Round And Round The Garden

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I like to live by one very simple motto: when in doubt, buy a nail polish. Such a way of thinking has led me to have a pretty vast collection of the stuff, there's something just so satisfyingly easy about shopping for nail polish and it's something that I always seem to end up buying if nothing more exciting tickles my fancy. Over time finding shades that are nothing like anything I already own has become something of a challenge, which is exactly why I fell so hard for Rimmel's Round And Round The Garden on a recent stalk around my local chemist. I can honestly say that I don't own anything similar, in fact I tend to steer clear of blue and green shades altogether (exceptions being Essie's Bikini So Teeny and Mint Candy Apple). There's something about this shade that really caught my eye however and it's barely left my nails ever since.

Round and Round The Garden is a beautiful name for a lovely shade; in fact I couldn't think of a more apt one myself. There's something about this subtle green hue that just screams summer, yet the colour itself is a lot more wearable than many of the brights and pastels that come into fashion at this time of the year. One of the most surprising things for me however is the formula. It's safe to say that I'm in no way a nail polish snob - in fact my adoration for the Natural Collection Nail Colours has been well documented on my blog - but for some reason I just wasn't expecting this to be quite as good as it is. The shade is from the brand's '60 Second' range which, lets face it, was always going to be a bit of a stretch. Their promise of '1 stroke, 1 coat, 1 minute drying time' was something that I shrugged off from the beginning, but I do find that the first part is at least partly true. The brush reminds me of those included in the Essie concession line and is by far one of the easiest I've ever used, my nail can literally be covered in one single stroke. I do need two coats to build up the opacity and I can't really comment on the drying time as I always follow up with a layer of Seche Vite immediately after application, but it's safe to say that I'm super impressed with this one on the whole. As far as I know it's the first Rimmel polish I own, but there were more than a few other shades that caught my eye so I definitely wont be hesitating in picking up some more soon.