Hey There Polished People!
A while back I was soooo lucky to receive a bottle of Revlon Whimsical in the mail from a Twitter friend. We didn’t swap, she just was so nice to send it to me. Random act of nail polish loving kindness!!! She overheard (overread?) my conversation with another friend and just offered to send it to me. It was shocking and soooo sweet! Her and I hadn’t even been chatting before that. Anyway, I don’t know if she wants to be outed so for now I just want to say THANK YOU and “you know who you are.” 🙂
I had looked FOREVER for Revlon Whimsical so when I got it I was hyped to try a billion different things with it. I hope you all like pictures! The first thing I thought I was going to do was layer it over ChG Secret Periwinkle.
I did not like this color combination so I thought I would try just using Whimsical on its own, layered to opacity.
I realized I’d made a mistake trying to wear it un-layered. I hated the color, hated that it wasn’t even really opaque so I decided let’s try to matte it. Matting a color sometimes hides a VNL, and it makes a color look frosty so I thought that may be a good option.
I actually really liked the matte Whimsical (although most of my Twitter followers voted “shiny” Go figure!). What I didn’t like about it is that between the number of coats I needed and the polish itself, even after an entire day (yes, 24 HOURS) Whimsical wouldn’t dry harder than fresh candy corn. At one point well after the 24 hour mark, I pressed my nail against something and seriously rubbed an entire nail’s worth of polish off. It was annoying to say the least. Do not wear Whimsical alone to opacity. You will be sorry. The next, final, most obvious and best way I wore Whimsical was layered over ChG For Audrey.
In the end- I LOVE Whimsical and I’m so thankful a little nail fairy helped me obtain it. If I ever find a bottle in store I’m picking it up because when layered over the proper color it’s sooo cute. I felt like I should go to a baby shower with these nails 🙂 They’re so cute with blue and pink and just enough glitter in that light blue jelly base that it just looks really nice. It’s a low effort jelly sandwich. If you can find it, I definitely recommend you pick it up. Als0- I hear it is a dead-on-dupe for Deborah Lippmann Glitter In The Air, so I guess if you wanna blow 20 bucks instead of 6… you could go that route as well. 🙂
Do you have this polish? Do you like what I’ve done with it? It’s nothing too unique in the end, but y’know… sometimes if it aint broke, I just shouldn’t try to fix it! 😉 Let me know how you like it! Thanks for reading, thank you to my nail polish fairy, and as always- Happy Polishing!! 😀