In last month's All You Magazine (no longer on newsstands) there was a BOGOFREE Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro nail polish coupon. So of course I had to pick up two colors at CVS (who can resist a good BOGO coupon??) and I am utterly, hopelessly, head-over-heels in love with this one:
Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Burgundy Flirt (retail: $3.99 at CVS)
This isn't a new shade--it's part of Rimmel's core collection and should be easily available to everyone. So why do I love it so much? Well, let's set aside the fact that it was impossible to photograph (I had to adjust the color in these photos and give my skin a slight green tinge in order to really capture the beauty of this red accurately). But that's the ONLY thing I didn't enjoy about this color.
As my pal Nicole over at Magic Maid said, this isn't a true jelly, but it's got a "squishy" texture to it. It doesn't feel squishy, it just looks squishy. Kind of like a thin layer of very red Jello. Does that make sense?
Anyway, I used two coats in the above swatches (but could have used three--it's a tiny bit sheer at two) and I topped it with a coat of Seche Vite. And guess what? I took these pics THREE DAYS into my manicure! I'm currently on day four and it still looks just as shiny and flawless as it did on day one. I ran out of my beloved Orly Bonder base coat, so I applied Burgundy Flirt directly to my bare nails (which means I'm really in for it when I remove this polish--hello red fingers!--but I love it so much I don't mind.)
Every gal needs a good deep, dark, sexy red polish in their collection. If you don't have one, I highly suggest picking this one up ASAP. I cannot think of one single skintone that doesn't look stunning wearing a deep sexy red (on fingers and toes). It's like the universal color for "sexy"!
Oh, and I would also like to add that I freaking LOVE the brush on these Rimmel polishes. As you all know, I'm not generally a fan of the flat, wide brushes (I'm more of old-school brush kind of gal). BUT, this brush is curved at the tip in such a way that I literally almost get one-stroke-application with these polishes, and it's SUPER easy to acheive a clean line if you prefer to stop short of your cuticles when you paint your nails. (like I did in these pics). Love love love this brush!
So, do you own any Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro polishes? What shades do you love?