Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Add Some Sparkle

Since I am extremely attracted to shiny things, there was no way the Revlon display with four glittery top coats was going to escape my attention. There are four pairs of polishes in this collection, each pair consisting of a creme with a coordinating glitter top coat: red (Ruby and Slipper), gray/silver (Silver and Belle), purple (Rock and Roll), and black (Lunar and Galaxy).

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I scooped up the glitters and left the cremes.

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Left to right: Belle, Slipper, Roll, Galaxy.


For swatching purposes, I pulled out cremes from my stash that I thought were close to the Revlon colors. For the gray, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement, which I think might be a bit darker than Revlon Silver. For the red, I picked Wet 'n' Wild Cherry Pop, which is probably a bit brighter and warmer than Revlon Ruby. For the purple, I chose China Glaze Grape Pop, which I think is pretty close to Revlon Rock. For the black, I used Wet 'n' Wild Black Creme, which I imagine is pretty much the same as Revlon Lunar (not considering coverage and formula, of course).

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Top to bottom: Wet Cement & Belle, Cherry Pop & Slipper, Grape Pop & Roll, Black Creme & Galaxy.


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Galaxy struck me as the most interesting glitter, so I gave it a tryout over a variety of colors.

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Galaxy over (top to bottom): Essie Turquoise & Caicos, OPI Parlez Vous OPI?, Orly La Playa, China Glaze Grape Pop.


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I like Galaxy best over the darker colors. On the lighter ones, the black glitter looks to me like I spilled pepper or dirt on my mani, and that doesn't really appeal to me. La Playa is my favorite of the bases—dark enough to not get the pepper effect yet the black glitter doesn't get lost entirely. Of course, La Playa is a favorite of mine un-layered, so I'm probably biased.

17 comments:

  1. Oooh glitters! These are so cute but yes I agree the dirt look is out ;)

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  2. I agree about the dark glitter! Nice to see drugstore brands going out on a limb glitter-wise.

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  3. *sigh* why revlon, why don't you care much about you european customers?
    I was/am still wondering why they don't sell so many things here (and I do know that there are people who want a bigger variety of their display)

    oh well, another reason why I love swapping :)

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  4. oh shiz-nit. i was gonna skip these. now i have to go back and get galaxy. atleast i have a coupon... i think!

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  5. wow i haven't been to the drugstore recently... revlon, actually having interesting polish..? wow.. i love these.. I pretty much pass on revlon because the shades are really boring.. might have to find this display when i get more monies.. lol.

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  6. I might go pick up Belle as it seems like the safest bet for a glitter-phobe like me. lol
    While I now love glitters like Ruby Pumps & Charla, they are a whole different story! I'm still on the fence with stuff like this.

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  7. Not sure about these. From now on I'm only buying must-haves and not maybes.

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  8. I am generally a glitter hater but I really like Galaxy.

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  9. I really like these, especially Galaxy!

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  10. yeah, these are pretty cool and thank you for swatching them all!

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  11. oooh shiny! I'm really liking these glitter topcoats. I want to get my hands on Galaxy. I agree about the darker glitter though, it needs to be layered over the right colors.

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  12. Oh my god, I have to have them! If I find it anyway....

    Hugs =)

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  13. Great swatching as usual! I agree that Galaxy looks best on darker colors.

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  14. I just got these the other day too! I'm so glad I got these!

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  15. I like the blue glitter best! I found some Revlon outlets here in the Philippines, but unfortunately, most of them don't carry nail polishes. If they do, they don't carry enough color variety. :(

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  16. I actually like that the collection comes with a creme and a glitter. Revlon polishes are pretty good!

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  17. Great post, thanka for the pic of the display.

    I'll make sure to hunt this one down at my local drugstore :)

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