NOTD: Rimmel London 60 Seconds – Blue Me Away

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 15 - 2011

I was sticky beaking along the bargain shelves in Boots (as you do… frequently) and spotted this rather pretty nail polish that had been reduced down to something ridiculous like 75p.  This probably means it’s discontinued and you won’t be able to find it but humour me anway.

Rimmel London 60 Seconds isn’t a formula I’ve played with before.  I’ve previously tried and disliked the Lycra Pro range so have gently steered myself away from Rimmel polishes on that basis which makes me very glad that this bargain price sticker turned my head.

The polish is packed full of fine red sparkle, turning what was essentially a blue base into purple once worn on the nails. This makes the name Blue Me Away rather redundant when looking down at what is clearly a warm-toned purple polish.

Application wasn’t too shady, fairly smooth but I did get a bit of drag around the edges of the nail bed and the polish doesn’t apply kindly unless the brush is well loaded.  Other than that, I was done in two (fairly easy) coats.

I have to take issue with the whole “60 seconds” thing too, seeing as this was one of the slowest-drying polishes I’ve worn in months.  You’re definitely going to need a quick dry top coat with this one.

Other than those niggles, for £3.469 (or less if you can find them on offer), I’m pleased to be reintroduced to a brand I’d avoided when it came to nails.

Rimmel London 60 Seconds polishes can be found instore and online at Boots et al.


9 Responses to “NOTD: Rimmel London 60 Seconds – Blue Me Away”

  1. Very striking colour!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Kat M says:

    This shade has to be one of my number one favourite shades that I currently have in my collection. Such a beautiful colour that can’t decide if it’s purple or blue :)

    I have to confess that I’ve always been a bit of a Rimmel nail polish fangirl, but since I started blogging, I’ve been leaning towards a broader array of brands. I love their colours, but agree that they don’t dry as quickly as they claim to!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. shanice says:

    I loveee Rimmel’s 60 seconds collection! Though they can be a bit hit & miss; some of them dry as quick as they claim to but others seem to take forever -.-

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. sahar awan says:

    great shade….

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Rae says:

    aslkdjgh this is ridiculously pretty! D: I have a bit of a soft spot for Rimmel polishes – the formulas aren’t anything spectacular, but they definitely have some great shades (and at awesome prices, when they go on sale!)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Lillian says:

    Oh wow that is a fantastically pretty colour!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Julianne says:

    This is gorgeous! I’m tempted to try to get over my issues with Rimmel (my make-up brand of choice as a teenager…shudder) for it!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Gauri says:

    Wow..the shade is lovely…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. Emma says:

    Managed to find this gem on eBay and your swatch convinced me – now very happy to be bearing it upon my nails! :) thank you! x

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection: The Packaging

Well, it’s reached our shores… the Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection* has arrived in the UK and is currently available online at Debenhams …

Bronzing Translucents... It's bronzing but not as you know it!

I talked yesterday about the new bronzing cream from Manasi Makeup which works to inject both colour and luminosity onto the complexion.  Today I want …

Beauty Blender - The Trial

I’m about to lock away my foundation brushes, stippling brushes and buffing brushes. I’m doing a full-on swap for these: The infamous Beauty Blender! I …

Lipglossiping New Year Giveaway – Day 16

But only ‘cos I love you. I’ve been holding on to this prize since I bought it back in August… and then BarryM released a …

Advent Giveaway - Day 16

Rusk Beaded Hair Band (tres sophisticated) Schwarzkopf Bonacure HairTherapy Moisture Treatment Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 16th December.  Comments made …

Would you inject yourself in the name of beauty?

There comes a point in our lives when we may find ourselves looking in the mirror, bemoaning the fact that whoever said “pevention is better …

30% off at Models Own

Complete the Models Own Survey and receive 30% off your next order online.  Not only that, but you’ll also be automatically entered to win an …

More NYX Eye Shadows - Swatches

My latest NYX eye shadow acquisitions for your viewing pleasure! Sparkle Cedar is a weird one, it really is as ‘gritty’ as it appears in …

Last Chance, closes tonight! Win a trip to Paris (and £500 spending money!)

I won’t blather on, instead I shall direct you to this post where you can find out all you need to know about entering this …

My latest addiction...

…is CND’s Solar Oil! Recommended to me by the rather lovely Jamilla from MakeupForProfessionalAsianWomen as her salon uses it to nourish her cuticles.  I’m always …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads