So yesterday I tried Reggae Splash from the Kate Moss Salon Pro Rimmel nail varnish collection and the colour was very nice and unique but without a separate base coat and top coat, the varnish itself does not live up to its claims of both of the base and top coat in one. I had stopped painting my nails at 8:00 p.m. I went into bed at 10:00 p.m. and this morning I woke up and they were completely smudged, imprinted and ultimately ruined! I would have taken a picture and put on here but they were too messy, I was embarrassed to upload a picture of them. Hence, less than 24 hours later, I took them off and tried something completely different taking a break from the Kate Moss collection.
***Note: next time I use Reggae Splash, I will incorporate my usual base and top coat, then I will let you all know what it is like and upload pictures.***
In the meantime, other than buying from Rimmel, this week I bought some new nail varnishes from Revlon. I have tried these previously and have always been impressed (as long as a base coat and top coat are applied in the process!) When I was at Boots I bought Siren, One Perfect Coral and Ritzy. I had always wanted to get a coral, Siren was the mix of orange/red I was also looking for and Ritzy intrigued me.
So having a temporary break with my fascination with the Kate Moss colours, I indulged in my curiosity with Ritzy. Continuing to be vigilant with my base and top coats I used Ritzy and with only two coats, I was ready to use my Seche Vite. Usually black nail varnish on long nails does not work, kind of verging on The Addams Family Morticia style, but mixed with micro glitter particles and larger hexagonal glitter particles, it puts my long nails in the stylish territory. That and I prefer my nails to be long. The only times they are short is if I snap one and then I have to begrudgingly get out my nail scissors!
The brush is thin so it makes application more precise. The fact that it only takes 2 coats is a plus, it is less of the product you are using and it makes the whole process quicker in comparison to 3 coats to reach opacity. Although I am always dubious with nail varnish products claims on only needing 1 coat so 2 coats needed is the best for me. Usually you would think that putting on a second coat the black would ruin the glitter particles already applied to the nail but I did not see that happening. If anything, the second coat gave the nail more sparkle – you can never have too much sparkle!
And here is the finished product…..