Polishing off my Favourites

What better to look at while typing away than pretty finger nails?

Nothing, is the answer. I use to have the problem where I was so lazy I wouldn’t change up the polish until it chipped to the last bit of colour, and now I often can barely wait two days until I change it up! Lively Lilac? Vixen red? Pure Pearl? The options are endless and I absolutely love that nail colour can add the perfect accent to finish off an outfit, or tell the world just what kind of mood you are in.

So with my many, MANY polishes, I am here to point a Plum Seduction painted finger at the polish I think is the ultimate best! The challenger will be put to the test in the following categories:

  • chipping
  • colour payoff
  • variety
  • application/drying time
  • packaging
  • price

So who is up for the task?

ADDRESS: Revlon Nail Enamel Polish
$3.00 – $5.99 14.7mL
Maybe some of you are side-eyeing me right now. “Uhhh, hellOOooo? Essie? OPI? Deborah Lippmann?” Lest we forget the last point on my list $$$. While some may debate Lippmann is $20 for a reason, I could never ever justify spending that much on one itsy bitsy bottle of colour for my nails.

ASSESS: Revlon is the perfect blend of reasonably priced, endless variety and great colour payoff that any girl could find a colour to fall in love with. At only $3.00 – $5.99 per bottle, I truly can say I feel like I am getting the same length in wear as OPI or Essie, both averaging $8 – $10 per bottle. When I can resist biting or changing it up on my own, these polishes have lasted me upwards a week before chipping. It’s formaldehyde, toluene and DBP free formula is not streaky or runny, and goes on smoothly with its perfect sized brush. I can be done with my base, first, second, and top coat and dry within 15 minutes. Not exactly Sally Hansen Insta-Dri  or L’Oreal speedy, but still faster than some of its competitors.

A massive brand, Revlon can be found in basically any drugstore or grocery store, with an endless of possibilities to choose from. While I am more of a bold colour girl, a bestie of mine tends to be drawn more towards nudes and pale colours, yet both of us can time after time find a colour we absolutely adore.

It’s packaging is simple yet sleek, and I appreciate the brush size, making it easy to apply (looking at you Insta-dri, with your over sized brush. Seriously, what is that?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osyx1Z1ZZlE (I just find this video pretty sexy. ha.)

Some of my favzies include:
Valentine — a bold red.

Fuchsia Fever — a flirty fun pink for summer. Looks so good with a tan!

Fashionista — a deep teal that stands out from the crowd but in a sophisticated way.

Plum Seduction — sooooo pretty.

So there you have it! My go-to polish. I’d also like to give a nod to some close competitors who just didn’t quite reach Revlon standards:
2nd place: L’Oreal
3rd place OPI

Job well done polishes, you sure make my hands and feet proud (and pretty).


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