Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rimmel Powerhouse (308)

I got this one a few years ago, just when I started getting interested in nail polish. Powerhouse is a beautiful taupe shimmer, opaque in just 2 coats. I was really impressed with the drying time too! After 2-3 minutes, it was already quite dry.

About Rimmel Lycra Wear 10 + Minerals:
Up to 10 days of unshockable colour. Fade proof, crack proof shining colour.
One step application: no base or top coat needed. Breakthrough formula fuses Xtra Life LYCRA® with minerals to create a stronger, shinier color shield delivering up to 10 days of super durable, lasting color.

I've previously worn this color, and I was very impressed with it! I didn't leave it on long enough for 10 days (got tired with the color), but there was only minimal tip wear after 5-6 days!! Pretty good! I also really like Rimmel's brush: it was just the right size, not too large and easy to control.

I've been consumed with an overwhelming amount of Olympic spirit these past two weeks and I am now suffering of serious withdrawals since the Olympics are now over!!! My first day back from school was a big shock for me! I was so used to people being happy, celebrating and everybody being united that I was startled and disturbed when my Chinese art teacher showed us a documentary on the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989. I wasn't expecting it at all and could barely watch the film! Needless to say, I REALLY miss the Olympics! Such happy times! Thankfully, I had PVR'd a few events so I can watch it over and over again :)

Alright enough with the rambling...
it's my birthday this Saturday (the big 2-0) and I need your help choosing a color!
Should I do glitter, matte or creme?
Any color suggestion would be appreciated!!

Have a good day!
Much love,


  1. Very pretty color! You should go glittery! I turn 20 next month and my nails are going to be disco balls lol!

  2. I would need to know what you're doing for your birthday and what you'll be wearin! I think you should try the ever popular Ruffian mani in two colors you just love!

  3. hi! very nice nails, classy color

  4. Gildedangel - Thanks!! I'm also leaning towards glitters!!

    Elizabeth - I'll be spending my birthday with friends, going skating, to the movies than out for drinks! Hmmm Ruffian, you say? I'll have to give it a try sometimes!!

    Thanks, Beauty Editor!

  5. I have this color too and had completely forgotten about it. You might have just inspired me to try it out once again! I also didn't get to the 10 day mark the last time I wore it, through no fault of the polish.

    For your b-day I would go for a really bright creme, or a glittery polish.

  6. Personally, I like my birthday manicures to be on the flashier side because my birthday is, well, mine. :D

    For my 2-0 in November I wore OPI Merry Midnight. My favorite color is purple, and when you add glitter and flakies....well, it was more than perfect for me. I didn't do anything fancy (like Konad/nail art) because I was traveling and was short of time, but every time I looked at my nails I felt really happy about it. I love that color.

    So, I would wear whatever color/finish/pattern/whaever you know will make you really happy! <3