Thursday, June 28, 2012

Purple Persuasion

It's been a while since I bought Revlon Scandalous (761), and though I painted one nail in a previous post, I didn't get around to wearing it on both hands until just last week. I have to say the result exceeded my expectations, and then some. I love this polish. I didn't want to take it off. I kept admiring how it perfect it was in ways that I couldn't have anticipated just looking at the bottle, or painting a single nail. The blackish-purple base is dark enough to add drama and contrast, but somehow has enough body and depth so it's not dull and flat. The dense fuchsia glitter is sandwiched and set in the polish itself, almost giving a gradient effect as the glitter becomes marginally less concentrated at the tip of the nail. It's vital you paint a top coat (as I've done here with my now beloved Sally Hansen Insta-Dri), as it prolongs wear time and makes everything smooth and shiny. And with a polish as special as this one, you'd want to make it last.






56 comments:

  1. my sister wanted this nail polish and it looked awful when we tried it but it looks really nice on your nails, might have to purchase it!xx

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  2. Wow - thats actually really pretty! Revlon are Killing it with their nailpolishes atm, my favourite nailpolish is a revlon one!

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  3. Oh, I got this one... it's very pretty but it's actually called Facets of Fuchsia in Uk hehe :)

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  4. Oh god...must...have...it!....How many coats is this? The opaqueness of this while still having the glitter stand out is so impressive!

    Love Courtney from Strawberree Swing

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    1. It is! No base coat, it's all the polish. I think this was 3 coats, but 2 is enough :)

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  5. Wow, so pretty! didn't realise how nice this colour is~ I just came back from shopping and i wished that i saw this post sooner because i would have purchased this! I love revlon nail polishes :) x

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  6. I have this too! In the UK it is called Facets of Fuchsia, I love it so much!

    They have a lovely pink one too called 'Sparkling' here :)

    Amy xx
    http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. OMG So pretty!!! I'm gonna hunt for it through ebay, wish me luck! ;D

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  8. So. Damn. Beautiful! I can see why you can't stop staring, it is so lovely on :)

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  9. i want it!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
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  10. It looks fantastic on you! I bought this a little while ago and tried it once and LOVED it. The polish only takes 2 coats to have great coverage. It was a bit of a pain to take off, but well worth it for the look.

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  11. I love this colour! it looks gorgeous. Anything with glitter is an instant love for me :)

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  12. This is such a cool look! Love the fuchsia glitters!

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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  13. This is a fantastic polish. I don't wear it enough and I should!

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  14. I am the same - ever since I bought this I haven't had the chance to wear it on both hands yet and seeing your post just makes me want to put it on right now haha :P

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  15. Wow! this is amazing! It reminds me of a night sky....if stars were purple :P

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  16. This is so awesome :) Such complimenting colours and you can't beat glitter!!!

    xoxo

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  17. I love this polish! For some reason it's named Facets Of Fuschia in the UK, so pretty :)

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  18. Very pretty! Those polishes with the big glitter pieces look so awesome on black polish!

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  19. So what's on your nails is ONLY Scandalous? Wow all this time I thought it required a separate base color, so impressive :o

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    1. Yes! Only Scandalous! I thought it was pretty incredible the first time I saw this polish on another blog, I also was under the impression a separate base coat was used. But nope, this polish is just awesome that way :)

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  20. i own this in the pink glitter and i find it to be not dense enough... maybe this shade is denser? layering on top of black nails is a great idea though!

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  21. Whoa, amazing color! I'll have to look out for this next time I'm out.

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  22. La la la LOVE it! <3 What base coat/top coat do you use?

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    1. Base coat is Sally Hansen Maximum Growth (though it's not really a base coat), top coat is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat (my absolute favourite!) :)

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  23. yo i got this also a few weeks back - not yet got aroudn to wear it... it is literally the dupe for a deborah lippmann polish (according to some blogers)... looks so so good on you - i need to wear it asap! :P

    cheers,
    jacq

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  24. Wow this polish looks beautiful! I like the contrast of the purple on black.

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  25. This polish is so cool! I should probably refrain from buying it though because all I'll do is stare at my nails all day :D love your blog xoxo

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  26. You pick up the BEST glitter colors. I need to stop being a nail polish snob (honestly more so because of my slight OCD) so I can get in on these beautiful colors! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Evani

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  27. This has just earnt itself a spot on my wish list! xo

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  28. I love Revlon nail polishes. Aside from Zoya, they seem to stay the longest on my nails. I'm really like this look - fun, but also proper and sophisticated at the same time. Must be the purple!

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  29. Oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing. Honestly, as soon as I saw it I was wishing that it was mine! :)
    x

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  30. i lovee it!! do you mind me asking what camera do you use?

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  31. this is such a stunning color. i am such a fan of dark polishes.

    xx rae

    http://www.loveforschoolgirl.net/

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  32. Oh wow, that's so gorgeous! I think this is definitely going on my wishlist! ;-)

    ~ Yun

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  33. one of my favorite polishes!

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  34. Wow! You are right, it really is beautiful. So glad you got around to wearing it on both hands so that you can enjoy it more now!

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  35. I'd been admiring this polish from afar a long time now. Again, it looks stunning!

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  36. I absolutely love this nail polish! However, I hate removing it! It's such a pain!

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  37. Oh God, incredible nailpolish ! I'm in love with the first picture *_* Kiss x


    http://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com

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  38. This is a really nice nail polish! I should head out to the shops and buy it haha

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  39. This polish looks so good. When I first looked at the photo, I thought it was 2 polishes layered together. Hope I can find this where I live.

    I fell in love with lip scrubs after I have tried it. I like how the Nature Republic one comes in a tube since I am not a big fan of potted lip products.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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  40. These look amazing! Never been one for glittery/sparkly stuff but I'm tempted to try these. :) Thanks for dropping by my blog! xx

    forshoeswefall.blogspot.com

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  41. Wow they look amazing!

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  42. Wow!!
    Amazing nails!
    Thanks for the comment on my blog!
    I follow you now ;)
    Ila.
    http://morethingsaboutfashion.blogspot.it/

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  43. Oh wow what a fantastic colour!! You have gorgeous nails!
    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  44. Hey, love the blog! I have started following. These are such pretty nails.
    - Keyta x

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  45. Amazing photos! :) What kind of camera do you have? thanx for your comment ! :* Kisses from Poland!

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  46. Oh my goodness I want this nail vanish, it's absolutely beautiful! I've had a quick search online and can't seem to find it being stocked in the UK...I'm going to make it my mission to find some!

    Just come across your blog, love it.

    -Alice
    shinyprettythings-alice.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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