Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My Own Whimsy

Revlon Blue Lagoon (092) is gorgeous in the bottle, but I was left disappointed with the application. The formula is sheer and prone to streakiness, which usually means I have to paint at least 3 thick layers to eliminate any bald spots. Having to paint multiple coats wouldn't be so much of a problem if the colour didn't become increasingly less appealing with each layer. It goes from a pale baby blue with a resplendent white microshimmer to almost a flat sky blue by the third coat. I was really hoping for something lighter and more pastel. After only a day I was already bored of it, so I decided to jazz things up with a bazillion coats of China Glaze Techno (which I'd been itching to wear properly since I bought it from Paddy's Markets). The result reminded me of a super blinged up version of Revlon Whimsical, which was completely unintentional, and because of that, all the more pleasing. Techno on top manages to soften the brightness of Blue Lagoon. I'm loving the larger holographic hex glitter in Techno and how it gives the illusion of multicoloured glitter. I think the effect would be even more pronounced over a dark base, which I'm keen to try next.




58 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this looks absolutely gorgeous! I always love the nail polishes you use!

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  2. I hate when that happens to me, I get disappointed with polish many times... But the outlook was amazing! Love it! x

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  3. The final effect looks amazing. It's a shame that the formula of Revlon isn't good.

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  4. You have the best nail posts! I love the color of Blue Lagoon! Super pretty! x

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  5. This is so pretty!! Always love your posts xx

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  6. such a gorgeous combo!
    and your hands look so so soft :)

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  7. You have outdone yourself girl, the combination is magical! :)

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  8. Gorgeous combination! I'm about to go on a hunt for that Techno glitter polish! It looks really versitle!

    xo Courtney from Strawberree Swing

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  9. wow i love these two polishes together so much. they look like they were made to be combined. i have been looking through your blog and i love it, darling! i am following you now :) you take some lovely photographs as well. if you would like, you can stop by my blog as well: http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/ i would love for you to follow back

    xx rae

    p.s. are you korean? in your sidebar pic u look a lot like yoon eun hye!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, I followed your lovely blog back :) I love the design and you take beautiful photos! I'm actually Chinese, but I get Korean a lot (which I really take as a compliment - I think Korean girls are gorgeous) :) I just Googled Yoon Eun Hye and trust me, I look nothing like her - though I wish I did ;)

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  10. This has to be one of my favourite nail looks ever! You've transformed it from the Blue Lagoon into a glacial lagoon. I'm glad you could get the Revlon polish to work for you.

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  11. Absolutely love the colors together! Whats your tip on getting glitter nail polish off?
    xo,
    http://missmelissafashionandbeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Not sure I have a tip! I usually like to do a lot of coats, which means that after a few days, the nail polish is a bit easier to peel off because it starts to separate/loosen from the nail. Otherwise, I have to stick with scraping it off (terrible habit) or soaking my nail in nail polish remover and scrubbing it off that way. I heard a base coat makes it slightly easier to remove the polish. It's my least favourite part of wearing glitter nail polish, but a necessary evil since I love glitters so much :)

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  12. Ahhhh I want that glitter top coat!!!
    Shame that blue lagoon doesn't look nice on it's own! Disappointing Revlon!!!
    I hope you have a base coat on ;)

    xoxo

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  13. Oh that is just gorgeous! Really love it :)

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  15. I want Whimsical so badly but is not sold where I live so I might 'borrow' your idea and use similar colours to 'manufacture' it LOL Thanks a lot for sharing xo

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  16. it looks wodnerful,such a great combination :D

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  17. LOVE the look! So much better than Whimsical!

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  18. wow i seriously love this! so, so pretty.

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  20. I love how you combined the 2 polishes. Too bad the revlon one doesn't work well, because the color is sooooo pretty and a bit rare I think.
    It's such a pitty when nail polish looks only pretty on the bottle :/

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  21. Hii! Omg, I love love this combo!! It's amazing I have to find a sparkling nail polish like that one! <3 What do you think if we followed eachother? Kisses, Rita

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  22. Gosh your nails look amazing, I have nail envy right now! xo

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  23. How pretty is this?!

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  24. I want to try Revlon Whimsical but I can't seem to find it anywhere and you can't mail nail polish out of the US! I love how short your nails are- I'm incapable of shaping my nails like that. x

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  25. This is such a gorgeous nail combo!

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  26. Wow, this is beautiful. I absolutely adore it!!!! You make me want to paint my nails blue and wear sparkles and sing it is so pretty!!

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    xxxx

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  27. very nice!
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    misspeony

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  28. omg nice nail polish! following you now, mind to followback?

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  29. This does remind me quite a bit of Revlon's Whimsical even though the blue tone is way off haha - but something about it just resembles. I hate it when polishes don't look like the colour you see in the bottle and with streakyness it's worst but at least glitter always saves the day :P This is a great combo, but that's if you're willing to fight the battle with Blue Lagoon in the near future again haha :P

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  30. Your nails look amazing! Funnily enough when i first looked at them i felt quite peaceful - haha how wierd am i! :)

    Lots of Love, Ana
    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  31. It looks so nice! I wanted to buy a glittery nail polish like yours, but the shop assistant told me it's difficult to apply. The exact words were'You will have to fish them'. Is it so hard to pick the glittery parts?

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    1. It depends on the density of the polish, some of them aren't as dense and you do need to "fish" out the glitter, namely poke your brush where the glitter pieces are and make sure they're positioned at the tip so they can be transferred to your nail. But for Techno, it's a fairly dense polish anyway, so I didn't need to do any particular positioning. Especially with 3 coats, the nail was more or less covered entirely with the glitter :)

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  32. So pretty! They remind me of mermaid nails :)

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  33. I do that too! After a couple days if I'm bored and my nail polish is in too good of shape to justify removing.. I just throw a glitter over top... love this combo good discovery :)

    xo

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  34. I adore that combo, such a pretty look with the sparkles on the baby blue colour!

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  35. Wet n Wild has a new polish called Need a Refresh-Mint that is a similar blue with an opaque application :)

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  36. Ah, sorry to hear the formula on Blue Lagoon is no good. That polish is on my wishlist, but I have heard so many bad things about its application. I do love the blingy look with all the glitters on top! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  37. The combination reminds me of mermaids and fish scales. Perfect for summer! Me likey! :D

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  38. Wow those came really great together. I think my problem why I cant get that awesome look is because I dont let the coat of the first color dry properly. :(

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  39. what a nice and cool combo that is perfect for the season!
    i am avoiding 'colors' lately and just wearing pinky nudes on both tips and toes..but cool blues like this..i must revisit!
    thanks for sharing. :)

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  40. Absolutely adore this mani! Great post and I love your blog. I'm a new follower. xo

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    Amy, xo

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  41. Love that blue shade - so gorgeous!! Great combo! :)

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  42. Love the color! soo pretty! Please do drop in and have a look at my blog too :)

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  43. this is such a great summer blue! love how you layered it with the glittery coat :) if you like my blog too, do you want to follow each other? xoxo jess
    www.stylizedluxe.blogspot.com

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  44. i love your blog!! cant wait to try out these products, such a love shade of blue please follow me - erinkmooney.blogspot.co.uk

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  45. I think I remember seeing Techno on your blog and absolutely falling in love with it. if it were me, I'd be applying that on top of anything that I was unhappy with! :P the whole effect looks so mermaid-like and beautiful <333

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  46. this is sooo beautiful!


    - True


    http://itstrued.blogspot.nl/

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  47. That colour is beautiful! Definitely picking this up the next time I'm shopping. x

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