Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish Review

When I am walking around the drugstore I always make a point and check the new releases. I noticed these new Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polishes and I was immediately intrigued. I have seen scented nail polishes in the past but I have never given them much thought. There has been a small buzz about these around the beauty community, so I thought I would give them a try. 

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The two shades I picked up are a lovely dark eggplant purple with a slight micro shimmer called Wild Violets and a shimmery mint with blue glitter called Wintermint (I swear it is a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Mermaid's Dream, but since I don't own it I cannot do a side by side comparison). 

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The formula is really nice (not too thin not too thick) and goes on opaque in 2 coats. The polish lasted well with few chips, considering I type all day everyday. The lasting power of nail polish is greatly extended when you use a good base and top coat. During my test period I did not use a top coat because I wanted to see the finish without, as well as experience the full scent of these scented polishes.

The polish dried with a nice shiny finish, not quite as shiny as when I use top coat, but definitely an acceptable amount of shine for when you are in a rush and don't want to bother with the final step. 

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You can stop holding your breath because now we are going to talk scent. While applying the nail polish, it smelled like, well...nail polish. The same toxic scent that all nail polishes have.

As the nail polish dried and the toxic scent dissipated I noticed the true scent. It is quite strong in the beginning, but also fades after about 5 minutes like the toxic smell. You can still smell the scent a few days later, but you have to be really close to smell it.  I don't know if using a top coat with affect the smell of the polish because I didn't use any (mostly because I couldn't find my topcoat anywhere). 

The Wild Violets smelled very floral but kind of chemically floral (obviously considering the name), I am not a huge floral scented fan but it was nice. My favorite of the two was Wintermint, I loved the sweet minty scent, it was a nice scent to smell after the toxicity of painting your nails. 

Scent aside this is a good nail polish, the opaque formula, the average lasting power (I want to test this out more, properly, with a top coat). The scent is a nice gimmick, but let's be real, I won't be buying any of these just for the scent. I would recommend that if you have been eyeing Deborah Lippman's Mermaid's dream and don't feel like shelling out $19 (WOW) then I would definitely pickup Wintermint.

Have you tried any of the Revlon Parfumerie nail polishes? What is your take?

Holiday Gift Guide : Stocking Stuffers

Long time no see. I have been in a rut ever since I returned from my vacation a few weeks ago. Call it "return from vacation blues". I struggled with getting a lot of things done that needed to happen (like unpacking, I finally finished that this weekend). Anyways excuses are excuses and I am sorry that I neglected you during my rut. I hope that my absence made your heart grow fonder.

Lets get on with the holiday show....STOCKING STUFFERRRSSS!! (sorry I am obsessed with stocking stuffers).

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I can't help myself but always buy a bunch of stocking stuffers when buying my friends and family holiday gifts. They are cute little add on's that can beef up a gift or just be a thoughtful inclusion. I came up with a list of my favorite little add on's for the holidays this year, ranging from beauty to clothes and accessories.

Little beauty products are always a great stocking stuffer, they are a great way to give your friend's small sizes of products that you love (so they can fall in love with them too). I have already bought some of the NYX Butter Gloss trios, I am obsessed and my collection keeps growing.

A sampler pack of perfume or some luxe hand cream is always a nice stocking stuffer. I try to get things that I wouldn't normally buy for myself but are a luxe treat for someone (just because I wouldn't buy it for myself doesn't mean I wouldn't want to receive it as a gift). Lovely bath treats from high end brands such as L'occitane or Laura Mercier are great, everyone needs a little pamper session.

If beauty product's aren't for you (or your gift receiver) don't fret, there are plenty of great options out there. I love getting people things like cute little notebooks, coin purses or even a nice bracelet. Another item that is a little bigger then your traditional stocking stuffer is a nice pair of slippers. I have been eyeing the Minnetonka slippers with the fur inside, I would love to cozy up next to the fire in these with a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Whether you go for beauty products or other accessories, there is always a great little stocking stuffer that your gift receivers are going to love. There are cute little add on's available for every price point and they always put a smile on someone's face. 

  1. Alex and Ani 'Initial' Bangle - $28
  2. Marc Jacobs Roller Ball Trio - $39
  3. Kate Spade Notebooks - $12
  4. Bite Beauty Best Bite Set - $25
  5. Laura Mercier Hand Cream Sampler - $28
  6. Fresh Sugar Kisses Mini Lip Trio - $28
  7. Minnetonka 'Cally' Slipper - $36.95
  8. Bare Minerals 'Pink Persuasion' Lip and Cheek Set - $19
  9. NYX 'Enchanted Kiss' Butter Gloss Trio - $10
  10. Rebecca Minkoff 'Cory' Leather Pouch - $50