|Two (2) coats of Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in the shade Candy. One (1) coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat.|
|Lighting: Indoors, sunlight (no flash) for both photos. The pink is slightly deeper with indoor lighting.|
As you may have noticed, I've been posting a lot of NOTD's lately. Or at least, more than usual.. Whenever I have new polishes, I get too excited to try them out. The first little chip I see, off my nail polish goes and onto my next!
I purchased this nail polish from CVS, along with my other Revlon polish I posted about (Revlon Scented Nail Enamel in #325 Gum Drop) last week. I've actually been eyeballing this shade since Revlon came out with the "Top Speed" line. I thought it would be a perfect Summer and Spring pink.
Candy #130, is a medium toned (creme) pink. I would call it a "Flamingo" pink, as it's somewhat warm. You could also say it's a Pepto-Bismol pink. (yum!) I was actually slightly disappointed with the color because in the bottle, it looks like a pastel, vibrant bubblegum pink. On the nails, it applies a little darker, but still vibrant. Nevertheless, it is still a lovely color and looks great on my skin tone.
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The formula is okay. The consistency is fine - easy to work with, but I find that it can look slightly streaky. With two coats, my nails were pretty much opaque, but my nail line is still slightly visible under the polish as a dark shadow. If you don't mind that, than two coats are great. Otherwise, you may want to apply three to avoid that as well as any streaks. The polish dries fairly quick, with a glossy finish. A top coat is necessary to avoid any dents, etc.
This is one of those nail polishes that looks like shiny plastic/rubber on your nails, that you can peel off in one piece if you picked at it. I'm really hoping it's not one of those... I already have a chip on one nail and I only painted my nails early this morning. I did wash a ton of dishes though, which was most likely the cause. I'll update this post in a few days & let you know how well it wears.