I was super excited to check my mail last week and find a lovely, summery package from Rimmel (thanks Rimmel!) containing their new gel nail varnish summer collection! I love the look of gel nails but I can never be bothered to go through the process of using the UV lamp and the struggles to remove it, so a gel-style nail varnish without the need for a UV lamp sounds like the perfect solution for me!
The collection itself is super bright and summery, and although the pink and lilac shades aren’t quite up my alley, I totally love the orange, red and blue!
The formula of these nail varnishes is actually really great, they’re almost completely opaque with the first coat (although you are instructed to apply two coats) and they look really creamy and shiny. The brush is the perfect size too, both thick and flat so you can evenly coat your nails really quickly.
These are so much easier to use than an actual gel polish, you just apply two coats of the colour, finish it off with the top coat and voilà, a gorgeous, gel-like manicure! I love how shiny this makes my nails, and it promises to last for up to two weeks without chipping which is insane.
Although I don’t ever leave my nail varnish on for two weeks as I change my manicure weekly (because of the strengthening base coat I use), I have used these gel polishes on my nails and toes and they’ve completely lasted without chipping for an entire week – and I put these through a proper test because I cleaned my entire house whilst wearing them! I’m really impressed with how long-lasting this nail varnish is – usually even my Essie polishes chip on me within a week so these are amazing value for money!
These retail at £5.99 each, which I think is a total bargain for such great quality! I’ll definitely be going and picking up some more shades of this polish (probably the nudes because I’m basic).
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments what you think of this nail varnish and if you like the new summer shades! See you next time,