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.
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 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.