Good morning! First off, I just want to say that I am STILL rocking my 'Who The Shrek Are You?' mani from Tuesday night. This is UNREAL. More than 80 hours of wear, I'm shocked and still in love with it. It will come off tonight but I will love every remaining minute of it's existence. Haha. (So dramatic.)
Today I bring you the famous Revlon jelly polish: Royal. I have to be completely honest - I'm not sure what the hype was about this polish. Maybe I apply polish really bad (somehow I don't think that's quite it) or maybe I picked up a bad bottle. I found that it didn't level itself well, so some areas have thicker pigmentation while some spots appear to be sheer/translucent.
Now the colour is gorgeous but it wasn't just the application that had me confused about all the hype, it was also the wear. I had this polish on for about 5 hours before my middle finger polish popped off. Yeah, that's right, 50% of my polish popped right off. I was at work and couldn't fix it - I wasn't pleased. By the end of work 3 nails were wrecked. I'm not normally that bad on my nails and wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary so I know it wasn't related to anything I was doing. *sigh* I really wanted to love this polish.
|Excuse the messy cuticles please & thank you.|
|This polish dried with a strange, almost semi-matte/suede finish.|
CORRECTION: It dried plastic. (Thanks Ulmiel!)
I added a coat of Seche Vite for shine.
|It looks so dark here. Lighting really affects the way this polish looks.|
I have been finding that Revlon is a brand where it is 'hit-or-miss' almost every time. I purchased Emerald City, Fire Fox and Powder Puff, their new polishes with the matte-suede finish, and they all seem like winners. (I only swatched them so I don't know what their durability is like but they apply like a dream for me.) However, Royal and Beach (from their scented polish line) have been giving me issues. Oh well, you can't win them all I guess.
Have you tried Royal? What is a royal pleasure or a royal pain in the butt?
(I know, I know ... lame humour, I'll stop. Heh.)
Thanks for reading. :)