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Revlon Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel
I actually won this nail varnish and a matching lipstick from Revlon a few weeks ago and absolutely love it (not just because it was free!). The colour I am reviewing is called Forbidden.
The nail varnish comes in a nice solid looking bottle, which is quite large (tall) compared to my other nail varnishes. The bottom half of the bottle is a see through glass so that you can see the exact colour of the nail polish inside. The glass is slightly concave and cylindrical, being wider on the base. The top half of the bottle is the screw on lid, which is silver in colour, and again cylindrical. It is a good width and grip for applying the nail varnish.
The Revlon branding is written on the silver lid and on the bottle (which is slightly different to the Dooyoo picture) it reads 'Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel'.
To apply the nail varnish there is nothing new or innovative about this product, it has the regular applicator brush found inside the lid. The stick that the brush is on is a good length and it reaches all the way down into the nail varnish to the bottom so you don't have to mess with or the handle the bottle too much whilst you are painting your nails.
One negative about the length of this stick is that it brings up a lot of the varnish not only on the brush area but on the stick and it can drip down whilst you are painting. However as long as you watch for drips this is fine and I would prefer to have too much than too little on the brush. The varnish is a nice consistency, being neither too runny and thin nor too thick and blotchy.
Colour and Results
The colour of polish that I have is called forbidden and it is actually a colour that I would have picked out for myself. It is a beautiful deep red or maroon colour, which is quite vampy and very striking, perfect for winter.
The nail varnish is really simple to apply because of its consistency, and because it has such good pigmentation I only need to apply one coat only - a godsend! The result is a lovely deep and shiny nail varnish coating. The shininess is a result of Revlon's built-in topcoat ingredient that rises to the surface for a glossy, ultra smooth appearance - and it really works.
Another fab thing about this nail polish is the drying time - it is solid and dry in around 60 seconds without fail. I cannot comment on the drying time for two coats but I imagine it to be just as good and quick.
I cannot fault the quality of this nail varnish and can't wait to buy more colours for my collection. This is available on the high street such as at Boots and Superdrug and costs £6.49 at full price for 14 ml of nail polish.
I absolutely love nail polish and I have a large ever growing collection. There are some brands that I prefer but I am always willing to try products I have not tried before especially if I like the colour and the price tag. I was really surprised to see Revlon's Top Speed Fast Dry Nail Enamel available in a wide variety of colours at my local poundland. I really liked the look of colours and decided to purchase one as I felt I had very little to lose for £1! I was in need of a new blue polish, so it did not take me long to choose the shade "Royal".
The Nail Polish came in a clear plastic pouch, which I did feel was fairly unnecessary not to mention wasteful, but I guess this was to done to prevent people testing the product instore. The actual bottle is shaped like any typical Nail Polish. The container at the bottom is clear and therefore the colour of the nail polish can be seen through, this is helpful to see how much of the Polish is left and also makes choosing the colour easy. The container gives very little information other than the name of the product "Top Speed" and that it is a fast drying nail enamel which sets in 60 seconds. Simple instructions are given on the reverse which suggest giving the bottle a quick shake before applying and also a warning that this product is inflammable. On the bottom is a white circular sticker with a barcode on, this can be peeled to one side to reveal a (long) list of ingredients. The silver lid is long and has "Revlon" printed in bold capital letters. On the top in another circular sticker, this time in silver and simply stating the shade number and colour. The lid screws off to reveal the applicator brush.
Application is easy, the brush is simply used to paint the polish onto each nail. There is the usual nail polish smell, but is not overly offensive and once dried it is odourless. I have found that only one coat is needed to leave a flawless shiny finish with no streaks. The "colour precise brush" is of a really good quality and I have not experienced any problems with the hairs coming loose. This product promises to dry within 60 seconds of application and does exactly what it says on the tin, infact I dont think I have ever had a polish that has dried so quickly, this of course makes it very convenient to use. I have also found that the polish lasts a couple of days before it starts chipping but of course this does vary and depends upon what you have been putting your nails through. I love the Royal blue colour I chose and have found it to be very colourful and vibrant. Removal is easy and quick with nail polish remover and a cotton wool ball. I have had no problems with staining to the nails, although as with any product like this, I would recommend applying a base coat to protect the nail.
How could I not be happy with this nail polish? It is super quick drying, has decent staying power and looks great when on. I have found it to be of a very good quality. I will Definitely be trying out some more shades and would highly recommend this nail polish. If you can find this in your poundland your getting an amazing bargain as it currently costs £6.49 in Boots.
Revlon is a brand I can appreciate and it was been around for many of years. The company Revlon was founded in 1932. The company was founded by Charles Revson and Charles Lachman. The company became known for the production of nail polish but in the years after founding the company, more and more makeup products were developed. Since then it has a lot of competition from other brands but it's still standing and it's one of my favorite brands.
Revlon regularly releases new products on the market, and the collection of this brand nail polish add every few months some new colors. This spring the brand decided to come up with a quick drying collection. 5 fresh spring shades that dry within 60 seconds. Each of them contains 14,7 ml.
This coating is very light in color which I personally find a nice variation on the usually bright or dark colors that I wear. The color of the nail polish is an very pale lavender, but also somewhere tending to be very light blue. The nail polish does have the disadvantage that it needs two layers. The first layer doesn't cover the whole nail and even comes across streaky but the second layer finishes it off nicely. The first layer dries quickly and is dry within the five minutes. A nice smooth finish with a subtle elegant glow is the result. The second layer has a drying time of around 10 minutes.
I think the nail polish is compared to others from the Revlon brand a bit less when it comes to needing two layers. The nail polish stays in good condition from around four days. I'm loving the color of this collection and the drying time is very good. Overall four stars.
This product is intended to get over the issue of you having to wait too long for your nail varnish to dry as it is supposed to be ready to go after 60 seconds and it is made by Revlon and it retails in Boots for £6.49. The first thing to say about this product is that it does live up to its claims, it dries very quickly, I have not exactly timed it for the 60 second claim but it is near enough in my opinion. This makes this product ideal to use on the go or when working to a deadline.
The packaging is pretty functional, a tapered bottle with a silver lid with a decent applicator brush. I was slightly surprised at how thick the polish was which made be sceptical about the claims at first however it was easy to apply and there was no stickiness or wetness after a short period of time, in fact the first finger was done and dry shortly after I had finished doing my toes.
OIt looks good, the colour is nice and vivid, I was wearing Lingerie Pink and there is a huge range to choose from, 32 colours in all so there is something for everyone no matter what shade you are looking for. In terms of longevity then it lasted a couple of days before it showed signs of deteriating and as I hate shoddy nails it was time to remove which with a good nail varnish remover was easy enough. I found that one coat was enough and they looked great after application.
I really do like this product, I do not wear coloured nail varnish a lot however this is great for early morning application when you have to go out or when you are on the go, I always take it away with me on holiday as the quick drying is an extra bonus in hot climates.
In 2012 amongst many other more important and life changing resolutions, I decided to make a resolution to wear a different nail polish every week. I had noticed a colleagues nails looking particularly ragged and unkempt and realised that other people must notice mine too; when I was on day10 of wearing the same purple nail polish which had been reduced by chipping to a tiny smattering just near my cuticle. I was in a little bit of a beauty rut and I decided that aiming to wear a different colour every week would inspire me to look after my nails a little better.
The only trouble with my resolution was realising that the reason I had fallen in to the rut in the first place was because it takes time (which I don't really have) and effort to keep nails perfectly groomed. I mean, two or three coats of colour + base coat + top coat + drying time = a 30 minute minimum time slot required for home manicure and although Hugh Grant seems to get away with allocating his time into half hour slots in About a Boy, I can't do that as I rarely have a half hour spare particularly through the week when I am at work, writing reviews, blogging, attending classes and tending to hobbies (you get the picture!). But, determined, I started the year with red, which stained my nails so the subsequent colours never looked quite right on my pink coloured fingers. Then, I got really brittle nails which were peeling as soon as I washed my hands so I spent the next week or so wearing peeling and brittleness solutions (which really don't work!) and taking skin, hair and nails vitamins. I managed to stick to the resolution wearing all the colours I had, that were season suitable, then, last weekend, I came across the revolution.
I was in Boots and I bought something and the lady at the counter gave me a brochure with some money off coupons inside. I noticed that one of the coupons was for Revlon and I'd decided I wanted a new nail polish, so I scooted over to the Revlon cabinet to have a look. I had a look at the colours they had and chose Hazy from the Top Speed range - not particularly because it was Top Speed, but I thought that would be very helpful! It was £6.49 and they had an offer on for 2 lip or nail (or a combination of) products for £10. I checked my voucher booklet and the voucher for Revlon stated it could be combined with in store offers, so I chose a lip product too, and I received 2 for £10 plus £3 off Revlon, total £7 for the two products.
I was going out that night, so I decided to try my new nail varnish. The bottle is a classic Revlon tapered shape, with a silver lid (different to the classic gold and black lids I usually associated with Revlon polishes). The bottle contains a couple of mixing bearings to prevent the polish from becoming gloopy or clagging. The consistency of the polish is surprisingly thick and glossy for a quick drying nail product, I usually found in the past that even with supposed 'one coat' products, that quick dry equates to thin consistency. The product claims to dry within 60 seconds. I applied a thinnish coat to my nails after applying a nourishing basecoat and by the time I'd painted my final finger, my first one was dry! Properly dry too, I pressed really hard on my nail and didn't get any smudging or finger prints. It was almost too good to be true.
Instantly, I applied a second coat as though the polish has a decent pigmentation, the Hazy shade I opted for is quite pale and to get a maximum impact I opted for two coats. This dried at the same speed, even though some polishes take double the time on the second coat. That was it, I was good to go!
The polish lasted 3 days, but by the third day it was seriously tatty, so it most certainly isn't chip resistant, but it doesn't claim to be. However, because it takes literally a few minutes to apply, it's fine to apply on a morning before work quickly. I also haven't tried using it with a sealing top coat which could prevent or help the chipping a little.
This saviour will be a permanent feature now on my must have beauty products. I mean I have tried using other quick dry varnishes and they never seem to actually work, not like the Top Speed range from Revlon. As well as the speed, they are reasonably priced at £6.49 a bottle (worth it for the time saved along), I think I pay around £3 for my usual polishes and they take ages to dry and several coats to colour nails sufficiently. I'd rather have half the polishes and double my time NOT painting my nails! Plus, all the better if you can stock up when there's an offer on! eBay also carry a small range for slightly less than you will pay in the shops as do Amazon. I just hope that Revlon bring out a nice Pistachio colour in this range, which looks to be the big Spring nail trend.
Revlon Top Speed Nail Colour is available in a range of fab shades from Boots, Superdrug, most large department stores, some larger supermarkets and online. Thanks for reading!
'Top Speed' nail colour by a top class name - Revlon!
This nail polish sets in only 60 seconds according the front of the bottle, awesome!
I've had this varnish for ages but have only just started to wear it now I am starting to wear brighter colours than Black...
The glass bottle contents is really big for this sort of product at 15 ml and it is really attractive with gold writing and a really pretty chunky screw on lid with a long nylon applicator brush on the end of it :)
Now I don't have patience when waiting for nail polish to set, especially when it is designed to need two coats like this cosmetics product is, therefore this Top Speed is perfect for me!
I use a base coat first as the shade is Tidal Wave which is a really funky bluey green shiny colour...
I was surprised when I first use it how thin in consistency it is but that's why it needs that second coat; some other brands are thicker but still stay they set in a minute, which isn't true as they are still tacky to the touch.
This nail care product really does set pretty well in that time though, but I wait a couple of minute's in-between coats just to make sure.
It is easy to use and does the job well. The coverage is really neat and it takes a few days to wear off noticeably, plus it's easy to touch chips up with a little splodge on the end of the brush tip.
Also it's pretty easy to get off with remover despite being pretty tough when you wear it, it is really hard to scuff it on top of the nails so sets rock hard.
I'm not sure of the cost but I've seen other types of this at around the £6 mark.
Five stars from me, I think it's a brilliant colour and a brilliant varnish! :)
I can say that almost every time i apply nail polish my patience will run out and i tend to touch it and see if it has dried up or not. It might not have dried up because it would be just 3 to 4 minutes after applying it. The result!! i will end up with one nail with a little finger print on it or so.
After having a kid i can say i totally stopped wearing nail polish because i dont have the time to file the nails so i will cut them fully and also no time to wait till it dries up. But one week before when i was just clearing up my cupboard i found this bottle of Revlon top speed nail polish. I had bought it long ago ,about an year ago. So i thought it might have dried and will be useless. But when i opened it ,it was well in good condition so i thought i will give it a try.
The bottle is like the typical revlon nail polish bottle-a pyramid cut in the middle- but a little smaller with a ivory screw top. I had bought the color Khaki chrome. Interesting!!! It was a double shade with golden-violet leaning to the darker side.As the name suggests it was from the chrome collection
So what is this top speed?
It is just for people like me. It takes just 60 seconds to dry up. No blowing up on nails or wait!! wait!! wait!!
Nail polishes like other paints use a solvent for their flowing nature and these solvent evaporates once exposed to air the paint sets. So these type of nail polishes has a solvent which evaporates easier and also will give a thin film while applied, slick film technology as the manufactures say. As everyone knows thinner the film, faster it dries up.
Since i was applying a nail polish after a long time i thought i will do it in style. So i first filed the nails (whatever was left) then removed the cuticle and applied the nail polish. It was easy to apply and by the time i finished the first coat my patience start fading and just after 1 minutes i tried my touching routine so that i can apply the second coat. Hey this time it was dried up. No finger prints and i could start applying my next coat just 10 seconds after finishing my last finger. I liked that. Yes the second coat took a little longer to dry up but i managed to get a nice uniform colour on my nails .
But after one day i noticed something, the color was very easily chipping out of my nails than their other counterparts, the thin film effect. So i was a bit disappointed but a quick touch up helped.So i think this nail polish is better for special occasions than daily wear.
The color was actually very nice. When i looked on my fingers it was golden color but when i looked in the mirror it was violet with a golden glow.
Now this top speed nail colours are coming with a new name. 'Super top speed' as in the catalogue picture and is almost the same product with a small difference in the ingredients.
They come in around 48 shades.
The manufactures also claim that you will get a nice colour with even one coat but then i think it will be too thin and wont stay long.
About the price it will cost about £3 which i got from a website because i dont remember exactly how much did it cost me.
Overall i liked this product but a bit disappointed that it wont stay longer on my nails.
I like Revlon beauty products.I find their quality top class.
I like their perfumes , skin care products and hair care products.
I like the shades they come up with among lip colors and nail polish.They have come up with some really funky shades of lip color and nail polish.
Earlier it was a pain if one had to leave in a hurry , which i always am, after applying nail polish.I used to do crazy things like plunging my hand into ice cold water lol.It was effective to an extent, but i got waves on my nailpolish if i was even a bit careless with it.
So this product 'Top speed Nail Color' by Revlon is a boon for all those who like to apply nail polish but do not have the time nor the patience to wait for it to dry.This nail polish dries super fast .
At present it comes in 48 lovely shades- i love all the copper shades and there are quite a few copper and bronze shades also some purplish pinks,some cool metallic shades and shimmering pastels which are gorgeous.
Besides being Quick drying and coming in a variety of Awesome colors , the colors remain true after applying on the nails, which i think is very important , most of the time the color deepens after it dries.Sometimes it looks quite different to what it looks like inside the bottle .But this one is a perfect match, doesn't change shades one bit !You can rely on the shade 100 %.
I have tried other similar fast drying nail polishes manufactured by other brands but by far this is the best fast-dry polish available now.
The sad part is that it doesn't last long on my nails, stats chipping after 2-3 days and begins to look horrible.And this in the long run makes it expensive if one is using it regularly , since you need to color your nails more often.But at the same time it is so easy to apply and the shades are lovely and so i like it.I don't use nail polish regularly, so it's o;k.
I am not sure how one can sell this for less than the cost price, but i happen to see the starting bid price for a bottle of 'Ash' color Top speed nail color at US $0.99 + US $2.50 shipping costs.
Price: $4.99 for 0.5 fl oz (14.7 ml)
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Since some people have preferences for or allergies to certain cosmetics ingredients, here is a list of ingredients:
Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Nitrocellulose, Dipropylene, Glycol Dibenzoate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tribenzoin, Tetrabutyl Phenyl Hydroxybenzoate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Citric Acid, Malic Acid. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Mica, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake, D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake, D&C Red No. 34 Calcium Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake, Aluminum Powder, Bismuth Oxychloride, Guanine, Chromium Oxide Greens, Chromium Hydroxide Green, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet.
Colour sets in 60 seconds!