Friday, February 27, 2015

Revlon Parfumerie nail enamel - Lime Basil review

Hello beauties. I hope you are enjoying the first proper days of sunshine and warmth - I actually had my first coffee outside in 2015 yesterday and I loved every minute of it. 

Anyway, I though I would do a review of a polish I found while browsing in Müller (about 7€) the other day - the Revlon Parfumerie nail enamel in the color Lime Basil. 





I was once told that a person should learn a new fact every day. So my fact of today is the difference between nail lacquer and nail enamel. Nail lacquer supposedly dries from the inside and leaves a dull finish, while the nail enamel dries from the outside and then hardens. Also, the latter is supposed to last longer on the nails.

Anyway, back to the actual polish. I didn't own a shade like this before and I was really attracted by it, but the bottle itself, the name and the promise of a perfume combined with nails was the real selling point for me. 

Now the thing is, when seeing the name, I thought that the nail polish will smell really nice on its own. Nope. It is supposed to develop the fragrance when you put it on your nails! It would be nice if that was written somewhere on the bottle. I really didn't smell anything, though.




The perfume aspect aside, it's a really, really nice color, which reminds me of Ninja turtles and peppermint. I am not really a big fan of the brush since it is quite thin and makes application a bit more difficult, but it is still manageable. 

This is the result with two coats without a top coat. 


What I like about it is that it really has that silky, smooth, shiny texture on top. But on the topic of a nail enamel lasting longer... well, this is my nails about 48 hours after I applied it (literally 5 minutes ago). 


There is some chipping going on, but I'm really quite impressed anyway because the last 2 days of my life have been filled with manual labor, carrying things around etc. 

If you want to get your hands on one of these, I suggest you hurry - there were only a couple of colors left to choose from and it didn't really look like Müller was going to stock up. 

Have a great weekend and - you know - stay beautiful until next time!

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