JUNE 30 DAYS OF UNTRIEDS: DAY 3
Revlon Polished ($5.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.)
Polished is also from Revlon’s Top Speed Line; compared to Stone Wash, this has a better drying time and is wonderfully squishy! It’s kind of like a jelly creme~ It’s a pretty pale pink that somewhat matches my skin tone, but is very subtle and elegant. If you’re looking for a simple polish that has decent drying time, I recommend Polished!
IN A NUTSHELL
Color: Pale pink creme/jelly
# of Coats Required: Three
Drying Time (1-5): Three
Ease of Removal (1-5): One
Revlon Whimsical ($5.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.)
Okay. So I have to admit something early on…I really didn’t want Whimsical in the beginning. Not until I saw a LARGE demand for this polish, did I actually try to look for it myself, just for the challenge, lol. But then when I did happen to get my hands on it, it is so beautiful! Really! I want to describe EXACTLY like this, a light cotton candy blue, speckled with light blue micro glitter, TINY silver hex glitter, as well as mid-sized copper and light blue hexagonal glitter. What I want to say however, is that this cotton candy blue is VERY sheer, completely jelly-like. In fact, the sheer quality of this polish turns me off! I don’t have to patience for every single layer to dry! I suspect it takes four coats to achieve bottle color and no VNL. I had to use one coat of China Glaze’s Re Fresh Mint underneath two coats of Whimsical, and voila…nearly the same outcome—aside from a tinge of color change…haha.
Another problem is that the drying time was BLEH. Just terrible at drying completely and nicely. I mean, I only did two coats of Whimsical…I can’t imagine four coats of Whimsical. Drying time = horrendous. But the finish was quite nice, very very glossy (: No bumps at all…Seche Vite was technically not needed…but I love Seche Vite! Yay!
All in all, I am in love with this color combination and it works so nicely together. Whimsical is just generally a fresh, springy color with sprinkles of complementary hex glitters~
IN A NUTSHELL
Color: Cotton candy blue sprinkled with glitter (micro blue, tiny silver hex, and mid-size copper and blue)
# of Coats Required: Two if there is a base color under. Four without.
Drying Time (1-5): Five
Finish: Glossy and not bumpy (:
Ease of Removal (1-5): Four, due to amount of glitter.
ALSO, Did I mention this is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in the Air?! I’m sure that formula is much better though…