I am impatient. I like things to go according to plan and I hate to be left waiting (even though I’m always late for everything!) and one thing I certainly hate waiting for is for freshly painted nails to dry. It honestly is so boring and within seconds I find myself trying, and ultimately failing, to do something silly which involves me smudging my nails and having to start all over again.
Lately I’ve been trying out Rimmel’s 60 Second Top Coat polish as I am desperate to find a top coat that will ensure that my nails dry instantly. I’ve been putting this to the test for the past few weeks and I have to say, it is rather good. I apply it before under the coloured polish – to avoid nasty stains – and on top in hope that it will combat my serious beauty blogging dilemma and make sure that my nails are bone dry within sixty seconds.
The polish itself is rather good. It’s got a really nice consistency which applies neatly and quite thickly to the nails to ensure a sturdy application. I say “sturdy” because it almost forms a barrier so that no polish can get through onto the nails themselves and cause some staining. I like to wear bright, vibrant and almost fluorescent in the summer months, but this can often result in you looking as though you have been smoking about sixty cigarettes a day. Let’s face it, it’s not a good look; but this little bad boy helps to combat this problem.
In terms of a top coat it gives a lovely, glossy finish to the nails, similar to that of a professional manicure which I love. It’s always nice to give yourself a little bit of extra TLC. It also makes the nail polish last so much longer too. I’ve had nail polish on for over a week and it’s only now started chipping which is an absolute bonus for someone who hates the chore of painting their nails.
But does it dry your polish in sixty seconds? Sadly not. I would say that it took at least two minutes for my nails to dry completely and they do easily smudge or get imprinted upon even after that amount of time. However, I do love the finish it gives to the nails and I love that it helps prevent staining while lengthening the life of your polish too!
What are your favourite top coat polishes?
Lots of love,