Don’t you hate when you forget to clean your screen on your laptop and you’re sitting there thinking, “What is on her face?! Oh wait…” Let that be a lesson kids don’t surf and eat…. 😛 Haha. Well this next polish is super interesting!
Revlon French Roast 3 coats one top coat, is a creme brown with a glass fleck in it that shows a rainbow of colors. Just look at it! I think the name it very fitting to me it looks like a bag of coffee beans. This is from the Colorstay core line and I was actually going to get a different color until I saw this! I was like…meh…brown…wait…WHHHHHHAAaaAATTTTT?!?!?! O.O This is very smooth and no problemos with it. I will have fun with it more this fall I think. Like I said before- I don’t really go by season much as to what colors I wear- it’s just that there are so many fun neons I need to wear right now I wont be able to try this again until fall haha.
Hello! Now remember how I said that my camera seems to have issue’s with purple polish? This is one of them but not as bad as the Milani. This doesn’t look completely different from picture to picture. It just seems to be a little less purple then I thought it was. Also, I feel like I should mention that this is my first scented polish.
Revlon “Not So Blueberry” is in 3 coats here. Not very sheer but not opaque in one coat, builds up nicely and I would even say that the formula is perfect. Just my opinion. This seems to be glass flecked. In the bottle it almost looks like a duo chrome sort of color with a blue and purple, but its barely noticeable on the nail. you can almost see it in the 2nd pic. Either way I’m not too disappointed by that I love this color.
So you all probably know this but there isn’t a scent until this polish dries. The smell of NSB really reminds me of a blue dum dum pop. I’m thinking it’s more like the blue raspberry. I didn’t do a top coat in these picture but I did wear this again and with a top coat and I could still smell them. It wasn’t still a bit “smelly” for a few days, probably could have went longer but I took it off for more swatching. I almost wish this wasn’t scented because its not over whelming but a little weird when you’re eating something (pizza for example) and its conflicting with the smell what you’re eating. Pepperoni blu raspberry, anyone?
So in conclusion, scented polishes are fun but I wouldn’t buy them for the smell. The other scented Revlon I wan’t is “Beach”, a really pretty green that leans towards yellow. I expect that will smell a lot less fruity.
Hey there! Here’s another picture from when I had that ugly hangnail! I should have add that to my rant last week XD. Anyways I just had to point that out because it bother’s me that I spent so much time doing swatches and never noticed it until I looked at the pictures on my computer.
Onto the important stuff! Today i’m showing you Revlon’s Whimsical which happens to be a dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in The Air. That lady comes up with some awesome nail polish! I could never afford them though. 😛 So here I sit waiting for dupes. 😀
This is most likely2 coats with SH Insta Dri topcoat. I choose to not put a base coat on so you could see how sheer it is and I think I like it ! But this does make me excited for the layering possibilities! I’ve seen a lot of people pair it with a similar light blue base coat which I plan to do as well, but I was think about pink! Why not? And black! Or dark blue?! I’m getting ahead of myself for the moment but believe me when I experiment you will all get to see the result good or bad! XD
So do you own Whimsical? Love it? Hate it? Don’t be shy! Share your thoughts!
For any of the designs you could either do all fingers with the one ball of your choice ( or multiple balls ) or a fun alternative could be paint your thumb and ring finger in the ball of your choice and doing all others with a complimenting french tip.
For example if you like basketball, do the thumb and ring finger as the ball and all other with an orange tip maybe even go over the “smile” line with a black stripper to outline.
Another idea would be to do all the other tips with your favorite sports team’s colors!
Okay now for the breakdown of these designs. Basecoat all nails!
The baseball can be done two ways. After putting down your white polish you can either take a detail brush and go in a zig-zag like motion to make it appear threaded or just do the two lines curving in and then out again with a red stripper. If you attempt the zig-zag motion and you’re not used to doing detailed work, practice on paper until you’ve got a nice flow going. Also, if you don’t have a detail brush just try a toothpick. Finish with a top coat.
The tennis ball was very fun to make. I used a cosmetic sponge to sponge on the electric green. After that layer dries but still a little tacky I used the sponge again to sponge on a light layer of a very electric yellow (reminds me of a highlighter). I chose to sponge it so that it gives it more of a texturized look and feel. After those dry use a white stripper to make your tennis ball seams. The same as the baseball, it’s just two lines curving in-out-in. These are very easy, just go slower if you’re not too confident in your abilities. I didn’t finish with a top coat so that it has a fuzzy tennis ball like look.
For the basketball use a bold dusky orange. You may need 2-3 coats depending on the opaqueness of your polish. You could also do your second coat texturized like the tennis ball with a cosmetic sponge. I haven’t tried this method for the basketball, but it might look good. After you coats are dry add the curving in-out-in lines and then 2 intersecting lines to finish the look. Finish with a top coat.
So for the football paint you nail all brown 2-3 coats. After it dries use a white stripper to make one line down the middle and then some intersecting lines for the threads. Finish with a top coat.
As for top coats instead of a glossy one, you could also use a matte top coat to make them seem a little realistic. If you do use a matte top coat for the tennis ball I suggest doing this before the white lines, but it’s not a rule and it’s up to you. I suggest this so that the line are glossy over top the “fuzzy” ball.
- Baseball White: OPI “Alpine Snow”
- Red “Threads”: OPI “Color So Hot It Berns”
- Basketball Orange: OPI “Chop-Sticking To My Story”
- Black Stripper: L.A. Colors Art Deco “Black”
- Football Brown: Revlon “Hot For Chocolate”
- Tennis Ball Green: Sinful Colors “Irish Green”
- Tennis Ball Yellow: Sinful Color “Neon Melon”
- White Stripper: L.A. Colors Art Deco “White”
So as always you do not need the exact same brands that I use.
Since I did these designs on my nail wheel, I didn’t use a base or top coat. Normally if I was sporting this (XD) on my own nail I would use OPI Nail Envy for my base coat and either my Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat or my matte top coat Hard Candy “Matte-ly In Love”.
So I hoped you like these and leave a comment telling me what one you liked or your favorite sport/team. 😀