I haven’t tried Shellac or the trendy gel treatments that have swept the nail polish world. I’ve been happy with regular nail polish so far.
When Revlon released a line of gel-manicure inspired nail polishes, I picked up two shades during a sale, just to see if the claims of “vivid color, brilliant shine and gorgeous life-resistant wear” held true.
Showtime is a stunning grape purple with miniscule blue shimmer and a shiny finish.
It applied nicely and covered my nails in two coats. The color is really beautiful and eye catching, especially if you’re a fan of purple.
Sky’s the Limit:
Sky’s the Limit is an icy silvery blue with a frosty finish.
It applied just fine, but it was sheer a couple of spots, even after 2 coats.
When I was a teenager, I remember seeing a photo of musician Jay Gordon wearing a shade similar to this (but less frosty). For the rest of that year, I longed for that particular pale blue shade. Whenever I see shades like this, that youthful memory resurfaces. 🙂
As much as I wanted to love this, I must report that the promises of long wear do not ring true. Two days after the initial application, it chipped on me. It wasn’t a huge chip, but I was still surprised. If this is meant to mimic the effects of a salon gel manicure, it didn’t perform as expected. Not even regular nail polish chips that quickly on me.
If you already purchased one of these polishes, did you have the same experience? If you haven’t bought a bottle, would you try it out anyway?