NOTD: Revlon Whimsical Is Mine!!!
I am oh-so-very excited to be showing you all Revlon Whimsical today! As soon as I heard about this polish I knew it had to be mine ASAP. The lacquerhead buzz is strong for this one. It’s a near [or 100%] dead on dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter In The Air (aka GITA), which I’ve always wanted but couldn’t bring myself to drop the $18 for a bottle of it. I can’t directly compare the two because I don’t own the Deborah Lippmann polish, but Solveig from Nailin’ It! has a great swatch of GITA on her blog [HERE].
I have to thank my girl Jacqui for getting her hands on this one for me. I owe her a hug, a squeal, and cookies for tracking this down for me. This polish has my heart! 😀 Right now I think people are having the best luck locating this polish at K-Mart and Bed, Bath & Beyond stores. But I believe Revlon may be adding Whimsical to their permanent collection! *fingers crossed, mama needs a backup!*
Enough of my rambling, let’s get to the good stuff! I changed it up a bit today and used Cult Nails Get It On Perfecting Base Coat and Wicked Fast Speed Dry Top Coat for my swatches, both of which I’m looooooving so far! Clicking each image will bring you to the originally sized photo on my Flickr page. 😀
So really, how could you look at this polish and NOT be in love instantly?! You remember the intense lemming that I had for DL Glitter In The Air? Well say good-bye because Revlon KILLLLLLED IT when they made Whimsical!
Whimsical is extremely sheer and definitely more suited for layering. It has a translucent blue base that’s filled with sparse baby blue and pink hex glitter. There’s also smaller pink hex glitter pieces and even tinier iridescent blue glitter spread throughout. For this look I layered 2 coats of Whimsical over 2 coats of Zoya’s Kristen (the blue/grey creme from their Feel Collection, review/swatches soon!). You’ll definitely have to let Whimsical dry for a minute or two between layers though, the glitter has a tendency to drag.
Here’s a macro shot of Whimsical on my current nubbins. I love the iridescent glitter that’s peeking through. I can’t wait to layer this over… EVERYTHING. ಠ_ಠ
Winter has not been kind and my nails have been peeling like crazy. I went file/clipper happy and took ’em down to the meat to try to grow them out healthy again. I blame Loodie for my excessive use of the term “meat” lately. 😉
So far I’ve been wearing Whimsical for 3 days and it’s wearing like iron! I’m not sure if it’s the polish or the base coat/top coat combo I’m using but either way I’m impressed! I even took an hour long LUSH bubble bath yesterday and I have no chips or tip wear whatsoever! 😀
Has anyone else been able to find Whimsical yet? What are you layering it with? ♥