Thursday, September 8, 2011

Revlon Scented Cotton Candy (Japanese Version)

So you know the new scented nail polish line that Revlon has? Well, they released Japanese versions. In this set all of the bottles are smaller, and there is an exclusive polish, Ramune (a type of bubble gum-like flavored Japanese soda with a marble inside the top, pronounced ra moo nay), the light purple one in the picture. I need to pick it up:)

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The weird thing is, this line and one other line are the only ones with small bottles, all the rest of the Revlon polishes come in the same size bottles as the US has (tho the bigger bottles are a little bit pricier.) One thing I do love is that since Japanese girls are so into nail design, many companies (including Revlon) go so far as to create some nail design ideas to go along with the polishes they release. Pics of that at the bottom!

Revlon Scented Cotton Candy (Japanese Version) by KitaRei
Revlon Scented Cotton Candy (Japanese Version), a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.

This is a really pretty color, I believe it's the same as the US version. It's not actually a pearly pink, but pink with gold shimmer. I tried so hard to get the shimmer to show up in the picture, but no matter how hard I tried it just wouldn't, so it looks like a different color in the photo.

It smells really yummy, and I love the color. I can't stop smelling my nails! However, Erika wasn't kidding about Revlon's formula-the application is only so/so, applies streaky (took 3 coats) and takes ages to dry. It actually dries "soft", so even after it's dried it can still be nicked if you're not careful. I'll still buy more anyway, I like these polishes despite their flaws.

Here are some pictures from

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Facets of Fuchsia by Revlon

You know Revlon, as much as your formula bites the big one, you are geniuses for "replicating" expensive nail polish colors, like Graphite and Paradoxol from Chanel. And now, Bad Romance from Deborah Lippman. Facets of Fuchsia is a color you have to see in real life, because it a bitch to photograph! I had to go into the twins I nanny for playroom, to get a decent shot (hence the toys in the background). I definitely think they have a hit on their hands, I obviously do not have Bad Romance to compare (Julie!) but if you go online, there are a million pictures comparing the two.

The formula is a bit better since it's jelly, but you will need three coats because with two you will see the nail bed underneath. I love how it is dense with glitter, seriously the first coat was packed with glitter. That is one thing that I loathe with glitter nail polishes, you get no glitter pay off until the 57th coat. But not this one! It is packed with glitter (it's going to be fun getting it off though, thank you foil for making the process a lot less painful!)
Stock photo from Revlon, no justice whatsoever...
So overall, this polish is amazing! If you can't get the real deal from Deborah, then definitely locate your nearest Target and look for the make-up collection from Gucci Westman (an amazing make-up artist with Revlon). But ta-ta for now!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Susie N.Y. luster collection, #51 Shine of Ice

How's everyone been doing? I haven't been feeling super good lately, I've been having terrible insomnia. I can't get to sleep until 6-7am lately, 5am on good days, even with a sleep aid. Why haven't I gone to the doctor yet you ask? Well I had an appointment last Saturday, but I couldn't make it as they close around 12pm on Saturdays. Sure, like I can make it to a doctors office before 12pm when I only got to sleep around 7. Oh beautiful irony.

So, since I've been feeling lousy lately, Yoshi picked me up two polishes to try to cheer me up. One of them was this one by Susie N.Y. A beautiful light blue micro glitter with bigger green iridescent glitter from the Japanese brand's luster collection, which has a foil look. Extremely hard to take without the shine!

Susie N.Y. luster collection, #51 Shine of Ice by KitaRei
Susie N.Y. luster collection, #51 Shine of Ice, a photo by KitaRei on Flickr.