Revlon: Moon Candy Collection; Flakie Polish Treats

I’ve been polishing nail wheels and, actually, having fun doing that. Since my own, pathetic nails are out of commission and into rehab, I’ve taken to re-inventing the (nail) wheel. I was missing painting my nails.

Revlon has been releasing nail polish collections with dual-ended bottles. I reviewed one from the ‘Moon Candy’ collection last month here. This is the first time that I have used the dual-ends and it is quite nice for the ‘Moon Candy’ look.

Here are all the polishes from that collection…

The order of these shades will be the same on the nail wheels coming up too. Starting on the left: Galactic (dark Blue); Milky Way (dark Grey); Satellite (Burgundy); Supernova (Grey); Universe (dark Brick); Cosmic (Olive); Moon Dust (Black).

The opaque shades are all cremes…

And the accompanying glitters are in a faintly tinted base with shard-like flakies…

The cremes alone are gorgeous. I have worn Galactic (dark Blue) and Milky Way (dark Grey) without the flakie top coat. But, there is magic in the universe when these are used together…

I don’t think I will ever get tired of flakie glitters. It surely is one of my favorite polish looks. ‘Moon Candy’ polishes glow like the stars on the perfect, cloudless night…

Just some more goodness…

Take a gander and tell me which one you like best. Or, if you are like me, maybe you can’t pick because you like them all…

I used 2 coats of the creme and just one coat of the flakie top coat. I only had to do the tiniest bit of fishing for the glitter but only because I allowed myself to be fussy with it. I can’t say that the top coat is totally smooth; it does have some bumpiness to it. However, I didn’t put on a clear top coat over the glitter top coat. I would have done so if I would have worn these polishes just because I know that I’d be rubbing my finger tips over them habitually.

You can find these at almost all drugstores. I found mine at Walgreens. I still see them in a few stores but, never the entire collection. Did you get yours?

Revlon’s Moon Candy: Orbit

Revlon’s newest double-end polish set is called ‘Moon Candy’. This is the display I found at Walgreens. I snapped it with my phone camera so the picture really sucks. I went to Revlon’s website to see if there was a decent photo there and they didn’t have one. I didn’t want to steal a photo, but you can find a lot of photos and info on this collection if you google it…

Moon Candy makes me think of these…

and these…

Are those face orbs vomiting my space dust candy??? Ewwwww!!!

I got them all; I confess. Walgreens had the BOGO 1/2 price special so I went for it. The first one I picked to swatch is called ‘Orbit’…..

‘Orbit’, another candy! Well, the purple creme looks like a nice, healthy purple plum. The top coat is flakies. The base is a murky purple shade and those flakies are with no doubt, iridescent.

I would even like ‘Orbit’ just for the pretty plum polish…

But as soon as I snapped these photos, I ran back into the house and put on the top coat…

I love it. Flakes and all. I do want to mention that the creme was rather thick. In fact, it seemed to get thicker the more I kept putting the brush back in for more polish. The top coat, not so bad. I did put on two coats of the base color and two of the top. I used CND’s ‘Sticky’ for a base coat and this mani lasted two and a half days until I removed it.

This concept of having two polishes together in one packaging may not be popular with some bloggers, but I do like it. I really don’t need a full-size bottle of polish. I just don’t use up an entire bottle. However….at $6.99 a bottle, I think that’s a bit too much. So, the BOGO 1/2 off made it somewhat better.

Since I did get the entire collection, I’ll be doing more swatches. But, if you are eager to see more, you can visit Pointless Cafe blog. She did what she is calling ‘Down and Dirty’ swatches of Revlon’s new collection.

Are you going to try these out?