That title is a bit of a mouthful! Mouthful or not, I couldn’t resist trying this cheeky nail,polish by Rimmel that I recieved in the Latest in Beauty Limited Edition ‘Festival Essentials’ box.
This is a full size 8ml polish in the shade Glastonberry. This polish is available from many places online, including Superdrug.com where it is £2.99 + postage. This polish is available in 16 shades in total, including Sweet Retreat, Neon Fest, Tangerine Tent, Peachella, Oragina, Daisy Days, Rain Rain Go Away, Gowild-er-ness, Roll in the Grass, Port-aloo-Blue, Get Your Sunnies On, Happy Glamper, Loosey Goosey Dancin, Pump Up The Purple, Give It Some Welly. I have to say, of all the reviews I’ve written thus far this range definitely has the most fun names. The colours are pretty good too, a great variety, bright and bold.
The nail polish is contained in a clear glass jar to show off the colour of the polish. The Rimmel branding is printed down the side in white, and the shade is printed at the bottom in small white writing. The polish has a black plastic handle, which has a sticker with pink and white Rita Ora and some daisies. The label also mentions the company contact details, and that it is made in Spain.
The wand is quite short, which I don’t mind as I can maintain a nice element of control over my application. The brush is a lovely design, it’s a flat brush instead of a round brush which is by far my preferred brush type for nail polish.
I usually apply three coats of polish to my nails to build up a great colour – but I decide to stop at two coats as I’m so happy with the coverage. The formula is quite thin so it doesn’t build up thick layers on top of the nails, but it is so colourful it makes a lovely bright finish. The formula is a good consistency too – it’s not drippy or too thick, and easy to spread across the nail. It’s also really fast drying so I had zero smudges. The only downside is the formula isn’t completely chip resistant. It doesn’t chip large chunks of polish but it does erode slightly at the ends of nails, especially if you’re a busy mum like me. I do have a few solutions to help with this though:
1: Apply a hardwearing top coat on top. I like Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat to give it extra protection and shine.
2. As the formula is thin and easy to blend you can cheat and touch up the tips without leaving tell tale marks if you do have a little polish loss.
I’ve tried some really expensive nail polishes since I started this blog, and most of the, can’t compete with this little pot. It might not be the strongest formula, but it delivers vibrant, bold colour that dries quickly – and it doesn’t cost the Earth. I prefer it to a lot of the others I have tried, and I definitely want to try more from the range.