I'm no skin flint, but seriously, I have to draw the line at beauty treatments if I know I'm going to be living off baked beans for the next two weeks and so after finding that having my nails done was leaving me a little short, I went cold turkey and had to give up my nail luxury and come face to face with doing my own nails. It has not gone well. I have zero patience for painting nails and for some reason seem to be completely incapable of sitting still for 5seconds to at least give my drying nails a chance - this in turn results in a fabric printed, smudged mess that is sat on my nails, and oh, instead of taking it off and starting again how about I just leave it to dry a mess...*sigh* without the funds to go back to gels or the ability to make my nail polish last longer than a day I had begun to fall out of love with nail varnish, until I stepped into my local Boots store and saw that there was a special offer on Revlon ColourStay nail varnish. With the promise of gel-like shine and up to 11 days of shatterproof nail colour - I was sold! At only £7.99 per nail colour I decided it was worth spending out the money on a colour and topcoat... it was worth a try right?
It says on the bottle that they recommend at least two coats and quite frankly, I refuse to do any more on a nail colour, yes, I get that bored. The brush was relatively thick and flat which made applying easy, although the varnish itself seemed quite thick to me, I had to be careful that I didn't slap on one massively thick coat (I used to do this to save time, never works) I was a good girl whilst applying, I waited between each coat to make sure the layer was dry before I reapplied but I did find it took a long time to dry. Once I had completed the two coats the spicy red colour Id' picked (Delicious) had covered well and there was a real dazzling shine to it that I hadn't seen with any of my regular nail varnishes. I could make out slight mishaps in my coating, I think the shine does magnify it a little. I applied a top coat, which normally I wouldn't have even considered but I thought I'd give it a whirl - it made the nail look even more shiner and giving the finished look a gel-like look.
Now the real test is this 11 day statement that Revlon give - can it really last? I haven't done anything different with my nails or not done anything that I would normally do - I have been washing the same (and no, I don't have a dish washer) and even this morning I have been scrubbing my bathroom using everyone's favourite Cilit Bang, so all in all, my nails have taken a beating and well, its day 8 now and this is what I'm left with
I shall most definitely be buying this again in every colour - with a high shine finish and lasting as well for 8 days (so far) Revlon have excelled themselves! Get yourself down to your nearest Boots store as there is a special offer on at the moment or go over to Revlon's website HERE for full selection of colours.
Have you tried this - what are your views? are you a gel convert?