Monday, September 26, 2011

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

This is Facets of Fuchsia from Revlon:

I had just about sworn off glitter polishes because they are so darn hard to remove. But I saw this the other day at my Local Walgreen's and I had to have it. They so seldom get the new polish collections at my local store that I knew if I didn't snap it up, I'd probably never get it. (Yes, I got the blue one and the pink one too!)

Anyway, this is a sheer black with fine fuchsia glitter, as well as large fuchsia glitter suspended in it.

For this mani, I started with base coat, and then one coat of Wet and Wild Ebony Hates Chris, which is a plain, black creme. It went on easily. The formula was good, and with careful application it can be a one-coater. The only issue I had with it was the brush. It was nice and wide, but the ends were kind of scraggly with a couple of bristles sticking out oddly right at the tip. It made it hard to get a nice, neat application around my cuticles.

I applied one coat of Facets of Fuchsia over the black. It went on easily, too. I did have to really pay attention though, and work the polish on the nail a little bit to get the larger pieces of glitter evenly distributed. I finished it off with one coat of OTD top coat.

I love this look. It makes me think of a dark sky with fuchsia stars. Or maybe disco lights. It would make a great Halloween manicure, although I can definitely see myself wearing this throughout the fall and winter. I hope it lasts a few days, although I've had it on for almost 24 hours and I have already had to do a couple of touch-ups. I might add a matte top coat to it and see how it looks.

If you see it, and you like fuchsia and/or glitter, grab it! It may not be around for long.


gail said...

love it! i tried a glitter polish: rock star last month and had a dickens of a time getting it off too. then i heard you have to use acetone polish remover. i usually use non-acetone. so i'm hoping that works. haven't put another glitter on since i got the acetone remover but i'm ready!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oooh, I love this! I try not to buy nail polish because I use it so seldom, but this may put me over the edge.