Revlon Parfumerie – Bordeaux

If you happen to live near a Poundworld, I seriously recommend you get yourself to it asap.  Recently, US bottles of the Revlon Parfumerie have been cropping up for the princely sum of £1!  Compared to the £6.49 in other places in the high street, this is an excellent deal.  So I have a couple to show you in the next posts that I have been fortunate to pick up.  This one is Bordeaux.

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As the name suggests, this on is a wine red, not a deep one, but a lovely shade of what I would call raspberry red.  It has hints of pink but it certainly isn’t pink.  Formula was good, this is two coats (although I did manage to have a massive smudge accident on several nails, so if you see shadows that is user error and not formula related!).  What you see here is two coats over a base of Nailtiques 2 (its that time of the year again to go on the assault to protect my nails!) and I did use a top coat here of G&G HK Girl.  Top coat only slightly diminishes that scent but increases wear time.

Brush is small and flat ended, not tapered, so a bit of care is needed around the cuticle area.  If you aren’t familiar with these, the gimmick is in tow ways.  Firstly, these are scented polishes and the name gives you a hint of the scent within.  I have a couple of the other ones, seen before Autumn Spice and Wintermint, and the scent on this one is much more subtle.  Its very gentle on the nose and isn’t overpowering at all.  You go have to sniff your fingers quite closely to get it.  The second thing, is the perfume styled bottle.  I do adore them, so cute and dinky!

The ball does have the brush attached so you need a firm grip so it doesn’t go shooting out of your hand!

What do you think?  I’d say its certainly worth the £1 I paid.  Have you picked any up recently?  Let me know in the comments!

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HEMA – Holographic Bordeaux

Hey there!  Happy Bank Holiday to those of you in the UK, hope you are going something good with your day off.  I have a lovely holographic polish I picked up from the Dutch store HEMA when I was in Holland recently.  There seems to be a six polishes in the holographic range.

Anyway, onto the pictures….

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The application of this was a bit tricky, the polish was drying as I was applying it.  Plus the polish has a tendency to drag if you go over one area twice.  What you see above is two coats, the second coat does provide complete coverage and the colour is lovely.  A mid purple with a surprisingly amount of holo-ness for your 4€

Naturally, unless you are near a HEMA or have a dutch buddy, you probably will not be able to get your hands on these.  But I thought it was worth sharing 🙂