Thursday, June 7, 2012

Revlon: A Polish Fail

I have debated posting this, because I am against polish hate, however I felt that it was my responsibility to warn people.

If you like streaky, uneven application that will not cooperate no matter how many times you try to polish your nails, then this polish belongs in your collection.

No polish has ever caused me as much frustration as this one has. 
Without further introduction, I give you:

 Revlon "Varnished"



You'll have to excuse the cuticle mess. This was my SIXTH time applying this polish. It wasn't having anything to do with me at this point. My index finger has 2 coats, the rest have one. I couldn't continue.

It's such a shame. I love the name of the polish and the colour was unique to my collection. *sigh*

Can't win them all, I guess.
 
What polish drives you mad with frustration? Vent below.

- A Polished Touch

18 comments:

  1. I always have frustration like that with metallic polishes!

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  2. Talk about frustrating! Ugh, that drives me around the bend. It's such a cool colour--and the name is just fabulous--but there are too many awesome polishes in the world to have to fight with a cruddy formula.

    One thing that might work, or at least give a little better result? China Glaze Agro got really brushstrokey on me, so the second time I put it on, I just laid down enough to cover the nail, then sponged on the 2nd coat. It totally cut out the strokes, and it looked nice and even. Maybe something like that would help? Of course, that assumes you can get down an even bottom layer in the first place, which may not be do-able with Varnished. (Huh, come to think of it, I never did post those Agro pics...)

    It's always great to see and drool over gorgeous swatches, but I like and appreciate hearing about the ones that didn't work well, too. Thanks for the warning post! ;)

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    1. Great tip about sponging the second coat. I'll have to try that! I'm usually not one to do posts like this but I thought it would be helpful - I appreciate it when other bloggers do them.

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  3. I don't mind the brushstrokes actually. I don't know why, kinda gives it character to me lol.

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    1. I'll make sure I send you my bottle of Varnished then if I can't figure out how to apply it properly! ;)

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  4. I have frustration problems with a few of my polishes-they are just so uneven no matter how I try to apply them! Talk about patchiness and streakiness. It's just disappointing. Although, I only buy my nail polishes when they're on a pretty big discount so I don't feel too bad :D xoxo

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    1. I do as well, which makes it less heartbreaking. Haha.

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  5. Another thing to try with a brushstrokey polish, if it's not too thin, is stamping - I've redeemed several polishes that I couldn't otherwise apply well to save my life! Pearl/metallics especially.

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    1. Stamping is another area in Polish Land that causes me quite a bit of frustration. If I could only get the hang of it, LOL.

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  6. Thanks for the warning! I usually really like revlon polishes (coral me wild is one of my favourite summer pedi polishes and I wore Gum Drop to my prom because it is scented and it smells AMAZING). I'm with you on the streakiness, not my favourite look.

    I also need to invest in some seche vite where can I get it? You've used it on so many manis before and I've heard great things about it.

    -J

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    1. Love Coral Me Wild!

      I've gotten my Seche Vite at Sally's (about $11) and at Winners ($7.99). Winners sells out fast. If I find any there I'll pick you up one!

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    2. OMG that would be amazing!!! And yes, we should have a mani date sometime!

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  7. SIXth time applying? You've got a lot more patience than me darling.

    I've also heard of the sponging the last coat to make it streak free - I haven't tried it though.

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    1. I don't like hating on a polish. I tried it that many times to make sure it wasn't just me that was causing the problem. Haha.

      Will definitely be trying the sponging method.

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  8. Ugh that sucks! I don't like that in polishes too! It sucks because the color looks so nice in the bottle! :(

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