdrug. On the bottle lid they write '10 days' and then in tiny writing above it the words 'up to'. One of the things I like about this polish is the brush as I find it perfect for covering the nails with three swipes, one each side and one down the middle. The colour itself is a mid red but it will not look like the colour in the bottle after just one coat, you really need two, or preferably three to get that deep rich vampy red colour. The colour is what originally drew me to this as I just love it, it's a real classic colour. The smell of course is just horrible and I can't have it open to long as I start coughing and my eyes water but this is true of all polishes. The major disadvantage with this is the poor lasting power. After two days I notice little flakes have come off with bigger chips starting to appear and after about four or five days it look shabby and I have to take if off. Now this doesn't' surprise me because polish isn't really long lasting because you use your hands all day for things and they get battered but they make this silly claim about lasting power which means it doesn't really do as promised. Plus the fact that they write the words 'up to' which means that that their claim is really irrelevant. I could write 'lasts up to ten years' and if it chipped the day of application it would technically still be true so it really means nothing. So to sum up it's a nice polish and quite cheap with some nice colours but don't believe the claims of longevity. I think it cost me £3.99 at the time.

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            11.02.2009 03:23
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            okay so may not last ten days as it claims but it does last around six chip free

            Now I have tried and tested a lot of nail varnishes in search for a long lasting look, Rimmel wear Maxx nail polish claims to last up to ten days with a smooth shiny finish. I was sceptical of this from loss of faith in product promises, especially in Rimmel's after having tried both their '60 second nail polish' and their 'I love lasting finish nail polish' and being left completely unsatisfied. I picked up a pot of shade 325; 'Hot Gossip' out of curiosity and am so glad that I did. I am really surprised to have seen such negative reviews about this product as I am very happy with it, okay so it doesn't last ten days absolutely chip free, but with two coats it lasts for me about 6 days chip free which I find pretty impressive as I am constantly doing the washing up, lifting heavy objects and admittedly biting at my nails. The chips that do occur are subtle and at the very tip of the nail, it isn't as though flakes of nail varnish are coming off like what happened in my experience of using the 60 seconds polish. Rimmel Wear Maxx comes in 19 different shades although mostly pinks and red and being very similar they don't satisfy my particular craving for cool vibrant colours (with the exception of shades; Electric, Desire and Fantasy) Overall I would definitely recommend this nail polish to anyone frustrated with chipping, although I do think that two coats may be the reason in which I have had more success than others. It is a fairly large pot, has a satisfying finish, dries reasonable quick and really is long lasting, worth the money and worth the try!!!

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              02.02.2009 20:33
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              Dissappoinitng as doesnt live up to claim and chips easily

              I recently bought the 60 second rimmerl nail varnish which i thought was really good, as it really did dry in 1 minute! So thought I would try this Rimmel Nail Varnish. It claims to last for 10 days without chipping! So this sounded good and wanted too see if it owuld work. It cost 3.99 which was a bargain if it were to last 10 days, as the bottle would last you ages. However this was not what happened. I applied the nail varnish and it went on well, and was glossy and thick, and glided onto my nails really easily. There was a hige variety of shades I chose a nice candy pink colour. However here comes the bad news... after 4 days of wear the colour had nearly all chipped off! I was quite dissappointed, I didnt really expect it to last 10 days yet thought it would last slightly longer than a normal nail varnish. If anything it was worse than a normal varnish. It made all these claims that it contained minerals and lycra to nourish nails and last for 10 days but ti didnt live up to these claims. Its a good polish with good chocice of colours, but if you want something to last and last this isnt it.

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              03.08.2008 16:00
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              Look elsewhere, these are rubbish

              ~ Introduction ~ I only occasionally wear nail varnish when I use light, neutral colours. However I recently took up belly dancing and I wanted my toes and hand nails look nice while dancing. I was specifically looking for a colour that matched my costume. Of all shades available 'Velvet Rose' from Rimmel came closest to what I wanted. ~ The packaging ~ The bottle that you can see on the third product photo is small, round and has a handle of about the same size with a normal, thin brush. The black handle (annoyingly and misleadingly) says 'Up to 10 days'. The number 10 is exaggerated while the 'days' are in smallprint. (Now I see why.) ~ Application ~ This brush is quite small and is the standard thin shape, not the new fan-shaped one that appeared recently from Bourjois. The varnish can settle which means that some colour will separate out and sit on the top. There's a tiny iron ball in the bottle so just shake it before use. The varnish is smooth and spreads easily as it is quite runny and will drip if too much of it goes on the brush. Despite the runniness, the texture is consistent and will not leave gaps. It has a very even and appearance even if you put it on in stripes or go over it second time round. I only put one layer on, if possible, with a single stroke, and it seems with this colour, one layer is absolutely fine. There's a nice shine to the paint, I have to admit it does look nice and smooth on. It only takes on its final colour after a few seconds of application so do not worry too much before it dries which it does easily, definitely within one minute. I never touch it before, in case it hasn't dried! ~ What it claims to do ~ (As it appears on Boots.com which I removed the marketing waffle from.) (...) up to 10 days super-durable shining colour. Colour becomes unbelievably smooth, shiny and longer-lasting (...) (...) designed to absorb impact and minimise chipping, and becomes 60% more shock-resistant when paired with Micro Minerals. (...) a smooth, even film that reflects light for a brilliant, glossy finish. ~ What it does ~ Lasts for ten days? Ten 'hours' would be more accurate. It hardly lasts through the night and will definitely start chipping the next day. It will start chipping on the tips then two or three days later on the sides too. I'm starting to get fed up with correcting the chipping every night. I don't remove any varnish, I only correct the areas where it had come off. As the varnish is light, runny, putting another coat on is easy, it doesn't thicken or goes clunky. It smoothes itself on and really does look like as if I'd taken off all the paint altogether and put it back again. 1 / 5 Smooth and shine? Yes, I give it that. 4 / 5 Absorb impact, minimise chipping? The nail varnish film is too thin to be able to do that so it is definitely not chip resistant. The colour wears off even without apparent reason let alone due to impact or long term use. 1 / 5 Smooth, even film, light reflect, glossy finish? Yes, yes, yes, but we've gone through this before. Don't try to talk yourself out of this. 4 / 5 ' ~ Conclusion ~ Rimmel Wear Maxx is the worst nail polish I had used and considering that I paid the same price for Wear Maxx as Maybelline Forever Strong (10ml) I'm using now. Wear Maxx hasn't lived up to half of its claims, which I find unacceptable. I would sort of accept this quality from some nail polish picked up at a car boot sale but not from one of the leading UK makeup brands. ~ Price / where to buy ~ Available at Superdrug, Boots, and pharmacies in 24 colours though not all of them are stocked at once. Boots only lists 20 colours on their website which doesn't include 'Velvet Rose' which is a sort of cerise pink colour. £3.99 / 12ml at Superdrug / Boots Thanks for reading. ©powered by lillybee also posted on Ciao! UK

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                25.06.2008 20:27
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                Good for a one off event, nice colours and lasts well initially. No good for longer periods of time.

                I've never really been one to wear nail varnish, too much hassle for my liking with constant chips making your nails look cheap and nasty. However, after having a look around at what is currently available, I decided that things must have improved since I last used nail varnish many years ago, with claims of long lasting and the like and so decided to give nail varnish a second chance. PRODUCT I decided to try Rimmel's Wear Maxx nail varnish, which claims to last up to 10 days. I never believed that it would last this amount of time, but never the less thought that it would last well. The nail varnishes come in a wide range of colours from neutral colours to bolder, brighter colours and contains Lycra and minerals to strengthen nails and work as a shock absorber to lengthen the wear of the nail varnish - apparently! PACKAGING The nail varnish comes in a clear cylindrical bottle with a black screw top lid with a brush attached and the label as a sticker on the bottle. Nothing exciting! PRICE This nail varnish cost £3.99 and this would, if it did what it claimed, be an absolute bargain. Unfortenately this wasn't the case. USING IT The nail varnish was easy to apply. I used my normal base coat and applied a first coat (which was a little uneven) followed, when dry, with a second coat evening the colour nicely. I then added a top coat of my normal clear nail varnish. No different to any other nail varnish. ADVANTAGES There is a wide variety of colours in this range, allowing you to create both subtle and bold looks and every in between. DISADVANTAGES I put the nail varnish on Friday evening, it lasted through Saturday but by Sunday morning I had two obvious chips to my nails and the edges were not wearing well. By Sunday after noon I had two more chips and by Monday morning I had so many chips I gave up and took the nail varnish off! OVERALL This nail varnish is great for one off events, especially with the great colours available. However, ironically, if you want a nail varnish that lasts - don't bother! This is certainly not going to become my main choice of nail varnish.

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