Monday, December 20, 2010

Revlon nail polish - now with added scent!

Being low on shampoo, I headed over to my local Rite-Aid. After picking up what I needed, I found my way over to the cosmetics aisle to see what was new. There were two Revlon displays, one was the new quick-dry formula and the other was the scented formula. Scented? Doesn't nail polish already have a scent?

None of the quick dry colors grabbed me, but two of the scented ones caught my eye. Even better was that Rite-Aid was having a buy 1 get 1 50% off - score! I grabbed a frosty teal - Ocean Breeze and a shimmery violet - Not So Blueberry. I was curious as to what these smelled like.

First up - Ocean Breeze. This one is a bright frosty teal. The application was slightly streaky, and created some bald spots, but they were easy fixed with a second coat. The finish of the polish left brushstrokes, though.
These pictures are all two coats with no base or top coat.

Brushstrokes, galore!

It did actually have a scent once it dried. You could actually smell it mixed in with normal nail polish smell once you opened the bottle. It was a synthetic and sweet berry, like smelling a Life Saver. You really had to bring your fingers up to your nose and sniff. Frankly, that won't be happening much. I can see my co-workers looking at me sideways as they watch me smell my fingernails.

The second color I picked up was Not So Blueberry. I actually really liked this color. It was a violet color with lilac and teal shimmer suspended in it. Unfortunately, the color really didn't photograph well - it was coming out way too blue. This one smelled like a synthetic blueberry.

The color is more violet than this picture shows
This one is closer to the true color.
The teal shimmer really comes out in bright light. I think this one will make a good spring color. I still don't think that the polishes need added scent, but not a bad purchase.


  1. I stood in Rite Aide looking at these for the longest time, I couldn't bring myself to get any of them. How long did the scent last? Does it fade over time?

    I also totally pictured myself sniffing my fingers in public, too embarrassing! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks ahead!

  2. I only kept them on long enough to swatch, so I'm not sure how long the scent lasts. But you seriously can't smell them unless your finger are right under your nose.. not a very attractive position to be caught in!

  3. I wish I had read this before I bought Ocean Breeze. My application skills may not be the best, but sheesh this was a brush strokey frost filled nightmare. I am glad I am not alone.

  4. Yeah, it was quite streaky. I've been trying to avoid some of the more frosty nail polishes recently because I really don't like brushstrokes!


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