As I type this I’m listening to my newly downloaded Westlife album so apologies if an occasional irrelvant lyric slips in.. it’s just so darn catchy! Who else was excited about the launch of Revlons new ‘Nail Art’ duos? I generally stay away from Revlon nail polish wise as it’s not my favourite and for the price point I can buy Essie but these babies were too much to resist and I’ll be honest.. I’d had a few cocktails before this particular Boots trip 0 might have accidentally completed my Lip Butter collection while I was at it.. oops!
I’ve seen swatches of this online and it looked really good – example – so I’m not sure if I’m being too hard on it or it’s my poor application but I just don’t like it. Lee actually said it looked awesome but he likes anything a bit funky which I will agree that this is.. it’s just not quite what I expected. First of all I wasn’t expecting the flakes to be as large or create as much texture as they do, that’s probably my biggest irk.. it looks messy. My second problem is that the first time I tried this I the top coat totally removed the base coat. You have to wait for the base layer to be 100% dry.. like an hour maybe before you add the top coat because it will smudge the opaque colour underneath and it will look rubbish! As with all chunky glitter it’s hard to get a good smattering on each nail and given that these are not uniform shapes it’s tough to layer as you can overlap and end up with fully iridescent nails which isn’t really the effect you’re going for with this.
I do feel I’m judging it a little harshly and it’s not as bad as I make it sound.. I will be trying it over other colours but I’m just not as wowed by it as I thought I would be I guess. It’s a nice idea and well executed it looks really cool but I just can’t get it right and much as I love nail polish I want it to work for me not the other way around. One last note, the deep purple base colour is amazing quality, one coat application but it’s thick which I think is why I had the streaking issue with the top coat so bear that in mind and if you’ve tried this yourself please let us know what you think of it!