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I got a bottle of Revlon Nail Enamel in a beauty box recently. I received the shade Siren, a lovely summery coral described as being perfect for all skin tones. I have used it several times this summer.
The nail enamel is widely available from Boots, Superdrug and other stores stocking the Revlon brand. There are several shades available, including a few glitter polishes. It is priced at £6.49 which I feel is reasonable, especially as it is often on special offer, such as 3 for 2.
I applied the nail polish in the normal way, after a base coat, and followed it with a top coat. I found that two coats were enough for an adequate application. The varnish was easy to apply and went on smoothly, without lumps. It dried reasonably quickly into a smooth, professional-looking, shiny finish. So far, so good.
It is claimed that the nail polish is chip-resistant and lasts up to 10 days. It doesn't quite live up to that, but what nail varnish does? I have been very impressed with it. The nail varnish lasts around 3 or 4 days without chipping, and applying more coats or going over any chips allows it to last even longer, up to a week before I decide enough is enough and remove it.
I have a habit with nail varnish of peeling it off my nails. This is worse with really 'peelable' brands of nail varnish like Nails Inc, which only last about a day or two on me. This Revlon nail varnish isn't like this at all, which is a huge plus.
I love this nail varnish and I will definitely be purchasing more colours from Revlon. I love the colours, finish and longevity and the product is really well priced too. Highly recommended from me.
Since I tried Revlon nail polish, didn't want to try any other product. Rich and long lasting colors from Revlon are fashionable and thanks to wonderful brush easy to apply. Highly recommending red color 680. Its a rich dark sexy red which is visible on every party. Only note I have for long time drying on nails.
I got a bottle of Revlon Nail Polish in my Latest in Beauty box. It was a full sized product in 440 Siren shade but as my title suggests, I have thought of a more appropriate title. This is because the colour I have is bright orange and whilst it wouldn't be a shade I would normally choose to buy, I thought it'd be fine for toes and may even look nicer on tanned feet.
The nail varnish is quite distinctive and traditional Revlon packaging with a conical shaped glass bottle and black top. It does look elegant but to me also borders on old fashioned. They take up far too much room in a rack too!
I was happy to give this a go although I don't usually wear orange and I went for a layer on the feet and also tried it on my fingers. The varnish was quite runny and watery and it took 2-3 thin coats to get a level of colour I was happy with. Each layer needed to be thinly applied so it didn't collect around the edge of the nail and the colour went on a bit sheer. For me, the formula is all wrong and it just doesn't compare to my usual nail brand (Nails Inc). I had to keep the remover handy when using it as I kept making mistakes in the application and I'm usually quite accurate when it comes to painting my nails. (That's the workman blaming his tools!).
Whilst this review is more about the polish, I have to comment on the colour. It is totally revolting! It makes my nails look dirty and definitely didn't enhance my toes. It didn't achieve the fashionable neon shade that is popular right now, more that it just settled in to a dirty orange kind of colour.
I couldn't bear it on my fingers so that got removed after a day. The toes lasted three days before I took it off but it would have easily lasted longer, I just didn't like the colour.
Boots sell a bottle of this polish for £5.99. I don't think it is really worth this.
My perception of Revlon is that it is a bit of an 'old lady' brand and this has not changed with trying this nail polish. I am not tempted to try other colours as I am not keen on the formula and found this a bit runny and see through. I will only give it two stars as I have had worse but this ranks low in the nail varnishes I have tried over the years.
~ Why I Bought It ~
I bought five of these nail varnishes when I saw them in Poundland. I knew that I was getting a real bargain and would have bought more if there were more shades available, but unfortunately they were lire rally flying off the shelves and there was only a small selection of colours left.
~ Price ~
Obviously seeing as I got mine from Poundland I only paid £1 for each of my nail varnishes, which is amazing value and one of the best bargains I've had in a while! The retail price is around £6.50 which I definitely wouldn't pay when there are cheaper, equally as good brands. However for a pound you really can't go wrong.
~ My Opinion ~
I have had these nail varnishes for about six months now and I have used each of them at least once. They're all good quality and each of the shades are long lasting and look amazing.
I have five of the varnishes - dreamer, which is a beautiful pastel sky blue shade, foxy, which is a khaki green shade (an odd colour I know, but it looks lovely!), enchanting which is lilac, mysterious which is navy blue and cherries in the snow which is red.
All of the colours are bright and really well pigmented and there are lots of other colours to choose from too including glittery ones. Although I like all of the shades, my favourites would have to be the lilac & pastel blue shades, which suit my skin tone perfectly and are the perfect colours for the current warm weather that we are having at the minute.
The nail varnish bottle is larger than most of my others and it holds 14ml of product so you get plenty! The bottle design is nice as it is a bit different to an average nail varnish bottle due to the unusual shape of it - it is an almost pyramid sort of shape with a sleek black lid. The packaging feels solid and looks pretty expensive.
The nail varnish is easy to neatly apply and the brush that comes attached to the lid is a good size so it isn't fiddly or hard to use. The varnish is a good consistency - not too thick, not too runny. It has the usual nail varnish smell (a chemical sort of smell) but this doesn't last long. I need two coats on each nail for a completely opaque finish.
The varnish takes longer to dry than most of the other brands of varnish that I have - around three to four minutes, which isn't ages but it is longer than average. It doesn't smudge or make my nails feels funny or dry or anything and the varnish looks smooth and even once I have applied it.
The finish is really nice and the colour payoff with each of the colours is excellent - the colour when it is on my nails is just as bright as it looked when it was in the bottle. It is completely opaque and not at all patchy and I love the glossy finish. I use the varnish mainly on my natural nails, however it also works fine on acrylic nails.
Revlon claim that this nail varnish lasts for ten days and they alas say that it is chip resistant. The varnish definitely lives up to this claim! It is around two weeks before it starts to look tacky and a little chipped which is an amazing amount of time, though to be honest I tend to re-apply a different colour every week or so as I get bored easily but I've left it on for two weeks a few times and it still looked glossy, opaque and in one piece even after all that time.
Removing this nail varnish is a little time consuming. I need to use one cotton pad soaked in nail varnish remover for pretty much each of my nails so I get through a lot of nail polish remover when removing it, which is the only downside.
~ All in All ~
This is a brilliant nail varnish - there are heaps of beautiful, colourful shades available and the finish with just a couple of coats is excellent. It lasts for ages and I am really pleased with each of my five varnishes. I am going to knock one star off though for two reasons. The first reason is the retail price which I think is slightly expensive and the second reason is the drying time and the time it takes to remove it.
I have a small bottle of Revlon nail polish and to be honest I can't really remember where it came from.
My bottle is about an inch and a half tall including the lid and it tapers towards the top like the full size versions of this nail polish.
I am unsure of which shade I have, but it is a very dark purple colour, so much so that you can hardly see the black writing on the bottle without bringing it up to your face.
~ Price ~
It is available from Boots, Superdrug and anywhere else with a Revlon make-up stand at a cost of £6.49 per 14ml bottle.
It is available on www.boots.com in 33 different shades. It is currently on a 3 for 2 offer.
~ Use ~
My sample size version of this nail polish still comes with a decent brush and it is easy to apply.
The colour shows up a tiny bit lighter than it does in the bottle, but it is still a very dark purple colour.
It takes about 3 minutes to dry, which I find is about average for a nail polish. It feels smooth on my nails and it looks very bold against my skin, but it doesn't look over the top. It has no shimmer to it, but it is quite shiny.
It lasts about 3 days before any chipping or signs of wear, which is about the maximum I can get out of a nail polish before removing or reapplying.
It is fairly easy to remove with nail polish remover, but I find it is a bit more stubborn than other nail polishes, but this may be due to the darker colour.
The nail polish strikes me as being very good quality and although I don't use it very often I do really like it and the look that it gives my nails.
I would consider buying this nail polish again and would recommend it as a good quality polish.
I have recently begun building up my nail polish collection as I am trying to grow my nail and thought that painting them might be a good motivator! I bought a Revlon nail polish in shade 762, Plum Attraction, which is a gorgeous darker purple shade. Revlon do a whole range of beautiful colours however, I think there is something for everyone!
The Revlon nail varnishes are housed in the traditional glass bottles, with a black screw top lid with the word Revlon written on a gold background around the rim. The lids is fairly long, which I like as it means when you unscrew the lid to use the brush you have a really good hold on it which means that you can get a more even application! When I apply the polish I find you definitely need two coats to get a true match to the colour inside the bottle, only applying one coats leaves it looking a little uneven in terms of colour.
In terms of chipping, I find that without a top coat this polish lasts around two to three days before it starts noticeably chipping, this time is lengthened by applying a decent top coat. Often though I think the nail polish chipping is likely down to the job that I do, which is working with children and has me running around all day doing crafts etc.
This nail polish retails for around £6 in boots and superdrug, it can often be found on offer in these stores though so if you want to purchase some be sure to take advantage of any offers, it means better value for money!
4/5 for this product!
I'm a bit of a nail polish addict and one brand I really like is Revlon. I own four of these polishes and I wear three of them fairly regularly, so I thought I would share my experiences.
The nail polishes come in 14.7ml bottles which is actually fairly big for a nail polish. They have long handles with the Revlon branding around them. Looking at the polishes now, one thing I notice is that the gold writing has worn off some of the bottles.
Like all make-up brands, the range of colours available is always changing. At the moment there are 22 colours showing on the Revlon website, ranging from neutral pinks and browns through to much bolder colours.
The ones I have are...
Posh Pink: An ironic name since it's anything but posh, I actually think it's a really tacky colour and I've no idea why I bought it!
Grey Suede: Again a strange name as it's not grey, it's beige. I love this one as a very neutral and sophisticated daytime colour.
Plum Night: A very deep purple, perfect for toes
Facets of Fuchsia: You may have heard of this one, it's very popular at the moment and took me three weeks to track down as it was sold out everywhere! It's black with a mix of small purple glitter particles and larger, almost sequin-like particles .
The brushes on these polishes are long, but rather narrow too. With most polishes I apply in three strokes - one down each side of my nail then one in the middle. With this brush I sometimes have to apply a few more strokes, especially on my thumbnail. It goes on quite smoothly, but often streaks. With all four colours I own, I need at least two coats, sometimes three, to get full coverage and a streak free application. Facets of Fuchsia especially needs quite a few coats, as the first one will go on a watery grey colour rather than black. The polishes are relatively quick drying - I'd say I need to wait around a minute for each coat to dry and when I'm finished I tend to spray a nail drying spray over the top, just to help speed up the process and prevent smudging.
==Results and finish==
The finish from the polishes is especially good once you've applied a few coats. They look smooth on the nails and don't highlight any ridges. I know I should buff the ridges out first, but quite honestly I can't be bothered most of the time!
The colours all look strong and true to how they are in the bottle. One problem I've noticed with the facets of fuchsia is that if one of the sequins peels off you will be left with a patch of bare nail underneath which doesn't look particularly nice. I would therefore recommend a top coat with that particular colour and any other sparkly polishes they may make, otherwise I find I can normally get away without adding a top coat.
The longevity of the polishes is quite good. The Grey Suede colour normally lasts around four days and even if it chips, it's not too much of a problem because the colour is so neutral it's not hugely obvious. The Plum Night I only wear on my toes and also lasts well. It's been so long since I used Posh Pink I have no recollection of how long that one stays on. I wore facets of fuchsia last week and managed two days before it was so badly chipped it needed to be removed, which is a bit of a shame. Also it's a pain in the neck to remove as the sequins stick to your nails. So, in terms of longevity, I'd say most last well, but it does seem to vary from colour to colour.
These cost £6.49 in both Superdrug and Boots. Both stores regularly have special offers on the Revlon brand - most often 3 for 2's, but at the time of writing Superdrug are offering 2 for £9.99. I'd say £6.49 was mid-priced for a nail polish, I certainly don't mind paying that for them as they are good quality.
Overall I really like the Revlon range of polishes. They are good quality, although you do need to be prepared to apply a good few coats of each. They look great on and the range of colours is really good, so I would certainly recommend giving them a try.
Im not usually the person to pay much attention to my nails, simply because i find i dont have the time! also having a young child and doing boxing means my nails go through a bit of trauma! However from time to time i get the urge to give my nails a little pampering, this means giving them a nice buffing and a glossy coat of eye catching nail colour. Its true that little bit of luxury can perk up your day!
I've found that most nail polishes ive purchased never seem to last longer then a couple of days at most, and theres nothing worse then half on/half off nail polish! Its really annoying, especially when some of them claim to be 'chip resistant' and so on. Also, i find a lot of them to have very weak colour and need like 10 coats to build it up. I myself like opaque, strong colours for nails.
a few seasons ago when 'baby pink' was the colour du jour, i found that revlon did a really nice shade called 'pink petal'. revlon nail polishes come in a vast variety of shades and claim to 'deliver smooth, long lasting, chip resistant colour' Priced at £6.49 for a 14ml bottle at Boots, its prob more then what i'd pay for a polish but they can be picked up for as little as £1.99 as ive seen online and in discount stores. I did manage to pick mine up from ebay for less then £3 so i was really pleased about that.
This polish is easy to apply, and doesnt 'drag' like some polishes. i also noticed how strong the colour was and this was just after one application, i found i didnt even need to apply a second coat, so this saves time plus the polish would last me longer!
smell wise it is a bit strong but then again im quite sensitive to smells. its prob best next time i apply it outside or get one of those dust masks you always see nail technicians wearing!
the colour seemed to last me just under 2 weeks which is really good staying power for a polish
ive now bought several Revlon nail polishes and they seem to work well every time. i probably wouldnt buy any other brand now as i find this is great and they always bring out really nice shades.
try it for yourself!!
Revlon is my absolute favourite brand for nail polish, and I wouldn't be without it!
Individual Revlon nail polishes are pretty expensive, but I would definitely say that they are worth the extra money just because they are such an amazing product.
All of the Revlon colours in this range are absolutely amazing, they are so colourful and vibrant and make your nails look so well looked after. The polish takes hardly any time after applied to dry, and second coatings are unnecessary as the colour comes out really well on the first coating anyway! The polish is also very easy to apply because of the small brush which allows precision and gets the job done fast.
Once applied, the colour lasts for ages without fading, or chipping off, which is a hard quality to find in a nail polish.
The bottle of polish does not last very long, it lasted me a few months, but that was with constant use.
I absolutely love my 'Bubble Gum' Revlon nail polish. It goes so smoothly and I only need to apply one to two coats to get a nice polished finish. One of my favorite things about the varnish is that it dies relatively quickly, which means I can apply it a few minutes before I have to go out. The hot pink colour is very bright and as a 20 something I love the youthfulness of the shade. I'm a great fan of all of the scented Revlon nail varnishes; not only are my nails the same colour as bubble gum they also smell like bubble gum when dry. The scent won't last the whole time you have the varnish on, but for about a day and half your fingers will smell very nice indeed. I highly recommend this producte and other products like it to anyone looking for a great at home manicure.
First of all why is the nail varnish so expensive? It's so overpriced wherever you go. I've checked Boots, Sainsbury's, Superdrug and a few other shops and the price is still pretty much the same everywhere.
Secondly you are not getting what you pay for. Not sure if something changed in the formula to make the varnish but whatever it is it's not good. Revlon like so many others has bad quality. There used to be a time when I could paint my nails and it would stay on for at least a week. Paint your nails today and three days later you've got serious chipping. At first I thought maybe it was because I was doing the dishes without gloves and maybe the water and soap where causing the heavy chipping but that was not the case. Regardless of what colour you buy it turns out the same. Painting several coats does not help much either and my nails are not long.
I even went as far as contacting Revlon because I don't like the idea of spending £6.59 on a bottle of varnish that works like a £1 bottle. I was told that nothing had changed in the chemicals and that I should apply at least three coats. Well I was doing that to begin with so their advice did not help much. It doesn't help to wait until I can buy Revlon varnish in the States either as the quality is still the same.
There are other nicer varnishes out there but seriously expensive. Don't think I will go for this brand any longer. Just doesn't satisfy.
I bought three bottles of this nail polish in Boots last month in three different red/pinks because I couldn't choose which one, the colours are all stunning. They were on offer buy three, get the cheapest free, they are usually around £6 each. The colours I bought are called iced mauve, cherry crush and cherries in the snow.
It took a while to get used to this nail polish as I have always been used to ones where you have to have quite a lot on the brush, but this nail polish you only need a really small amount and if you have too much it just smudges all over onto your skin. But once you have worked out how much to use, it goes on really easily.
My favourite colour is 'cherries in the snow', it is a really bold pink/red colour, and it looks so glossy and gives a really professional finish. Although this is my favourite colour nail polish, it starts to chip after a few days so you have to reapply it quite often. You only need one coat of this though as it is so bright and bold it doesn't need more than one coat.
It is really quick drying too, it only takes a minute to dry. I like the consistency of this nail polish, it isn't thick at all, its quite runny but not too runny, it just glides on your nails so effortlessly.
I highly recommend trying this nail polish, all the colours it comes in are beautiful, and it makes your nails look glossy and bold effortlessly.
If you have read any of my reviews before then you might be aware that I am a bit of a make up addict. I practically live in Boots, and I probably spend a lot more than I should on beauty products, from wherever I can get my hands on them.
One thing I recently bought from Boots was this Revlon nail polish. I love the nude nails look so I decided to buy it in 030 Grey Suede. Although the name suggests that the colour of this is grey, it is actually a light beige, nude colour which is exactly the look I was going for.
It cost me £6.29 which is quite expensive for a nail polish. Currently Boots have an offer on all Revlon products which is 3 for 2.
The bottle is bigger than most of the other nail polishes I own. It contains 14.7ml which is a lot and is sure to last you a really long time. A tip I have for keeping your nail polish like new is to keep it in the fridge.
The shape of the bottle is shown in the picture provided. I really like it and I think it looks quite classy, especially in the nudey shade I have it in.
The nail polish glides on easily. It takes a while to dry, though, which is quite annoying but that is really the only downside it has.
This doesn't chip off that fast and it looks quite glossy and really pretty on my nails for at least four days after you have applied it.
There are loads of pretty different shades you can buy this in. I liked this one so much that I think in future I would consider buying it again.
Definitely recommended. Thanks for reading xo
I am going to start with the price of this nail varnish. It is well overpriced in Boots so do not buy it from there. However, there are other places you can buy it from over the internet. Just go into a Boots store, note down the numbers and colours you like/liked and then order over the net. It would save you a lot of money in the long run.
Anyway, onto the nail varnish itself. I have several of these, but I will concentrate on one colour: 161 Teak Rose. I bought this nail varnish several months ago and have used it on four separate occassions of three weeks each. The brush is good and only two strokes or so can fully cover a nail. The colour is thick and looks ok, but it looks better with two layers as the colour appears more true to what the liquid looks like inside the transparent bottle. I also recommend a layer of top layer nail varnish to try an make it last longer than what it would if the top layer wasn't there.
The range of colours are good and wide and so it is easy to find a colour that would suit you.
Anyway, I found after a week of wear, the colour is still as it was when I first applied it and there were no chips to be found. However, a little over a week and under ten days, the nail varnish started to chip. For a brand that's priced so high in some stores, the value for money just isn't there, especially if reapplication or a touch up is necessary in just over seven days.
Also, I have had my bottle for around eight months now and I have found the quality of the nail varnish liquid is now bordering watery with the colour not as concentrated as it was when I had first bought the bottle.
Overall, at first, this nail varnish was fine and the colour was exactly what I wanted but after having had this for eight months now, I have found that the quality of the varnish has decreased.
Nail varnish retails for approximately £6.29 in Boots, Superdrug etc. This equates to £4.19 for 10ml which is towards the higher end of the nail varnish price spectrum.
Comes in a glass bottle that tapers towards the top. The nail varnish is opened by a black screw on lid with the applicator brush fitted in to this. At the base of the lid the Revlon band name is written against a gold background.
Good range of colours with around 55 different shades.
I have the "Kiss Me Coral" variety which with one coat comes out a pretty pinky, orangey, goldy colour but with two shades comes out as quite orange which I am not so keen on.
I have had my bottle opened for about a year and it still has a very easy to apply and has not gone crusty or gloopy as a lot of nail varnished can do after they have been opened for a while.
The brush applicator is good, it is thick enough to be able to coat the nail easily but no so large as to produce messy edges.
Unfortunately for a nail varnish that purports to be chip resistant this looks a bit weathered after only one day (and I use gloves for washing up). It would be much better if it had more staying power.