Beauty Review: Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish in Your Majesty

Hello again lovely people, and welcome to what I hope will become a regular feature of this much-neglected blog. It's inspired by the web forum of a very famous money-saving website, or more specifically a thread on that forum designed to encourage those taking part in the thread to use up their toiletries and cosmetics stashes. One of the regular features on the thread is the 'Friday Pamper', which is, as the name suggests, where the thread members use any products in their stashes which they might not necessarily use on a regular basis in order to reduce the amount of stuff they have. As I have a fairly hefty nail polish stash, I thought I would use this as an excuse to work through my various different polishes by trying a different colour or design every week. Doing my nails on a Friday night also has the advantage that I can get two full days of wearing polish before I have to take it off for potential interviews on Monday morning.

However, I'm kicking this post off on a four day weekend, so no having to take the polish off until Monday night, yay! And, seeing as this Friday is the day of the royal wedding, could I have picked any other polish? (Well maybe OPI Dating A Royal would have been slightly more appropriate, but I don't own that one - yet. Perhaps I'll buy it for Zara Phillips' wedding.) Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish in Your Majesty is a beautiful sparkly shade of silver, with some glitter in it, but slightly finer and not as much as the glitter in Andrea Fulerton Annie which I used in a previous manicure. You can see the difference in the picture below:

Although this shot is giving me an idea for a new uber-sparkly silver manicure, but we'll save that for another day...

The application was really good, I didn't find the polish too thick or gloopy and it gave a nice level of coverage. Rimmel's own website claims that the polish offers 'hardwearing, chip resistant, long lasting colours for a great colour finish'. I can definitely vouch for the latter statement - the finish on this manicure is absolutely brilliant, like molten silver - but will let you know how it goes on with the other claims over the next few days. So far it seems to be holding up pretty well, there are a couple of little bubbles but no major chips around 36 hours later.

For the picture below, I used two coats of Your Majesty on top of Nails Inc Hyde Park base coat and topped that with Seche Vite.

Overall, I really like this manicure - I think it's funky, edgy, a little bit rock chick and links in well with the current metallic trend going on in fashion, but is also a colour you could wear at Christmas or for nights out all year round. It's also got potential to be a good base for 'accent' polishes like China Glaze Fairy Dust or Barry M black crackle as you could amp it up a bit and give it a more blingy or punky feel to it. Definitely a keeper.

You can find Your Majesty and the rest of Rimmel's I Love Lasting Finish shades, as well as their other ranges, in Boots, Superdrug and your local independent pharmacy, where they retail at a very reasonable £2.99 for an 8ml bottle. They're quite often on 3 for 2 as well.

(And yes, I know I'm writing this on a Saturday, but yesterday was a bt too manic to update so I'm posting this today.)

1 comment:

  1. Hey Laura,

    I nominated you for a blog award:

    I love your blog - keep up the good work!


    Rach xxx