If you follow me on Snapchat (my username is Beautynook if you don’t, shameless plug), you’ll know I’ve been testing out the new Rimmel Super Gel Top Coat pretty vigorously.
I’ve used it about 5 times on top of different branded nail polish and base coats and I pretty much had the same outcome with them all. Boots describe it as “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.”
It has the standard Rimmel nail polish packaging, which I am a fan of.
I love that the brush is quite large,flat and rounded at the tip. For me, this makes application easier.
Just to show you the process quickly:
Here’s my bare nails.
Here’s the base coat applied.
I let the nail polish dry for a few minutes before applying the Rimmel Super Gel Top Coat.
You can see, it definitely adds a lovely glass like shine to your nails and really finishes them off. It’s easy enough to apply and doesn’t drag or move the nail polish underneath. It also dries reasonably quickly, which is a plus too! I painted my nails in the evening time, so the next morning, they were still looking good!
After the second full day of wear, you can see (especially on my pinkie finger), bubbles have started to form.
By the third full day, this had happened.
The nail polish on my little finger had completely come loose and just peeled off. Not ideal!
Overall, and after testing out the Rimmel Super Gel Top Coat on numerous occasions, I really can’t say it lasts as well as gel UV nail polish. I got pretty much 3/4 days before it started to crack and I was at the stage where I could just peel it off my nails (I do really enjoy doing that though) :). For me, I will use it because I have it, but I won’t be repurchasing it any time soon.
You can get the Rimmel Super Gel Top Coat from Boots in store or online here. It will set you back €7.99 so definitely not the cheapest version on the market at the minute.