Revlon Moon Candy – Galactic

A US friend who I keep stocked in Barry M recently sent me the three outstanding polishes from the Revlon Moon Candy Collection.  As you can imagine I was thrilled with them, so here is the first one of the three.  Galactic.

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Now I know I have said it before, but my word, the quality of these base polishes is amazing.  This one is a dark blue, a really deep rich navy colour.  It is a true one coater and drying time was excellent.  The Moon Candy part is a blue flakie mix and you put this over the top of the dry base colour.  I love this one, it provides a super pop of glitz and bling.  It is a little bit tricky to work with as the little flakes are quite bit in places and so they have a tendency to point up and catch on things.  I coated with Seche Vite and then as it got a bit tracky I pressed the raised ends down into the drying Seche.  I would say you either need to spend time getting it to lie flat or you go for two thick coats of Seche.

I jus tlove these effects and it is a shame that you cannot just buy the nail toppers on their own, but beacuse the base colour is so amazing it is totally worth it.

Now, there is some EXCITING news for us UK gals.  No longer are these polishes reliant on you having an amzing US Nail pal.  Revlon have FINALLY releassed these into the UK market.  As first seen on British Beauty Blogger these can now be purchased in Boots for £7.99, along with the Neon Nail Art sister polishes.


Revlon Moon Candy – Satellite

Another Moon Candy post for you today.  This one is Satellite, a lovely deep red creme polish with a pinky/golden flakie top coat.  Goodness these Revlons have just captured my heart!!  We have already seen Orbit  and Milky Way

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Now, I experienced significant shrinkage with my Seche top coat.  It is a bit gloopy and so I may need to invest in some Seche Restore (do let me know in the comments if you have used Restore before) because I will not leave half a bottle of perfectly useable topcoat.  I think the fact it is that gloopy has made tip wear worse than usual as I often only see a little bit of it, if any at all.

But all that aside.  Wow, this is a lovely deep maroon red creme.  A one coater.  One coat.  Yes, one.  Just one.  Amazing.  Why this formula isn’t part of the main Revlon line, who knows.  Great drying time and fab colour.  Then the top coat really brings home the bling.  Love it.  Really happy with this look, no sharp little bits which a thick (and in my case gloopy) coat of Seche.

US only Ltd Edition. But they are starting to appear in swap groups and blog sales if you keep your eyes out.

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Revlon Moon Candy – Orbit

Up today is the second of my recent acqusitions from the Revlon Moon candy range.  I’m such a sucker for these double ended polishes.  This is orbit, a dark purple creme polish with a blue flakie overcoat.

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The actual creme polish with this one is fantastic, really good, again like the last one, almost a one coater.  I am very impressed.  It dried well and levelled off well.  You can see in the pictures how dark and intense the purple is, lovely in its own right.  The top coat layer does make the blue tones in the purple come up.  I suppose you could call it burple.  It does take a bit of careful application here to make sure that the bits in the top coat are evenly spread, but I hope you can agree it is worth it.  The depth of colour and effect isn’t really picked up in the images, but it is incredibly eye catching.

I used my trusty Essie all-in-one base coat and top coated with a good thick coat of Hong Kong Girl (which you can buy HERE!).  Wear was great, I got a few days out of it with minimal tip wear before I changed my polish.  Love it, love Moon Candy.

Sadly, these only seem to be available on US Shores and from what I understand are limited edition.  Do you have any or have seen something similar?  Let me know in the comments 🙂

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Barielle – Buddha-ful

Now here is something you don’t see everyday on PN&BS, a pink.  And a light pink at that.  I’m not known for wearing soft feminine colours, not because I’m not feminine I hasten to add, but just because I’m obsessed with glitter and dark n’ vampy.

This bottle of Barielle made its way to me care of the lovely and generous Adina of Blue Collar, Red Lipstick.  Buddha-ful is a very soft, light pink made unique by the inclusion of flakies.  The iridescent shimmer that these babies give off in the bottle is hypnotic.

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I was lucky to have dry weather so I took some pics outside for you to see the goodness.  I think the flakies keep it from being ‘just another nude’ polish and although I might not have picked it myself, Adina chose it very well and its fantastic to be surprised by polish when you have as many as we both do.

In terms of formula, it is very sheer and a bit runny.  Careful application needed here.  What you see in the images are four thin coats, dry time wasn’t too bad, but I would recommend a fast drying topcoat.  Even with four coats there is a hint of a VNL but the flakies more than make up for that.  Wear was also excellent, I had it on for three days because I was out and about a lot.  There is something about Barielle that is so very enticing, they have an excellent range of colours, and I’m lucky to say I have some more coming, so watch this space! (or use Bloglovin or something so you never miss a post!)

A quick reminder that you can currently pick up Barielle sets in TK Maxx in the UK for a penny shy of £10.  In the US you can order online and from other resellers such as Beauty Bay and Amazon.

Nicole By Opi – Hard-Kourt Fashionista

I caved.  I bought one of the Kardashian Kolors from eBay.  OK, maybe three in total.  I got Hard-Kourt Fashionista (the one featured in this post), It’s all About the Glam and My Empire…My Rules.  I also REALLY wanted Khloe had a little Lam Lam, but bidding got a bit crazy and I refused to pay TOO much for my polish habit!

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Anyway, onto the polish.  As with my experience with my previous Nicole By Opi Justin Bieber Polish, the formula on these is amazing.  Smooth, easy to work with and like partially melted butter.  Smell wasn’t too bad.  I did two coats, but then noticed a little bit of drag, so went for a third.  I was painting my nails in a partially darkened room.  These bottles don’t have the new style brush, which I had gotten fond of, but maybe there is a reason for it that I don’t know.  The images of the polish do not have top coat.  In terms of colour, well, what can I say, its molten chocolate and yummy.  I’m very pleased as I don’t have a brown creme in my stash.

Then, as a little treat, I added a flakie top coat that I recently got in a polish swap.  It went from great to fab with one simple brush stroke.  I think its a great autumnal colour and I can’t wait to wear it again.

Do you have any Kardashian Kolors?  And there are more to come… see here…