Friday, July 15, 2011

Rainbow Nail Art and Revlon Scented Nail Polish!

Hi everyone! Well this week has just been chaotic, so busy! But finally got a chance to sit down and do some pretty rainbow nails:

These are no ordinary rainbow nails, they are 'Not So Blueberry' scented rainbow nails :-D Oh yes I bought scented nail polish:

Shown above is Revlon's Not So Blueberry (370) scented nail polish. Now the bottle label reads 'Scented When Dry', which doesn't really appeal to me because surely it can't be that healthy to sniff nail polish, dry or not! Still, it's a gimmick and I fell for it and bought it. Smells fruity. I guess it's called Not So Blueberry because it doesn't look blueberry? I don't really know what blueberries smell like but it just smells fruity. I bought it because it was purple and pretty as you can see in the picture above :-D The swatch above was two coats.

Back to the nail art! The rainbow colours used were (L-R) Essie First Dance, OPI Flit A Bit, OPI Fiercely Fiona, Illamasqua Smash, Sephora by OPI Slushied, and finally some random mini purple Mecca Cosmetica freebie nail polish I got in-store one time... it's called Virtual Violet!

So to start off with I took a nail dotter and a white nail polish (China Glaze Snow) and dotted 4 times to form a cloud. I did one cloud for each side of the nail.

During my trial run I realised that you need a white background for the rainbow colours to come through nice and bright. Otherwise everything is dark and has a purple tinge. Unless you have super opaque colours, a white base is best. I took a guess as to how much room I would need for the rainbow, I ended up adding an arch underneath on a few nails.

Then begins the rainbow effect! I started with red...

And kept going with orange, yellow, green... until I ran out of space so added more white.

After adding blue and purple we are all done!

Thumb swatch above. This Revlon polish set me back $13.95 from Priceline. They had a special stand for it and I notice they have been snapped up pretty quickly! I don't think I'll buy anymore though - I'm not the biggest fan of frosty polishes. But they had all sorts of different 'flavours' :-)

Are you tempted? I've never had a Revlon nail polish before so I was keen to give them a go. I have always eyed them off wondering if it's worth the price tag...

Well that's all I have for now, am looking forward to a weekend of sleeping in, drinking hot chocolate and painting my nails ;-D I hope you all had a fantastic week and I'll see you next time!


  1. I LOVE IT! :) Best nails ever lol!

  2. Such a cheerful mani :)

    I've been a Revlon fan for years so I've got around 50 bottles - Eeeep! I haven't tried the scented ones yet because I wasn't sure about the smell, apparently some are a bit overpowering.

  3. I am in love with these!! I want that color so bad, EVERY time I go to the store I pick it up walk around the store and then once I go to walk back to the check out I put it down! I need to get it sometime!!

    I gave you the Butterfly Award on my blog!:D

  4. WOW! I love you blog and what you're doing! Your blog get right onto my blog roll! ;)

  5. @Vintage, @Cincly Thank you, much appreciated!

    @Vita Thanks! Haha, I'm sure you do! You have been bringing out some classics :-) As for the smell, my nose is particularly sensitive so I would say it is strong and I do not recommend wearing if you have a migraine (my first mistake) but on a normal day, I wasn't bothered by it - especially after a top coat - the smell pretty much disappeared.

    @paint that nail Thank you! Haha I know what that's like, there are quite a few I do that with :-P And thanks for the award! I am working on the butterfly post :-)

    @Cristina Thanks! I spent quite a while perusing your blog the other day, love coming across new nail polish blogs :-D

  6. :) I've tagged you with the Sunshine award on blog (if you're interested)!

  7. Hi Leanne! I just wanted you to know I tagged you for the Butterfly Award on my blog :)

  8. Thank you ladies! I'm working on the Sunshine one now that I've done butterfly :-)


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