Monday, March 17, 2014

Rimmel Salon Pro Britpop

Nail polish prices just keep going up. The average drugstore nail polish price range a few years ago was probably $3-$5 range, now it's more like $4.50-$8. The mainstream polishes were in the $5-$8 range, now everything seems to be $7-$10. I've grown accustomed to the price increase, but it's so nice to find quality nail polishes at a lower price in the drugstore.

I came across these new Rimmel Salon Pro polishes a few weeks ago. These have replaced the Lasting Finish Pro line, and are core. I am so impressed with these polishes. These are made with lyrca and said to have gel-shine finish. I will say the color selection is not very unique, but honestly if I was just starting my nail polish collection, I'd want to have these as some of my foundation colors, they're that good! The best part is that they are $2.99 a pop!

Britpop is a bright teal creme.

Color: This color is one of the Kate Moss inspired shades. This color is bright and saturated. I'm sure there are other teals like this, but this is an awesome color.

Formula: The formula on this was excellent. I found the formula to be really buttery, smooth, and creamy (No this isn't food, but it applied like buttah!). I used 2 coats above. The brush is shorter/wider, tapered, and covered my nail perfectly in one pass. The formula is so shiny and dried shiny. I have never used proper "gel" polishes, but this seemed gel-like as far as appearance and formulation.

Price: $2.99 each. This is such a great price especially in this day in age. These are currently BOGO 50% off at CVS.

Overall: Can you tell I love this? Britpop rocks! I love being impressed by something. I have 3 other shades I purchased from this line and they're all equally amazing. There are 11 shades in this line, and while no, they're not unique, they're excellent in formula, and great in price. I know in the UK they have more shades in this line. I hope they expand this line in the US or at least release LE collections with new shades! Check out Nouveau Cheap's post to see the displays pics of this line.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Happy Monday!


  1. This is such a pretty teal shade! Love my cremes too.

  2. That color screams to me! I'm sure I have dupes (Illamasqua Noble and Barry M Guava spring to mind) but man, I might still have to check it out. I'm a sucker for blue cremes like this.

  3. I picked up several of these on my last CVS trip, and they're incredible!!!

  4. WOW.. $2,99?! That is cheeeap! Might snag some in the US then later this year, they are €6,95 here I believe which translates to $9,50... pretty shade indeed!


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