Hi guys, well it's still snowing, I've lost count of how many days the snow's been here for now. I've had to reschedule my bus driving theory test, the test centre isn't near me, I have to go on the motorway and in this weather I believe that if you don't need to add to the traffic on the roads stay at home. I actually enjoy driving in these conditions, but I know it'd be just my luck to get stuck behind an accident or something. Hopefully next week will be better. Anyway, enough waffling about me, how about some polish talk instead?
Being a Rimmel collector I have been waiting years for them to bring out some duochromes again, Zeitgeist and Mania were among the first polishes I ever bought when I was younger and I've cherished them ever since (even though they've turned into a gloppy mess) so I was excited to see their Metal Rush range. But duochromes seem to be like buses you wait for one and then they all turn up, as along with Rimmel, Miss Sporty decided it was time for them to give us some duochromey goodness in the shape of their Metal Flip range.
Now anyone in the UK will no doubt have noticed that two polishes from both brands are very alike and I thought it might be useful to check for dupes as one brand is half the price of the other.
So without further ado, here is Rimmels Gold Save the Queen up against Miss Sporty 010 aka Beetle Wings.
Rimmel's Gold Save The Queen is on index and ring fingers, Miss Sporty's 010 Beetle Wings is on middle and little fingers
This is two coats of both, you could get away with just one coat of the Rimmel, but I used two anyway as I wasn't happy with my application, the Rimmel is a bit on the thick side and dries quick making it a little harder to work with, but the Miss Sporty is much thinner and easier to use. Both bubbled a bit, with the Miss Sporty misbehaving itself a little more.
These are certainly not dupes, but are quite close, but for me they're different enough to keep both. The Rimmel is an reddish orange with a slight greenish gold duochrome and the Miss Sporty is the same reddish orange but with a green duochrome.
Now if I had to pick one I'd find it difficult as I love both, but over all Miss Sporty wins it based on that lovely green.
Both are easily avaliable at Boots and Superdrug, Rimmel's Metal Rush polishes are £3.99 each for 8ml and the Miss Sporty's Metal Flip's are £1.99 for 7ml.
What do you think of these duochromes, which one would you pick if you could just have one?
Cheerio for now,