Middle Aged Beauty Queen

NOTD: Revlon Orient Express ( Gucci Westman LE Collection)

Posted on: October 3, 2012

I found this polish yesterday at Walgreens and could not say no. For some reason I am in a red nail polish kind of mood!

This is Orient Express by Gucci Westman for Revlon from the Shanghai Collection. The collection also includes a couple of lipsticks, 3 more nail polish colors, and a cream eyeshadow palette.

The Orient Express is described has a red cream with a ribbon of pink shimmer, which makes it almost having a frost finish, but not. Does that make sense? I hope so! Can I just say it is a stunning polish. It went on like a dream, dries great, the formula is perfect. The only down side to this polish is, it took a good 3 coats for full coverage. You all know how I feel about the dreaded VNL.

The first picture was indoors, with lighting. This picture is outside in the afternoon sun. I think it looks beautiful.
Oddly enough a reader had asked me about a CHANEL dupe for Rouge Carat. I told her I wasn’t familiar with that CHANEL polish but I would look into it and see what, if anything I could find. When I started looking at Rouge Carat I was astounded at how much it looks like Orient Express by Revlon.
I’m posting some pictures I took from one of my favorite bloggers, with her permission. Just to get that out of the way, this is her guidelines when using her pictures. I am giving her full credit for the pictures of CHANEL Rouge Carat. You can go to her blog here

I’m sorry if this seems over-kill on the pictures but I almost always use my own pictures and would never “steal” someone’s pictures. In this case we are ‘borrowing’. I hope you all do check out her blog, she has great pics but also has great polish, mostly high end and most of the time she will do a maxi close up, which I like, because I can’t do that here!


CHANEL Rouge Carat, (photos taken by caramelfrappe).
I’m not calling this a dupe for CHANEL Rouge Carat, as I haven’t seen the CHANEL polish in person. It is definitely on my radar now though and I will be keeping an out for this one because I think this very well may be a dupe.

Bottom line for me: whether it is a dupe or not, it is a beautiful red polish. It is very festive and would be great during the upcoming holiday season. You can find this polish in most drug stores, but if it is a true Limited Edition I wouldn’t wait too long. You can also go on amazon.com for both the Revlon and the CHANEL Rouge Carat.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by! 💅. Now get out your remover and paint your nails!

4 Responses to "NOTD: Revlon Orient Express ( Gucci Westman LE Collection)"

I did by Orient Express yesterday (and 5 others :-o).
Thank you for recommending it!
It is definitely a three coater, but looks very pretty!


Either way it is a pretty color and I agree it would be beautiful during the holidays. I thought the WET N WILD color you blogged about platinum would make a great snowflake on top of this Orient Express or even the white OPI.


I’m so glad you found it! It’s awful pretty! Xoxo– Judi

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That would be a great combination, thanks for the suggestion. — Judi

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