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Rimmel London Rita Ora Colourfest 2015 Review & Swatches

Hi everyone! I’ve just checked back and it’s nearly a whole month since I’ve posted… I’m so sorry! My life has been a bit crazy hectic the last few weeks. I hope you’ve had a good month anyway. June marked the 6th year of my relationship, and a fresh new haircut, as well as some gorgeous weather which is brilliant when you live just by the sea!

Aaaanyway… about 2 months ago (where does the time go?!) Rimmel very kindly sent me a huge package of nail polish to review – I think the total was around 50 nail polishes which, as I’m sure you can imagine, was an amazing surprise. I’ve felt a little overwhelmed with how to get them all done though, hence the length of time it’s taken me to post this! I should probably stop waffling now though 🙂

This is the Rimmel London Rita Ora Colourfest collection – 2015 edition. If you remember last March, Rimmel brought out the first Rita Ora Collection which I blogged about at the time (check out the differences between my swatches then and now!), which was a really nice 12-strong collection with lots of staple colours. This one is the same, again with 12 colours, but a lot more spring/summery than last time 🙂 These also have a festival-theme which you will notice from the names!

These are all 60-second nail polishes (although I don’t think it’s necessarily actually 60 seconds, they are pretty quick drying), and Rimmel claim these to be 3-in-1 (basecoat, colour and topcoat). Personally I think you should always use basecoat to prevent staining and drying of the nails, but these are glossy enough to skip the topcoat.

Rimmel London Rita Ora Collection 2015
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Rimmel London Keep Calm Lasting Finish Nail Polish

Hello my fellow nail polish aficionados, today I have another selection of Rimmel London nail polishes to show you all. To tell the truth, I’m not entirely sure when these came out – all I know is that they are all available now! These beautiful colours were sent to me by Rimmel for review. I’m pretty chuffed with them, because lately I’ve been a bit blinkered to highstreet nail polishes because of all the indies (ALL the indies!), and sometimes I forget how nice it is to have just a standard creme, or a staple colour with great formula and quality.

I know we are coming into Autumn now, but rules are made to be broken (especially fashion rules – who’s with me?!)

Rimmel Keep Calm & Kiss
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Rimmel Kate Salon Pro Autumn Winter 2014

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all having a great week. I was lucky to be sent 5 of the new Rimmel ‘by Kate’ Salon Pro nail polishes – I’d actually seen these a couple of weeks ago in Boots and really loved the look of the greens so I was excited to see these! The Salon Pro polishes all have a flat wide brush, which I know can make application a little tricky for people with slim nail beds, but personally with my wide ones, it’s a bonus. All five of these nail polishes are named after planets, which really appeals to me 🙂

I adore the colours of autumn and winter and I really feel that brands nail the A/W colours better than any other colour of the year. Rimmel is no exception; take a peek at these beauties!

Rimmel Saturn Kate
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Nail Art Inspired By Nature #1

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day. I feel like it’s a while since I really got down to doing some nail art, and ‘nail art inspired by nature’ is something that I’ve had in the back of my mind for a long time. There’s so many beautiful colours and patterns that you can see in the natural world that can be just breathtaking, or funky, or plain weird… I decided to ease myself into it with a simple one, for today.

I recently saw a picture of a baby red-bellied short-neck turtle which really stood out to me as a pattern and a colour combination I’d never really thought of. I couldn’t say how colour-accurate the original image is but it got me thinking, and I ended up with this:

Grey and Orange Neon Nail Art
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Rimmel Rita Ora Collection Review & Swatches

Hey everyone! Bit of a long post today, so grab a cuppa! Rimmel were kind enough to send me the whole new Rita Ora Collection, which is super duper exciting for me!! Rimmel are always fantastic for creating staple shades which look great alone or as underwear for a glitter, so they are must-haves in my eyes, and this collection is no exception. I have to confess to not knowing a lot about Rita herself, other than that she’s a British singer songwriter with a much-envied style! She apparently created these shades and named them which is pretty cool 🙂 the names are a little risqué, but you know how I like raunchy polish names! Such fun, in the words of Miranda’s mother!

These polishes are all in the 60 seconds range, which means they should be touch dry within 60 seconds. Great if you’re in a rush, as long as it does actually dry in that time! I have to mention the packaging quickly – I just adore the pop-arty stamps on the brush handles, and I especially love the fact that the background on each stamp matches the colour of the polish in that bottle, as well as the nails on the stamps too… it’s the little things!

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