Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Wintermint

I'm on what seem to be a blogging roll and I'm gonna milk it as much as I can. I think not having to get up at 5:30 am on Mondays to go to work has left me with a little more energy than I expected. Woohoo! So here I go with some nails.

A while ago, I saw a swatch of Revlon Parfumerie's Autumn Spice on what I could swear it was Makeup Withdrawal but turns out it was actually in Scrangie. Anyway, her description made me really want the polish but I knew it'd take sometime for the scented collection to come to Australian shores, if at all. One day I was walking through Target and I spotted the beautiful display of Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamels, it was completely full and each polish cost $15.95. Ouch! I grabbed Autumn Spice and paid for it before I'd think about getting anything else. I tried it on and fell in love with it immediately and wore it for a week straight, thinking that I would get some more polishes when they were on half price at the Chemist Warehouse, pharmacy that every so often has half price sales on their makeup. I didn't wait that long as I saw them at Priceline for 2 for $20 last week and walked out with 8 new bottles. Not sorry at all. I've decided to give each polish it's own post because they are pretty amazing, except for one, and because you know, I can. 

I'm starting with Wintermint, a lovely light aqua shimmer with small green glitter and larger hex royal blue glitter; it was opaque in two coats, drying time was normal and the formula was good but I still needed little clean up as I had some polish run away to my cuticles. I topped it off with one coat of HK Girl top coat as it dried slightly gritty.


Scented polishes seem gimmicky, right? And it's worse when the smell is too sweet/headache-inducing and you have to take the polish off, even if it's uber pretty. Luckily, this collection has truly amazing smells that are subtle and really complement the colour. As you may have guessed by the name, this one smells like plain ol' subtle mint. Think of the moment when you take spearmint gum of the packet and are about to put it in your mouth, that's exactly how it smells. For someone that luuuurves mint anything, I was super happy to put this on my nails. I thought the smell wouldn't be as strong with topcoat on but I'm happy to say the smell pops through and it smells as strong as when first applied. 


I tend to Google polishes after I swatch them just to see what other people think about them and this time, I came across a few posts saying Wintermint is a dupe for Deborah Lippman's Mermaid's Tale. I actually thought it was a dupe for Picture Polish's Serenity, which of course, I was way off. Either way, it's a really pretty polish and it looks kinda dreamy.



The downside? I look like a weird polish lady when I'm constantly putting my hands next to my nose so I can get a whiff of the mint smell. Is that weird? I'm pretty sure it is but I'm not too worried. I love this polish!!!

Till next time, 

Laura

4 comments:

  1. I did the exact same thing as you, saw them, contained my interest and then as soon as they went 2 for $20 - BAM....splurged on eight. What other colours did you get? I'm looking forward to seeing your posts on them. I agree the smell is quite lovely, but there's something sooooo wrong about how often I am offering people my hand - "smell my fingers!" UM. NO.

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  2. Haha! That made me genuinely laugh out loud! I haven't made anyone else smell my hands but I think I will be doing it with at least one of these polishes.

    I have Autumn Spice, Wintermint, Ginger Melon, African Tea Rose, Lime Basil, Italian Leather, Sunlit Grass and Espresso, the latter which I actually regret coz it smells like burnt... anything. Is it really bad that I'm planning to get more when they go on special again?

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  3. What cute looks this nail polish :)

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  4. ive never seen this colour by revlon before, its so unique. I dont know why, but it reminds me of the sea
    x

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