Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamels in Showtime and Sky’s the Limit

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:

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Showtime is a stunning grape purple with miniscule blue shimmer and a shiny finish. 

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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:

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Sky’s the Limit is an icy silvery blue with a frosty finish. 

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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?  

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Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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5 Responses to Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamels in Showtime and Sky’s the Limit

  1. sylirael says:

    How did you know these were the two shades I wanted to see swatched?!? SORCERY! I’m liking Showtime pretty much as much as I thought I would!

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