Monday, September 5, 2011

Revlon Steel-etto

When I finished my latest dress and started thinking about photos, I knew I wanted to wear just the right nail polish. I love the grey in the print and I wanted to set it off, so I immediately thought: gun metal.

So I went to my polish stash and pulled out Revlon's Steel-etto, from the Dark Pleasures collection.

I bought this years ago, when dark polish was becoming all the rage. I found a reference online the other night that indicated that this was sold in 2006. It seems like I've had it a lot longer than that. In any case, this is the first time I've worn it.

Let me just say, I love the packaging on this. I love the square bottle, the font on the front and the silver label on the back. I love the collection name, too- Dark Pleasures. Sounds naughty, doesn't it?

The color is pretty awesome, too. It's a gun metal grey with subtle silver shimmer that dries to a nice satin finish.

I was worried about the formula on this. After all, it's been sitting in a drawer for at least five years. I'm pleased to say that it was great. This is a true "one-coater." It was the perfect consistency- very liquid and workable. There is so much pigment that one thin coat was all I needed. It dried relatively fast, too. Just a couple of minutes and I was good to go.

I'm so pleased that this polish turned out to be so pretty and easy to apply. Because I have two other "untrieds" from this collection- a dark purple and a dark maroon red.

I'm thinking about wearing the red with this dress, too. It should pick up the red in the flowers quite nicely.

How about you? Do you have any polishes that have been waiting years to be tried? Why not get them out and give them a go?

1 comment:

Jen S said...

Great colour Shannon.