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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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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 🙂

 

essence colour & go Where is the Party

11 Apr

Hi there! Here’s a quick post about a swatch of essence cosmetics’ colour & go nail polish, “Where is the Party”.

First Impressions: I love its holographic effect. It looks purpl-ish or green-ish in different angles and lightings or its a mix of the two colours together. I got it not only for the colour but also because the bottle indicates it is “a quick drying nail polish”.


Where is the Party on my nails

I admit that more than the holographic effect, I got this nail polish because of its claim to be “quick drying”. I experimented on it and applied the nail polish on my fingernails without a top coat. I let the nail polish dry on my fingernails and bubbles formed. I slept after leaving it for a little over an hour but I woke up in horror to see mattress marks on my nails. I was really disappointed 😦 I used the same nail polish on my toenails but I applied a layer of top coat. It was in good condition when I woke up!

I haven’t tried any other essence nail polishes so I can’t tell if the “quick drying” ones don’t really dry as fast as I expect them to be.  I guess a top coat should be almost always applied for a better result.

Consistency: Its consistency is thick but is manageable to apply.

Smell: Faint or close to none.

Price: I got it at around US$3.00.

Availability:  I have only seen essence cosmetics at Siam Paragon, I am not sure, though, if the sister malls of Siam Paragon carry essence, too.

Will I buy it again?: I am planning to get more essence nail polishes and try them out.

Have you tried essence nail polish before? Which ones do you recommend? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

Skinfood Gunnpang Nail No. 2

3 Apr

On days when I go to the mall and that I have to at least buy something, I almost always get a new nail polish even though I still have a lot of new and unopened bottles. After walking around Siam Paragon and browsing the shops, I went to Skinfood and grabbed a few bottles of nail polishes and the Gunnpang Nail is one of them (when I got home I realised I already have a similar hot pink but the old one was not in matte).

 The bottle bears a Skinfood sticker/ seal to prove authenticity.

A Brief Review:

First Impressions: It is small and cutely packaged, bottled in a clear matte glass. It bears the Skinfood sticker so the product is genuine. The label is written in Korean except for the nail polish’s name. There is also a sticker in Thai language (since I cannot read Thai, I’m not sure what it was. It might be details about the product, too).

One coat of Skinfood Gunnpang Nail No. 2

Colour: Matte hot pink

Smell: None

Consistency: It is thick, creamy and dries fast because it’s a matte nail polish. It tends to be streaky and messy to apply (or maybe it’s just me) but applying a matte top coat smoothens it out. One coat is enough but I applied two layers and a matte top coat from the same brand. There was a little shine to the nails when I applied the top coat, which is alright with me.

After two layers and a top coat

Price: THB120 (approximately US$4)

Availability: There are a lot of Skinfood shops in Bangkok alone. There might be other Skinfood branches in other parts of Thailand.

Will I purchase again?: I already got another bottle in matte brown.

I just applied hand cream in this picture so my nails don’t look too matte.

What do you think, do they look matte to you? Are you a fan of matte nail polishes? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

Weekend Shopping: Freebies

22 Mar

I’ve been shopping so much these days and just to give you a break from my haul posts, I’m showing you the freebies I got instead of the products I bought 🙂 Call me weird but sometimes I get more excited with the samples and freebies I get from my purchases. Samples are also great when I travel. Instead of lugging bottles and bottles of products on a trip, I bring the samples with me. Of course, it’s a good marketing ploy, too 😉 I have already bought full-sized products after trying out the samples given to me.

I went to Skinfood in Central Rama 3 just to check out some nail polishes and masks. I wanted to also see if the sales attendants have become “nicer”; I didn’t quite like the sales attendants in that branch because they are not that pleasant. The lady, last Sunday,  was not even smiling. She seemed unhappy for me to buy from the shop when I am the only customer inside. Anyway, I digressed…

So, at Skinfood… I got …again… three bottles of nail polishes (matte and glittery ones), foot masks, trouble clear spot patch and a pair of falsies ( I don’t know why I got falsies for I don’t even know how to wear them) and I was given a few samples.

Among the samples, I am excited to try the Pomegranate Scalp Care Hair Pack the most since I want to strengthen my hair and lessen hair fall. I hope it works because I am planning to get the full-sized shampoo and conditioner which are quite expensive at around USD30 each.

Saying that I love The Face Shop is such an understatement! This is one shop that I can’t resist.The Face Shop’s skincare products suit my skin and I like their makeup and other goodies, too.  So everytime a visit a shop, I just have to get something, even just a bottle of nail polish.

My favourite The Face Shop branches are in Siam Paragon and Central Rama 3. The sales attendants are friendly and pleasant to deal with. Last weekend, I went to The Face Shop twice! I went to two branches with the purpose of getting just nail polishes… again… and cleansing tissues but I left the two shops with MORE! For the two days that I shopped at The Face Shop, I got a body lotion, BB cream, nail polishes, cleansing tissues, eye liner, cleansing oil, and nose packs.

Oh there’s a promotion at The Face Shop that entitles one to get the freebies and gifts with purchases starting from THB800. You can check out The Face Shop Thailand’s Facebook page for more information on promotions.

For my freebies and samples…

 Kim Hyun Joong desk calendar, a mask, box of cottons and a set of Rice Water Bright Cleansing Special Set

a travel neck pillow and mask

… and yes, there’s a poster, too 🙂 I will just do a separate post for the pictures of the calendar and the poster, just in case there are Kim Hyun Joong fans out there who are interested 😉 Shopping is twice the fun with freebies and gifts, eh?

Do you love samples and freebies, too?

Cheers 🙂