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Revlon Chroma Chameleon Duochrome Polishes Swatches, Comparisons, Review

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Revlon Chroma Chameleon Polishes - Pink Quartz Amethyst Tanzanite Aquamarine

Pink Quartz // Amethyst // Tanzanite // Aquamarine

Today at CVS, I found an untouched display of Revlon’s new Chroma Chameleon polishes.  I think they’re very overpriced at $8.29 (prices may vary by store) for only .29 oz, but luckily CVS has a great deal on Revlon polish this week – $4.99 with $2 back in Extra Bucks.  I had four $1 off coupons for Revlon polishes, so my total (per polish) was $1.99 – a much better price!

Since these are duochromes, I swatched them both alone and over black. I only have nail wheel swatches at the moment, since I wanted to get this post up quickly, but if I have time to swatch these on my nails, I’ll do that and add those swatches to this post.

All four of the polishes were thin, fluid, and easy to apply. They have small brushes which were easy to work with.  Dry time was average.  Note that some of the colors require three coats to be opaque when worn.

Below, each polish is swatched is two coats alone (left swatch), and one coat over black (right swatch) with no top coat.

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Swatches - Pink Quartz Amethyst Tanzanite Aquamarine

Bright light, straight on: Pink Quartz // Amethyst // Tanzanite // Aquamarine

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Swatches - Bright direct light: Pink Quartz // Amethyst // Tanzanite // Aquamarine

Shade, angled: Pink Quartz // Amethyst // Tanzanite // Aquamarine

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Swatches

Underwater: Pink Quartz // Amethyst // Tanzanite // Aquamarine

As you can see, Pink Quartz is a peachy-pink that shifts to gold.  It is identical to China Glaze Swanky Silk, and very similar to Maybelline Pink Cosmo, but the Maybelline is very sheer. (My comparison photographs didn’t come out; I’ll retake them and add them to this post by tomorrow).

Amethyst is a purple with a strong green shift. When both are swatched over black, it looks very similar to TKB’s pigment Travel to Venus as nail polish, which I swatched yesterday.  The Revlon has more brushstrokes.

Tanzanite is purple with a slight gold shift; I have a lot of duochrome polish, but I don’t seem to have anything similar.

Aquamarine is light blue alone and vivid blue over black.  Either way, it has a slight purple shift. I don’t have anything similar to it swatched alone, but when each polish is swatched over black, it’s quite similar to Model’s Own Aqua Violet Beetle Juice (which I never would have thought of – this is why having all my polish on swatch sticks is so useful!).

For completeness, here are the remaining four polishes that I didn’t purchase:

revlon chroma chameleon rose gold gold topaz cobalt

Rose Gold // Gold // Topaz // Cobalt

Overall, I really like these polishes, especially Amethyst.  I would absolutely recommend buying them at CVS this week for $3, but I am hesitant to recommend spending $8 on them when for only $7, you can get the gorgeous HITS multichrome polishes.

Do you have your eye on any of these?

Neutral Holo Comparison – Swatch of the Day

Neutral Holo Comparison Swatches

OPI DS Classic // Butter London All Hail The Queen // Color Club Cherubic //
Color Club Cosmic Fate // China Glaze FYI

I love, love nude / neutral holo polishes.  I have five so far – two scattered and two linear.  My favorites are Butter London All Hail The Queen and China Glaze FYI, which are the two with the smallest holo particles – but I really do love all five.  Do you have a favorite?

Hard Candy Crush On Lava – Swatch of the Day

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Hard Candy Crush On Lava Swatch

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Hard Candy Crush On Lava – two coats, no topcoat. Sorry about the dry cuticles!

(I can now confirm that this is the same as the discontinued Beetle from the old shade range.)

Hard Candy is exclusive available at Walmart, online & in store.

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OCC Power Plant Nail Polish – Swatch of the Day

OCC Nail Polish Swatches - Power Plant Ripley Batty

Power Plant // Ripley // Batty

Introducing a new series: Swatch of the Day.  These posts will be quick swatches, with just a little text or without any at all, and will be in addition to my normal reviews and other posts.

Today, I have OCC’s new Power Plant nail polish, and two other OCC nail polishes that I neglected to write down the names of & cannot figure out! Help would be appreciated 🙂

They are Ripley & Batty, which I figured out thanks to Vampy Varnish’s swatches of the OCC Sci-Fi Lullabies nail polishes collection!

OCC’s nail polishes are now available online at Sephora; per the website, most shades are not available in-store.

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NYC Tudor City Teal & Rock The Party Nail Polish Swatches

nyc tudor city teal swatch

NYC has just released several new shades of both its Long Wearing nail polish (which sells for 99 cents) and its In A Minute nail polish (which sells for $1.99).  I bought two of the new Long Wearing shades, Tudor City Teal and Rock the Party, and I have swatches!

Above, you see Tudor City Teal. It’s a fantastic color, but I did have a little bit of trouble with the application.  It’s very sheer – it requires three coats to be opaque, and maybe even four if you do very thin coats.  It looks streaky when you’re at the two-coat mark, but it does even out.  I also had some bubbles, though perhaps slowing down and waiting between coats would fix that issue. Still, for 99 cents, I don’t mind imperfect application for a color like this – it’s definitely worth it to me!

nyc tudor city teal rock the party nail polish

In the bottle, Rock the Party looks like a green-purple duochrome – there are several similar shades around, including Wet n Wild Gray’s Anatomy.  Because all of those shades are sheer, I suspected that it would be sheer as well, and it is – it really needs to be worn over another color.

nyc tudor city teal rock the party swatch

Tudor City Teal // Rock The Party // Rock The Party over black creme //
Rock the Party over Tudor City Teal

The nail wheel above has three coats of Tudor City Teal on the first nail. The following three nails each have two coats of Rock The Party (over nothing, over black, and over Tudor City Teal).

Rock The Party has a nice formula – very thin and even. It does have a tendency to pool at the tips, so it’s best to wait for one layer to dry a bit before adding a second layer, but really I have no complaints (especially for a dollar).  It’s a fantastic layering shade, and I’d highly recommend it!