when i bought rimmel 'rapid ruby', i was expecting a lovely red wine-esque colour with perfect application. whilst the colour was nice, the application didn't live up to my previous experiences with the brand. it stained my nails, and it's one of those nail varnishes that rubs off on stuff it touches so i think it'd require a base & top coat..too much effort!
it's really unforgiving; it made my nails look so wide and in such poor condition! i wouldn't recommend this nail varnish unless you have lovely thin nails in perfect condition.