Friday, July 1, 2011

Revlon Grape Fizz

I only had time to swatch one of the Revlons I'd grabbed from the Sweetly Seductive display, so of course I went for Grape Fizz, because it's my favorite color, purple. It wasn't until I had the bottle in my hand that I noticed the "Experience Scent Here" sticker on the handle. Even if I had seen it in the store, I'm not sure I would have been sniffing the bottles there; it's odd enough that I'm snapping photos of the displays. It wasn't clear if this was scratch 'n' sniff or just a sniff situation; I went with scratch, and sure enough, smelled a candy grape scent when I held the bottle under my nose.

Grape Fizz is a flecked shimmer in a purple jelly base. To show how sheer it can be and how buildable, I did one coat on my index finger up to four coats on my pinky.





The nice thing is that even at one coat, it's not streaky, so if you just wanted a wash of color and shimmer, you could wear it that way. If I wore this alone, I'd probably go for four coats to get a nice deep purple and a lot of depth to the shimmer, but I think three coats could work, too.

Of course I had to try layering this, so cleaned my nails off and picked a few base options. For comparison's sake, I just put base coat on my index finger, with three coats of Borghese Celestiale Silver on my middle finger, two coats of China Glaze First Mate on my ring, and two coats of Studio M Electronica on my pinky (same as Color Club Electronica).



I added three coats of Grape Fizz on my index finger and two coats of it over the other colors.







I felt like the shimmer got a bit lost over the silver but it really popped against the darker base colors, almost looking like mini-flakies. (Click on that last photo to see it big to really get the full effect.) Now I'm really curious to play with the other colors of Fizzes. Maybe I'll manage that over the holiday weekend, but I've already got a long list of fun I want to have, so might not get to it. If only I didn't need to sleep...

22 comments:

  1. I really like this over the darker colors, although I'm pretty sure I'd like any purple polish lol.

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  2. ooooh I like it layered over the dark colors. I was trying not to have to go back and get the others and you are not helping lol. I actually smelled the bottles in the store. YUP I am guessing the man at the register thought I was nutso.

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  3. This ended up being a beautiful layering experiment . I like it a lot .

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  4. I am so glad I got this whole collection....and am working on a post if I can get a bit of time. I am quite intrigued by the layering possibilites!

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  5. Pretty layering! I always like to think about polishes look like layered, too. I'm not sure how I feel about scented nail polish, though, haha.

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  6. I love it for layering! That would probably be the only reason I bought it since it's so sheer. Darnit!

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  7. That looks awesome layered! I really wanted to love the Revlon Fizzes but right now this is the only one I like

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  8. I like the fact that it looks differently depending on what base you have. Lovely!

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  9. I think this polish is pretty all ways! I like 3 or 4 coats of it and with a darker base. Thanks for sharing this nail polish it looks super pretty!(:

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  10. I like your gradient swatch, it's very helpful! :)

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  11. I looks very pretty once built up and layered over dark colours looks fantastic! =]

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  12. it looks really great over first mate and electronica! I've never tried a revlon polish before but I like the layering with this one

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  13. This looks really gorgeous :)

    Love Christine ♥
    http://christineiversen.blogspot.com/

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  14. nice color, too bad it's so sheer... but i like it anyway :-D

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  15. This looks great layered! I only got Grapefruit Fizz and the scent is so cloying I had to take it off after less than 20 minutes. I want to try Grape Fizz, but I'm worried about the scent. Maybe I have a sensitive nose...

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  16. oo..i like it layerd over the china glaze...it's what I wanted OPI ink to look like.. ink was just too dark for my liking

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  17. Pretty colour to overlay over other colours . I never saw this colour here. maybe we will get it later on.

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  18. Very pretty purple on you, Karen. I like how the layering really does change the shade.

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  19. Thx for sharing, as always. I think I like it best layered over the dark colours. I just found these in my area and can't wait experiment too!

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  20. awesome post! I'm your new follower by the way!!

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