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Rimmel London Sweetie Crush – A Cheap Textured Thrill

Rimmel Sweetie Crush texture nail polish

I Bought This

If I have anything to say about it, sparkly texture is going nowhere, any time soon. I love it an I’m not afraid to shout it from the rooftops. So, naturally, when I came upon a Rimmel London Sweetie Crush display at my local Rite-Aid, I couldn’t leave without a couple. I mean, candy-colored glittery texture. Bargain basement pricing. How could I not?

Formula & Application

The Rimmel London Sweetie Crush polishes don’t have ingredients listed on the bottles but considering that it’s a UK brand, where 3-Free is the standard, we can assume there is no Formaldehyde, Toluene or DBP. Outside of that, your guess is as good as mine.

The bottles are about half the size of a traditional polish bottle with thin plastic caps that house a short, wide, flat brush with stiff bristles. The formula is thin and kind of sheer so it’s easy to control but you need three medium coats for full coverage.

Like other glitter texture polishes, it dries matte with metallic particles that give it a sparkling sand finish. They are intended to be worn without top coat but you can always add one.

Rimmel London Violet Swizzle is a warm orchid sparkle texture. It doesn’t have the gold shimmer of Formula X Glitter Rocket but it’s also not as pink.

Rimmel Violet Swizzle swatch from Sweetie Crush

Rimmel Violet Swizzle

Rimmel London Fizzy Applelicious is a pale green apple with silver shimmer. It looks a bit minty in the bottle but it’s definitely has too much yellow in its base color to go there. I have no green textures quite this light or this warm.

Rimmel Fizzy Applelicious swatch from Sweetie Crush

Rimmel Fizzy Applelicious

The full Rimmel London Sweetie Crush lineup: Sherbert Sweetheart, Candyfloss Cutie, Violet Swizzle, Blueberry Whizz, Fizzy Applelicious
Rimmel London Sweetie Crush texture nail polish

Rimmel London Sweetie Crush
Bottom Line: If you are still on the texture bandwagon (come join us, it’s fun!), these will make a great addition to your collection. They’re affordable with a fruity range of colors that will work for spring or summer.

Rimmel London Sweetie Crush is available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. They retail for $2.25/ea. for a .27oz bottle.

Have you spotted Sweetie Crush at your local drugstore? Are you still wearing texture or so over it? Do you plan to pick up either of these shades?

Disclosure: I purchased both nail polishes. For more info view my Disclosure Policy
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  1. Lisa N. says:

    There pretty and great shades for Spring.

  2. jen says:

    I need these! I love these textured polishes and these colors are fun! Thanks for reviewing these inexpensive options!

  3. Tricia says:

    OH, these look so pretty! I haven’t seen them yet, but I’m gonna have to get all of them when I do! ;)

  4. Danii says:

    These are cute! I want the lavender and the pink. I don’t really wear green, as pretty as green can be. I like that’s it a three-coater for full coverage, so no opaque creme base necessary <3 That's an issue I have with Royal Icing from the SH Sugar Coats.

  5. Sarah L. says:

    Beautiful swatches! I love texture polishes and also hope they stay! These are so cheap I might have to try them! How were they on wear time? (If you were able to test that.) Thanks!

  6. Jules says:

    Awww…they are both so pretty. I super like every color for I find them classy and so perfect for Spring or Summer. A must try indeed!

  7. Lark says:

    Ooh, I felt the same way when I spotted these for the first time at Kmart! I decided to only grab one (the violet), which I really love I bought probably 20-25 clearance nail polishes that day, so I was trying to be “conservative” (lol) with my new collection buys. Speaking of that – Kmart is redoing their beauty departments and tons of polishes are on clearance! I got a ton of Essies – even more popular shades like Butler Please and Stylenomics, and the luxe effects gold topper! – for $4 each. There were some pretty Sally Hansen micro-fleck shimmers (Color Vibrations) and the new-to-me Orly Color Blast. Have you heard of this? Looks like scaled down (11 ml) traditional Orly bottles, and the colors are existing shades, but with new names. (Ex: Space Cadet is Rainbow Flip, Halley’s Comet is Turquoise Color Flip, etc.) At $6.99 apiece, for what are nearly minis, they are a tad overpriced, which is odd given it’s Kmst

    • Hi Lark! So many people have been posting KMart hauls on Instagram. I don’t even know where my nearest store is but now I’m tempted to seek it out just for the deals. I know Jessiks from Polish Insomniac bought a ton of stuff.

      I believe those Orly Color Blast polishes were released in Canada before, though I’m not entirely sure. Odd that they renamed the colors and the price is ridiculous for the size, given the price of full-size Orly polishes. What is up with that?

  8. Lark says:

    (Ugh, sorry!) …* The expense is a bit odd, given that they’re at Kmart. Cute collection though! I grabbed a few.

    Thanks for sharing these swatches! They’re gorgeous, and now I need that green. ?? Glad I’m not the only gal tempted by the el-cheapo polish displays.

  9. Sarah says:

    Is it sad that, while I like these shades, I think the bottles are really aesthetically displeasing and don’t want them on my pretty nail polish display shelf? I’m just a tad picky, apparently…

  10. JuicyJules says:

    HELP!!! Love these sweetie crsh polishes, but cannot remove!!! Polish remover isn’t helping at all…its as if there is glue in the mix.

    • Are you using acetone based remover? I don’t know why they wouldn’t come off. Try holding a remover soaked pad on the polish for a few minutes. That should get it right off.