I'm pretty sure by now you know I am something of a nail polish addict, I love nail polish and trying new products so when I saw Rimmel had launched a new two step "gel" nail polish and top coat collection I had to try them. I love Rimmel polishes, the Rimmel 60 Second polishes are amongst my favourites so I had high hopes for the Super Gel polishes too. There are 20 shades to choose from but I chose the shade Cocktail Passion which is a coral shade and the Super Gel top coat, the products retail for £5.99 each but Boots had a 2 for £10.00 offer so I got a couple of pounds off.
What Rimmel Says About The Super Gel Polishes
Rimmels first ever 2- step Super Gel nail polish for superior colour and shine that lasts for up to 14 days.
Easy to apply, it dries like a regular nail polish, no UV lamps needed.
Super Gel has a patented Gel Colour System that uses natural light curing technology to deliver high-shine nails in the comfort of your own home.
Apply two coats of brilliant Super Gel colour using the ultra-accurate precision brush for a streak-free, one-stroke application.
The built-in base coat means there’s no need to prep nails to achieve a salon-perfect finish.
Apply Super Gel Top Coat to on top of Super Gel Colour to activate the self-curing process - natural light does the rest.
Nails are given an incredible shine and a super-smooth durable gel finish that covers any nail imperfections.
My first thought when I opened the polish was that I was pleased to see a nice wide brush, I prefer nail polishes that have a wide brush, I find they apply well.
The instructions are to apply 2 coats of polish and then 1 coat of top coat, I found the coats to be thin and quite streaky so I applied 3 coats of polish and 1 coat of top coat. I didn't like how the polish applied, it is thin and streaky and some nails looked ok but others didn't and I definitely needed 3 coats to achieve a nice opaque finish. I found the top coat ok to apply, it is just a standard top coat application really.
I was pleased with the colour of the polish, the above photograph was taken as soon as the top coat was applied, I liked the colour and my nails were lovely and shiny. However, whilst my nails were drying the polish started to bubble and I was left with little bubbles on my nails which I absolutely hate, I always make sure I allow each coat of polish to dry fully before adding another coat as this prevents bubbling but my nails still bubbled badly.
The bubbling on my nails
I hope you can see in the photograph above the bubbling to my nails, I did wonder if the polish bubbled because I had applied 3 coats of polish but I have used the polish since as has my eldest daughter, we both applied 2 coats and we both had bubbling with 2 coats of the polish and 1 of the top coat.
Unfortunately the negatives don't stop at the bubbling, my nails chipped within 3 days, Rimmel claims 14 days of wear with this polish so not only did they look awful, they chipped too and when I say chipped I don't mean just a little chip, they chipped badly and I had to remove the polish. I have to say the polish is one of the worst polishes I have used and has to be THE worst "gel" polish I have used, it doesn't look like a gel manicure, it bubbles, it's streaky and it chips badly and to be honest I have yet to read a good review of the polishes, it was absolutely appalling. I have tried to use the polish with my regular top coat and it is streaky and bubbles and I have also used the Super Gel topcoat over my other polishes and they still chip appallingly so the formula of them is in my opinion absolutely terrible.
I would not recommend you try the Rimmel Super Gel polishes but if you would like to, they are available in 20 shades on the Boots website HERE for £5.99 each and the Rimmel Super Gel top coat is also available on the Boots website HERE for £5.99.
Have you tried the Rimmel Super Gel polishes and top coat? Chat with me in the comments to let me know what you think of them.
Thank you for reading, much love as always,