First, thank you all so much for the kitten well-wishes! I called the animal hospital as soon as I woke up, I am happy to report that as of this morning, kitten temperatures are back down to normal and both kittens ate around 4am this morning. I’ll find out later this morning whether they get to come home this morning, or need to hang out, continue to get IV fluids, and be monitored.
Now that I’m not so anxious, I have the energy to blog! Yesterday, G over at Nouveau Cheap posted about a new Revlon nail polish collection called Bubblegum Days / Urban Nights. Since I needed to go to the drugstore anyway, I went to the Rite Aid that always gets drugstore collections first, and found the display. I purchased two of the nail polishes – Heavenly, a clear base with iridescent squares and hexagons, and Urban, a deep indigo creme.
Note: If you haven’t been able to find this display, you can now buy the polishes online at Drugstore.com; they’re also starting to show up on the Revlon wall (they’re now part of the core Revlon line).
First, here’s a photo of the display:
One interesting thing about it is that in addition to polishes, it included a lot of nail care products – something called Treat & Boost, a nail brightener (not sure what that is either), and a cuticle softener. I’m guessing that all the polishes in this display are going to eventually be part of the permanent Revlon line, since they have “New Shade” stickers, instead of “Limited Edition” stickers. I also though you all might want to see a close-up bottle shot of the pink milky glitter polish Girly, which I did not purchase:
First, here are swatches of Heavenly (which I believe is a perfect dupe of Deborah Lippmann Stairway to Heaven). From left to right, I have one coat alone, a jelly sandwich with OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu, the thinnest coat I could manage over Revlon Urban, and a thick coat over Revlon Urban – no top coat over any of the swatches, though you can see it is needed!
Heavenly looks lovely over a dark color, but my favorite is the jelly sandwich. It is extremely subtle in the photo, but just gorgeous in person - ethereal but the iridescent glitter is definitely noticeable. So pretty! And, as you can see, Heavenly is a very dense glitter – even the thinnest coat I could managage has good coverage. The consistency is good for a glitter – a bit thicker than I’d want from a creme, but easy to use.
Here are the swatches of Urban – I didn’t realize how significantly it would change color from one coat to two coats, or I would have swatched one coat alone (no glitter). The two left swatches are one coat of Urban plus Heavenly (which has a clear base), the swatch on the right is two relatively thick coats of Urban.
I have some other polishes that are similar to Urban’s color at one coat, but I am fairly sure that I have nothing like Urban at two coats, and I really love it. It has a great consistency – smooth and thin.
I also have a very quick & messy swatch of Urban plus Heavenly on my hand – this is two coats of Urban plus one coat of Heavenly. I actually did this in the car right after buying them (in the parking lot – not while driving!) just because I was so excited to try them out. So, it’s a cell phone picture and messy application, but it gives you some idea of how Urban looks on my skintone.
For a full mani using Revlon Heavenly, please see this post.
Are you planning to buy any of the polishes from this new Revlon collection?
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