Friday, 8 March 2013

Review: Revlon Nail Enamel in Popular

The first time I set my eyes on this beauty, I knew I had to get it. A pale pink with just the right amount of silver hexagonal glitters and minute shimmers dispersed throughout, Revlon 230 Popular is quite the pretty one. At $13.95 a bottle, it isn't cheap but I did manage to get this at half price!



Most of you aren't strangers to the Revlon Nail Enamels, but to those who are, you are missing out on the beautiful shade varieties on offer (55 of them!) with smooth formulations which can be available at drugstores (haha yes, I am using American terminology). Revlon claims that their formulations are smooth, chip resistant and give up to ten days worth of lasting colour and shine. The nail enamels also contain a "silk-protein shield" which helps even out the surface of the nail while smoothing away bubbles, streaks and brush marks.

This photo doesn't do any justice to this pretty glittery polish!
Such pretty glitters
Revlon 230 Popular applied smoothly and quite nicely. One coat is quite sheer so at least two coats are needed to be able to clearly see the light pink base colour. I was quite happy with the formulation as I've been disappointed before with another Revlon nail enamel I have, Blue Lagoon. It was streaky, had brush marks, was difficult to apply and took a long time to dry. I took the chance with 230 Popular and hoped that the formula was much better and I ended up happy with it. 

How do some people take such nice photos of their nails?
Mine looks awful!
This polish did chip after a few days which was expected (especially since it is a glitter!) but did not last the ten days it claimed. I adore this polish though- the combination of pale pink and the two different glitters make it so pretty and girly. Revlon have a couple of more other glitter shades too which look amazing too! Even though people have raved about how great Revlon Nail Enamels were, I wasn't too impressed especially after my encounter with the streaky formulation of Blue Lagoon. I still think that OPI make the best nail polishes by far- they have an extraordinary range of shades and glitters, as well as having fantastic formulations- shame that they cost $20 a pop here in Australia though! All in all, Revlon 230 Popular is a joy to wear and has a beautiful smooth finish.

What do you think of 230 Popular? Have you tried Revlon nail enamels before?


43 comments :

  1. Gorgeous glitter! Would be such a pretty top coat on any base colour, but it looks really good sheer too~

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    1. I love how it can be sheer too, as it is so pretty! :)

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  2. Ohh this is soo pretty! I love it and I am all about glittery nail polishes atm, so I must try to find it! :))

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  3. awwh this shade is so beautiful!!
    revlon polishes are one of my fave polishes even compare to OPI, ESSIE, and any other top brands.
    it's such a shame how expensive revlon is in Australia!
    I recently hauled some revlon nail polishes in Jakarta and they cost me each only Rp.37.000 ( approx. 4US$ ).. ;))

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    1. That's such a great price to get Revlon nail polishes for in Jakarta! The cheapest I have ever seen the nail enamels here for is $5, which is for discontinued or ugly colours :( I absolutely love the formulas of OPI though :)

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  4. This nail polish is really cute and girly, love it ^-^ so pretty!
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  5. are you serious? LOL $13.95 for a revlon nail polish? dang! thats expensive in Aussie! :) or maybe im mistaken and thats australian dollars and not us dollars?? hahahaaha.! love your review though :)

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    1. It is in Australian dollars but the Australian dollar is actually a little stronger than the US so it costs even more! Australian cosmetic prices are absolutely absurd!

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  6. This is gorgeous!! It is so annoying that the prices for beauty items is so much more for you guys in Australia. x

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    1. The prices are insane here in Australia :(

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  8. So pretty! I can't ever get my hands on this because they sell so quickly >__<

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  9. I have this and love it so much! I really adore how delicate it looks on the nails!

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  10. This colour is so pretty! Like a wonderland! Haha. And to be honest, I think OPI and Revlon are pretty even-steven as far as quality goes!

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  11. Thanks! This looks so pretty! Didn't even know they had this shade, def going to look for it now =)

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  12. This reminds me of one of the instagram effects.(I think :))

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  13. I swear this shade had a different name before haha... but I do LOVE Revlon's polish formulas (yes, I might be one of those people who raves about them)! They are just so smooth and easy to apply- and also dry pretty quickly. I also agree that OPI is awesome but it's so pricey since we're in Aus.. so Revlon is great!
    This is a gorgeous shade though, the colours go really well together. It's both a pretty colour and sparkly ^^

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    1. Revlon nail polishes are probably the best we can get from drugstores but Ulta3 have quite great formulations (albeit they smell awful). I can say that OPI seems to last longer on my nails though! :P

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  14. I love glitters & this nail polish is absolutely pretty!
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  15. Soooo gorg! I only recently saw a few of the fancier polishes from revlon with glitters and I picked up one with green, blue and silver glitter! Love layering polishes like this!

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  16. Looks great! :)

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  17. you have pretty nails :) maybe i need to get back into polishes b/c every time i look at your nail polish reviews, i feel a little tempted. this looks verty princessy cute.

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  18. Wow so pretty! I love anything that is sparkly!

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  19. I usually try to stay away from glitter because it looks pretty tacky, but this looks like your nails were adorned with snowflakes. I LOVE it!! Also, you have very nice nails and fingers. Ha ha. And I mean that in the most non-awkward way as possible. Ok I should stop talking now.

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  21. One of my favs! I think it works better with a light pink base as it's so sheer. I agree, Blue Lagoon was a disaster. So disappointed in that polish. Glad you found Popular fared much better :)

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  22. This is so beautiful, it reminds me of China Glaze's Snow globe only with hex flakes... they also have another similar glitter to this but I forgot it's name. I love these kinds of glitters over any colours! xx

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  23. love this effect!
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  25. This colour is so pretty! I just googled swatches of blue lagoon and it's a shame the formula sucks on that one because the colour is perfect. Your photos look fine by the way :)

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  26. This is so princessy!! :) Wanna follow each other?

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  27. This really is a pretty and sweet shade, I love it. :)

    I actually haven't seen this around!

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  28. This is so gorgeous! I'll have to put it on my wishlist

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  29. this color is extremely gorgeous! it makes a simple color look so vibrant!

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  30. ahh those sparkles are so pretty <3 they're just so hard to take off.
    i have some revlon nailpolishes and i love them - very good quality in my opinion. also like essie:)

    lots of love xx

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  31. I love all sparkle nail polish. So pretty *_*

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  32. Thats really pretty, I may just have to pick this up!

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  33. Your nails look fine :D I love the polish... so pretty =) I just stumbled across your blog today and I like your posts :D Looking forward to your next ones :D

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  34. This glitter polish looks so beautiful- almost magical (as silly as that may sound).

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