Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ok, so by now everyone knows that my favorite color of the season has been coral, especially on nails. Essie's Van D' Go and Shop Til I Drop have been on my fingers and toes about 90 percent of the time, with a little pink thrown into the mix every couple of weeks. I realize that Essie is a love it or a hate it nail polish brand. As Laura, or Lollipop 26, has written in her own blog "There is good Essie and there is BAD Essie!" I would most certainly agree. In general, Essie is known for its wide range of drop-dead gorgeous colors. And, it's also known for being too sheer and watery. I personally don't mind sheer, but many of you have expressed your disdain because of that very reason. If Van D' Go and Shop Til I Drop don't work for you, then I HIGHLY suggest giving Revlon's "Tropical Temptation" a try.

Proof:

My little wishbone finger, just one coat! Sorry for the blurry.


After applying two coats. I love Revlon polishes. The formula is much more opaque and less streaky than Essie. More affordable than OPI.


I've worn Tropical Temptation twice now, and I'm convinced it really is a beautiful true coral. The next time you're at the drugstore, see what you think!


I also want to thank everyone who commented and gave me feedback on my last post. After looking through tons of pics online, I have decided that this is what I want my hair to look like:



Olivia Palermo. I love the color, just a couple of shades lighter than what I have now so it won't be too much of a change. In fact, I really think this is very close to my natural color! I just love everything about her hair and am definitely bringing these photos with me to the salon the next time I go.
~Photos found using Google~

Happy Wednesday!

14 comments:

  1. I love Revlon polishes, i think they are not given enough credit! Super pretty colour! xx

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  2. Emily: I agree! I also love Plum Seduction by Revlon. It really is the prettiest pink, and it applies beautifully. But this coral color is amazing!

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  3. that color looks great on you!I had to return shop til i drop AND van'd go :( they both were awful on me!

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  4. I love Revlon polishes too!! I might just have to go out and get this color. I am definitely not an Essie fan; every color I have tried has just been way too streaky for me.

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  5. Oh Im so glad you have done this post - I am on the look out for the perfect coral colour and really wanted the Essie one but havent heard that many good reviews and I dont have time to wait for 3 coats to dry - I am so going to get the one - the colour looks perfect :)

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  6. I definitely need that polish in my life! I've been impressed with the Revlon polishes I have.

    P.S. I think your hair will look gorgeous!! Great choice :)

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  7. Veronika: I'm sorry those didn't work for you! At least you were able to return them!

    Amanda: Yes, I've heard so many people say that. I personally love Essie, but I can see why many don't.

    Happy123: Good, I hope this helped! This polish is so pretty!

    Deanna: Thanks girly!

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  8. Coral is such a pretty shade.:D

    Love the hair color too!:D

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  9. This shade is gorgeous...I want it! :)
    You are really pretty too hun! I am a new follower!
    Laura
    xoxo

    Please check out my blog too.

    http://scousebeautyaddict.blogspot.com/

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  10. Pretty! I think I have this color!! hugs and great blog doll

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  11. Great find on the coral! I've had good luck with Revlon polishes also. Can't wait to see your new hair color, it will be stunning on you!

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  12. Marie: Thank you!

    Scouselovesmakeup: Thanks!

    Taj Acosta: Thank you, I hope you like it ;)

    Andi: I'm going to buy more Revlon polishes. Thank you!

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  13. Not sure how I missed this post! Tropical Tempation looks really beautiful on you :) And I think you're going to look amazing with that hair color! I love Olivia, i'm totally jealous about everything about her *sigh*

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  14. Caitlin: Great review of this on your blog as well! Of course, I trust your nail reviews over anybody else's ;)

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