Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Revlon Whimsical and China Glaze Kinetic Candy Swatches

Hey girls :) so today I have a polish that I've wanted for a LONG time: Revlon Whimsical. I cannot tell you how many times I stalked local (and not so local...) K-Marts and Bed, Bath and Beyonds looking for this polish. I finally found it...on Ulta.com. They were having a sale on Revlon, buy two get one, so I picked up three colors: Whimsical, Cloud, and Royal.

I decided to layer Whimsical over China Glaze Kinetic Candy, which I had also recently purchased. Here's a swatch of Kinetic Candy alone:

My pictures make this look more dusty than it actually is. It does have a dusty quality to it, but it's mostly a bright baby blue creme. The color, I love. The formula? Two painted thumbs down! I know it's a pastel but like I've said before, I have patience for pastels...this was so frustrating. I had to start over...twice. Third time's the charm I guess... What you see is 3 coats...two regular coats and one thick one to try to cover the bald spots that were there... I will be wearing this again but when I have more patience...

Anyways, here it is with two coats of Whimsical:

I'm sure you all know what Whimsical looks like. Sheer dusty blue base, large pink and blue hex glitter, itty bitty blue and silver glitters, dupe of Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air. It's pretty but not as pretty as I thought it would be... Eh, it's whatever, I just expected more from a polish that I hunted down for months.

This manicure chipped the very next day. I'm sure it was the 7 combined coats. I saw the chips as soon as I got to the school I was observing and thank God it was a boring day, I chipped the rest of the nails off and then another one. It was so...easy to do. I'm gonna have to try these polishes separately because this combination clearly wasn't best.

What do you think? Do you own either of the two? Do you like them? Let me know, thanks for reading! :) 


  1. I don't own either of these, but the combo together is like candy :)

  2. ohhhh this is so beautiful on you :) I had wanted whimsical, but honestly after searching high and low and not finding it, I decided to go ahead and just get Glitter in the Air... it was on my lemmings list and I had some money from taxes.. and i STILL can't find whimsical ANYwhere around here!

  3. @ Peace, Love and Polish: It does kinda look like candy :)

    @ Desiree: Thanks! :) and lucky you, I'm too poor for the Lippmann! Haha :) I couldn't find it anywhere either, I bought it online after looking all over for it.

    @ Polish and Charms: Thank you! :)