Whoop whoop, huge thanks to G at Nouveau Cheap for linking to my Spotted! post where I was showing the new Rimmel Space Dust polishes. I’ve had lots of new readers sign up – hello there! – hope you enjoy the blog. I did say to G on Twitter that I would try to get a blog post up asap. So here we go, this is Total Eclipse from the new Space Dust range.
Total Eclipse is a lovely dark green with light green and a hint of purple shimmer within it. The Space Dust range is Rimmel Londons take on the textured polish trend we have seen sweeping nail polish makers over the last year. On the Rimmel site it looks very bottle green, but you will notice on the nail its much darker than that. I think in person this is even better, the dark offsets the lighter particles exceptionally well and it really is an unusual colour – quite unlike anything else in the stash. As with all textured polished, you aren’t supposed to use top coat unless you wish to change the effect.
The images above are two coats of Total Eclipse over a coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! Formula for this was a tad on the runny side, the Rimmel brush is wide and flat so take care if you have small nails. I applied one thin coat and let that dry for a good 10 minutes before adding a second coat. It went on like a dream, the sparkle on the wet polish dries into this fabulous matte with the green and purple glints I mentioned above. Dry time can be a smidge longer than you might be used to, as I’m often banging on a top coat which speeds up that process, I have to pay attention so I don’t put a massive dent in my mani. Love this. In the UK Rimmel is readily available in the high street, from Boots and Superdrug amongst others. There are five shades in the collection – Aurora (pink), Luna Love (hot pink/fuchsia), Total Eclipse (as seen here), Moon Walking (purple) and Shooting Star (silver). I would say that Shooting Star is not a true silver, it had a hint of lavender to it, very akin to ANNY She’s Amazing. RRP for the Space Dusts is £3.99 so it won’t break the bank.
What do you think? Are you done with textures yet? Let me know in the comments.