Friday, January 18, 2013

Nailed It! Friday - Revlon Moon Candy

Today, I am sharing with you the unique Nail Art Moon Candy from Revlon. It's a 2 sided nail polish. One side is a creme colour polish and the other side is a glittering 3D effect polish.  This particular one is called Orbit.

The particular shade of purple is gorgeous.  I LOVE deep regal purples.  It's darker than an eggplant, and it can't be mistaken for black.  I know that it's hard to tell from the pictures, but it's definitely a purple! The purple (side 1) goes on like a dream and is opaque in one coat. It dries relatively fast and it's so easy to work with.  I'm so super impressed!

The glitter isn't really a flakie like it may first appear.  I would say it's more like shaved ice...a thick iridescent plastic.  I will say that it is insanely gorgeous to look at both in the bottle and on the nail.  Unfortunately, it's not the easiest to work with at all! My accent nail has 3 coats of patient applying. It's very hard to get the flakes on the brush and when you do the liquid is perhaps a little too liquid and they slip off or you only get the liquid on your nail and not the flakes.  What I ended up doing is taking out the brush, dipping it right down the middle and pulling it straight up.  Then I ran one side of the brush along the edge of the bottle to press out as much liquid as I could.  I then swept my nail with a light hand.  It would really work best by dividing your nail into 3 sweeps while doing this, instead of trying to put on one full coat each time. As disappointing as this was to work with I am happy with the final result, however.

Here is a closeup of the gorgeous flakes.

Here I took the picture against mu comforter so you can see that it's a really deep regal purple.  The colour really is too beautiful for words.  And, again... I can't say enough how beautifully the purple colour went on and amazing that it was this opaque in ONE coat! You can see how pretty the glitter is here!

Here is the look, again!  As frustrated as I was with the glitter...I will definitely be using it again and I will consider purchasing another colour.  I'm particularly interested in trying the gray with the pink flakes.  With patience, this look can be achieved.  If you have little patience you may want to pass on Revlon's Moon Candy!

Well, that's it! I'm super tired so I'm going to bed early tonight! I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

XO
~A

18 comments:

  1. The purple is so pigmented and pretty, but I hate how hard it is to scoop out all the glitter chunks. On the brighter side, the end result is sooo pretty!

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    1. I really hope they come out with a full size bottle of this purple colour because it really is beautiful! Yes, I was bummed with the glitter chunks too, but it's definitely worth it if you're just doing an accent!

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  2. I really like the flakes but from what. Have seen with other bloggers it seems to be an issue. It's too bad because I would buy it.

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    1. I know, I'm really bummed...if it was easier to work with, I'd be wanting them ALL. As it stand, I do want the gray one with the pink glitter!

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  3. I have seen these in the store, they look very pretty :) I like that it comes with both the nail polish and an accent polish for some glitz!

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    1. Oooh..wonder where you've seen them! I don't think I've seen these in store yet! I did see the neon ones and the expression ones though!

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  4. The purple is beautiful. Too bad the glitter is hard to work with though.

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    1. I can't even begin to explain how gorgeous the purple is. I really was thinking it would just look more black than anything, but you can definitely see it's purple, in particular outside!

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  5. Aleksandra I love this! the accent nail is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! It was definitely worth the effort!

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  6. you r so right about the colour.It is sooo beautifull.I want this color real bad :-) The nail polish application tip u shared is exactly the way I apply my nail polish ^_^

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    1. Do you have these Revlons in Pakistan?! I'm glad that my explanation of my process makes sense enough that you would recognize that! :D

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  7. I've been looking at this polish every time I go into Shoppers. Thanks for doing the swatch! Now I want it :( My no-buy is going ok, have cracked a few times, but I'm trying not to crack on this!

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    1. That's funny...how am I missing these in SDM! lol. It's hard to pass stuff up. BTW, it's really hard to go cold turkey...I don't mean to encourage you, but you should allow for a treat here and there! :D

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  8. Great colour! This side with glitter is amazing ;)

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    1. I agree..the glitter is pretty amazing! :D

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