The unsung Revlon heroes...

Bit late to the party, I know. 
But you know how it often goes with nail polish: you see it on some blog/site, you look it up on ebay and next thing you know, you're getting an... email confirmation from Paypal. Time goes by, you forget you have it and you don't (re)discover it until months later. Or at least, that's my version of the nail polish story.

And this is exactly what happened to these Revlon nail polishes - I'm only recently showing them some proper love:


Bet you've recognised most of them, if not all! So, let's take a closer look:


Facets of Fuchsia (kind thanks to neverenoughgloss) is a purple micro and hexagonal glitter in a black base. Unfortunately, this needed a  good 3 coats to show up like this - the blackened base is way too sheer (OPI Suzi Skies in the Pyrenees anyone?), so it takes a bit to built it up. Other than that, it's a beautiful eye-catching shade, for when you feel like lifting your mood with some extra glitter! :)



Copper Penny is just adorable. The shade is copper, but not too bronzey, more on the rose gold side I'd say, and is shot with silver micro shimmer. The formula is like most metallic shades: applies opaque with the first coat (but I always add another one) and has that feeling of molten metal. Personally, I really enjoy this and think that it would suit all skintones - beware though, that as a metallic nail polish, it tends to chip easily.



Finally, Carbonite, the notorious Chanel Graphite dupe (or so they say), is a gunmetal grey with the same silver micro shimmer as Copper Penny. The formula and application are identical, too - the only thing that changes here is the colour, which reminds me a lot of Chanel Epatant eyeshadow. If you're a fan of metallic nail polishes, this is definitely one to try - I know I'll be using this one a lot myself! :)

That was it for now!

Hope you're all doing well and battling the cold temperatures! And because it's easy to feel blue with the weather and everything else, I thought I'd share with you this (can't-go-any-cuter) pic from petsugar!


:)

So, do you often forget about bought nail polish? Any Revlon favourites? 
What's on your nails right now?

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26 comments:

  1. Ok, ok... Now I need to take this ebay business more seriously! I can't even decided which nail colour I'm loving more, why oh why Revlon has such a shitty range available in our stores? My only gripe with ebay is that my neighbours are really nosey (to put it nicely). Dumb question: do ebay sellers offer insured shipping?

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    1. @cbsg5861: Yes, good question, also to be followed by another one: why do all the drugstore stands seem so much more appealing and up to date abroad? Btw, if u ever need anything from ebay, I can help, my neighbours are behaving these days, lol!
      As for your question, I believe u can ask most sellers to ship your parcel registered or insured (however that would increase the costs quite a bit)! Lemme know, as always! xxx

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  2. Τελεια χρωματα!! Ειδικα το Facets of Fuchsia♥
    Οσο για το Carbonite...γκρρρ...εγω γιατι εδωσα τοσα λεφτα για το Chanel??? Ειναι ιδιο:-((

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    1. @beautyincrisis: Αρα τελικα, οσοι μιλουσαν για dupe ειχαν δικιο, ε? Τι να γινει, συμβαινουν αυτα! Τουλαχιστον εχεις την authentic βερσιον! :) x

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  3. They look really good especially carbonite for which I 've heard amazing comments from various bloggers

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    1. @smugnificent: I find Revlon to be a good nail polish brand in general, quite overlooked in fact!!!

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  4. All the colors are lovely, i haven't tried any revlon nail product though!!!

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    1. @Diva Naomi Addy: Definitely a brand to check out when it comes to nail polish! If only our stand was more up to date!!!

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  5. I love the Revlon facets of fuchsia, it looks even more pretty in real life i find though. That cub is sooo cute :)

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    1. @Gemma: You're right, Facets of Fuchsia was a pain to photograph (my camera is utter crap when it comes to glitter), it truly is prettier in real life!!! :) xx

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  6. Opps I don't know if you got my last comment but it seems to have deleted before I submitted it :S
    We've been having a very mild winter here and I heard that Europe has been hit by unseasonably colder/snowier weather. That's such a cute picture of a polar bear cub -awwww!
    It's funny but I tend to purchase nail polish and put them aside for months before I use them! Usually when I buy something I use it right away. I guess it's because I love acrylic nails over nail polish...and right now I'm sporting some mirror-like finish acrylic nails that have black stripes in them.
    I love the Revlon Nail polishes you bought! I tend to have several layers on whenever I use glitter polishes since I love lots of glitter. The copper and gunmetal grey metallics are gorgeous too!

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    1. @Karen Law: I'll swap u then - me not so used to that prolonged cold, while u must be a natural by now, ahahahaha!!!
      And glad that I'm not the only one who "forgets" about nail polish!!! So many bottles and shades to pick from, it's not a surprise that some are left...forgotten!!!
      Your mani sounds eye catching, I'd love some pics if it's lasted this much!!! xxx

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  7. wow nice colours!i loved the purple one with the glitter spots!it is calling me!

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    1. @Reaction: Aren't they lovely? Who can resist a bit of glitter? :)

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  8. Havent try any REvlon nail polish yet,but I 'm really in the mood to try after your post!Great swathces hun!your nails rock btw!!

    xxxxx

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    1. @Blushingloves Irene Greece: Thank you doll! I'm trying with the pics! ;) Let us know if u ever buy from Revlon (I'm super curious about the "Red" one)! xxx

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  9. Love the Facets of Fuchsia and indeed Carbonite looks vert close to Graphite!

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    1. @Argyrousa: Thank god for drustore brands providing us with dupes of sth more high-end, right? :) x

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  10. Is that a polar bear??? Ahhhhhhhhh I want one!!xxx

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    1. @Tali: You do know that polar bears can in fact eat people, yes? Lol!!! Though I'll agree, if they stayed that way (small and cute), I'd love one myself (on second thought how much salmon would it need to be fed? Sounds expensive, hahahahaha)!!! xxx

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  11. tina mou exeis award : http://madeofstarsblog.blogspot.com/2012/02/lovely-music-award.html xoxo

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  12. Those 3 shades are all so pretty! I really, really need Facets of Fuchsia - the glitter is calling to me.

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    1. @sleepandwater: Yes, I think everyone needs some purple glitter in their lives! :)

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  13. Facets of Fuchsiaaaaaaa!!!thelw ki egw...snif snif snif snif!!Gia na to exoun Ellada apokleietai etsi?Oute edw den to vrhka...!E-bay einai h monh mou elpida etsi?
    A... to Copper Penny einai sxedon idio me to OPI Warm & Fozzie.Poly kales epiloges opws panta!

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    1. @Athina: Aθηνα μου, αμφιβαλλω αν τα stands της Revlon εδω ειναι τοσο up to date! Γενικα το ebay ειναι το my go-to place για nail polish, αλλωστε μου βγαινει πολυ πιο φθηνα απο το να τα αγοραζα απο Ηondo/Sephora/hair-nail salon (ισχυει για ολες τις μαρκες αυτο)!
      Thank you for the dupe alert too! xxx

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