It seems strange that I haven't shown you any Rimmel before. Rimmel along with Cutex, are probably the brands I've associated with nail polish (and removal) the longest.
I can remember as a young girl, probably about 10 or 11, pouring over the adverts Rimmel used to run in Woman and Woman's Own (weekly housewife type mags).
Back then they'd run a double page spread with swatches of all the nail colours, bliss! Of course this was when it was plain old Rimmel, not the Rimmel London it is today.
Unfortunately of all the magazines I kept (you don't wanna know!) , I didn't keep any of those and so I'm still searching for a copy of that original advert. I did find a fragment on the web which I'll share with you
Just imagine a whole page of this... The prices ranged from 15p to a heady 34p each
Enough of the reminiscing here's a swatch of a very modern Rimmel polish - they did have pale green and blue but definitely no charcoal!
This is from the Rimmel - Lycra Pro range and goes by the evocative name of Black Pearl
It's a charcoal with very fine silver/multi shimmery fine glitter.
This is 2 coats with no top coat and it's not the shiniest of polishes
Application was ok but it had one of those weird pro brushes like Sally Hansen which I don't have much experience of and I have teeny nails.
Overall I like it... Anyone else have fond memories of vintage nail polishes?