Manicure Monday: Rimmel Super Gel


I love it when I’m in Boots and I spot something I’ve not seen before and instantly pop it in my basket. I’m sure my purse doesn’t like it very much but I love the feeling of finding something new and that I’ve not used before. In this case I’ve not really properly used a polish and gel top coat polish before so I was really keen to get this on my nails and a trial underway, after all it claims to last ‘up to 14 days’ and that is definitely something I can get on bored with.

I painted my nails with the shade ‘punk rock’, which is a lovely dusky purple, and it went on like a dream. It dried in no time and the brush was so wide that I only needed one swoop to cover the whole nail. It was a good start. This was on the Sunday evening and by the Tuesday there was already a significant chip on one nail. Disappointing, but I put it down to me possibly catching it on something. That was only three days in and by the Thursday/Friday most of the nails were chipped. Actually, my nails looked awful, one was missing at least half of its polish and they no longer looked nice at all so I had to remove the polish.

I have to say I am super disappointed. I know Rimmel have covered their backs by saying ‘up to 14 days wear’ so you can’t really complain because technically it has lasted between one and 14 days, but I was definitely expecting it to last longer than three. I feel like I would have been better off just using a normal non-Gel polish. I think it’s a gimmick and a complete waste of money, especially at £5.99 each! It’s a shame because proper gel nails are very expensive and I was hoping this might be a nice little budget alternative but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. I’d much rather pop a Barry M Gelly polish on my nails as it has just as good a finish and lasts longer!

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Have you tried the Rimmel Super Gel polish? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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