Tag Archives: Ocean

essence Glisten Up

5 May

Hi everyone! I would like to show you a swatch of essence Glisten Up. Glisten Up is a sheer aqua green nail polish with green/ neon-ish green with holographic microglitters. I used Caronia Blue Chill as my base colour and I was glad to choose a complementary colour.

Caronia Blue Chill 1 and 2 coats (nos. 1 & 2) – essence Glisten Up 1 and 2 coats (nos. 3 & 4)

(I’m sorry for the picture quality…)

Caronia Blue Chill swatch (in first picture)

Products Used: Revlon Top Coat – essence Glisten Up – Caronia Blue Chill – Skinfood Nail Vita Base Coat

Like I have mentioned in my earlier posts, I am not really a “green” person but trying this nail polish combination definitely made me a convert. The green is actually a “feel good” colour that is easy and pleasant to the eyes.

What I especially like about using Glisten Up and Blue Chill is that a duochrome effect was created as a result of the combination.

The mixed colour is very pleasing to the eyes. Looking at my nails gave me a cooler disposition in this very hot Bangkok weather. My nails even remind me of the ocean and mermaids. I really can’t help but look at my nails all the time. What do you think?

And now, I want to go to the beach! 🙂

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Cheers 🙂

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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 🙂

Nail Polish Haul

13 Apr

Hi everyone! Before I forget, I would like to greet you all “Happy Songkran Day”. April 13-15 is Songkran Festival which is the Thai New Year. It is a popular time for water fights  fun and merriments but it is first and foremost a religious and cultural celebration. I will explain more about Songkran in my next post 🙂

Anyway, our long holiday officially started yesterday. Since I don’t want to get wet when I go out for the next three days, I decided to visit the mall and buy some groceries. I did not only bring home a week’s supply of food but also 6 bottles of nail polish as well. It’s not like I ran out of nail polish but I really can’t just resist them.

After not paying attention to Revlon and 17 nail polish for quite a while and having bought a lot of different Korean-brand nail polish, I gave them another look yesterday. It was not a bad idea at all since I discovered new colours and got away with new bottles again.

Here’s my humble haul:

Whimsical – Hazy – Ocean

I was glad I browsed through the Revlon counters at Watsons and Siam Paragon because I have finally gotten ahold of Whimsical! There were new colours available, too but I only got these three.

Sweet Kisses – Bolt from the Blue – Pink Lemonade

I also went to Boots to check out some items. They have an ongoing  “Buy 2 Get 1 Free” promotion so I checked out what I can get. Instead of make up, I decided to get the 17 nail polish because I haven’t tried it before. There’s not a lot of choices, though.

Was I happy with my little loot? Of course I am! I can’t wait to try all six of them. I have used Revlon Ocean, though, and I’ll do a separate post about it.

What’s your current favourite nail polish brand or colour? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂