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Rimmel Sweetie Crush Collection

Rimmel Sweetie Crush via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush Collection

Ah textured polishes. Try as I might, I just can’t love you. I often like you, sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised by you, sometimes I tolerate you, but I just can’t love you. As textured polishes go, I think the sparkle through the Rimmel ‘Sweetie Crush’ collection lends itself to a nicer look. While I prefer them with a top coat I realise that this defeats the point of them, but I don’t mind them in their textured state either.

‘Blueberry Whizz’ is one of the more opaque colours and needed 2 coats.

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Blueberry Whizz' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Blueberry Whizz’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Blueberry Whizz' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Blueberry Whizz’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Blueberry Whizz' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Blueberry Whizz’ with top coat

Another 2 coater, pink isn’t my thing but this wasn’t bad.

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Candy Floss Cutie' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Candy Floss Cutie’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Candy Floss Cutie' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Candy Floss Cutie’

I love apple flavoured sweeties, didn’t quite work for me in polish form though. Three coats here.

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Fizzy Applelicious' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Fizzy Applelicious’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Fizzy Applelicious' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Fizzy Applelicious’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Fizzy Applelicious' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Fizzy Applelicious’ with top coat

You know my feelings on yellow. Three coats again.

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Sherbet Sweetheart' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Sherbet Sweetheart’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Sherbet Sweetheart' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Sherbet Sweetheart’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Sherbet Sweetheart' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Sherbet Sweetheart’ with top coat

‘Violet Swizzle’ is also a three coater but the lovely lilac colour saves it for me, I quite like this one.

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Violet Swizzle' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Violet Swizzle’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Violet Swizzle' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Violet Swizzle’

Rimmel Sweetie Crush 'Violet Swizzle' via pollypolish.com

Rimmel Sweetie Crush ‘Violet Swizzle’ with top coat

Overall, I’m glad Rimmel are expanding their polish line, but this feels a bit of a too little too late situation if I’m honest. They’re nice, but I don’t think textures are at all timeless, I think (or maybe hope) they’ll be but a distant memory in the near-ish future. Formula wise they were good, the application was nice, though I’m used to textures drying a little faster than these seemed to. For the price though, they’re fun and worth a try if you’re into textures. My picks would be ‘Violet Swizzle’ and ‘Blueberry Whizz’.

Important Bits:

Cost £3.99 each
Availability Boots & Superdrug

Product/s sent for review

Posted in: Blue / Glitter / Green / Pastel / Pink / Purple / Rimmel London / Textured / Yellow
  • Mum

    Sherbet Sweetheart looks nice. I think one nail is fine. Full mani – nah!

  • http://sparklesandshinenails.blogspot.com Jessica

    I have to admit, I am a sucker for “fad” nail polishes, and textures are no exception (I still use crackles, proceed with judgement!). These are pretty, but do seem to have almost a bumpy frostiness about them (which is such a tricky finish on a polish). I think I prefer textures with actual glitter (such as Zoya Pixie Dusts), it almost gives them a reason to be bumpy.