Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Rimmel London Salon Pro in Reggae Splash

I've been trying to expand my drugstore nail polish horizons lately just because I've encountered some really great formulas and sometimes I like to break out of my Essie habit to see what else exists in the world.  Enter Rimmel London Salon Pro.

Unfortunately, this range doesn't come in too terribly many colors, and most of them are pretty standard, but Reggae Splash caught my eye in CVS the other day, and for $3, I figured I'd give it a try. It's kind of what I always wanted out of Essie's Tart Deco, which never quite looked right on my nails, I think it's neon-y undertone disagreed with the tones in my skin. This has a really nifty formula that dries with impressive speed, and it has one of those nice wide brushes that makes it super easy to cover your nail in one or two swipes.  The only drawback is that this color is a bit streaky, so it took me three coats to get this level of opacity, though in the future I think I would do four reeeeeeeeeally thin coats instead to cut down on the need to self-leveling.

Overall though, I'm happy enough with the color and how well it lasts once it dries (especially for the price), that I'm glad I picked this up.  If you're looking for a fun little spring color that won't break the bank, go ahead and check this out!

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