Category: Revlon

Vintage Blogging Beauties: Streetwear (hit me baby one more time)

Streetwear 'Britney' over a gradient of 'Forest' and 'Midnight' nail polish on

Streetwear ‘Britney’ over a gradient of ‘Forest’ and ‘Midnight’ – and queue the awkward right hand poses

Hello loves
I’m trying to cut down a little on purchases. I can hear you chuckle now, especially as there’s a ‘but’ coming. And the but is this: vintage polishes will always break any no-buy, low-buy or ‘I really shouldn’t buy any more today’ rules. You see, vintage polish is like crack. Once you’re hooked, it’s very hard to let go because it’s impossible to forget that high you get from finding a polish you never thought you’d find, or from coming across a new seller of polishes that must have been left in a back room somewhere for years before being rediscovered and stuck on eBay.

If eBay is my dealer, then people like Kaz, Dana and Jenna are my enablers. Seriously it’s all their fault. This weekend we’re all posting a Streetwear polish, which brings me to a bit of a story…

So one day i was browsing eBay (I say ‘one day’, but what I actually mean is ‘every day’) and came across something strange. It was a box of three identical polishes named ‘Britney’, yet the contents of the bottle looked familiar. I didn’t particularly care because I knew I’d be adding this beauty to my stash one way or another, but because I’m useless at retaining any information about brands, names or dupes I grabbed Kaz. She was pretty sure that this was ‘FX Flash’ with a different name and joined me in securing the listing (it also ended at a more reasonable time of day for her to be left responsible for bidding thankfully). Turns out ‘Britney’ is indeed the same as ‘FX Flash’ (which I had lusted over for a while) and given the age and the naff font on the label it’s pretty safe to assume that this was relabelled as merchandise for a Britney Spears tour. Now in true lacquerhead style, I still want FX Flash.

Oh and on a side note, my left hand is not fit for swatching so please forgive my painful looking hand poses. It’s not so much about the right hand being in the shot but more about the left hand being the one taking photos.

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Revlon Parfumerie ‘Italian Leather’

Revlon Parfumerie 'Italian Leather' via

Revlon Parfumerie ‘Italian Leather’

I’m ridiculously excited about the release of Revlon’s new Parfumerie range of polishes. So excited in fact that I completely forgot the whole ‘perfume’ aspect until I tried this bottle of ‘Italian Leather’! Honestly, I was so enamoured with the cute little bottle shape and some of the gorgeous colours that the scented aspect to this range just escaped me.

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Revlon Parfumerie – Finally comes to the UK!

Revlon Parfumerie launches in the UK

Contain yourself if you can! Revlon Parfumerie launches in the UK

I’ve been drooling over these polishes for months, first gracing the nails of our American friends, and then my eyes became a true shade of envy-green when they launched in Australia. My mum is holding a bottle of Autumn Spice for my visit in May but frankly I don’t know if I can wait until then knowing that they’ll be in stores here! Finally they’re making it to the UK, exclusive to Boots (rewards points!!!) for £6.49. They’ll be available this month loves so keep your eyes peeled!

Other than Autumn Spice I’m pretty keen on Italian Leather and Surf Spray, but I’m also intrigued by the scented aspect of these polishes. As with perfumes, the polishes are grouped into particular types of scents.

Fruit & Floral: ‘African Tea Rose’, ‘Apricot Nectar, China Flower, Ginger Melon, Lime Basil, Orange Blossom, Pink Pineapple, Wild Violets

Sweet & Spice: Autumn Spice, Bordeaux, Chocolate Truffle, Espresso, Italian Leather, Moonlit Woods, Spun Sugar

Fresh: Beachy, Fresh Linen, Lavender Soap, Surf Spray, Wintermint

Straight Up Swatch: Revlon ‘Whimsical’

Revlon 'Whimsical' nail polish at

Revlon ‘Whimsical’

I still can’t make up my mind on this one. I’ve never really warmed to milky/pastel bases with glitters in them, but I do like the glitters themselves. The dusky pink and blue metallics look really pretty together – enough that I stop noticing that they’re in a wishy washy base, for a while at least.

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By Request: New from Revlon ‘Tantalize’

Revlon 'Tantalize'

Revlon ‘Tantalize – 3 Coats alone

This new Revlon Brilliant Strength polish is an absolute eye-catcher on the shelves in Boots, which is why I bought it immediately, and then had to try it in various combinations…

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Straight up Swatch: Revlon ‘Facets of Fuchsia’

Revlon 'Facets of Fuchsia' swatch

Revlon ‘Facets of Fuchsia’ 2 coats over Sportsgirl ‘New Black’

I’ve only recently looked at the Revlon stand in the shops – I don’t know why, it just wasn’t one of those brands that I noticed. This though, I noticed.

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