Category Archives: Revlon Nail Polish

Revlon Parfumerie: African Tea Rose

Revlon’s new Parfumerie nail polishes are adorable!! While I am not wild about this particular color (looks better here than it does in natural lighting), I have to say that the formulas and scents of these polishes are on point. Check out the swatches below:

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And how cute is this bottle?! Not to mention that my nails literally smelled like roses (not the stinky ones either). for an entire day. This is going to sound weird, but I could not stop smelling my nails when I was wearing this color…I love the scent! The thing is though, it smells like regular nail polish up until your nails dry. So don’t go smelling these in the drugstore…Lol

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If you’d like to try these nail polishes out, they are actually on sale at Ulta right now for buy one, get one 50% off. They have a wide range of colors that I’m sure will fit your taste, and they retail for $5.99 each. Have any of you gals tried this nail polish yet? If so, what did you think? Lately, I’ve been trying to get more into drugstore nail polishes since they are a lot more affordable.

Side Note: Is your week dragging as slowly as mine!? I am so ready for this holiday weekend! Talk to you all soon! xx

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Favorite Nail Colors of 2013

Here’s just a quick recap of my favorite nail polishes/nail posts of 2013:

Nails of 2013

Half Moon

So I decided to try my hand at a half moon manicure since all the nail salons I called last week couldn’t guarantee me that they had a nail tech that could reproduce the look. In the photos below I used  Revlon’s Bubble Gum and OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls. This manicure is a little more difficult than one might think. Check out the images below and let me know what you all think about my skills (or lack thereof…Lol):

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Revlon’s Enamor: Perfect Bubble Gum Pink

One of my guilty pleasures is walking through CVS, Walmart, Target, or Walgreens off the late night looking at nail polish. CVS and Walgreens usually has the newest nail colors so I like to go in there to see what’s new.  It’s crazy, I know, but I can’t help what I like to do. Lol…Anywhoo, I was in CVS one night and I came across Revlon’s Enamor. Because it was kind of expensive, I decided to wait on buying it because I knew I could find it for cheaper somewhere else.

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After my run Sunday morning, I went to Ulta and they were having a sale on Revlon products (jackpot!), buy one get one 50% off. So I decided to pick up Enamor and Passionate Pink (which I swatched the other day and didn’t like).

Enamor is a part of Revlon’s new Brilliant Strength line and is the perfect bubble gum pink! I would say that it is comparable to Zoya’s Sweet so if you have that one you don’t really need to purchase this one. The formula is a little thin at first (very streaky), but in this swatch I used two coats and that was more than enough. The brush is interesting..It’s flat and squared at the tip, which makes it easier to paint your nails, provided that you have big nail beds like me. For those of you with smaller fingers/nail beds, you may find that the brush is a little big. Overall I think this nail polish is well worth the $6 I paid for it, and I will definitely be wearing it again.

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Have you all tried this Brilliant Strength line from Revlon yet? It’s supposed to be a base coat, nail color, and top coat all in one. However, because I am super impatient, I can’t roll without a fast drying top coat, but I suppose the concept is a nice one. Lol…

What are your favorite drug store nail polish brands? I would have to say Revlon, Essie, and Sally Hansen are my favorites. And how do you all feel about bubble gum pink nails in the summer? Or pink nails, period?

As always, I hope you all enjoyed this post. Talk to you soon! xx

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Spring/Summer Nail Polish Picks

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Here are swatches of some nail polishes that I think you all will enjoy this season. I pulled some of my favorite polishes at the moment, many of which are a part of Spring 2013 collections.

  • OPI – My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours
  • Essie – First Timer
  • Essie – In The Cab-ana
  • Zoya – Sweet
  • Essie – Mint Candy Apple
  • Zoya – Pippa
  • Color Club – Poptastic
  • China Glaze – Keep Calm, Paint On
  • Julep – Avery
  • Revlon – Blue Lagoon

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As you can see, blues and pinks are my weakness! And who doesn’t love pastels?! Remember that nail polish is just another accessory to add some color to your wardrobe so have fun with it! Don’t get so bogged down with trends. Do you! xx

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Bubble Gum Mani

I was in Ulta last week (the new one out in Gambrills, Maryland…better known as Crofton, MD) and I stumbled upon this Revlon color. Not only is it an adorable pink, but it smells like raspberries. I don’t know where I have been, but I didn’t even realize that Revlon had a line of scented nail polishes. How adorable?!

Check out the swatches of this creamy fuchsia pink polish below:

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Since I am a sucker for pink nail polish, I thought I would give Bubble Gum a go. The formula was great…Not too thick and not too thin. In the pictures above I used two coats and topped it off with Orly’s Second Dry top coat…Speaking of top coats, I am considering going back to Seche Vite’s Fast Drying Top Coat. Although I get annoyed with it because it gets really thick once you reach the bottom of the bottle, I find that it really makes your nails shine bright like a diamond (I know that was corny but whatevs). My nails look shiny in these pictures but looked a little dull in natural lighting…But I digress….

Back to Revlon’s Bubble Gum…You can find this puppy in any local drugstore that sells Revlon products for anywhere between $4-$6.

Are you guys a sucker for pink nails too? I was just telling one of my friends last night that I have a wide range of blues, pinks and greens, from the lightest to the darkest, in my nail polish collection. Lol…

BTW I picked up a few colors from China Glaze’s Avant Garden collection…Would you guys like me to swatch them all at the same time or in separate posts? Let me know! xx

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Haulin’!

Check out my haul video that includes recent purchases from Nordstrom, Sephora, Target and Rite Aid!!

Here are the swatches of each nail polish mentioned in the video:

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From left to right: Revlon Colorstay in Wild Strawberry, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed, Mint Sorbet, Coral Reef, and Sinful Colors in Faceted and Super Star.

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Try This Trend: Half Moon Manicure

I have been wanting to try this trend for quite some time now. I’m sure you’ve seen it a million times, but I had to do my own version of the half moon mani. It was pretty easy, but it definitely takes a considerable about of time, as you have to wait for your base color to dry before you apply the reinforcements to the nail. And yes, I used hole reinforcement stickers (normally used for the purpose of reinforcing rips in holed notebook paper) to get the half moon look at the bottom of my nail.

Check out the swatches below:

For my base color I used Revlon’s Gold Coin, and China Glaze’s Liquid Leather as the main color. I put two coats of Out the Door fast drying Top Coat on my nails as well to add some shine and to smooth the line between the black and the gold.

My right hand didn’t turn out as well as my left hand showed here, but not bad at all for my first time. I think I will be revisiting this mani again and again especially for occasions when I am going out! I am going to try some various color combinations as well…I’ll keep you all posted on my progress!

Have you tried the half moon mani yet? If so, how did you like it? Did you do it yourself?

I’m on serious crunch time right now with my thesis, which I am trying to finish by Monday.  I hope everyone has a blessed weekend and I will talk to you sometime next week! xx

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I Got The Blues

So I was in Ulta the other day, and I stumbled upon this Sally Hansen nail polish that I have been searching for forever! Now you all know I love my blue nail polish, and this one…well, it’s just no different. And for $2.59 I went ahead and bought two of them thank you very much!

Pacific Blue initially reminded me of Baker Street (see post here) from Nails Inc. Though it isn’t as bright, it is just as creamy and looks great on! The formula was very smooth and easy to apply. It is opaque in one coat, but for the sake of long lasting wear I would suggest applying two coats.

As for the color on my ring finger, that baby is Revlon’s Coastal Surf. While is was $7.99 in Ulta, I grabbed it out of Walmart for a whopping $4.97. Don’t mind if I do! This one is also an easy to apply cream color. I was so excited about these colors I had to try them on together somehow. Check out the swatches below:

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How gorge are these blues?! I do apologize for the short nail on my index finger…of course it broke the other day. I hate it when my nails break on my left hand, the hand I use for all my swatches! Lol…Anyway, I hope you all enjoy these blues. I will talk to you all soon. Smooches! XOXO

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Today’s Mani: Zoya and Revlon

As I’ve stated already, I really love Zoya’s nail polishes and Erika is a really amazing color. As you all know, I love my bright colors, but sometimes I do get the urge to tone it down and wear a color thats more subtle and muted, but still pretty. Today’s mani is Zoya’s Erika and Revlon’s Starry Pink on the accent nail. I love Starry Pink as well, but any nail polish with glitters in it are soooo difficult to remove, which is why I only put it on my ring fingers. Check out the pictures below and let me know what you think:

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I used Nailtek’s Foundation II as my base coat, Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat, and Nicole by OPI’s Drying Drops. Clearly, I like for my mani to dry ridiculously fast! Lol…Hope you all enjoyed this post! Talk you soon! XOXO…

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