Rimmel, Models Own and Rococo: beach nail heroes
If you're getting ready to jet off on holiday, we're about to address one area of holiday preparation you might have missed out - nails. I've just got back from mine (returning to this weather from a 40-degree beach is hard times so be warned) and as well as the relaxing break it promised to be, it also turned out to be a nail polish revelation.
During my preparation I remembered everything obvious: suncream, SPF hair protection spray, after sun - but one thing I didn't think about were hard-wearing nail polishes that would stand up to heat, sea salt (which has a weird dissolving effect) and chipping.
It just goes to show where my priorities between style and practicality lie because instead of purposefully picking a long lasting, durable colour, I just went for the pretty using Rimmel London's LYCRA Pro Nail Varnish in Sea Green (371) (£4.59) topped with a coat of Models Own Indian Ocean (£5) - you can see I was in a holiday mood! Thankfully for me though, they proved to be an absolute dream team as everyone else's nail polish chipped and weathered away in the sea water after just a day, my nails persevered mostly unaffected for a week!
Well, mostly everyone's polish chipped away, with one exception - Rococo nail varnish in VIP (£12) turned out to be an absolute heavyweight in durability, with not one single chip the entire week.
Oh and if you too want to work some ocean themed beauty for your beach holiday, check out our Under The Sea trend feature!