Hi, this is my first review of a product on my blog, here goes… I have decided to review the new Rimmel London Super Gel nail varnish. I picked to review this particular nail varnish for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because it’s new, and I am a sucker for anything new or that I haven’t tried before. This counts with pretty much everything, not just beauty products. New chocolate bars, new bread, new shoes, new TV programmes, just anything new, I want to try it.

Secondly, I picked this nail varnish because it is a gel nail varnish that can be used and applied without a lamp. Sounds good to me!

So, I applied the nail varnish, two coats of the nail varnish followed by two coats of the top coat as directed on the bottles. So far so good, it went on easily, dried quite quickly, and even after all four coats it didn’t feel any different to when I would wear my usual nail varnish. I even managed not to smudge it.


Usually, nail varnish lasts a day or two max on my finger nails. This is mostly my fault, I carry on as normal; cleaning the kitchen, bathroom etc. without gloves. I know this is a big no, no, I do have gloves, I just think I’ll only wipe the side down, it will take me a minute, it will be a faff to put on gloves. But my hands and nails are paying the price.

Anyway, this nail varnish managed to survive for a whole week and a little more! In my opinion, that is fantastic. Ok, so it didn’t quite make the “up to 14 days” as promised on the bottle, but I’m sure it would have lasted so much longer if I hadn’t cleaned anything or done any washing up. BUT I am genuinely impressed. I will be investing in a further colour to try out. I resisted until I had seen what one was like.

Photo of what my nails looked like after one week; not the best, but I promise this is what they usually look like after 2 days.

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However, I must add, I applied this to my toe nails at the same time, I think it would last a year on them (if they didn’t grow of course). It really is sturdy stuff. Go and give it a go.

I hope you like my first review, let me know if there are any other products I should try out, I am happy to use and test new products.

Ali xx