Thursday, March 29, 2012

Revlon: Whimsical

I have so many links to share and so much to say about this polish. Where to start? Whimsical is (allegedly? LOL) a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Glitter in the Air; so a lot of people are super excited about it and it's (also, allegedly LOL) hard to find. Seeing swatches I wasn't terribly thrilled, but when I explained the situation to Aaron he grabbed it for me behind my back "because if everyone else wants it, I want you to have it". Isn't that sweet? After a bit of searching around I did find Glitter in the Air and Whimsical swatched by their lonesome. I think the base may be slightly different (or that could be camera-inflicted), but it's so freakin' sheer I guess it doesn't matter too much. Recently Bethany swatched it over Piggy Polish: 6 Incredible Things and I also found it swatched over OPI's Planks a Lot a much darker blue. Most swatches are over a color similar to how the base looks in the bottle and I sort of followed suit. I had to try something a bit different, however, and see how this polish did over my favorite: a metallic finish. So I started with two coats of Lumin-Icecent and added two coats of Whimsical (and a topcoat).



Okay, okay I'll admit it. This is a cute polish. Apologies to the orginal, but Revlon nailed the name. This polish is, indeed, quite whimsical. I didn't really have to fish for glitter (like I do with Luxe and Lush), but once I got out in the sun I realized I did have a few more hex chunks right at my cuticle than I would have ideally liked. Other than that I think I may have gotten a bit lucky that the big glitter otherwise spread themselves out nicely in their own unique pattern.



Then I had to add a matte topcoat. I had to! Unfortunately the wicked cool effect didn't quite come across in the picture.



Ah well. It really does have that neat "frosted glass" look to it, and you can kind of see the sueded-metallic peaking out from underneath. So, yeah, Whimsical is super cute and I don't mind the sparse glitter as much as I thought I would. Although I still say I never would have picked it up on my own. Perhaps one day I'll swatch it over a rainbow of colors just to see how it does over yellow and green and stuff. Oh if only my nail wheel wasn't crap.... Still trying to decide on the perfect base for A Million Sparkles. Up next: Gemma! Tomorrow, obviously. Really trying to paint my nails only once a day. lol

6 comments:

  1. You know what...this might be the first time I actually like whimsical! I never really got it before but now I don't know it just looks nice :P yay for gemma!!

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    1. I never got it either until I saw it in person. I think maybe the foil base helps give it some depth? Or just glitter luck. lol

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  2. I love it! Also...it's awesome with the matte coat!

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    1. I'm definitely going to have to pick up another bottle of matte topcoat. It's running out more quickly than I anticipated.

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    1. Thanks. :) I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would.

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