Hi ladies! How are you? Today I'm going to do the swatches and review as promised!
To start off, I have the kind of nails that nail polish hates for some reason. No matter how many vitamins I take, how many nail strengtheners I use, how many times a day I massage my cuticles, my nails suck. They crack and break halfway down the nail. Layers peel off. Ugh. It is not fun. I just want healthy nails that I can paint and they look pretty for 2-3 days. That's not asking too much is it? So, I find that my nails take best to more shimmery metallic nail polish and brighter and darker colors. Cremes tend to look awful on me! I wish I knew what to do. So this review of the Revlon Scent of Summer nail polish is purely my opinion on my nails.
All in all I really love these polishes. It seems like everyone these days is trying to make thicker nail polish that requires less coats, but in essence they are actually making it more of a battle to paint your nails. One coat is like two and it takes 10-15 minutes to dry, then you put on a second coat and all of a sudden its like you have four coats of nail color on instead of the two you were going for. Revlon's Scent of Summer is great about this. They go on sheer and smooth the first coat and completely opaque the second, on most of them. The Peach Smoothie and Gum Drop were the hardest to work with. The color kind of ran into the sides of my nails despite two thin coats. Cotton Candy was similar but was less streaky than the other two. The rest of the nail colors were a dream for me to work with! Thin coats that looked fab on my nails! The hardest of the metallics was the yellow-green color, Beach. It could probably use a third coat.
On to the smell. Ocean Breeze smells kind of like that teal colored Calgon spray from a while back. I don't know how to describe it really, but it's not overpowering at all. Beach smells like sunscreen, hands down. Orange Pop reminds me more of a cherry scent. Grape Icy smells kind of sweet and grape-y but its not quite grape enough. Cotton Candy, Bubble Gum, Peach Smoothie, and Gum Drop don't smell like much to me other than just sweet. It could be because they we're all next to each other on my nails, so they mixed together. I'm not sure. Definitely a cool concept, but I'm here for the colors, not the smell! They are very lightly fragranced and you probably wont notice them unless you're picking your nose. Eww. =D
Here are the swatches!