Happy Mani Monday!
I hope everyone had a nice and relaxing weekend. This weekend was full of fun things for me. I was able to attend the Park Avenue fashion show on Saturday night. I also spent some quality time with my family on Sunday. And, I was able to shoot a few new posts. So, all in all, a very busy weekend. I’ll be posting a few pictures of the Park Avenue fashion show on Facebook and Instagram a little later this week. So, please follow me if you’d like to see those!
Back to the subject of this Monday morning post! Last week I picked up some Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy nail polish. I purchased the color 240 Dealer’s Choice and the 010 Top Coat. This nail polish is comparable to Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel nail polish. I posted a review of Sally’s no light gel polish in the past, and here is the link if you’d like to read that post – Mani Monday – Sally Hansen Gel Nail Polish Review. After trying both, I actually prefer Revlon slightly over Sally Hansen’s version. Revlon’s polish still isn’t as long-lasting as a true gel manicure, but it does stay on for a good three to four-day with slight wearing. It will chip and wear more if you are very active. What are the reasons I prefer Revlon? a) the finish stays shiny longer b) seems to chip less c) the consistency of the polish is easier to work with and d) I prefer this color better to Sally’s Get Mod. I know, I know, the color is just a preference, and Sally does have some other color options that are nice like this one. But, if you’d like to get closest to an at home gel light manicure, I think that Revlon has a slight edge.
I also have a few suggestions for a better at home manicure:
Make sure to clean your nails and cuticles thoroughly, buff you nails before beginning to paint them, apply light layers of polish, use cuticle oil after finishing your manicure, and reapply a top coat every two days.
Thank you so much for reading, and please leave me a comment about your thoughts on this post. I love reading all your comments!