Revlon Nail Art Expressionist

I finally got a chance to play with my tube of Revlon Nail Art Expressionist in Pinkcasso (340). This is my second tube from Revlon in this format that I have tried. A few months back I tried the Chalkboard duo. While I like the concept of the double packaging I have decided in terms of function it is quite a nuisance. The double sided bottles are just clumsy to handle.

My color blocked nails with Revlon's Expressionist nail art in Pinkcasso.

If you are not familiar with this brand: one end is the base color with a normal brush and the other end is the decorative color with a thinner nail art brush. I really like the orange and pink color combination. The orange was a bit streaky going on but with the nail art on top I can’t really tell. All I did was make a sideways T and filled in one of the boxes.

I filled in a different box on the thumb for contrast.

On the thumb I filled in the area above the sideways T just to be a little different.

The pink and red nail polish under natural light.

This duo was fun to play with but it will probably be my last unless they decide to split them up and actually sell them as a duo package. I do like the color combos they choose. And the thin nail art brush is actually nice to work with — the right amount of thin and length.

Have you tried any of the duo nail products from Revlon?

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My First Jelly Sandwich

I have been reading about nail polish jelly sandwiches (glitter top coat between two sheer coats of colored polish) for ages but never tried one. When I was testing Sally Hansen’s Jaded nail polish for Influenster I thought it might make a good jelly sandwich so this week I got out a few of my glitter nail polishes to see what I could come up with.

My first attempt at making Jelly Sandwich nails.

It was not until I went digging through my polishes that I realized most of my glitter based polishes are super fine and color based and I only have three somewhat visible ones that are top coat based (four if I include the Copper Penny one but I have been going crazy with that one lately so I left it out).

The glitter on the pointer finger is Essie’s Set in Stones. It is my fave glitter and is like having little mirrors on my nails. Of the three glitters I sandwiched it is probably my favorite because it provided a lot of medium sized glitter for effect. You can’t tell in the image but it does still have a bit of sparkle.

My nails with Essie glitter sandwiched between Julep nail polish.

Next up is Julep’s Oh Canada which has a mixture of small silver glitter and medium red glitter. I wish I had put on two coats of this glitter but it is not a bad result.

My nails with Julep's Oh Canada glitter sandwiched between the jaded nail polish.

This Revlon Celestial FX is brand spanking new. I didn’t like it. Well, not as a sandwich anyway. I can see all the fine glitter if I look really close (but who wants to look that close — you can see it if you look really close and use your imagination too) and the larger pieces were really hard to get out of the bottle. After two days they lifted off my nails a bit and kept catching on things. It’s really pretty in the bottle though!

My nails with Revlon glitter sandwiched between the Jaded nail polish.

Of course I took an Instagram video at the time so you can see the sparkles a little better.

I would like to try the jelly sandwich nails again with this color but I think it would look better with a medium multi-colored glitter with lots of bits.

Have you tried a jelly sandwich? Do you like the effect?

Chalkboard Nail Art Duo

I picked up one of Revlon’s chalkboard nail art duo which has a matte black polish at one end and a matte coloured polish at the other–one to represent the chalkboard and the other to represent the chalk. There were a few color choices but I ended up with Over Achiever which is a soft pink.

I love the black matte polish. It went on really nice and was opaque with two coats. It’s matte when compared with other polish but still has a bit of sheen to it.

Revlon's chalkboard nail art duo.

The pink “chalk” has a thinner brush to make it easier to draw with but I really did not come up with anything that I like more than the basic black. Honestly I think the brush should have been shorter to allow for more manipulation. Totally hated it. The bottles are a bit wobbly and top heavy. I had a few close calls when I set the brush in the bottle to clean around a cuticle.

Playing with my ABCs with Revlon chalkboard nail polish duo.

This nail polish combo is pretty pricey, I bought this on sale for about $8 and would have been disappointed had I paid full price. The black is nice and will definitely wear again. It stayed on surprisingly well without a top coat and came off super easy with polish remover.

I did not like the ABC’s above so I ended up putting on another coat of the black chalkboard and redoing the pink chalk with patterns which I liked much better — but still liked the plain black the best.

Different patterns on each finger with chalkboard nail base.

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* Get your Revlon chalkboard nail art duo from Amazon