When I found the Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquers (Apocolips in the UK) I also picked up the 5 nail polish shades on the display. Each shade is a glass fleck & is in a summery hue. I think these are limited edition so if you want them, you’ll have to snap them up. The Rimmel polishes are significantly smaller than most nail lines with only .27 fl oz (for reference a nail polish from Zoya contains .5 ) but they only cost $2.50. Keep reading to see swatches!
Let use first look at the bottles & claims. Each bottle has a cute bottle over a holographic background as a sticker on the wand handle. The names appear in white on the base of each bottle & they are all cute booze names. On the back each shade promises “One-coat nail polishes. Dries in less than 60 seconds.” While all of these shade can be worn with one coat…none of them do this without visible nail line. VPL is important to me so I wanted to point this out. I did each of my swatches with one nail with only one coat & then showed what it looks like with 2-4 coats on the rest.I found the formula was pretty consistent & I had balding so be careful when applying.
Rimmel Cocktail Colour in150 Cutie Colada- Lime green glass fleck. By far the most sheer. I left one coat on my ring finger & there are 3-4 on the rest of my fingers. Clearly not a one coater,
Rimmel Cocktail Colour in 130 Apple Berry Smoothie- Very pretty medium blue with bright blue flecks in the light. This is a nice & was one of the best applications. One coat on my ring finger & 2 on the rest.
Rimmel Cocktail Colour in 120 Shirley Temple- An orange with golden hued flecks. One of my favorites just because it is a more subdued version of my beloved China Glaze Riveting. One coat on my middle finer & 3 thin coats on the rest. Man did this look terrible with one coat but it looks like sparkling orange soda with a few more!
Rimmel Cocktail Colour in 110 Baby Bellini- A medium purple with bluish undertones. It doesn’t flash blue really but this is also the most normal shade to me. Because it is so dark & dense the glass flecks don’t really come across. One coat on my ring finger & 2 on the rest.
Rimmel Cocktail Colour in 140 Hawaiian Punch- A red toned hot pink. I really like this shade & I think it is actually really pretty. One coat on my ring finger & only 2 on the rest. Probably my favorite of the bunch because I don’t have anything quite the same.
All of these shades are pretty & summery. Definitely budget friendly. With my experience with sheer glass flecks, all of these shades should be really pretty over black or white as well. You can find these polishes on this Rimmel display I posted about recently.
What do you think? Will you be picking any of these shades up? Have you seen them anywhere besides Walgreens?