Nail Polish Newbie Moment with Revlon Creme Brulee

by lyn on October 15, 2011 · 7 comments

in Ettusais, Polish, Revlon

I must admit that I have never quite bothered with my nails. Although I don’t bite them, I have a tendency to scrape the tips off especially when I am stressed out or bored. For years my nails have been rather short because I don’t really give them the opportunity to grow very long. In the last week, I have been trying my darnest to kick the habit and managed to grow them out a little. This means I can start painting them and wearing nail polish again! Hooray!

revlon gold nails
* the customary fingers with nail polish bottle shot *

Quite honestly, I am so proud of myself because I have not painted my finger nails for more than two years. So, I dug out some nail polish from the corner of my cabinet and started to paint. My attempt is quite messy though. I realise my cuticles are in a deplorable state as well so I should really do something about them soon. But let’s just ignore them for now.

Although I don’t paint my nails often (if at all), I would still buy nail polish. Yes, it can’t be helped. I am a shopaholic / beautyholic through and through. I used the Ettusais polish, which is a clear lacquer with a beautiful iridescent gold shimmer to layer on top of Revlon’s Creme Brulee. Both polishes don’t look particularly special on their own but they sure do make a pretty combination.

revlon gold nails

I got the Ettusais in F1 (yes, that’s its uninventive name) as a gift with purchase two years ago and it’s in a teensy, weensy bottle. I’m quite sure it will run out quickly and I would need to go and check if they have the same colour in a full sized version. I am very impressed with the quality of the polish as it applies very smoothly and doesn’t feel gritty after dry-down although it contains shimmery particles.

revlon gold nails

The Revlon polish is not too bad either but it can get a little streaky (probably due to my lack of nail polishing skills) and I find the brush to be a little floppy. It is relatively quick drying and I didn’t have to wait too long before applying the next layer. Creme Brulee is a lovely golden nude with a slight rose tinge.

I think gold nails look quite festive and I will probably do something similar for the upcoming holiday season. I just need to start taking better care of my hands and nails and improve the sad state my cuticles are in. Well, I hope you’ll see some better looking fingers in the near future :-)
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

plue suewin October 15, 2011 at 2:08 AM

you even got a nail wheel! woah!!!

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beetrice October 15, 2011 at 2:27 AM

what Plue said..am most in awe that you have a nail wheel! :O but the combination is lovely..and definitely festive! :D

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lyn October 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM

I actually got the wheel some time ago but never got around to using it until recently. Nail polishes are supposed to be fun so I can see why you'd pick all sorts of colours :-)

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Jamillacamel October 15, 2011 at 5:44 PM

I love the colours when they are combined – beautiful!

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lyn October 18, 2011 at 4:23 AM

Thank you! I am lovin' gold and metallic nails at the moment :-)

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rinnah October 18, 2011 at 5:32 AM

I like how the Ettusais polish makes the Revlon pop. Maybe I shall see if they retail F1 on its own… :)

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lyn October 21, 2011 at 1:54 AM

Let me know if they do :-) I'm quite impressed with the Ettusais formula and wonder if the rest of their polishes are as good. The F1 is lovely as a layering colour.

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