Thursday, July 11, 2013

Going Tropical with REVLON Brilliant Strength

I hope you're all having a good week so far! We're almost at FRIDAY, so hang in there!
Today I have this tropical mani, as well as some swatches to show you!

Thanks to Revlon Canada, I had the pleasure to try these babies out:
Before I start bombarding you with AWESOME pictures, I have to say...
The.  formula. is. AMAZING!

From Revlon's website
Strengthening formula with built-in base and top coat for stronger, harder, knockout nails.
Brilliant Strength™ Nail Enamel packs a powerful punch of colour, leaving nails feeling harder, stronger and more resilient.
This all-in-one formula has built-in base & top coat with an innovative combination of lotus & pearl extract, ginseng extract, camellia oil & rice bran oil.

Available in 18 knockout shades

Oh, they're knockouts alright! All pictures I'm about to show you is without a top coat, I couldn't believe the amount of shine they possess. They are about $6.99 CAD depending on where you go. Which isn't bad considering that it eliminates the use of top and base coat. One thing I'd like to RAVE about besides the new awesome formula, is that with this collection, WIDE applicator BRUSHES are used.
That made my heart MEGA happy.

So let's get on with it! First up we have... 

This is the most sheer out of all the ones I got. The picture above shows 2 coats under artificial sunlight.
I can see someone using this for jelly-sandwiches. It is also ideal for business professionals who can't wear too much colours on their nails in an office environment.
Overall, a very elegant sheer coat!


I absolutely adore this shade! Allure is the type of colour I would recommend on a bride for her big day. It's super versatile as to when and where to wear it. I can see myself reaching for this bottle REALLY often.
This pastel pink comes with purple shimmer, creating a subtle opalescence effect. Hard to capture on camera, but really pretty! See?


So...I'm not much of a green girl....But LOOK AT THIS ONE!!!
I would totally wear this colour again. With two coats (as seen in photo above), the colour becomes more rich. It has a creamy consistency, and provides a really nice and even coverage.


I'm a sucker for a good blue polish, and this, my friends, made me *grabby hands*
The consistency of it is sort of half way between a jelly and a creme....Je-rem-ly? lol yea, that. 
It took 2 coats to achieve complete opacity. I love how bright it is, because it's ME we're talking about here.


*deep breath* 
It's SO PRETTY I did a dance across my room after putting it on.
So this shade was made so well, that I almost got away with putting only ONE coat on.
But being the good girl that I am, I did two coats ...and it was no surprise that I love it TWICE as much!


Guys, this colour is something FIERCE!!!! I am quite amazed at how much this colour popped. It is a deep orange (to the point you could almost mistaken it for a bright red). As suggested, 2 coats to perfection. 
I feel like a rock star when I put this on. You know how removing these vibrant colours could often be a drag? I had ZERO staining issues with this one. *LOVE*


They named this one Seduce, and SEDUCE it did! This red is CLASSIC! It's vibrant enough to catch attention, yet deep enough to create almost a mysterious feel! 
Am I still talking about polishes? YES!
Besides Provoke, this was the other colour that could almost pull off with just one coat. I will definitely be wearing this again. (like everything else mentioned in this post!)

SO! You know I couldn't just leave it at that.
I decided to use most of these polishes to create a design, so I went with a tropical theme!
I had it like this at first...

But I felt like it was missing I added some black outline, and some white flowers.

It feels like they could be on someone's swim trunks...hahaha!!

I've mentioned this before, but would like to emphasize!
REVLON Canada is holding a Nail Art Contest!! 
So go on and submit your photos for your chance to win EVERY COLOUR!

Have a wonderful day, m'loves!!

*product provided by Revlon Canada-- opinions in this post are honest reviews, and they solely represent myself...unicorns and bunnies*


  1. Your design is so pretty!!! The black outline really made the flowers pop so much more. I find that black always saves the day! Oh geez, the swatches are so shiny and gorgeous. I need to get some Brilliant Strength creams, I only have shimmers! So pretty!!!

  2. You're right on the money! Black DOES always save the day!
    I think you should definitely pick some up...i didn't think they would be THIS awesome
    But omgah, I love them <3

  3. I love your design! I think Provoke has to be my favorite of these hehe. Love the swatches, Winnie!!