Saturday, January 5, 2013

Revlon Selects - Nail Art Expressionist in Vincent Van Gold swatches and review!

Hey guys! Before I get into my review I just wanted to say I'm sorry I've been absent for so long! It was a crazy month at work and then it was Christmas and my boyfriend was here... and, well, let's just say he's not my boyfriend anymore! ;)

Needless to say, it's been a crazy whirlwind and now it's January and all settled down.

Anyway, on to the polish! Today I have another product to review from the Revlon Selects program! The Nail Art Expressionist collection is another double ended polish collection. One end is a regular polish and the other end has a very thin brush so you can do nail art with it. The colour I received is Vincent Van Gold, a purple shimmer polish and a warm yellow gold nail art polish.

First of all, can I just say how much I love purple and gold together? It's so royal and posh!

Okay, so we'll start with the polish end. It has a pink toned purple base which is jam packed with purple shimmer that has a blue flash to it. It's fairly pretty, but I'm not the biggest fan of the formula. While it is not too thick or thin and clean application was not an issue, it was very patchy and left bald spots. A thicker second coat left some bubbles upon drying (you can see these most on my ring finger). It is quite possible to make this work, but it takes a little more patience to get it right!

The gold nail art side was very nice. I tried out different nail art on each of my nails and I am pleasantly surprised at how pigmented and easily controllable this gold is! I am generally awful at nail art and I find that this makes it basic pretty simple and foolproof. As you can see, it's not the best for polka dots, but that's why we have dotting tools! My only gripe with this is that it has that sort of marbled metallic effect that some metallic polishes have. This is most evident on my ring finger where I attempted to do a half moon. Because of this I will probably stick to a french or stripe, something that doesn't require a lot of colouring in.

My overall opinion of this polish is good! I love the colour combination of the gold and purple. I love love love the gold nail art polish and how it is so pigmented and easy to use. The purple polish on the other end is so so pretty and, while it takes a little more patience to apply, it is worth it!

Would I buy this? Yes! Though the regular polish left something to be desired for me, I absolutely love the colour combo and the pigmentation of the gold. Please put out a line of solo nail art polishes, Revlon!


This product was provided to me for review and I have given my 100% honest opinion! :)

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