Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Review/Mani: Rimmel Super Gel in Rock N Roll*




I was recently sent a Rimmel Super Gel duo pack* comprising gel nail colour and gel top coat, and I honestly couldn't be happier with the shade I got. This is Rock N Roll. It's a stunning, sexy red, that's flattering, bold and a real showstopper! I am in love with this colour. When I put it on, I immediately thought why don't I wear red more often? I need to wear red on my nails more! If you don't think nail polish can give you confidence, try swiping Rock N Roll on. It's a shade with attitude. There are 14 shades available in this collection, and eight of them have been designed by Kate Moss (you'll see 'Kate' on the bottle of her shades), but only six colours are available in duo packs. You can see the full range of colours on the Rimmel site.






And now for the actual formula! Rimmel have taken a leaf out of Sally Hansen's book (I'm referring to Miracle Gel obviously!) and created a two-step Super Gel, so we can reap the benefits of a gel manicure (long-lasting, shiny results) without the need for UV lamps and light curing. The gel top coat is self-curing and seals the colour in for 'up to 14 days of colour and shine'. Now I never get close to two weeks with any polish, gel or otherwise. In fact, manicures seem to chip on me in record time. Maybe I'm just one of those people that uses their hands a lot. This was still looking good on Day Four though, which is saying something. The formula is smooth and applies easily and the finish is super shiny. Another plus; it was easy to remove with normal nail polish remover. For this mani I used two coats of Rock N Roll and one coat of Super Gel Top Coat.







Rimmel London Super Gel RRP $9.95 each or RRP $14.95 for the duo packs. You can find them at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Target, Kmart, Big W, Coles, Woolworths and selected pharmacies.

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30 comments:

  1. Firstly, I just love your ring. Secondly, showstopper is he right word for the colour. It is SATC fabulous. Lastly, my nails have all,started breaking so this is perfect, protect and colour and not expensive. #teamIBOT

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! Yes, you should try it, it smooths over well and the finish is awesome :)

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  2. I haven't had any luck with gel nails, but I'd be willing to give this a go. I'm pretty tough on nail polish. It barely lasts on me at all.

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    1. Same here, even the gel ones don't last very long on me. We obviously do too much housework. :D

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  3. mine usually doesnt last long either! must try this! :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  4. This is a killer colour and such a professional-looking job too, I am most envious!

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    1. Haha, thanks! I try to be extra careful when applying red, because there's nowhere to hide!

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  5. What a vibrant sexy color! DF xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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  6. Love the colour and such a professional job. I'm hopeless at doing my own nails.

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    1. I guess I've had a lot of practice. It doesn't always go this well, though!

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  7. I have very short fingernails cos (at 40-something) I still bite them. I don't paint them so I don't attract attention but I'm going to a jamberry party thing next week which is a little worrying. (I gather they're stick-on nails or paint!)

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    1. That will be fun! They are nail wraps, Deborah. I've reviewed them here if you want to prepare yourself lol http://maxtheunicorn.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/jamberry-nail-wraps.html

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  8. Oooh lurve that colour! You have lovely nails too. I am yet to try a gel polish but I am keen - really keen! Dang why am I not sent polishes in the post?!! Thanks for the reminder that I need to attend to the chipped toe varnish asap!

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    1. Haha, thanks! I think my toenail polish needs attending to, as well actually!

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  9. What a lovely red nail colour, I like Rimmel nail polishes, they are vibrant, cheap and long lasting.

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    1. So do I! It's great when you find a reliable brand that's also affordable :)

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  10. You're absolutely right hon, it's a fabulous red, and so deliciously shiny - love it! ♥♥♥

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  11. wow! It looks super glossy. I'm very impressed x

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    1. Yeah, it's lovely. Thanks for dropping by, Louise. Just checked out your site and it's great! x

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  12. Ooohhh I love this colour - yes rock and roll baby! I seriously need to get into this - much better than UV lamps !

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    1. Yes, you should pick up a pack! Beats paying heaps at the salon!

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  13. I bought this colour the other day its a stand out red, I also love the shade soul session. I bought grape sorbet but i find it comes out a bit streaky. I love the wide brush on this, stoke almost and I'm done!

    Lauren | www.lifewithlozzn.com

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    1. Ooh, sounds like I need to try some of the other colours in the range then! Thanks for reading, Lauren, I'm off to check out your site :)

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  14. There's nothing like a classic red manicure and that color looks amazing on you, great job!

    ISA Professional

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  15. Hi Di and Max,

    I love the Rimmel nail polishes and this product is one of my new favourites. Red is my favourite nail colour as I find it goes well with everything.
    Great post :)
    Aimee :)
    http://www.laughinggalah.com/

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