I’m so excited to be writing this Rimmel London super gel review, as a massive nail varnish hoarder, when something new comes on the market promises better results I just have to try it. The new super gel range contains an array of colours and a ‘step 2’ top coat which seals the colour in place and transforms the colour into a gel finish. I often do gel nails on myself at home, so I’m curious to see if the Rimmel London super gel range really does have what it takes to be as good as gel polish.
There are a total of 28 colours in the whole collection, ranging from bright reds to light, pale nudes, and just about everything in-between. I have tried out 5 of these in this Rimmel London super gel review. Kate Moss has also released 10 exclusive colours to the collection, and once you have the top coat, you could use that with any of the colours from the range.
In Superdrug, they are currently selling for £5.99, however can often be found in deals and offers both online and in-store. They are also available from Boots, Asda, Feel Unique, Asos and Sainsbury’s.
I love the fact that actual gel polish can be set under a UV lamp, however if you don’t want to have to buy and store a gel lamp these polishes can dry on their own without any extra help. When applying, I had to apply two coats of colour and then the top coat which means it took me about 20 minutes from start to end to do my nails, but they looked super shiny and pretty luxe to be honest especially for how affordable these are. I’m sure the more you practise, the easier application is. I always recommend doing thin coats, instead of thicker coats, to help the polish last longer on your nails.
The colours in the super gel collection are very summer appropriate, and I got massive festival vibes from all of the colours. The above two – Purple Splash and Sun Fun Daze are my two absolute favourites. Purple Splash is a lovely light purple that has a gorgeous cool-toned finish (plus help you look super tanned), and Sun Fun Daze is just a super fun fushia pink that stands out beautifully.
They claim to last 14 days – unfortunately, mine lasted about 5 days before I had any chipping, and I had to remove after 9 days to re-apply. Making a gel formula that works without a UV lamp is something companies have been trying for years and in my opinion, I feel like it’ll still take years of research to replicate the reaction within the UV lamp, without one.
Despite the fact these did not last as long as they claimed, if you compare these to other brands such as Essie, I believe these lasted (and looked) much better. If you’re a little less rough with your hands than I am, then by all means these could last even longer on you. The positive of them not needed to cure in a gel lamp, is that removing them is super easy; I used my trusted nail polish remover and it did the job perfectly.
I’d definitely recommend the Rimmel London super gel polishes – they’re available in so many gorgeous colours and the wear time is pretty good considering you don’t need to spend hours creating gel nails.
Have you tried these before? Which nail polish is your favourite? Let me know.