Coral is a color I really like – what’s not to like in a bright mix of pink and red and orange, especially for summer? – but don’t wear too often as it is one of those colors that do weird things to my skin tone. So I don’t have too many polishes in that color group, but then again, sometimes I just can’t resist the “Oooh, pretty polish!”. 😀
When I looked at my swatch sticks, I also had a bit of surprise: one of my coral polishes is a very close match to one of KIKOs Sugar Mat polishes (you know, the ones I rave about endlessly 😉 ). I had tagged “Poppy Red” down as red (duh!), a bright red, sure, with some pink undertones, yes, just like the flower, but I didn’t make the connection.
And I probably should have used only that polish, because, oh my, the Rimmel polish drove me mad. This is my first (and quite possible last) Rimmel polish, so I’m not sure if I just got a bad batch or it’s just because it is such a light color, but you are looking at 4 (four!) coats. I even thought about adding a fifth coat, because it still got some slightly bald patches when I looked at it closely, but thankfully the Seche Vite did its magic and leveled it out. The funny part is, this is advertised – and I quote from the bottle – as “One-coat nail polishes”. Yeah, right.
If you have tried Rimmel polishes before let me know about your experiences, I’m really curious if it is just this polish or if it’s a problem in general.
Base coat: Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
Main color: Rimmel 60 seconds 415 instyle coral (four coats)
Top coat: Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat
Glitter: KIKO Sugar Mat 640 Poppy Red
Round golden studs from Born Pretty
Final top coat: Seche Vite (except on the accent nail)