Guest Swatcher: Revlon Beach

Today’s photos of Revlon’s limited edition summer collection of scented nail polish are brought to you by guest swatcher extraordinaire Soaper1.

I’m going to have a love/hate relationship with this polish. Beach is from Revlon’s summer collection of scented polishes — there are 8 in all, and the only one I skipped was Ocean Breeze.

Revlon, scented, Peach Smoothie, Cotton Candy, Gum Drop
Revlon, scented, Bubble Gum, Orange Pop, Grape Icy, Beach

I love the color of Beach. It’s a weird chartreuse and I love it. The formula is pretty thin and sheer; what you’re seeing in the picture is 5 coats. Despite how thin it is, it was easy to control. Since it’s frosty, I was worried about brushstrokes, but this morning the brushstrokes were barely visible. I got a little bubbling, which is to be expected with so many layers of polish. It doesn’t seem as shiny after a day, but a coat of Barielle manicure extender would fix that.

Beach smells like jasmine (each color has a different scent, which you can’t smell until the polish is dry). Seems like most beach fragrances are heavy on jasmine… which is weird because I don’t ever remember seeing jasmine at the beach. The fragrance also reminds me of a hairspray that I used years ago, but I can’t remember what it was called.

Revlon, scented, Beach, swatches
Soaper1 also kicked her manicure up a notch by “konading;” stamping a second color (in a pattern) over her base color.
Revlon, scented, Beach, swatches, Konad
I know what she means about Revlon polishes — I dislike their thin formula and too-long, unwieldy brush. But jasmine-scented nail polish is awfully tempting.

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3 Responses to “Guest Swatcher: Revlon Beach”

  • Phyrra says:

    It looks like Beach, Grape Icey, Orange Pop and Bubble Gum are really pretty, but OMG 5 coats? That’s crazy. Have you tried maybe using a white polish for your base so that you can use less than 5 coats of color?

  • Kylie says:

    That Konad mani looks kick-ass. Props.

  • Lizzard says:

    it’s so strange how much i like this color, i can relate to you! the stamping is beautiful, really adds a kick, where can i get those?

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