It’s been a while hasn’t it? I was busy with a couple of things and had to put this blog aside. I’m glad to say I’m going to be putting more time into this blog now. I’ve got tons of collections to share. So many polishes to show! Hopefully, I’ll work out and stick to a schedule!
Well, Rita Ora has been gaining quite the buzz for a while now. She’s teamed up with Rimmel to create a new range of polishes for their 60 Seconds line. These were available in the UK the beginning of this year, but they were just brought over here, to the US, recently for fall 2014. On that note, the original collection consisted of 12 polishes in total. I was flipping through a UK edition magazine a few months back, that was the first time I heard anything about these. I was eyeing up the cornflower blue in the ad and I’m sad to say it’s not one that’s included in the US release. They’ve downsized the collection to just 6
About 2 weeks ago, I found myself at Walmart, looking around for new polishes (per usual). Lucky enough, I was in the Rimmel section, looked down and voila! I saw them! The section was a little picked over and polishes were missing from their slots, but eventually I was able to find them in their little hiding places behind other polishes of the core line. Cleaver Walmart shoppers.
These bottles are so cute. Each one has a sticker or stamp of Rita Ora with the background and her nails matching the polish. It’s all in the details, after all.
Before I start talking about each of these individually, I’d like to talk about the brushes. These terrible brushes. The polishes themselves are amazing. The brush is the culprit. It’s thick and stocky. It’s a full brush, but it’s not long enough to use that to it’s advantage. Not only that, most of the brushes were frayed. It made it difficult to get a clean line along the cuticle. Here’s some pictures. Imagine my pain.
Front & Side Views, ft. Lose Your Lingerie
So please excuse the terrible paint job on some of these. It wasn’t me! It was that bloody brush! Enough about the bad, onto the good.
White Hot Love is a white with pearl shimmer, on the nail the shimmer is barely detectable. It was slightly patchy on the first two coats, but it was perfectly opaque on the third. This has one of the best formula of all the pearly whites I’ve ever tried. It builds nicely and you could probably settle with two coats if you’re in a rush.
White Hot Love- 3 coats, no top coat
Here’s another color with a slightly pearly sheen to it. Lose Your Lingerie is a baby pink with light shimmer. It’s girly and playful, just like the name would suggest. Although Lose Your Lingerie and White Hot Love are similar in finish, their formulas are very different. This delicate pink is extremely patchy. I painted 3 coats to get it to even out, after that I still wasn’t quite satisfied.
Lose Your Lingerie- 3 coats, no top coat
Breakfast in Bed is a light tiffany blue, perhaps named after the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Just like the two shown above, this one is also a pearly shimmer polish. The formula was the same, patchy and needed 3 coats.
Breakfast in Bed- 3 coats, no top coat
This next one has a great smooth formula, but I’m not loving the color. Yep, it’s pink. Don’t Be Shy is a creme pink with a fuchsia lean. This polish dries with a nice gloss too. Again, it’s a great formula, but the color is just not my cup of tea.
Don’t Be Shy- 2 coats, no top coat
Turquoise polishes are a must for fall and Rimmel made sure to keep this one in the line up. Do Not Disturb is a turquoise teal with a fantastic formula. So smooth. One coater! If the brushes on these were better, this would be perfect. As with most polishes of this color, Do Not Disturb can stain, so lay down a nice thick layer of base coat!
Do Not Disturb- 1 coat, no top coat
Just like Do Not Disturb, Midnight Rendezvous has a great formula. It’s slightly thinner, so it’s not a one coater. 2 coats will do you right. This deep eggplant purple is perfect for those days when you want to vamp things up.
Midnight Rendezvous- 2 coats, no top coat
Let’s talk about this whole 60 seconds one coater thing they claim on each bottle, shall we? These polishes do not dry in 60 seconds. It dries in the same amount of time as a normal nail polish. With those polishes that need more coats, it obviously takes even longer.
The 60 Seconds range isn’t new to me. At just about $1 for each, I picked up a few when I first spotted them a few years ago at Walmart. I love the originals. They’re great. The brushes on those are better than these. They’re less… wonky. I’m not sure what happened with these.
Although the brushes are awful, the colors are beautiful and that packaging–love. I’m not sure if these are permanent or limited edition. My Walmart had a spot on their display for them with all their permanent items, so might be a sign. If you have a few bucks to spare, or are a nail connoisseur, try these out. There are some winners here and they’re just $1.50 each. Next time you’re at Walmart, check ’em out.