So, on Wednesday, in my Things I Want blog post, I mentioned that I really wanted the Revlon Parfumerie nail polish in Surf Spray. And yesterday, I mentioned that I bought it in my An Unlikely Haul post. So today, I figured I’d actually show you what it looks like on me!
I really like this nail color. It has a pearlescent finish to it, which I think is really nice. And the nail polish bottle doesn’t lie –once it’s dry, it really does have a nice ocean scent to it. It’s a really pretty translucent blue that’s perfect if you want a nice subtle look to your manicure/pedicure. The coats are thin, which lend this translucent look to the nail polish. I’m actually wearing three coats, for a more opague look. While I know a lot of people don’t like nail lacquers with a thin formula, I think they’re fun for softer looks. And because you can build them, you can wear Surf Spray as light or as bold as you want. I’m not sure if this is true for all of the Parfumerie polishes, as this is the only one I have tried. I have found that oftentimes there are different levels of opacity within the same collection, depending on pigment.
PLUS -Another great aspect of this nail polish is that it’s DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde free.
As for application, I’d say this nail polish is pretty typical for drug store quality nail polishes. One coat dries in a breeze, two coats take a little longer, and you have to be careful with the third coat. Even though the third coat seemed dry, I still managed to dent and smudge one of my nails when I was placing my SD card back into my camera. That said, a nail enamel dryer, or just some extra time would have taken care of this little issue. When it comes to applying evenly, I thought this Revlon nail polishes did a good job of not streaking weirdly. Also, I didn’t have that annoying issue of the tips of my nails not being coated correctly, which was nice.
Recently, I have started to take more of a look into Revlon products in general. Of the four “mega-brands” in my drugstore –Maybelline, L’Oreal, Revlon and Covergirl, Revlon is the only company that claims to distribute cruelty free products in the US (granted, their nail polishes are animal tested in China as required by law… but that’s a whole other debate). I also like that Revlon has more of a retro feel to their brand. And, looking over the years, Revlon nail polishes have been some of my favorites. In fact, I wore a Revlon nail polish for my pedicure for my own wedding!
Disclaimer: This nail polish was purchased with my own money. My opinions are my own. 🙂