Fancy a quickie?
When it comes to nail polish, I do. I have NO patience, and can’t be bothered to wait 10 minutes for it to dry before I start using my hands again. I HAVE TO use them immediately, which inevitably results in smudges, dents, and a manicure that looks a week old barely a minute after application. *sighs*
That doesn’t happen with Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine in Double Decker Red. I haven’t actually timed it, so I’m not sure it dries in 60 seconds flat, but it dries super quickly indeed. I put on a coat and, before I even realise it, it’s dry. Just like that. I’d go as far as to say it’s the quickest-drying nail polish I’ve ever tried.
So, I should be madly in love with it, shouldn’t I? Indeed, I was. For a while. Then it showed its true nature. There’s a price to pay for such fast drying-time: poor staying power.
Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine in Double Decker Red lasts barely three days on my nails. Sometimes, even less. The second time I wore it, it chipped the day after. And when I mean chip, I don’t mean a tiny, visible-only-with-a-magnifying-glass-chip.
No, no. This stuff comes off in chunks. Huge chunks. So, when it chips, there’s no hiding it. You have to take it all off and paint your nails again. And, of course, it always happens at the worst times. Like before a date, when you don’t have the time to go home and fix your nails (yep, true story).
Usually, I don’t mind if nail polishes aren’t that longlasting. Some women crave varnishes that last weeks. I’m bored of them after five days. But this one really lasts too little. You have to be super, super careful with your hands. Definitely not something for a Miss Clumsy like me.
It’s just dawned on me that I’ve been talking about Double Decker Red for ages without even mentioning what kind of colour it is. Well, you know it’s red of course, but, contrary to what all my male friends think, there are many kinds of red. Cherry red, strawberry red, wine red, vermillion red…
Double Decker Red is a true, bright red with a shiny finish. It’s a classic, so it attracts attention without being too flashy or over-the-top. It’s just one of those shades you can wear for any occasion, and always makes you look chic, sexy, and polished.
It’s very pigmented too. One coat is enough, if you are in a rush (or just can’t be bothered to spend 10 minutes putting on polish – guilty as charged). But, of course, like all nail polishes, Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine in Double Decker Red looks better when you apply two, just to make sure everything looks even and streak-free.
This doesn’t streak at all. The formula’s lovely. Not too thin, not too thick, it’s very easy to apply with the flat applicator brush.
If only it’d lasted a big longer, I’d get every shade.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Pros: Classic and bright red, perfect for any occasion; Very pigmented, Formula is easy to work with and doesn’t streak; Dries super quickly; The price.
Cons: Short staying power; When it chips, chunks come off.
Summary: Smooth and pigmented, Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish in Double Decker Red dries super quickly. But it chips easily, and comes off in chunks.
Price & Availability: £2.99 at Amazon
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