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What’s On My Nails Wednesdays: Revlon Scandalous and Revlon Knockout

I purchased these two Revlon polishes on my trip to Hawaii a year ago and never got the chance to bring them out to play…until now!

Revlon Knockout nail polish

Revlon Knockout nail polish

Revlon Knockout is a nice glossy black. I was able to get it opaque in just one coat and you all know how much I love one coat wonders!

Revlon Knockout nail polish swatch

Revlon Knockout nail polish swatch

I then topped it off with Revlon Scandalous aka Facets of Fuchsia which is a medium size hex and fine purple glitter polish suspended in a black semi-jelly base.

Revlon Scandalous nail polish

Revlon Scandalous nail polish

The base colour is quite sheer thus it’s a topper polish and not a stand alone one IMO. I’ve tried it on its own and took more work and patience than was worth it so pairing it over a black base was the solution and time-saver.

Revlon Scandalous nail polish swatch

Revlon Scandalous nail polish swatch

Review – Revlon Top Speed nail enamels

As part of the 30 days of beauty and fashion, I was invited to the Revlon Top Speed fashion show (read about my experience here). I was also sent an awesome hype pack including five out of the 32 available shades from the Top Speed collection. I also got an additional shade as part of the goodie bag :)

These polishes from Revlon have a quick drying top coat which allows the polish to set in 60 seconds. Yeah. SIXTY. FREAKING. SECONDS.

First, I’ll start off with the shade swatches and then I’ll let you know my thoughts.

Jelly 210 (one coat)

Jelly 210

Jelly 210

Royal 730 (one coat)

Royal 730

Royal 730

Electric 305 (two coats)

Electric 305

Electric 305

Sheer Cotton 010 (two coats)

Sheer Cotton 010

Sheer Cotton 010

Chili 430 (one coat)

Chili 430

Chili 430

Violet (one coat)

Violet 670

Violet 670

Bar Electric and Sheer Cotton, these were swatched with just one coat per the instructions. Most of these you could probably get away with just one coat. These were swatched in artificial light.

I got so many comments over the two days that I wore Electric! :)

– The polishes did try in 60 seconds.

– Without a top coat, the polishes chipped within 24 hours :( However, with Electric, I topped it with Seche Vite top coat which did extend the life for abonut 2 days.

– Most of these dried to a satin finish. Royal dried as a matte. Pretty awesome. Chili is quite obviously a jelly 😀

– With these fast drying polishes, you have to work fast. The brushes make it pretty easy for you to do the typical 3 quick strokes with little to no mistakes at all.

– I think these are great for those days where you suddenly realise you need to paint your nails but don’t have the time to do the whole she-bang. Great for parties 😉 These polishes make it so easy to change colours every day.

– If you don’t apply a top coat, they are quite easy to remove. I used my current nail polish remover on a cotton bud and only needed ~2 swipes and all the polish was gone.

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