A couple of weeks back, I was at Guardian Pharmacy when I noticed the new Daydreamer collection display at the Revlon counter. I twitpic-ed it if you remember (and are on my Twitter and Facebook lists 🙂 )
Anyway, it was a rainy night and I was feeling bored so I picked up the bright turquoise colour called Ocean Breeze. The intention was to go home, shower and paint my nails a bright happy blue before going to bed.
Little did I know what a mistake that was. The attempt took me more than 30 minutes and after everything was over, I cleaned it all off in irritation.
I don’t know if I got a dud bottle, but the polish was so thick going on that it wouldn’t spread properly. I did not have that problem with Red Hot Tamale before which applied like a dream.
Secondly, I don’t know if it was the formula or the brush, but I could not get it to apply without streaking. It looked so horrid! I cleaned it all off immediately 🙁
Over the weekend, I attempted it again. Similar results. Thick goopy nail formula and horrid brush that applies streaky. Sigh… what a dud. Lovely colour, but pity I can’t use it.
Ocean Breeze is part of the new and limited edition Summer collection for Revlon by their new artistic director Gucci Westman (who was previously with Lancome before Aaron de Mey came on board). I must say the color is beautiful if you manage to get it right but perhaps I’m too impatient or just don’t have the right skills too apply nail polish properly.
Oh and this new nail polish is scented. When it dries, there is a strange perfumed scent that replaces that sharp chemical smell I usually associate with nail polishes. It makes me think of guava for some reason – I’m not a fan of the scent.
Pros: Gorgeous summery colour
Cons: Applies thick and streaky for me, Not a fan of the scent
I hope the rest of the collection fares better, especially that new Superlustrous lipgloss in Firecracker!
You gotta love that colour and you might be happy to know that it applies a little sheerer than it looks. I’ll run my review soon once I get on top of things but you will be happy to know that this is a new shade to complement the existing Superlustrous lipgloss collection and is not limited edition. Yay! 😀
Revlon Ocean Breeze nail polish is limited edition and retails at RM19.90. Revlon Superlustrous lipgloss in Firecracker is a new shade and retails at RM36. Available at Revlon counters.