|Revlon Nail Varnish – £6.49 each|
The hype surrounding these nail polishes are incredible. From as far back as January I have been waiting
impatiently for their launch and I promise you they do not disappoint. Exclusively from boots, the range includes 20 shades in 4 major scent categories (spicy, fresh, citrus and floral). The shade and scent range is amazing, there is something for all styles, all noses and all seasons.
Being quite restraint I picked up two shades with some of my Boots points, Chocolate Truffle and Wintermint. Before I talk about these two shades, I’d just like to quickly mention the packaging. The bottles stand out a mile away among my collection because they are genuinely different. I really like how Revlon have tried to incorporate traditional perfume bottles with the top. The unique top doesn’t hinder grip at all, and the brush is nice, needing two swipes to cover the entire nail.
I have to hand it to Revlon, their descriptions match the shade and the scent of each varnish perfectly. Both shades I picked up were opaque in two coats and Chocolate Truffle had a lovely shine without a top coat. On the nail, they last 3-4 days without chipping and the formula is a great creamy consistency. As you would expect, Chocolate Truffle (115) is a rich, luxurious deep brown, and Wintermint (040) is a metallic light green with turquoise glitter. However, as much as I can rave about the shade range, we all know the real attraction is what happens when the polish is dry.
Once dry, you are hit by your chosen scent. You know like Yankee Candles has a way of making scents lifelike? That’s what Revlon have some how managed to do, but on your nails. Chocolate Truffle is an intensely chocolaty scent, more intense than a bar of Dairy Milk, exactly like a box of chocolate truffles. Likewise Wintermint is an equally strong mint scent which is quite sharp, almost like a fresh stick of chewing gum. The lasting power of the fragrance is impressive. The scents of the polish are pretty intense for the first 7 hours, so I would bare that in mind when choosing a shade. Saying that, they do slowly lessen after the 7 hour mark, but even 2 days in, it was noticeable.
If I’m being honest with myself I know this is a novelty, and that the shade range doesn’t include anything I haven’t already got, but I don’t think it will be long before I add another couple to my collection. Maybe its reliving my childhood but just when I was getting a bit bored of nail varnish, these are released, and suddenly I’m excited again. I definitely have my eye on the lime and orange ones and maybe the Italian leather. Here’s hoping there’s a 3 for 2 on soon!
Have you picked up any shades? If you could make any scent what would you make?