Last week Friday me, my mom and 2 of my 3 sisters went on an adventure - we set out to find the mythical Revlon White Tent sale!

We left the house just after 10am, and set out on what was supposed to be a 25 minute journey. Fast forward +- 3 hours, a lunch break and a few wrong turns, we finally found it! And was it ever so worth it.

Among a shitload few other items, I ended up getting the Revlon Colorstay Gel envy nail polish in "Perfect Pair" as well as the diamond Top Coat.


This normally retails for around R120.00 , but I only paid R20.00 for the top coat and R15.00 for the color - what a bargain! 

This nail polish applies like a dream. It's creamy and not too thick, it does take about 3 coats to get it fully opaque, but it dries quite quickly. The top coat really does give a diamond shine, I doubt I'll ever use any other top coat again. For my accent nail I just sprinkled some gold glitter on top while the polish was still wet, and finished it off with a top coat (if you do this, make sure to clean your brush before putting it back into your bottle, or your top coat will be contaminated with glitter).

Now, would I say it looks exactly like gel? well... maybe not exactly, but it's pretty close. I also can't vouch for the staying power, because these aren't my natural nails. (You couldn't even tell they were fake? Really? How kind of you to say so.) And when I paint my falsies with any polish it tends to stay put for a good 2 weeks or so. If only that were the case with my natural nails. I'm not really on speaking terms with those sons of witches at the moment, after giving them all my love and cuticle oil, they still kept splitting and breaking. Talk about ungrateful. 

Bottom line: I give this nail polish two perfectly manicured thumbs-ups!

xoxo Adel