*Rimmel is not listed as a cruelty free brand*
Now for the first nail post of 2016 and it's a product which was sent to me for review. Rimmel have finally launched their own patented two-step gel nail "system" which comprises a Super Gel nail colour and Super Gel Top Coat.
It's as simple as applying 1 or 2 coats of the Super Gel colour, followed by the Super Gel topcoat to activate curing without the need for a UV lamp. Rimmel says this should provide "up to 14 days of gel colour and shine" with easy removal using your usual nail polish remover.
Now for whatever silly reason the "two-step" method went over my head and - obviously on autopilot the first time I tried these polishes - I applied a base coat as I normally do. My finished manicure bubbled so horribly I had to remove it - take it from me and DON'T USE A BASE COAT! The second time was a lot more successful as I stuck to the script, applying two coats of colour followed by the Super Gel topcoat. I had no issues at all once I did as I was told! Application of both colour and topcoat were smooth and even and the result was a super glassy finish. The shade I received, Rock N Roll, isn't unique but is a gorgeously classic red cream and I enjoyed wearing it. Unfortunately I can't report that this manicure had exceptional lasting power and I started noticing chips at around day 4, which is what I get with most manicures. Removal was as easy as they say and the polish dissolved away easily with my favourite remover. Now for some pictures...
The Super Gel Colour range offers 15 shades and is available from Priceline stores and pharmacies nationally.
Until next time.
(This product was provided for my consideration. All comments and opinions are my own.)