I must be going mad. I've bought a couple of nail polishes that aren't me at all. But each spring and summer I start to wander off the beaten track and experiment with all things bright and colourful and this time my eyes fell on two pastel polishes from Rimmel Rita Ora line. These two are the strangest polishes I've ever used, but surprisingly good actually.
Rita Ora collection is a new addition to Rimmel's permanent line of polishes that come in rather small jars, with wide brushes that cover nails in 1-2 strokes and claim to dry within 60 seconds, which is a bit of exaggeration, but they do turn dry-to-touch fairly quickly. It needs to be said that these polishes are more than affordable with their regular price oscilliating around $3, but you can get them with up to 49% off discount if you follow all drugstore promotions.
Pillow Talk is a grayish blue pastel shade with discernible shimmer while in the bottle which, even though invisible on the nails as such, adds dimension to the polish.
Applying the polish was the weirdest experience ever.When the polish hit the nails it looked as if I was trying to coat my nails with toothpaste. It felt thick and dry, looked white and pasty, applied in opaque, yet streaky way and turned matte. But the second coat miraculously levelled itself out, evened out all the streaks and concealed all ridges. The polish dried quickly, but I didn't quite enjoy its matte look so I added a top coat by Essie which brought out the hint of shimmer and reduced the pastiness. This is the first pastel nail polish I've ever used and I must say I like it!
I like both of these polishes a lot and I see myself reaching for them pretty often. They're easy to apply, long-wearing and quite summery!
Disclaimer: I bought the product myself for my personal use and I am not affiliated with any company. I am not paid to do this review and everything I said here is my genuine opinion.