The Rimmel Sweetie Crush collection has finally hit the shelves. I’ve been casually keeping an eye out for these since February and I only just came across them last weekend. From the looks of it, a lot of pharmacies are only stocking selected shades although the bigger branches are selling the full range.
All five polishes in this collection have a sugar texture, a little sparkle and suitably sweet names — Candyfloss Cutie; Fizzy Applelicious; Sherbet Sweetheart; Violet Swizzle; Blueberry Whizz…Although I was initially drawn to the exotic blue colour, I decided to go with the one I’d use the most.
Violet Swizzle is a lovely lilac shade and as you might expect, it’s very pretty and girly and cute. It’s actually quite similar to the Sally Hansen Sugar Coat polish that I tried just last month (review here).
The pink and white striped detail on the lid gives it a fun retro feel. The brush with this bottle is decent enough, it’s pretty much the same as the brushes on the regular Rimmel polishes like 60 Seconds and I love Lasting Finish. With this particular polish, you definitely need at least two coats — I personally applied three. I also used a top coat simply because I didn’t have one with my Sally Hansen and it chipped a lot within a couple of days. This top coat didn’t even affect the textured feel of this polish which is evident but not uncomfortably coarse.
I’d recommend these to anyone who’s looking for textured nails that are pretty and fun but not too extreme. Each 8ml bottle generally retails at €5.49. I do like this polish but not enough to want to try the other shades in the range. I think two sugar effect nail polishes in my personal collection is more than enough…at least for now ;-).