For a while now I’ve been looking for a really nice, bright, retro-looking nail polish, so when I spotted Rimmel’s Lasting Finish in Double Decker Red in the supermarket the other day (this is why I love drugstore brands so much – you can pick them up with the rest of your shopping!) I decided to give it a go.

As you can see from the image, it’s definitely bright, and it’s definitely red, although in real life it looks a little less orange than it does here. (Please excuse the horrible paint job – I was in a hurry!). This was really easy to apply: one coat, no streaking or dragging, and a nice, glossy finish which dried within a minute or so. Sadly, it didn’t quite live up to the “lasting finish” claim, and after a couple of hours of hammering away at the keyboard, I was already starting to see some chipping. I haven’t tried it with a top coat yet, though (I’m lazy like that, although I was wearing a base coat), so it may well last longer if you do.

This was really cheap to buy, however – I can’t remmever the exact price, but I think it was only a couple of pounds – and it comes in a lot of great shades, so if you’re looking for a quick, cheap colour fix, I’d recommend it: I use Rimmel polishes a lot, and I’ve always found them to be good value for money.

  1. I have this exact same shade and I can confirm that it lasts longer with a top coat.
    It’s usually makes the 2 day mark before the first chipping at the ends start. I also have the deep purple colour and that can easily do four or five days before any chipping at all.. so maybe it’s just the red formula?
    Not sure, but I do love Double Decker Red and I’ll probably go get some more shades from this range!

  2. I love the colour of that polish.
    I’m usually too lazy to add a top coat, and as a result, the chipping usually starts within a day, no matter how long-lasting the polish is meant to be. Usually, the “long-lasting” bit doesn’t kick in until you add a top coat.
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