In addition to the ease of gel polishes, I love the finish they leave me with. I love doing at-home gel manis, but since I have so many polishes (not to mention polish samples on the daily), I don’t typically leave one colour on my nails for very long. There’s also the fact that gel polish is so difficult to remove.
Enter Rimmel London’s new line of nail polishes. Rimmel introduced their new Lycra nail polish collection early this year, titled Salon Pro with Lycra. Not only are the colours fab (six of which were created by British supermodel Kate Moss), but they leave you with professional-looking long-lasting glossy, salon-style nails that are billed to leave you chip free for 10 days. You basically get a gel-like polish but without the curing (and the annoying removal process).
This was my first foray into Rimmel polishes so I have nothing else to compare them to. I do have to say that I was impressed by the quality of these lacquers. The bottles are nice and small and feature the same kind of wide brush that I love in the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure varnishes. With a wider brush, you get a better coverage of the colour, plus I find them just easier to work with.
I was sent three colours, Soul Session (a pink taupe), New Romantic (a baby pink), and Punk Rock (a purple taupe), all three of which are staple colours perfect for any season.
Overall, I really like these polishes and although I did have some chips in my colour prior to the billed 10-day guarantee, I do feel that these are longer lasting than other polishes out there that may be a bit more pricey (cough Essie cough). These also really do leave you with a nice gel-like shine and go on quite opaque after two coats.
Rimmel Salon Pro with Lycra polishes retail for C$5.95 at drugstores and are worth every penny. There are a few more fab colours in the range, and if I didn’t already have so many nail polishes already, I would be picking up the entire line (the blue one – Brit Pop – is to. die for.)
Have you tried Rimmel’s Salon Pro with Lycra polishes? What were your thoughts?
Please note, I was sent this product from PR. All opinions are my own.
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