I have an announcement to make. I seem to have beaten my nail biting habit. At least for the last month, and now I have some lovely nails of which I am so vain. I’m kind of enjoying the vanity to considering I used to loath showing my hands. So don’t judge!
This development has been a fantastic opportunity for me as it has allowed me to dive into nail polish, the one beauty product I rarely bought or used for obvious reasons. So when I stumbled across Rimmel at the chemist, and saw that all the nail polishes were on special for a measly $6, I couldn’t resist buying a few.
Double Decker Red is as the name suggests, a lovely bright red. It’s glossy, it doesn’t stain, and it is brilliantly vampy. There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous red, the confidence it brings cannot be underestimated. Plus my boyfriend gave it the thumbs up. The next polish to be reviewed wasn’t so lucky…
Black Cherries was somewhat of a disappointment as it appeared more gothic and plum than I expected when applied. I had expected a delicious dark red-plum but alas no such luck. And for whatever reason it didn’t apply very well, and lacked the glossy factor I was hoping for. My boyfriend thought it was black which just made me dislike it more. It might be a good shade for winter, but I’m not sure I’ll be using it again.
Last but not least, we have Cranberry Zest which is a bright pink with a touch of cranberry red. As someone who doesn’t really pink nail polish unless it’s subtle…I am blown away. This polish is GORGEOUS! The red tones in it make it so much edgier than if it was a pure pink. It’s such a fun and eye catching shade that somehow doesn’t seem to OTT. In fact I wore it to work and got so many compliments! Plus it has a subtle fruity smell which I quite like. A new favourite!
Overall, I love Rimmel’s line of nail polishes. They’re fairly long lasting – I got a week of wear out of all of them, except Black Cherries because I didn’t like it. The brush applies well and they dried fairly quickly which was a plus as I’m so impatient. Overall, for this price you can’t go wrong and you can indulge your polish addiction. For the cost of one OPI polish you can get three Rimmel polishes…win!
Have you tried Rimmel nail polish? Like it? Hate it?