Although the price is fantastic - Nail polish is really a great example of the cost of a cosmetic item really reflecting the quality of the product. The cheaper it is, usually the longer it takes to dry, the more it chips and the thinner it looks.
Nothing beats a nail polish that has a perfect finish after only one layer and with this product, it would have been...decent...with only one layer, but it really didn't have that salon-quality finish that i enjoy. So, being the perfectionist that I am - I waited during the "60 second" drying time to apply another layer. 60 hand-flapping and blow drying seconds later, i applied another layer (I wasn't taking the 60 seconds too literally - the product did ACTUALLY appear reasonably dry). The second layer definitely gave it the extra salon quality thickness i initially desired after the first layer. Unfortunately, "60 seconds" later and the product is not dry. I'd say the actual drying time after two layers was closer to 15-20 minutes for complete dig-your-nail-in-and-there-isn't-a-dent dryness. And although as previously mentioned - I'm a perfectionist...It looks perfect...I just wish I had the patience to enjoy the wait. Afterall, 60 seconds was the promise. But was it a guarantee? Apparently not.
Anyway - a work day down, a full nights sleep, 2 showers and makeup and hair styling etc complete...My nails are oookkkayish - If i hold my hands far away from my face and i maybe squint a little. Slightly chipped and uneven from the awkward length of drying time. Apparently a product that can't handle an additional layer.. weak.
The colour i chose was "caramel cupcake" which is actually a really nice colour (in the bottle). So kudos for that...i think?
On the back of the bottle, it does say it is a "one coat" nail polish. But i'm sorry Rimmel, one coat was just too transparent.
But all in all - 60 seconds - One coat ... It does just that. Dries in 60 seconds.
BUT HEAR MY WARNING MY FELLOW MAKEUPALLYERS apply another coat and don't say i didn't tell you so.
But, hey. if you're into the whole transparent color on nail game, be my guest. Not for me.
xxx Cassie Hunt.
I have bought so many of these! I absolutely love them, they're by far the best nail polish I've ever tried (Gosh, NYC, L'oreal, Boots 7, Barry M to name a few I can think of).
The range of colours is amazing, they dry so quickly and don't gloop or get sticky as they're drying. They're definitely the most chip resistant nail polish I've come across. I'm hard on my hands so at most I get three days but at lot of others I barely get one!
For the price, they are well worth it!
I love the brush, that most shades are opaque in one coat, and the dry time, but I don't like the finish this polish gives me. if I didn't have to use my seche I would give it five lippies, but overall a good polish.
Wow Rimmel, fantastic job! I got this in Vinyl Stars Movie Star, and it\s a bright red somthered in small shimmery sparkles. Gorgeous! I do have another shade, Torrid, I think but I haven\t tried it yet. I love how fast Movie Star dries, but it doesn't take 60 seconds if you use a second coat, although one coat looks beautiful by itself. It was rather goopy unfortunately and sometimes I messed up because of the thickness. But i got through it and it has been about 12 hours since I put it on with no signs of chipping (THANK GOD) makes me look really feminine. It takes a bit of remover to get rid of it but that\s okay, I have plenty of remover. I suggest putting a drop of polish thinner before you use it to avoid this kind of mess later XD.
I really like this nail polish! Even though it does chip pretty fast its ok. It also doesnt dry in 60 seconds, but it does dry pretty fast. Its $1.50 at Walmart, so I will buy this nail polish again.
Love the brush! It is short and fairly stiff. Can do my nails in just a few minutes with not a single mistake. Why don't more polishes come with this type of brush? Top with Out the Door and i am good to go for several days.
What..?! An average of 4 lippies?! How can this be?! This nailpolish is meh, as far as I'm concerned. I have it in 405 Rose Libertine, which is a pretty, summery, bright pink. One layer isn't opaque (it's very unevenly and see-through), and doesn't dry in 60 seconds. And as the packaging says one-coat nail polish, dries in less than 60 seconds, it's a huge fail. Also, it chips like crazy, it doesn't even hold up for one night! The lovely color saves it from getting just one lippie.
I love this nail polish. The brush is really unique - the bristles are contoured, which means fewer accidentally-painted cuticles. The formula really does dry really quickly. I usually use three coats, which is no big deal since it dries so fast - I can do three coats of this more quickly than one with other polishes. My favorite color is caramel cupcake. It's one of the only nude shades I've ever liked (for whatever reason, I think nude nail polishes make my nails look creepy). A great polish for the price.
Purchased three colors (210 Mintilcious, 240 Blue My Mind, and 231 Blue Eyed Girl) recently, and used Mintilicious first. Color is good, coverage good too, but does require at least two coats to get a good solid cover. I used my OPI Nail Envy as both a base coat and a top coat with this, and despite my job which requires working with boxes and lifting/moving heavy things, the polish lasted about 4 or 5 days before I realized it had been that long. There was some minor chipping at the tips, but overall, it was longer lived than I expected for so cheap.
Would not recommend using this to try the polka dot look using a bandaid over another layer of polish. It's pretty thick, and I had no luck at all with it.
I'm not a big fan of nail polish anyway, but i do like to make my nails look nice for a night out! this polish will last for that night out.. literally. it chips off easily so not great for everyday use.
i used a pink shade, a very nice, summery and girly colour, but 24 hours later its all chipped and looks horrid!
HOWEVER, it does dry very quickly which is a massive plus.
it's quite reasonably priced, but as its not longlasting i wouldn't purchase again.
my search continues for a nail polish that lasts longer than a day without chipping!