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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rimmel London Limited Edition Festival Color Collection

     
     Today I have for you the Limited Edition Festive Color Collection from Rimmel London. I wanted to get this post up months ago when I first purchased these and well, life and other polishes got in the way. For that, I am truly sorry, and also because I fear these are no longer available in stores. You might find some on blog sales or E-bay though. All polishes are shown with 2 coats without top coat.

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From L-R: Purple Reign. Funtime Fuchsia, Green Eyed Monster, Instyle Coral and Midnight Skinny Dip


     Funtime Fuchsia is a bright neon fuchsia pink that dries to a  smooth, glossy, crème finish. This one looks like it would be fun for pedicures! A nice rich pink like this deserves to be shown off in your best set of heels.

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     This one for me was almost a 1 coater! I've shown it here as 2 coats no top coat. Just look at that glossy finish! I'm in love <3 The formula has a great as that shine. Nice and smooth.

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       Instyle Coral is a creamy peach leaning coral polish. I originally thought this would be a little bit lighter, but I actually like that it's darker than most coral polishes.  Although it's not quite as dark or as orange as my picture shows. This one was a little fickle when it came time to photograph.

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     The formula on this one was a little thinner than Funtime Fuchsia and wanted to streak with thin coats. Everything evened itself out with the second coat and I was left with a smooth glossy finish.

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     Green Eyed Monster is a neon green polish that reminds me of my flowers in springtime. When the stems have just started to sprout out of the ground. It's like my world is awakening after the long cold winter and everything is renewed.  Of course, I say that now knowing that in about 7 or 8 weeks there will be snow on the ground here. Getting a jump on my spring fever this year, no big deal.

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     This pretty green polish was not so pretty when it came to application. The first coat was a streaky mess. But I have yet to find a neon green polish that isn't. Also, when wet there were a million little brushstrokes visible. Yes, I said a million! Not to worry, though, once the polish dried those million little brushstrokes were gone. Poof, just like magic!  Oh but make sure you use a good base coat with this one. I have a feeling it will stain. I wasn't going to use myself as a guinea pig to find out.

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     Midnight Skinny Dip is a deep royal blue polish and one of the two with shimmer in this collection. The shimmer is subtle on the nail but can be seen easily in the bottle. It kind of bugs me when polishes are that way. If I see the shimmer in the bottle and buy the polish, isn't is obvious that I want that shimmer on my nails? I mean if I squint really hard and look at it from an angle I can see the shimmer. But who wants to do all that?

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    I expected this polish to be more opaque with the fist coat, but it was surprisingly sheer.  I do have to say I was also surprised that full opacity was reached after just 2 coats. With the first being so sheer I thought for sure I would need 3 if not 4.  Let's review; Color-gorgeous, Coverage- surprisingly good, Finish- eh needs more evidence of that shimmer, Base Coat- do I even need to say it? It's a deep blue polish, pretty sure it will leave a stain. Again I decided not to test that theory on myself.

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     And rounding out the collection is the perfectly named Purple Reign. This one reminds me of the purple pouch that a bottle of Crown Royal comes in.  It's not quite are dark as the pouch, but close enough that it invokes that image.  Purple Reign is a deep royal purple with iridescent shimmer.

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Photo was taken in direct sunlight
  
 
Photo credit: unto-the-breach.blogspot.com
     See how close they are. Please tell me they look alike and I don't just have alcohol on the brain. I do have one last BBQ this weekend before summer officially ends and I send my kiddos back to school. ok ok so back to the polish. Just like Midnight Skinny Dip the first coat was sheer but reached full opacity after 2.  The shimmer in this one is a little more evident on the nail. The sunshine really makes it pop!  Just like the other 4 polishes, Purple Reign dries to a super glossy finish. I'd even go so far as to say this one would make a good transition into all those dark fall colors that we will all soon be sporting. 

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     This isn't the first time I've used these polishes, remember way back at the beginning of this post I mentioned purchasing these months ago? Well, they made an appearance on my blog for a nail art challenge, and if you'd like to see some nail art that had good intentions when it started, just click here on my Spring Renewal Nail Art Challenge Post.
     I'd have to say my favorites from this collection are Funtime Fuchsia and Purple Reign but I do like all the colors.  I can really only see myself using Green Eyed Monster in nail art. I'm not one to sport neon green nails on a regular basis.  Do you have any favorites? Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing!


16 comments :

  1. thanks for sharing this honest review with us!
    I personaly love the purple shade the most ;)

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    1. I love Purple reign too. And thanks I always try to give an honest review, I figure what's the point otherwise.

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  2. I totally get the whole life getting in the way thing... it's obnoxious, huh? ;) Instyle Coral looks lovely on you :)

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    1. Thank you. I agree it's obnoxious, why cant things just always fall into place? Is that really too much to ask. ;)

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  3. Ah, yes. Life. It gets in the way with me all of the time!! The post I posted today was supposed to have been done a long time ago but it happens!! I do have a much clearer mind when I get those reviews posted though. All of these are so pretty and I can honestly say I don't own a Rimmel polish but will have to try them out after seeing these! Instyle Coral speaks to me!! I will have to be on the look out for this one online because my coral loving soul needs it!

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    1. Isn't it a relief to get those things checked off your to do list. I think you will like Rimmel Polishes. They do dry in 60 seconds and the brush is like the SH Complete salon manicure ones but a little shorter. Gives you complete control.

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  4. I really like this line of polish! I only have two and I think they are fabulous, easy no fuss polish. They look great on you! I especially like Purple Reign!

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    1. Thank you. I have yet to have any real issues with this line. And they are easy on the wallet too =)

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  5. These look like some nice polishes! I think Green Eyed Monster and Purple Reign are my favorites!

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    1. Thanks. They are some fun colors and so Shiny!

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  6. These are pretty! The purple and the coral are my favorites!

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    1. I love the purple. The coral is pretty and I like it too but it's about 3rd on my list out of this collection.

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  7. I still happen to see some pieces of this collection here and there in shop. And I really like the coral one. But Rimmel and I just don't get well together. Each and every Rimmel I've had chipped on me after few hours :(

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    1. Well to be honest I've never actually worn my Rimmel polishes. Mostly swatched them for the blog and then removed. I'll have to actually wear one to see how well it lasts.

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