Category Archives: Revlon
I just don’t get tired of glitter nowadays, I need it in all kinds of combinations. That’s why I decided to make a glitter/jelly sandwich today. No, it’s not something you eat, it’s a way of layering glitter and jelly polishes that creates a “underwater glitter” effect on the nails. You start out with the jelly underneath, then a coat (or more) of glitter, then finish it off with a coat of jelly over the glitter. I’ve never tried this technique before, but I’m stunned by the results!
For this manicure I started with two easy coats of Revlon Just Tinted Desire, a pink jelly that dries to a satin-y finish on its own. Then I added a coat of Petites Pink Diamond, a combination of big and small baby pink glitters in a clear base. I added a coat of Desire over Pink Diamond, and finished it all off with Seche Vite.
I have to say I love this combination! It’s so pretty and light, but still with some excitement in the glitter bits caught beneath the shield of jelly. Now I want jellies in every color to make a bunch of sammies on my nails!
Have you tried any interesting combinations of jelly and glitter lately?
Sometimes small treasures come unexpectedly to you, like Revlon Cloud came to me. I got this as an extra in a swap, and I didn’t think much of it, just put it in a drawer and almost forgot about it. But now that springtime is approaching and my lust for pastels is growing stronger every day, I remembered this little weirdo and decided to try it out. Instant love! The color is so beautiful, I almost can’t bear it. It’s a soft, pastel blue creme that leans ever so slightly lavender. The perfect spring pastel, and I didn’t even know I wanted it!
Sadly, getting this on my nails was a bit of a battle. The formula is good enough, but the first time I tried it, I got a whole bunch of bubbles, so I just had to take it off. I don’t know if it’s because the bottle was 3/4 full when I got it, or because it reacts badly with my base and top coat. I decided to try again, after thinning it and cleaning the bottle neck, which had a lot of dried polish on it. While doing so, I managed to tip over both the bottle of polish and the bottle of acetone, spilling everywhere! Anywhooooo, three coats later, this finally settled on to my nails in a mostly behaved manner. I still got some bubbles, but not as severely as the first time.
Do you have any favorites that came to you in a roundabout way?