Monday, February 11, 2013

Rimmel - Tangerine Queen

Hi, I can't believe it's snowing again, I'm meant to change the wheel on my boyfriends car, but there's no way I'm doing it in the snow.  If you're wondering I'm the one that does all the car stuff because I used to work on cars for a living and have training, my fella's the computer wizard and helps me out when I kill my laptop. :-)

Today's swatch is from before Christmas, my nails were loooong then, I think I might prefer them shorter, what do you think? Anyway, the polish on my nails is Rimmel's Tangerine Queen from their Lasting Finish range. In the photos I used three coats, it needed them as it looked streaky, but it worked out okay in the end. I found this quite thick and it dries quick, so you don't have much time to get it right, but it levels out nicely so that's a plus. It's a great Summer colour, although, I'd happily wear this all year round, I love having something bright on my nails.
Rimmel Lasting Finish - Tangerine Queen Nail polish swatch

Rimmel Lasting Finish - Tangerine Queen Nail polish swatch

Rimmel's are cheap enough, although I never buy them full price, if there's some thing I really want I'll wait for a 3 for 2, or I'll just get them for £1 from the pound shops as that's where most of my modern Rimmels have come from.

I have a love hate relationship with Rimmel, they were the first make-up brand I knew, and they provided me with my first nail polishes when I started trying polish in my teens, but even though I love the old colours and collect both old and new Rimmels I just can't stand the formula, all the old ones I've got have thickened up, not one is in a usable state, and new ones have been just as bad. It's one of the reasons I haven't swatched any old ones yet. I'm sure once I get my hands on some thinner I'll get them all out to play, in the mean time I might just have to do a bottle shot post to show you my favorites. :-)

I'd love to know what you think of Rimmels formula, and if you think their colours are as good as they used to be (although ignore their new duochromes, they are all kinds of awesome!) because I think they've dropped the ball over the last few years.

Cheerio for now,

Heather. :-)


  1. such a joyful orange! I haven't tried this Rimmel series yet, but I think I must do it :)

    1. There's alot of nice creme polishes in this range, great for throwing some glitter on top of. :-)