Today’s Friday Funny is brought to you by both Revlon, Cosmetic Fragrance Direct and the influence of an 8 year old friend.
Over the weekend, my young friend gave me a pre-birthday manicure, which made for some very festive celebration photos, and helped me cling to a bit of immaturity!
Although that polish didn’t have a lot of staying power, I had sparkles on the brain, so was pleasantly surprised to find the Revlon Nail Art bottles seriously reduced at CFDirect. At 4 for $10, I couldn’t resist picking up two, along with two more standard polishes (I’ll admit I was tempted to go hog-wild and buy four bottles of Nail Art).
After much internal negotiation, I settled on the Moon Candy range, and picked a dark red and pink (230 Supernova) , along with a grey and paler pink (250 Satellite). I quite liked the dark colours, as they seemed to add a sophisticated edge compared to the glitter nail-polish of my youth.
Let’s be honest, this is purely a novelty product. For this reason, I wasn’t expecting a highly developed apparatus, and found that my suspicions were mainly true: the bottles are smaller, and the brushes are smaller.
Using the small brush made it trickier to get even coverage, particularly with the glitter. On the other hand, the double-ended screw top is easy to carry and throw in your bag, and you’re getting two polishes in the one cute package.
I chose Satellite which is the grey and pinkish combo for my mini-mani. You'll notice all the following photos are taken on my very exciting desk, to show just how well these polishes brighten up an otherwise boring office day.
grey was deep and a bit darker than I expected, although I did have to apply a bit thickly as the small brush was a bit tricky to manoeuvre.
After the grey undercoat came glitter, which was not lots of tiny sparkles, but rather bigger flake-style glitter pieces. Again there were a few teething issues while applying this.
I originally struggled to get the glitter flakes off the brush and on my nails.
By pushing and brushing a bit too vigorously, I actually smudged the undercoat, as you can see in the centre of my thumb here (the faded stripe)
I eventually mastered a more successful technique, where I gently placed the brush and the sparkles on my nails, instead of vigorously brushing.
The results were pretty good! Exciting glittery nails, that didn't require a whole swag of products to achieve.
Big tick, Revlon Nail Art.
To finish a nail polish themed joke!
Where did the nail polish store his wallet?
...... In his laquer!
These get worse by the week, Happy FRIDAY :)