Friday, September 7, 2012

Revlon - Smoldering

 Okay, I'll admit that today's nails are a bit boring after having the exciting Pacman nails on for a while. I try to post on Tuesdays and Fridays with my current schedule, so although I wasn't really ready to take off Pacman and the ghosts, I wanted to put up something new. It's also my 5 year anniversary with my boyfriend, so I thought I should put something nicer on!

This polish by Revlon is called Smoldering. It's mostly silver, but shines different colors in the light. It mostly has a pinkish sheen to it, but it also appears orange and green off to the sides of the bottle. Almost like a duo or multichrome, but nowhere near as intense as true duochromes.

It looks a bit dull on my nails. Well, it's certainly glossy and shiny since I applied a coat of Seche Vite on top, but I mean it's a bit boring. In person, it's mostly silver with a pinkish shimmer to it. It's very noticeable to me, but the camera unfortunately didn't pick it up very well.

I applied three coats of it, as it was somewhat thin. I tend to have this problem with a lot of Revlon polishes. The formula seems a bit watery to me, but at least they go on smoothly, and two or three coats seems to do the trick for most of their polishes. This one was pretty sheer, so three made it opaque.

The camera doesn't seem to catch the direct pink shine, but only seems to get it where the light is reflected onto the nails, as you can see on the middle finger nail. It's honestly very shimmery pink in person, but alas, my little Kodak can't show it. Hopefully I won't have this problem anymore since I've ordered a nice new Canon! If it can handle macros better than this, I'll be happy, and I'll certainly be putting it to the test with the most glittery, gritty polishes I have!


  1. Definitely a unique color! I just found and followed your blog(:

    1. It is! And thank you. I'm constantly improving the blog and my technique, and have a new camera on the way too, so I hope you enjoy it! :)


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