Friday, November 8, 2013

Rimmel Space Dust - Aurora

Hi!

I picked this up on a whim when I was recently repurchasing some Rimmel foundation (or as my husband once declared "I picked it up on a wimp"). Space Dust wasn't a line I'd heard of before. It cost me €5.49 which is dear enough for a small polish, but there was no way I was leaving without it. I'm SO glad I bought it - it turned out to be a textured sand style polish.


The texture is very much like O.P.I's liquid sand polishes, maybe even a tiny bit less gritty, but for a fraction of the price. Aurora is a dusky light pink shade, reminiscent of a pinker version of Sally Hansen's Razzle Dazzler from their Gem Crush line. It's really flattering on short nails, and looks gorgeous beside pale skin. Here it is in direct sunlight:


And inside, with a flash:


You can see the mixture of different sizes of glitter. It doesn't feel overly gritty or textured on the nail, which is a huge plus for me. Here's a close up:


Aurora is a gorgeous little find and I'll definitely be purchasing some of the others in the range if I can find them, in particular Total Eclipse, a dark vampy green/black; Shooting Star, a white; and Moon Walking, a purple. There's also a hot pink one called Luna Love which isn't to my taste, but is still a pretty polish. I'm 3 days in with this shade and there's not a chip in sight, making it perfect for the Christmas season when you're too busy watching Eastenders and eating chocolate to bother with frequent nail painting.

One of my favourite polishes of 2013 for sure.



21 comments:

  1. Lovely! It's looks so good on you. I'd say you'd find them in pennys. They always seem to stock the lesser know Rimmel polishes x

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  2. Well this is blahddy gorgeous..... I never seem to check out Rimmel polishes when I'm meandering shiftily through Boots... Will remedy, beautiful polish innit

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  3. Ooooh really pretty! I picked up an Essnce textured glitter polish & really like it - I'd love a pinky one!

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    1. The Essence ones are lovely, as are the new Barry M ones x

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  4. It's gorgeous and reminds me of bubbly champagne lol It is so great to see you back blogging now xx

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  5. Oh. My. God. This is so gorgeous!! Will have to pick it up. Two questions, did you use the peel of base coat and did you use a top coat? I'd be anxious the texture would drive me nuts.

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    1. I replied via twitter but in case anyone else wans to know, I didn't use peel-off or top coat and it's not as gritty as it looks x

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  6. Oh that's pretty! I think I have one of them in red I havnt used it yet....I will now! x

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    1. You should, they're gorgeous and last ages x

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  7. Great to see you back blogging again lovely lady! :)

    I'm still laughing at the "I picked it up on a wimp" :D

    That polish looks absolutely stunning! Deffo going on my shopping list x

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  8. This is such a great polish, it's an exact dupe forOPI honey Ryder that I had on my blog this week and a lot cheaper!!

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    1. Oh it is!! The white one looks very like Solitaire too x

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  9. Oooh, gonna check out that OPI polish now. I love the look of the texture and glitter of this and it's a nice kinda muted champagne colour too - I hate frosty/metallic golds that are streak central!

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    1. Dear god I hate frosty polish too, gick!

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  10. These look so amazing on, not the usual run of the mill glittery nail polishes but something really special! I'm definitely going to pick one up!

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  11. This is such a beautiful shade! Need to pick this one up for sure xo

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