07 October 2012

Revlon Scandalous

Previously released as Facets of Fuchsia, Revlon Scandalous is a black, jelly-based polish that's packed with fuschia/purple hex- and micro-glitters. Just in the bottle, or looking at my nails in the living room, I thought the glitter was straight-out purple, but when the light hit it, I could definitely see that fuchsia tint!

Revlon Scandalous swatch

This is two coats over a base of China Glaze Liquid Leather. The first time I tried to swatch Scandalous it was kind of a hot mess, all gloopy and chunky and uneven. I'm more than willing to accept, though, that my application was to blame--in trying to get the black jelly base to coat evenly and fully, I ended up with more glitter than I knew what to do with. So this time, I started with that base of black and then stuck to thinner coats of Scandalous. That way I didn't have to worry about getting it opaque, and the glitter spread all beautifully and evenly...it made all the difference, and this time I loved it! After it was dry I doubled up on top coat (Gelous and SV), and the shine on top of this deep, sparking colour was amazing.

Revlon Scandalous swatch

Scandalous is another one of the prize polishes in my current giveaway, which ends in just under a day and a half! I can't even believe how many people have stopped by since it started, less than 2 weeks ago, so I want to say thanks again, very sincerely, to everyone who has visited Did My Nails!

26 comments:

  1. Looove this polish! I'm so glad to have it. I've heard that it's a dupe for DL Bad Romance so I'm happy to have this cheaper alternative. It's sooo gorgeous :D

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    1. Thank you, Brittney! And you're so right--I should have mentioned that above, but yes, it's supposed to be a very close dupe. I don't mind paying for a Lippmann that I love, but since purple isn't my best colour, I'd just as soon love this one at Revlon price and save my Lippmann money for another beauty like Mermaid's Dream. ;)

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  2. Gorgeous!! I have this bottle sitting upstairs, waiting to be used <3

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    1. Hope you enjoy yours! Thanks, Patricia! :D

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  3. This turned out to be very nice!

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    1. Thanks, Jenni Lee! I wasn't sure how much I'd end up loving it, especially after the hard time I had with my first try, but I really like it too! :o)

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  4. So chic! Great choice for base color!

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    1. Thanks very much! It's amazing what a difference having that base down first made--I'm clearly not coordinated enough to paint jellyglitters without a safety net. >_<

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  5. This is such a pretty polish. I have the Facets of Fuschia release and used half the bottle. I like how you layered yours.

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  6. I LOVE this one! Its timeless and classic!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I'd love to see them try a few more colours too--like red, teal, green, orange, mixed...you name it!

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  7. This is the one and only Revlon I have :-) I don't wear it often because I hate the removal but it is pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Laura! Yeah, removal was super not-fun, but I totally loved this look. ^_^

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  8. I have this one and the Deb. Lippmann this was inspired by (cannot say they are dupes in my book)...and I really like the way the Revlon looks far more than the DL! I was sad when Revlon re-released this and Whimsical and 'the pink one' with new names, making them part of the classic collection...got me all confused and upset I had gone to such extremes to find the 3 originals. I could have just waited. This is a perfect shade for these weeks before getting totally into Halloween manis in my book - I just cannot seem to get into Halloween goofy art until the day or two before the 31st - despite Halloween is my b'day and you would think I would use all the hoopla over it to celebrate for the entire month. So much happens in Oct - Baseball play off and world series - college football really starts to make it's claims to who is maybe going to be tops..this yr in the week coming up we celebrate what would have been John Lennon's 72nd birthday (he was a few months younger than Ringo), the Pulitzer Peace Prize will be awarded this coming Friday. My mom also would have been 72 yrs old today if ovarian cancer had not taken her when she was quite young and darn if it still is not a major silent killer more than 30 yrs later. And the turning of the hardwood leaves...even in an off color yr it's glorious to me.

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  9. Even though it's a glitter, I'm a fan of polish. I have the original FoF (why did they change all the names??) and should really wear it more often.

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  10. love FoF! Although strange enough, I've only noticed full out purple.

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