Dry, Dammit!

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Rimmel London Acid House

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Another day, another polish. This time a newbie from Rimmel London. I’d been noticing lately Rimmel hadn’t been restocking its Salon Pro polishes and I though it was because they were going to be discontinued. Turns out Rimmel was just re-releasing them in new bottles and (some) new colours, with a celebrity endorsement – Kate Moss. Rimmel’s been using Kate for a while now so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Her name now features prominently on the bottles so she must have signed on for a while. And here I was thinking celebrities were afraid of commitment!

Anywho, one of the new colours that caught my eye was Acid House. There was a really nice pinky-purpley one too, but I can’t remember its name. Acid House is a gorgeous deep metallic green that has these really pretty green sparkly bits when caught in the right light.

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

The wonderful Salon Pro brush is as good as always and I found the formula to be perfect in two coats. It was almost a one-coater, but it was slightly streaky for me. The colour is also perfect for winter – totally regal-esque! Would potentially be better if I wasn’t so pale, ha ha.

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

Rimmel London Acid House by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse (and many other chemists, this is just where I got mine)
  • Cost: AU$7.99
  • Volume: 12ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

So what do you think of the new-look Salon Pro polishes? Have you seen them in stores? Thanks for reading!


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Stamping nail art with glitter & matte finish

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Hello! Today I have some relatively easy nail art to show you. I used my nails from yesterday, Sinful Colors Gorgeous, and then used Revlon Knockout to stamp at houndstooth pattern from Vivid Lacquer’s VL005 stamping plate, which can be bought on Etsy. I was then just going to put on Rimmel London Lycra Pro Matte Finish on top, but I thought why not add some glitter!? So, I put on Savvy by DB Purple Viking on top but I don’t think it achieved the look I was going for, I think the glitter pieces had to be bigger. What do you think?

Nail art stamping matte glitter

So yeah, next time I think I would definitely do it without the glitter and just keep it simple, or use a chunkier glitter.

Nail art stamping matte glitter

Nail art stamping matte glitter

The above photo was taken with flash. My skin is almost translucent there! Ha ha. Tomorrow is Saturday so I am heading into Hobart’s CBD to finally check out City Organics and see what kind of butter LONDON colours it has. At AU$22 I’ll probably only limit myself to one… for now! Also this weekend I want to show you the comparison between Sinful Colors Gorgeous and Covergirl Constant Caribbean. And some other stuff if I get time! So a busy weekend ahead for me.

Let me know what you think of my stamping. Have a relaxing weekend. Thanks for reading!


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Taping & dotting nail art featuring Rimmel London, Max Factor & Covergirl polishes

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Hello! So as I mentioned in yesterday’s post I have some nail art to show you today. While it’s pretty simple, I think it’s come up quite well.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I used my base of Max Factor Deep Grey and then made the lines and dots with Covergirl Tickled Pink from the Outlast Stay Brilliant Collection and Rimmel London Royal Blue from the Metal Rush Collection. To make the stripe in the middle I used two strips of nail art tape and just dabbed the nail polish brush on the side I wanted to colour. I broke it up a bit by doing a straight line on my ring finger instead of all diagonal lines.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I think I definitely need to improve on my dotting; although I used two different sized dotting tools the dots look the same size on some fingers. But I am getting there!

So, what do you think? Any good? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!