Revlon Nail Enamel in Trendy, swatch

Revlon — Trendy (Nail Enamel)

Brand: Revlon

Before I get into the nail polish review today, I have two pieces of blog-related news! Firstly, I finally ponied up the $13/yr (was $12 last year, damn!) to change my blog address to blog.fivezero.ca! The old WordPress address still works; it’ll redirect here.

Secondly, last week I reported that I broke the lens to my Samsung camera, and was trying out another camera for blog photos. Unfortunately, I still haven’t gotten the hang of the new Nikon, and I actually find it kind of awkward to use for my lightbox shots, especially since it’s not mirrorless like the Samsung. The mirrorless Samsung is lighter and has a constant live view in the viewfinder, both features that are super handy for me when shooting one-handed in a small lightbox. (The Nikon DSLR works great for shots of things like my new handbag, though.)

Anyway, when I removed the broken Samsung lens, I saw that there was a loose piece inside, that looked like a tiny lens. I shoved it back in (HAHAHA) and while it’s still loose, I can actually kind of half-manually, half-auto, focus for macro shots again! So I’m back to the Samsung for nail polish shots. I’m going to ask my parents to bring up a Samsung lens replacement when they visit later this spring (it’s >$300 in Canada, and about US$150!). Hopefully, my patched-up lens will work until then. If not, I’ll probably fall back on the Canon point-and-shoot, which is nice and small.

Now, onto the polish! Here is another Revlon polish I picked up recently for under CA$3. I was going to swatch it for you guys last week, but then I dropped my camera. C’est la vie.

Trendy (590) is a deep, classic teal with a very slightly muted quality to it. The color teal gets its name from teal ducks: males of various species have areas of green and blue plumage.

Teal duck
Teal.
Image: slim-bridge.co.uk

The formula is pretty good: two coats go on smoothly and give full opacity. This is definitely one of the winners in Revlon’s core line, and I think it works great all-year round.

Revlon Nail Enamel in Trendy, swatch

Revlon Nail Enamel retails for around US$4.99 / CA$5.99 and is 0.5 US fl oz / 14.7 mL. They are free of toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), and are made in the USA.

Revlon was founded in 1932 by the Revson brothers and Charles Lachman. It is a public company based in New York, NY, USA.

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13 thoughts on “Revlon — Trendy (Nail Enamel)

  1. Hah, I like your DIY lens fix! 😛
    I’ve been super impressed with Revlon nail polishes. Of thew new batch I got off SaleEvent.ca, I’ve worn 2… and the colour Sophisticated wore like iron! No chips, no tip wear for full 7 days. And it was almost a one coater.

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    • Nice, that’s a good success rate so far! I wore Trendy for about 3 days with no base or top coat; lasted really well on my left hand. Not great on right, but that’s to be expected. I think I just got Sophisticated, too…will have to try it.

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  2. Yikes, sorry about your camera- glad your able to somewhat use it still though for the time being!
    I have this polish too:-) I agree, it’s definitely one of Revlon’s winners. I really love using this color on my toes in the summer!

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