Saturday, November 12, 2011
Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush
This is a really nice neutral, french-pink cream polish. To get this colour I needed to do about 4 coats though which takes ages to dry so not ideal if you're in a hurry. I'm really into these pale tones at the moment but I am yet to find a polish that will give me this colour in 2 coats. Perhaps a Sally Hansen Insta-dri?…I’m pretty sure they make a whitey-pink cream….hmmm…I’ll need to look into that.
I couldn’t find names on these bottles anywhere. I got this and another (red) one last time I was in America (cute little bottles…I love the Beauty Rush range! They have some really nice moisturisers and body sprays. Great fragrances for summer.)
Rimmel Lasting Finish
Exotica. I looooove this red. A classic, true red with golden shimmer. Even though I am an OPI snob (hence finally clearing out my other polishes) I am so attached to this colour. This is 3 coats (and it really needs at least two in my opinion) but I think the top coat has really done the polish justice, giving it a high-shine, glossy finish. If you’re after a cheaper alternative, I definitely recommend! Very similar to OPI Thanks So Muchness from the Alice in Wonderland range. I’ll swatch that one soon to compare.
Go Cobalt. A deep navy blue with silver shimmer. Also a great colour from the Lasting Finish range but nothing too special. As I said before, I am a big fan of Rimmel as a cheaper alternative. This would be a nice evening colour to dress up an outfit, along with some big rings. Love big rings at the moment.
Electric. Just like the name, this is a bright pinky-purple cream with a high gloss finish. I love! I know I've said that about a lot of these colours...but hey, that's why I bought them right? This just goes to show how awesome this range is. Affordable, fun and long lasting.
Rimmel Professional Finish
Pop Rose. I absolutely LOVE this colour. The photo comes out really pink but it has a definitely purple tone in different lights. It reminds me of some kind of candy or something. The brush is nice and wide and it dries pretty quickly which is a plus. The only problem is pinks don’t look amazing on my skin colour. I’m much more of a red/purple girl. Anway, a great colour – highly recommend! Slightly more expensive than the Lasting Finish but still very reasonable for the quality you get!
Rimmel 60 Seconds
Sky High. Another great colour by Rimmel. This is from the 60 seconds fast dry range. Unfortunately the photo didn’t come out that well but it is sort of an aqua/turquoise greeny-blue. I really love this colour, but yet again another that doesn’t really suit my skin tone. This looks amazing on slightly darker tones which I unfortunately do not have. In any case, a really vibrant and fun colour!
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure
Yellow Kitty. What an amazing colour! This is a great range. They have some really nice and different colours. At first I thought this was sort of like Fiercely Fiona from the OPI Shrek Forever range but now come to think of it, it’s slightly more pastel. Closer to Banana Bandana. I’m not a huge fan of yellows (this and OPI Need Sunglasses? Are the only two I own) but for someone who does, this is a beautiful creamy pastel yellow.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
Uptempo Plum. It's hard to see from the photo but this is a really deep purple (almost blackish) with purple glitter. The colour is cool but I was a little disappointed it didn't show up more like the way it looks in the bottle. When it dries it is really a deep brownish/red colour rather than a purple. The best thing about it is the wide brush...almost too wide for the bottle but it makes it really easy to apply.