Layering: RIMMEL Wear Maxx in Nr. 283 Pure Sin and IsaDora Wonder Nail Extra long lasting Quick Dry in Nr. 620 Sparkling Diamonds (as a top coat) (2 coats of Rimmel, 1 coat of IsaDora, no top coat)
1. RIMMEL Wear Maxx in Nr. 283 Pure Sin (2 coats)
12 ml, up to 10 days super durable colour, exp. date: 30 months after opening, made in Spain.
Special features: Lycra + minerals (have no idea which minerals it contains, as this info along with ingredients is not written on the bottle).
Colour: pink with very fine silver-magenta-purple glitter.
Finish: pearly shimmer.
Application: very smooth application - 2 coats is enough for a full coverage. What comes to the durability - it's quite good when wearing alone, but certainly not 10 days as they claim! I haven't try not to wash my hands and not to clean anything though, maybe that's the key to those promissed 10 days. lol
Retail price: around 6 EUR.
Pros: easy application, not streaky, good coverage, long lasting.
Cons: the brush is quite small for my liking, no list of ingredients, no info about those mysterious minerals, 10 days = fail!
PS Lots of promisses but no explanation, otherwise everything is fine.
2. IsaDora Wonder Nail Extra long lasting Quick Dry in Nr. 620 Sparkling Diamonds (Holiday Collection 2008 Dazzling Diamonds) (1 coat)
6 ml (0,2 oz), exp. date: 24 months after opening, made in Sweden.
Special features: Wide brush - very easy to use. I'm not sure what I would tell if it'd be a much darker shade though. lol
Colour: pearly white-red-silver shimmery glitter.
Application: very smooth application. It's quite sheer when applying alone though. I use it only as a top coat, it gives that silvery shimmery look. Is better used with cool toned darker polishes. What comes to the durability - it's quite good - up to 6 days without a top coat (I find nail polishes last longer without all those top coats), while with a fast drying top coat (Seche or Mavala) it's 3 days "till the first chip". It also takes a while to dry to the touch - around 3 hours.
Retail price: around 8-9 EUR.
Pros: easy application, cool brush, fine shimmer, long lasting.
Cons: sheer when applying alone, tends to get thicker over time, pricey.
PS What do they actually mean with "Quick dry"? Can I call 3 hours a quick thing? I doubt so. lol