There's a million nail varnishes out there all claiming to be long wear, anti-chip or some new hi-shine formula but its seriously rare that anything ever delivers. Guess what though you little sparkly bastards... I've come across one that does!
The Rimmel Salon Pro Lycra range. It's been about for a while, I'm probably pretty late to the party (as always), but I'm so glad I eventually made it coz this is shit it worth getting outta your PJ's and heading into town for!
I started with the gorgeous neon lilac shade 'Ultra Violet', I'm not usually overly girly when it comes to nail varnish shades. Pinks and purples never overly appealed. However something about this little purple pot just spoke to me. It's been on my nails for about 80% of this month for two reason, 1: I LOVE IT, the colour is gorgeous and 2: IT LASTS FOR FOOKIN' AGES! Seriously... I've never known anything like it. I was abroad for work over a weekend, did my nails on the thursday and didn't get a chance to refresh them till the tuesday eve and all I had was minimal tip wear. I'd been typing, packing, digging about in bags, handling equipment, dragging people outta the sea, hiking up mountains and at a festival. WHAT SWEET MAGIC IS THIS?
NOTE: For those who are interested I used the Orly Bonder Base Coat & Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat with two layers of the Rimmel Salon Pro in between.
Having been so impressed with the 'Ultra Violet' I treated myself to a few other shades. Heading clockwise from the top I present to you : Ultra Violet, Purple Rain, Seduce, Simply Sizzling and Summer Orange. All of these are wicked. All of them last for days. WARNING: Not every colour in the range is the same, I also picked up a pale pink called 'New Romantic' (very unlike me again.. but I was all hyped up and confident) and it sucked ass. Painted my nails one evening, chips by the morning. It's not pictured because it's not worthy of being pictured. So there. Thumbs down for you Adam & the Ants (anyone? no.. just me?)
With the other shade though the finish is glossy, opaque (with two coats), and like I said, this shit stays! YAAAY!
There ya go guys. A range of nail varnishes that (mostly) does what it says on the tin. Bonus - they are only £4.49 and often on some form of offer.
Stay in school and don't do drugs. Until you are really old and guna die anyway... then it's ok right? I reckon super old age = being vaguely abusive to those who deserve it (and getting away with it), eating vast amounts of anything you want and trying a bunch of random narcotics. You're guna die anyway so what the hell?!? Ok I've gone off on one...