The Polish Influenza

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink- Rimmel “English Rose”


Hi lacquer lovers!


Despite being on Thanksgiving break, I’ve been incredibly busy today running errands and helping out in the kitchen (the smell of pumpkin pie is currently wafting into my room and I couldn’t be happier about it). And, to top it all off, we’re currently getting our FIRST snow of the year! Well, semi-snow, because when I was out driving with my sister, it was sleeting. But still, it looks so peaceful outside. Of course, I’m not so busy that I couldn’t make time to do my nails, and I have a gorgeous Wednesday pink for you guys today!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro English Rose is a beautiful dusty pink creme. There’s no sparkle or anything to muddle with the simplicity of this polish- it’s a gorgeous classic pink. It definitely leans a bit towards the brown side of pinks, but I like that, it’s really different than all of my other hot pinks and raspberry pinks. I don’t own anything quite like this. My mom is in LOVE with this color, and for good reason, since it really flatters her skintone. The formula on this was superb, no issues, almost opaque in one coat, and dried quickly. It is a wide brush, though, very similar to the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure brushes (though slightly thinner). Pictures below are 2 coats of English Rose, no topcoat.

Natural, indoor light

Natural, indoor light

Natural, indoor light

Natural, indoor light

This pink is most definitely Mean Girls approved! What do you think of this color, or the Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro line of polishes? I haven’t tested these out for longevity, but perhaps over winter break I’ll test them out. Let me know your experiences in the comments below!

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro polishes retail for $1.99 a bottle, and can be found at most drugstores, beauty supply stores, and on their website, here.



Author: The Polish Influenza

I'm a teenage nail blogger from Delaware who, among other things, loves science, music, fashion, and um, of course, nail polish! I use my blog as a means of de-stressing, but I also love that I get to share my adventures in lacquer with all of my amazing followers! Please follow me :-)

4 thoughts on “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink- Rimmel “English Rose”

  1. Haha, this is NOT the actual English rose pink ; ))
    Cool mani!

    • Hi Catherine! I’m glad you like it! It always makes me happy to hear your feedback on all of my posts. It would be great if you could bring your comments over to, since I will be permanently moving to that site within the next week, and your comments unfortunately will not transfer 😦 Thanks again for your support, and I hope you’ll follow me on my website change!

  2. oh my goodness, I’m so sorry for the confusion! While my new site is hosted by WordPress, you’re going to have to refollow it, I think. They aren’t the same site :/ Sorry for that! But thank you so much for following me still, it really makes me happy 🙂

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