Friday, March 16, 2012

Revlon Whimsical

Hello my dears! How excited are you about the weekend? I don't know how it is where you live, but spring finally kicked in today over here! I can officially retire my winter coat because I was dying with it on today. Yay! This is my favorite time of the year! I also have something really amazing to show you in this post. Drum roll please!

Revlon Whimsical over China Glaze Kinetic Candy, indoors, artificial light
How lucky was I to be able to get this! I believe it is only available in the US. But with the help of an amazing polish fairy, it landed on my doorstep. I was wearing this manicure exactly a week ago, the day I broke my precious nails. So this makes me even more nostalgic. Because it's sheer, this is a definite layering polish. I used China Glaze Kinetic Candy as a base. Look at those two! They were made for each other!   

they are actually closer in reality but they photographed a bit differently
My hand is not big enough to hold these two properly. The base color in Whimsical is very similar to Kinetic Candy. So I did 2 coats of the China Glaze and then two coats of Whimsical over it. I was in a hurry and didn't take pictures of Kinetic Candy by itself, but I promise I will the next time I use it. It's such a gorgeous pastel blue!

Revlon Whimsical is made out of large blue and pink hex glitter and small blue glitter suspended in a sheer blue milky base. The glitter pieces can look darker but that's mainly because of the way they are suspended in the polish layers and the way light hits them. This is said to be a dupe of Deborah Lippmann's Glitter in the Air. I don't have that one but according to the comparisons online they are pretty close. 

Application is not very easy on this one. The glitter pieces come off from the brush when you wipe it on the bottle. If you don't wipe it properly you will get a lot of the milky base on the nail and that's not good either. It's totally worth it though because this is so dreamy and gorgeous! I've used one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward but it might have used two for it to be totally shiny. I can't wait to layer this over different polishes and see how it looks! 


  1. I love how you combined over Kinetic Candy. Looks amazing!

  2. I've been looking for this polish everywhere, doesn't look like we can get it here in the UK :( I do have Lippmann's Glitter In The Air though, the two are practically identical. I've always wondered what it would look like over a pink or something, since the blue is so sheer it shouldn't really affect the colour under it. Love your combo though!!

    1. Thanks! Well if you have GITA you are lucky! I think I might try this over China Glaze Light As Air next. I think it would look great!

  3. It looks so pretty on you ;0).


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