Rimmel 60 Seconds Spring 2009

TGIF! I have to admit, I tend to think of drug store nail polish as being “less than” other polishes. I do not know why, it’s just ingrained in my head for some reason. I think part of the blame can be placed on the bottle shape. Generally I don’t think the bottle shapes  look “sophisticated”  and they mostly lean towards looking like the 80’s to me, but I AM starting to open my eyes, look past the bottles and am finding some awesome polishes. In this case Rimmel’s new 60 Seconds colors for spring. Pics taken in sun and shade with no top coat. FYI the top pics are my old watermarked format and the other two are the newer one.

Camouflage (Sun)

Camouflage (Shade)
I am pretty sure there are a lot of you out there who are loving this one. Camouflage is a super killer grass green with shimmery gold and it really does dry uber fast. It only needed two coats and the application was smooth, silky and fabulous!

Stop Traffic (Sun)

Stop Traffic (Shade)
I don’t know why but when I first saw this I thought for sure it was going to be really sheer going on but it wasn’t. This was almost a one coater but I did two anyway. It’s a great flamingo hot pink shimmer and the application on this one was really great as well. Normally I would never even think to buy a color like this, but it was so flattering on and would make such a great pedi color for a tropical vacation (a girl can dream can’t she?)

Night Before (Sun)

Night Before (Shade)
How cool is this one? This was tied with Camouflage as my favorite. The color is a dark purple with pink/red/gold shimmer. What I love about this is that even though it’s really dark, it doesn’t look black in low light. It also has that lit from within glow about it. This was two coats as well and again with the nice application. As far as staying power, I haven’t worn them long enough to try them out but will keep you posted.

Which are your favs?


  • February 27, 2009

    My ultimate favorite from these three swatches would be the camouflage. It’s simply gorgeous!

  • February 27, 2009

    Yep – I love that Camouflage. So “springy”!

    As for drugstore polishes…I’ll admit I’m a snob. I generally don’t like to spend money on any polish that won’t wear for a full 7 days without chipping, and since a lot of the cheaper polishes won’t, I avoid a lot of polish, pretty though they may be.

  • February 27, 2009

    Oooh! I like Night Before!

  • February 27, 2009

    There are some jewels in the rough, you just have to be patient and look for them as far as drugstore np’s. You did a great job finding them. Very pretty!

  • February 28, 2009

    Night Before, for sure! I love the sparkles in it.

    Can’t wait to hear about the wear time. I hope they hold up!

  • February 28, 2009

    Night Before looks awsome! Now I regret not buying when I saw it on ebay in the old type bottle… Camoflage must be the same as the one I got, also in the old bottle. I love Rimmel, they make good polishes and have some very nice greens!

  • February 28, 2009

    I love the polishes I find in drugstores/Target/Walmart,etc. I agree w/the bottle shapes being retro, but the polishes stand up and perform, so they make me happy. :)

    I just bought a few polishes by Rimmel, Camouflage included. I am IMPRESSED! I can’t wait to give it a try. It really looks good. That’s my favorite of the pics you have posted here.

  • February 28, 2009

    I just picked up Camouflage and now I am on the look out for the other 2. I have a lot of the rimmel polishes. I come to realize it doesn’t matter low end high end just have a good bc and tc. Some of the low ends have some really nice colors:)

  • February 28, 2009

    I own Stop Traffic and I like it (especially now when I’m wishing for summer). I am SO smitten with Night Before. Lovely–as always, thanks!

  • February 28, 2009

    Wow these shades look awesome. But what makes you feel that drug store nail polish arent good? by the way these shades are awesome, i am going for the red one.

  • March 1, 2009

    I love them..I think Night Before looks very similar with Zoya’s Jasmeen with that red shimmer which is one of my favourites!

  • March 1, 2009

    I love camou! And I’ve always wanted Night before:)
    Stop Traffic is pretty too, very summery!

  • March 31, 2009

    Have you seen Rimmel’s Climax 660? It’s a beautiful metallic lavender color. I saw it once at my local Target and told myself I’d buy it later, but sadly its all gone! =(