Thursday, December 8, 2011

Revlon Scented Nail Polish - Review

I picked up a bottle Revlon's new scented nail polish range. These are all sheer, glittery, jelly polishes, unlike the last range of scented polishes they had, which were mainly solid and slightly metallic colours.
I picked up Grapefruit Fizz, as I seriously love grapefruit and the smell of grapefruit. It also seemed to be the least "out there" shade (my logic was that it would go with more things lol).

Revlon Scented Nail Enamel in Grapefruit Fizz

Check out the sparkles!

I seriously hate the brushes on Revlon nail polishes, they are so small and thin, I find that they make application quite tricky. However, this turned out alright. This is two coats.
It doesn't have glitter, but rather small sparkly flakes of pink, silver and gold. 

I like the jelly finish, however it's a bit fragile even when dry, and requires a top coat to prevent any denting. The scent is....not grapefruit. It reminds me of a pack of Starbursts! I can't narrow it down to which flavoured Starburst though..... 

I only paid AU$4 for this, and for that price, I'm pretty pleased, and I'm tempted go back and get another one or two!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Layla Magnetic Nail Polish

Just a quick post to show off my new obsession - magnetic nail polish!
This is Layla Magneffect magnetic effect nail polish in Gun Metal.

I purchased mine from Hair Warehouse for $19.95, and it comes in a range of shades (I also own one in shade Purple Galaxy).

The way it works is you apply a coat of the polish, then using a magnet on the base of the lid, hold it as close to the nail as possible without actually touching. Hold for 10 seconds, and voila! The iron in the polish shifts, and patterns are created.

The only downsides to this polish is it does take a while to dry (which is why the tips are smudged), and the pattern does in fact go blurry after a while. But it's got a mirror shine to it and has a bit of depth to it.

I probably wouldn't pay nearly $20 for another bottle, and would suggest hunting about for a cheaper price, and it is worth giving a go if you are into nail art, etc.