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Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Enamel Ocean

15 Apr

I haven’t bought a Revlon nail polish in a long time but when I saw Revlon Whimsical and Jaded in one of the blog posts, I know I have to get my hands on them, too. There was no Jaded at the drugstore but I was giddy with excitement when I saw Whimsical! I got Whimsical and other nail polish colours as well as Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Enamel Ocean (that’s a mouthful!).

Description: Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Enamel has “a built in top coat which delivers a salon smooth finish. Available in 32 cool colors that set in 60 seconds”.

I don’t own and haven’t really tried a dark green nail polish on my finger nails , especially for work, but since I’m on a holiday, I decided to give it a go. Revlon Ocean is actually a duochrome. It looks bright green with blue undertones, or shall I say, teal. It’s hard to capture it in my camera, though.

What I like most about it is that the colour makes my hand looks brighter and fairer. I was happy to get this colour.

Swatches

no flash

with flash

natural light

Review

First Impressions: I’m always on a quest for fast drying nail polish so I was enamored by its “Top Speed” name. I kind of liked the silver brush handle which gives it a more chic look.

Consistency: Not watery nor thick, it was easy to manage but I had to act fast because it does dry quickly.

Colour: Shimmery duochrome – bright green/ teal

Smell: None

True to claim?: It dries fast so I have to be quick in my application. I don’t know why bubbles formed, though. Or perhaps, there was a fan when I did my nails? One coat of Ocean looks opaque enough but I suggest for a double layer to make the nail polish last longer. I didn’t know that no top coat is needed so I still used one.

bubbles formed 😦

Price: a little less than US$5.00

Durability: I changed my nail polish after three days even though there we no signs of chipping yet.

Availability: Revlon can be found in leading drugstores and department stores here in Thailand. I have seen the Ocean variant in a drugstore and two department stores I recently visited.

Will I purchase again?: I got two more Revlon nail polish and I will definitely repurchase new colours next time.

Two days after my manicure, I experimented to see how the shimmery Ocean would appear with a matte top coat. So, I used a layer of my Skinfood Gunnpang Nail over it.

no flash – matte

with flash – matte

… and I loved it! Applying a matte top coat gave the colour a different shade. Does it look more of a moss green colour?

Nail polish is love! Are you into Revlon nail polish as well? What’s your favorite so far? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

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Melted Chocolate on My Nails

20 Mar

So okay… they’re not actual melted chocolates but I just got a new crack nail polish from The Face Shop Crack Collection in BR801 and when it cracked on the nails, they look like melted chocolates. I looked for a “foil” looking nail polish from my collection and found a Caronia Golden Bronze which was given by a friend last Christmas.

I first painted my nails with Caronia Golden Bronze.

After my “foil” nail polish dried up, I applied a layer of The Face Shop Crack Collection BR801. I made sure to be quick and to get as much nail polish as it dries fast. I usually just put a layer of crack nail polish to have more “crack” effects later on.

I put a top coat after to give my nails some sheen, or else the crack effect would look matte.

So here’s how it looks…

They look like melted chocolates, don’t they? Or maybe it’s just me 😉

The products that I used are Tony Moly Nail Enamel Basic TC01 Top Coat, The Face Shop Crack Collection BR801, Caronia Golden Bronze and The Face Shop Nail Nutrition Coat.

So, how do you like crack nail polishes? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

 

Tony Moly Nail Enamel NE03

14 Mar

Tony Moly NE03

I got this nail polish from this seller.

I got the Tony Moly Nail Enamel NE03 from Gmarket in October and I haven’t used it until three weeks ago. I just swatched it on my nail when I received my package and I thought it was too  loud for my liking and not very appropriate for work.  I actually didn’t realize that it was a neon pink when I ordered it.

When I go traveling or on the weekends, I use bright and colourful nail polishes. Since I went on a trip three weeks ago, I decided to give this Tony Moly nail polish another go.

 

… and the colour is so pretty pink! I really love how it’s not really a shocking or neon pink. Compared with the Gmarket picture above, my nails did not turn out THAT pink. I should have worn this ages ago. In different lighting, it looks like a muted fuschia pink or a reddish pink/ pinkish red? 😉 I think the colour made my skin tone, lighter and brighter. I really love it!

My quick review…

First Impressions: Like what I said in the beginning of the post, I thought it was too pink that it won’t suit my complexion.

Colour: It was supposed to be a neon pink but it turned out to be a muted neon pink. It gets reddish pink/ pinkish red in different lighting as I have noticed in my travel pictures.

Smell: It should be light, I did not remember anything bad about it.

Consistency: It was not thick and creamy, hence it was easy to apply. It did not turn streaky on my nails. Although it did not dry that quickly, there were no bubbles formed on the surface. The nail polish did not chip until the 3rd-4th day.

Availability: I got this off Gmarket but I am sure that the local Tony Moly shops here in Bangkok carry this colour, too.

Have you tried this colour or the Tony Moly nail polishes yet? How did you find it?

Cheers! 🙂