Thursday, 5 July 2012

Revlon ColorStay Polish in Pale Cashmere

I've been wanting to blog about this polish for a couple of  weeks now. I'm just going to put this out there: it's amazing.

I have a love hate relationship with pale pink polishes like this. I love them because they look quite natural even when they're applied opaquely (I'll get to that...) so they go with everything. For me, they're a lighter alternative to other neutral shades like Chanel Particuliere. I hate them because they're often on the sheer side so it's difficult to achieve an opaque finish. I knew that when I bought it so I'd resigned myself to the fact I'd probably need about ninety coats of the stuff to get the look I wanted.

Thankfully I didn't need ninety coats, only four. Only! The nail line is still somewhat visible but it's not visible enough to annoy me so I can live with it. The first two coats looked pretty streaky but coats three and four sorted that out. The brush itself is quite large (not quite OPI-esque but getting there) and easy to use. The handle is excessively long, though. 

In the swatch I've used the ColorStay Base Coat and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri as a top coat. The finish isn't exactly how I'd like it to be; mostly because I had to apply so many coats and was in a bit of a flap about my family descending on me for my graduation. So, I'd say this is a take-your-time polish, even with a fast drying top coat like Insta-Dri. 

Did I mention that this polish didn't chip on me for a week!? Yes, a whole week, despite having to apply so many coats and not taking my time. And I probably could have kept it on for a few more days but I fancied a change. This is the first 'long-wear' polish I've tried that actually does what it claims to and I'm thrilled. 

I'm not entirely sure how I feel about the fact this polish allows me to get away with only painting my nails once a week. I'm a three-times-a-week minimum sort of girl usually; partly because I get bored of the same polish and partly because most polishes chip after two days on me. I've got another shade to try out which should be a bit easier to work with so expect to see a post on that sometime very soon. If it performs as well as this one, I'll definitely need to try more shades.

Have you tried any of the Revlon ColorStay polishes? What did you think?

Stace xx

Ps - these are £7.99, which is a lot for a 'drugstore' polish but I'm too in love with it to care...I did get it in a 3 for 2 offer.


  1. I love this! I only really paint my toes due to my job but this would look great with a summer tan (If we get any sun) did reckon change the packaging?
    Also follow my blog? :-) ill probably be featuring the stuff I bought off your blog sale on there when I get it :D

    1. Oops, revlon not reckon, silly iPhone x

    2. Nope, this is from their new ColourStay polish range. They still have the other polishes in their regular line.xx

  2. I love pale polishes but I've got olive skin with a strong yellow undertone and they always make me look like I've got dead girl fingers :( staying power of these is admirable but don't think I'm patient enough for 4 coats x

    1. See I've got a similar skin tone and struggle with pale polishes too but this one worked because it's just a little bit more warm toned than most pale pinks. The four coats part is a bummer but I can deal with it considering the wear time.xx

  3. Such a pretty colour - I don't wear nail polish much myself tbh, but my sister does! I'll recommend it to her on your behalf :P hehe


  4. This color is so pretty! I think Ill have to buy it!:)

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