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Infamous from Revlon is part of the Gucci Westman collection released for the Fall/Winter 2011. (Gucci Westman is a famous make up artist who started collaborations with Revlon and now is their Creative Director). The formula on Infamous was a bit thinner than a regular Revlon formula but not so bad that it wasn’t manageable.

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There is no number associated with Infamous so we know it is part of a limited edition collection and may not be available in the stores. However, the Revlon display shows a few of these bright red/orange colors. Infamous is too orange for me, and one that I don’t really care for. I bought this mainly to use on my Mom as she loved these bright red/orange colors. She had problems with her eyesight and I think she could see these colors better and that is why she liked them so much.

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After Party was part of this same collection. The display showed this combination of After Party and Infamous as an accent nail.

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Electric Pink from Revlon numbered 210, is more orange than pink. It looks orange in the bottle and even more so on the nails. My skin tone and orange do not get along. I am sure this will be the last time I wear this one. I picked this week’s color by grabbing without looking. As I’ve said, I have so many Revlon nail polish, it makes it hard to decide. Most of them I consider a “classic” color, but a few are in the category of Electric Pink which means not for me.

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Electric Pink had a thinner formula than usual which caused some cuticle flooding. The coverage is not that great either. As you can see, with 2 coats there is still the dreaded VNL (Visible Nail Line). Even though by the days end I’m sure I will have changed out my polish I am glad to have tried Electric Pink from Revlon. Hopefully next week will be a better choice!

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After Party from Revlon is part of a Gucci Westman collection released sometime late 2012. Gucci Westman is a famous make up artist and now a cosmetic artist. She was hired by Revlon as Global Artistic Director and to collaborate on their make up lines. I must say that in the past couple of years I have noticed an increased interest in the make up offered from Revlon. Their eyeshadows, blushes and mascara seem to be more useable and fresh then they used to be. I have never been one to buy Revlon make up but this spring I did buy a cream blush that I completely used up. So I must have liked it, considering I have a dozen or so blushes in my make up drawer! Ha!
I’m curious, have you noticed Revlon make up has gotten better? Worse? Or the same?

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After Party from Revlon is a blue green color that reminded me of the little blue spruce tree in my Dad’s front lawn. My brother Jim got this tree for them when they first moved back from Maui about 10 years ago. It hasn’t grown much and at times I thought it was a goner, but it’s still standing.

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Sorry, I digress! Back to the polish. After Party has no number so we know that means its not part of Revlon’s regular line and probably has been re-promoted with a different name. I have looked in all the stores in my area to see if I could identify the one in their core line, but no luck.
I usually am not very fond of green nail polish, but this one has enough blue in it that it may be one of my new favorites. The formula, brush etc… was classic Revlon.

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These pictures are all 2 coats with a coat of Seche-Vite. I could have easily got by with 1 coat, but out of habit I did 2. Within a day there was noticeable tip wear, (see pointer finger) but I think that was operator error and not the fault of the polish. Next time I will “wrap the tips” and that should take care of that problem.

UPDATE: I am still at my Dad’s house while he is in Hawaii. I will be home Friday, YAY!! I miss my home and my nail polish. Which I know sounds weird but some of you will “get” what I’m talking about. 😘

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Because I have so many Revlon nail polish I decided to share with you a different Revlon nail polish each week. These are not necessarily new colors but hopefully some one will find the swatches useful. πŸ’…

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Revlon Plum Seduction is a pretty pink with a touch of purple. I think it is more like an orchid color. I have used over half the bottle as it is one of my favorites for an every day polish. My first try at this manicure I used 2 coats of Plum Seduction with no top coat. Less than 24 hours later I had tip wear something awful. The weird part is I hadn’t really done anything to warrant the tip wear. So, the next day I added a 3rd coat of polish and used Seche-Vite as a top coat. All the pictures are with the 3 coats.

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Even though Plum Seduction is a deep, rich color the VisibleNailLine shows at certain angles. I don’t know about you but VNL makes my ass twitch. (Sorry for taking a line from one of my favorite movies). With 2 coats VNL was clearly apparent on all nails and I thought the 3rd coat would take care of it and for the most part it does. It’s certainly livable and I’m positive I’m the only one noticing.πŸ‘€

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One of the great things about Revlon nail polish for me, is it so accessible even in my little town. My grocery store has a wonderful display of Revlon nail polish and their rack usually has the newest colors stocked before any other store. While shopping this evening I added an accent to my ring finger and pointer. It’s a pink glitter with gold called Sparkle. It really does sparkle! It is very similar to Deborah Lippmann’s Sweet Dreams. .
After wearing for almost 2 days with the 3rd coat and using a top coat I am happy with the wear. There is no sign of tip wear this time, and I have been doing housework. Dishes, laundry and cleaning the bathroom. This must be one of those lacquers that needs a top coat. The formula, brush and bottle are all typical Revlon and I had no complaints there.
If there is a Revlon color you have been curious about and would like to see a swatch, just let me know in the comments and I will be happy to swatch for you. ( Of course, if I have the color)

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I have more bottles of Revlon nail polish in my collection than any other brand. As most of you know I have used a lot of Revlon nail polish when looking for a CHANEL dupe, or any other brand dupe. Revlon has been around for generations and I am sure it will be around for many more.
Once a week I will be showcasing one of my Revlon polishes. Maybe you have this color and have forgotten about it? Or maybe this is a color you’ve seen at the drug store but didn’t buy because you haven’t seen swatches of it. It seems like nail bloggers, myself included, focus more on the new, but I say “Lets Remeber the Revlon Beauties!

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Bubble #220 from Revlon Top Speed line. The Top Speed line from Revlon has not been a favorite of mine, I have no idea why because all the Top Speed polishes I have used for these articles have been great! I’ve had this Bubble, a medium bright pink color, for over a year. This was sent to me by my friend Jamie. Jamie had over 20 bottles of Revlon polish that she received for free from Walgreen’s (she’s an awesome coupon-er). Thanks again Jamie for all the ones you sent to me.
It was love at first sight for me and Bubble. I adore this color and if I were to ever have a “signature color“, Bubble would be a top consideration. (Drink your juice Shelby). Some of you will get his reference, especially my friend Lu and my girls.

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This picture is not the best as it is a dark cloudy day. Even with a gloomy day my nails look bright and happy! The formula for Bubble was great, no goopy-ness, applied like a dream. I did use 2 coats with a quick dry top coat. Bubble. Is from the Top Speed line which is supposed to dry quickly, however I have yet to notice a quick dry effect from any of the Top Speed colors I’ve used. It also dried a bit un-even but the Seche-Vite took care of that problem. Bubble was a perfect choice for such a dreary time of year.

I look forward to showcasing my other Revlon polishes and will be back next week with another. Let me know if there is a certain color you would like to see swatched. If I have it, I will gladly oblige.

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Revlon Raisin Rage is a pretty maroon color that I think works all year round. It’s a great fall color but this is a dupe for Chanel’s April which was released S/S 2012. At first I thought CHANEL was a bit off when they released April along with May and June which were pink and apricot. But the more I thought about it and the more I wore it in the spring, it made perfect sense.

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Raisin Rage is such a feminine, dressed up color and yet I feel right at home with my leggings and boots with this polish. I went on-line to see if I could find a release date for Raisin Rage but I could not, I also was curious about the name. It doesn’t look like a raisin in color and the rage part? I guess I’ll never know.
If you are into the lips matching the tips, I would bet that Revlon has a lipstick named Raisin Rage. I will check the next time I’m at the drugstore and I’ll let you know. πŸ’‹

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I’ve had this bottle for well over a year and the formula was still perfect, not thick or goopy, but smooth and easy to apply with the Revlon brush that picks up just the right amount of polish for your nails. All my pictures are with 2 coats and I did use a quick dry top coat only because I had places to be, people to see….no time to wait for my polish to dry.

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Raisin Rage is numbered 551 and is in their regular line of polish. I hope they never discontinue because I think it is a beautiful polish that belongs in everyone’s collection. Whether you have a large or small collection it’s a great polish to have. I took these pictures 2 days ago and my nails still look great, no chips no tip wear.

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I just took this picture of Raisin Rage after 2 days. I still think it looks too pretty to remove. My Nail Polish Lottery Club posting may be later than usual.

Have you tried any of your Revlon beauties you may have forgotten about? If so, please let me know in the comments below.

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