Back in 2013 (read: like a few months ago) Revlon released a line of scented nail polish. Yes, that’s right, scented. The collection, Parfumerie, consists of 24 shades all with their own distinct scents. I’ll admit I was intrigued by the idea, but not intrigued enough to cough up the money ($6.99 CAN, but hey, we’re starving students here). But ‘lo and behold, I walked into my local Shoppers Drug Mart last week to find one lonely bottle for $1! In other words, I had to buy it.
Folks, meet Wild Violets #150:
(Please excuse the angry cuticles; it’s -30°C here.)
Clearly, the colour changed significantly with a second coat. But I really love the consistency of this polish. It’s smooth and slightly on the thin side, so it dried pretty darn fast. I will say that it isn’t the longest lasting nail polish. I forwent the top coat just to see how the product itself held up…meh. Three days later there was some serious chipping going on, especially on my right hand (right-handed here).
But on to the juicy part: the scent. So remember the good ol’ days when scented markers were the latest thing? Well, this smells really similar in that you get a hint of what it should smell like (flowers) mixed with the smell of the product (nail polish). Honestly, it’s nothing to rave about. I was more weirded out if anything whenever my nails came close enough to my nose to smell them. (There’s a sentence I never thought I’d type.) Now I kind of want to go back and smell all of the other shades to see if they’re any better.
All in all, I can’t complain. For $1, practically any polish is worth it, am I right?
’til next time,
P.S. A tutorial with this shade is coming up, so stay tuned!