Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Two Revlon Top Speed polishes: Cloud and Electric


The funny thing about photos is that sometimes, the great polishes turn out looking kinda crappy... and the totally crappy polishes come out looking great.

Revlon Electric

Lemon yellow shimmer. The photo actually makes it look like it was a nice polish. Do not be deceived! It was not that much worse than the typical yellow shimmer (streaky, sheerish, hard to build) but I've tried enough yellow polishes to know that it's possible to have a good yellow that is perfect in two coats, three at most. This was four: it was a hot mess on my nails and I thought that maybe if I put on more layers, it would look better. That was not true.

Revlon Cloud

It's not quite as much of a baby blue as the photos make it out to be; it's more of a light lavender. This one applied beautifully... but it apparently needed a third coat. (I did this swatch in the demi-gloom of my apartment. I should maybe try turning on lights next time.) The above photos are just two coats. But even though there's a bit of patchiness, I think that it's obvious that it's pretty nice for a two coats of a pastel.


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9 comments:

Let them have Polish! said...

It's a shame the Yellow sucked so hard because it looks so pretty in the photo and it looks good on you. The lavender shade is just classic.

Sanna said...

pretty!

renee said...

That is why I just gave up on yellow, because every single time I bought one it turned out to be a frustrating disaster. And I don't even like yellow that much. It does look good on you, though. Yellow is one of those colors that everyone tells me is "my color" but I just can't get excited about it.

Melissa at Silly Bee's Chickadees said...

You're right. The photo does make the yellow look awesome. Too bad it was a punk.

(♥♥♥♥♥) Minty said...

I must get cloud. It's so so pretty!

Jane said...

Love both colours! Especially the yellow with its shimmer :)

LemonyEmily said...

it is a shame about the yellow, it looks lovely in the photos, ive recently bought myself a yellow shimmer and haven't swatched it yet - now im apprehensive, i was hoping it would be great! Cloud is lovely, perfect colour for spring :)

Jaztee said...

Your pic makes the yellow look like perfection (I'm a huge yellow addict) so that sucks that it's such a bad formula. Sigh.

Lucy said...

Love that shade of yellow! Cloud is also such a delicate shade. Two nice Spring shades.

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