Sunday, April 29, 2012

Revlon Mint Gelato

Hello everyone! I'm happy to report my exams are OVER and I have graduated from college! Thank you for bearing with me during my slightly sporadic posting schedule this last week or so. Things should be getting back to normal around here now that my exams are through.

Anyways, have you seen the newest Revlon collection? The display images for it feature macaroons, which are both delicious and adorable, and the entire line is dessert-themed and scented! I was hooked at macaroons; I have an odd fixation with them. Ultimately I picked up two polishes from the collection: a purple-y pink called Sugar Glaze and the polish I'll be showing you today, Mint Gelato.

Mint Gelato is a green-leaning turquoise creme. It's kind of like China Glaze For Audrey's greener, mint-scented little sister! I absolutely adore this polish. It's a cute color and totally on-trend for the season.

I'd never used any of Revlon's scented polishes before so I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of smell. I don't really like the smell of mint so I was a little wary but thankfully the scent is actually quite pleasant--and it actually smells a whole lot like mint gelato! The smell was noticeable while I painted my nails and when my hands are by my face, I can still smell it now that the polish has dried. It's not overpowering but it is there, so if you're sensitive to scented products you might want to take a whiff of this polish before you buy it to make sure it's not something that will bother you.

The formula is on the runny side but not unworkable. It took three coats to cover completely for this mani. I was afraid I might have a dupe of this but it actually doesn't look like I do. It's more blue than polishes like OPI Mermaid's Tears but as I mentioned above, more green than polishes like China Glaze For Audrey--at least to my eye.

Overall I'm extremely happy with Mint Gelato. It's just such a fun color. The whole collection looked really nice so I'd suggest keeping an eye out for it next time you're at the grocery store or drugstore. Just look for the yummy dessert display. :) All of you modern-day Marie Antoinettes out there will love it!

27 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!! that's so exciting:] I'm glad you made it through this crazy time haha!

    also, really pretty polish, it looks a little jellyish, which makes it automatically better in my book ;]

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    1. Thank you very much! :) Best of luck completing your exams too! And I totally agree, it's got that touch of squishiness to it that's extra cute.

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  2. Lovely shade, thanks for sharing and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much! And you're very welcome. :)

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  3. Congratulations! That is awesome!

    I like this color alot, btw :O)

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  4. Congrats!!!

    I love this color, it is so lovely.

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  5. Yeah! Good on ya for finishing college! I bought a revlon from a recent le collection that looks alot like this but way more jelly and sheer, so sheer that it just looked like you put tinted water on your nails T__T

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    1. Thanks so much! :) I think I know which one you mean. The name escapes me but it's like a dusty blue...? It looked pretty in the bottle but I'd heard it was sheer so I stayed away!

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  6. CONGRATS!

    And this is such a pretty color!

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  7. Congratulations!

    This is a pretty color! and I love that it smells like mint.

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  8. Yay congrats! I'm graduating in two weeks! I like this color a lot, but I'm afraid to try scented polishes. Lol!

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    1. Thanks so much! :) Good luck with your graduation! Getting through exams sucks but it's easier knowing it's your last time. I was wary of scented polishes as well but it honestly didn't bother me much once I got used to the idea. I can only smell it if my hands are right by my face and it's not overpowering at all.

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  9. A huge congratulations on graduating!!! That is so awesome!!!! :D !!

    Wonderful, GORGEOUS colour!!

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    1. Thank you very much! :) I'm super excited!

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  10. Eeeee! Oh my gosh Chelsea I am sooo excited about this! This is the first time I've even heard of this collection, and we don't have it in Canada yet. Revlon is one of my most fave brands, so I am super excited for this. It's a beautiful color and that is so cool it smells like mint!

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    1. I'm glad to be the bearer of good news! :) The collection is seriously adorable and definitely worth checking out as soon as you guys get it up in Canada. Revlon is one of my favorites as well. Happy hunting!!

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  11. I love this green, but scented polishes always make me nervous. I'm relieved you say that this isn't so bad though.

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  12. This is beautiful!!! Congratulations on successfully finishing college!

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  13. Fab shade - these are not out in my neck of the woods yet.

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  14. Oh and congrats on getting your BS/BA - which ever it is! Honestly will pay off in big ways. Keep going on for a masters is you can.

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