The unsung Revlon heroes...
By Tina A. - February 10, 2012
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?