Friday, May 20, 2011

Revlon Scented Nail Enamel - Beach

I apologize that I didn't get pictures taken of this. I'm actually still wearing it, but after a few days of wear without having applied a top coat, it no longer looks perfect and I'm not about to have the first nail polish picture on this blog look like crap. I'm also not willing to go through the effort of prettying it up for pictures when I will be removing it immediately afterward. I'm ready to move on.

I love the color of this nail polish. I love it enough that I'm going to hang onto it even though I found the scent to be distracting and unnecessary. It's mostly gone now, only detectable if you give my fingers a really big whiff, but the first two days it was overbearing. I sometimes sleep with my hands near my face, and boy, could I smell it then. Plus there was the constant urge to smell my fingers. No thanks.

As far as the scent itself, I still haven't decided if it smells like the beach. I guess it kind of does. When my boyfriend arrived home on the first night that I wore it, the first thing I said to him was, "Smell my fingers" to which he replied, "This never ends well." But he sniffed them, and I asked what it smelled like. "Flowers, I guess," he said. I'm pretty sure guys think every beauty product smells like flowers.

The next day I asked for the opinion of a gay friend. Well, maybe I didn't really ask.

Me: Ooh! Hey! Smell my fingers!
Chad: (looking terrified) I don't want to.
Me: No, smell them! I'm wearing scented nail polish.
Chad: ... /gives a reluctant sniff

His test was inconclusive, as I'd just gotten out of their hot tub and smelled mostly like chlorine.

SUMMARY: Great color, and Revlon always holds up really well, but scented nail polish? I could see where it might be a big draw for little girls, but it's not for me.

1 comment:

  1. I can't bring myself to do their scented stuff for some reason. I have however been going nutty with the Revlon/CVS deal this week. OOH and I bought that tinted moisturizer to try!