Sep 12, 2012

#067: Whimsical; self-made glitter sandwich

essence carry me home! (Ready For Boarding LE)
Revlon Whimsical (7 coats)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

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7 coats. No joke. Seven coats. When I try new polish, I always try to build up the color by itself (except clear-base color), and this happened. 7 coats, super-duper thick, but still free-edge is a bit visible…Revlon Whimsical is such a super-sheer color.

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So I got this again from Diana@Nails by Diana. As EU Revlon doesn’t sell this, she had been great help for me to get this very-well-known glitter-jelly polish. As bottle color is pretty opaque, even I’ve heard this polish is pretty sheer, I really didn’t believe that seriously…until I went several coats.

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Yep, even after few coats, free-edge was clearly visible, which I’ve never imagined. But I’ve already applied few coats = took certain time, and also Whimsical is very fast drying polish (fortunately!!), I’ve decided to build up by itself until my nail will be fully covered; so final need was 7 coats, and went as thick as gel nail :P

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Honestly, even though my nail went super thick, I’m satisfied with the result. I didn’t like the initial color - it was pale gray -  but finally it reached to cute pale dusty mint green, and also number of coats gave the depth to the finish. I’m sure I’ll apply background color next time, otherwise I’ll lose too much drops, but…at least for first time, why not like this? ;)

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アメリカ限定かと思いきや日本でも発売されましたねーのRevlon Whimsicalです。いっやー大変だった!ボトルカラーからは判断つかないくらいのシアーさでどれだけ重ねても透けっ放し、そんなこんなで途中で投げ出しそうになりつつどうにか意地で頑張った結果が 7 回 重 ね 。どう考えてもやり過ぎです本当に(ry
ただまあどうあがいても透けるということに気づいたときにはもう4回くらい重ねた後で後には引けなかったということで。

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そんなワケで7回重ねた結果ジェルかと見紛うばかりのごん太爪になってしまったのですが、まあ見た目的には悪くないかなーと正直思っています。塗り始めはどんより曇ったグレーな感じだったのが、ネイルベッドが透けなくなった頃からボトルカラーのミントグリーンっぽい色がぱきっと出て来るという。結局肌の色が透けるとグレーになってしまうようで、それさえ対策できれば黄色人種の肌をキレイに見せてくれる優秀な色なんじゃないかなーと思います。……問題はその「対策」に使う色を相当選ばないと絶対にヘンになるというところですがorz いやほんと、何色を下敷きにすればいいんですかねえ……(´・ω・`)

20 comments:

  1. I have this, it's a lovely polish but the glitter is a bit sparse and you have to have quite a few coats just to get a good glitter effect, I usually layer this over a pale blue polish.

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    1. Well...I like how glitter looking under deep layer of jelly, I think it's still a bit different from use of background color. Anyway each will be beautiful :)

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  2. It's kind of cool seeing an opaque swatch of this polish by itself! Every other swatch has it layered over something else, and I've always wanted to know how many coats this sucker would take for full opacity.

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    1. I stopped at 7 coat but probably even more will be need for COMPLETE full coverage...which I couldn't be patient enough to reach :/
      Happy to hear this helped you too :)

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  3. 7 coats?!?!? Crazy - I just bought this and used it over white polish, I wasn't a fan, I think I will try a light blue base next time. I have Popular by Revlon on right now, it's okay, a little boring - I want the Revlon with black and white glitter.....pretty!

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    1. HAHAHA, I know it's pretty crazy, but when I realized the sheerness I've already done for 3 - or even 4 - coats. If I started to redo all from that, I had to remove all, then basecoat, then one coat of background color, then 2-3 coats of this...alright it's already additional 4-5 coats, I couldn't be patient to do that all :P

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  4. That is so pretty, I've been wanting Whimsical ever since.

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    1. One of good-to-have polish, definitely ;)

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  5. chiroさんこんにちわ!
    こちらでは初めましてですね
    いつも楽しく拝見しております(*´ェ`*)

    Whimsical、私もつい先日手に入れました☆
    しかし…7回重ねとは…恐れ入りました…!
    あの容量だと半分くらい減っちゃったのではと要らぬ心配をしていますww

    ちゃんとベースカラーの色が出たらやっぱりかわいいですねー!
    もういっそこのベースカラーは一切無視して使おうかと考えていたりするのですが(汗
    どのカラーを組み合わせるか、今最大の悩み事です(ぇ)

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    1. 初めましてー!そして読んで頂き有り難う御座います(^ω^)
      7回重ね、馬鹿だなーと思いつつやってしまいました……さすがに半分までは減ってはいませんがとりあえず大変でしたw ベースカラーはほんとにかわいいんですよ!ベースカラー出るまで小汚いグレー化するのが微妙すぎますが!(´・ω・`)
      本当、バックに何か色を置くとしても下手な色を置くとくすんで汚くなりそうで私も悩んでいる最中です……orz

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  6. It's so pretty! But seven coats, I could never be patient enough to do that haha :)

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    1. If this polish didn't dry so fast I've NEVER did this too :P

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  7. With this kind of super sheer polish, I like to apply some "panties" or "underwear": a coat of white polish beneath. It's pretty, but SEVEN coats? My dear...how...pray tell, did you manage to type? I'd have trouble lifting my hands! ;)

    Lisa

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    1. Ah...well...it dried fast so that's what saved my life :P
      I think it's worth to do such a crazy thing, but yeah I'm NOT going to do this anymore. NEVER. :P

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  8. The result you obtained is really beautiful but 7 coats???? I don't think I'd ever be able to layer so many coats (lack of patience)!

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    1. Yeah SEVEN!!
      I was almost laughing when I realized myself I've coated THAT much :D

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  9. omg what ??! 7 coats! you're crazy, haha :D but it looks beautiful on it's own! ;)

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    1. At least it's worth doing once! ...But not anymore :P

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  10. Lol omg! 7 coats for this polish! You are nuts lol!I it's so darn pretty once it builds up though! i wish you could get that opacity with just 2 maybe even 3 coats that would be awesome

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    1. Me too!! :D
      But as I mentioned it had very good drying time, so I could be patient at least until 7th coat :) (but NOT for next 8th coat, lol)

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