Why I Love Revlon Nail Polish

Classic AND a bargain.
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Classic AND a bargain.

The other day, Revlon hosted Toronto's beauty press at my favourite type of beauty event: the mani-pedi. Forget cocktail parties or elaborate fine dining. I'm happiest chit-chatting about products while some kind soul is scrubbing the dead stuff off the soles of my feet.

Now I'll be the first to admit that Revlon isn't the sexiest of brands. (I'm a packaging fanatic and theirs definitely needs an upgrade. It's so '90s!) But product-wise, at least when it comes to NAILS, you can colour me impressed. Sometimes, you have to get over your inner beauty snob (or at least I do) and just try stuff out. And that's what I did.

Did you know that Cherries in the Snow—a gorgeous blue-red—is one of the brand's original shades, first released in the 1950s? It still looks amazing today. In fact, Revlon surprised me with a number of great reds (Revlon Red and Raven Red are two others) in flat tones—I find their shimmery shades a little tacky. I prefer my fingers neutral, so if you're looking for a go-with-anything pink, Sheer Petal is just the ticket.

Their new shades for fall are surprisingly pretty. I've blabbed about grey nail polish to death, so I'd wear Silver Screen, a gorgeous metallic grey. And for dark polish fans, there's Hot for Chocolate (a rich, deep, black-brown) and Midnight Affair (deep navy).

Bonus: all the polishes are DBP-, toluene- and formaldehyde-free. Now where else can you find that for $4.99?

Revlon Nail Enamel, $4.99 each. At Well.ca and drugstores across Canada.

UPDATE: This might just be the longest-lasting polish I've ever worn too. Sheer Petal has been on my fingernails EIGHT chip-free days and counting...