I have already reviewed the Nykaa Salon Gel Nail Lacquers on this blog, but I had only purchased dark and bright shades from the range till now. This time, I went for a nude peach shade called San Fran Mood (209) and since the formula of lighter shades can be different from those of the brighter shades, I decided to review it for all of you. Read on to check out my thoughts about this nail paint!
I am someone who always needs some color on her nails but hates painting them. Therefore, long-wearing, chip-resistant nail paints are what I am all about. This is why despite hearing mixed reviews about the Nykaa Salon Shine Gel Nail Lacquers, I grabbed two shades during the Black Friday sales because the gel formula and the fantastic shades were too tempting to not try. I am currently sporting the shade 201 – Viva Mexico on my nails and I must say this is one of the best items from my massive Black Friday haul.
This shade is the perfect reddish orange with ever so slight hints of pink that make it somewhat the ideal deep coral for all Indian skin tones. I honestly cannot think of any skin tone this shade will not flatter in the most striking way. In fact, I love this shade so much that if I could re-pick my wedding lehenga, I would go for this color.
The formula is slightly thicker than your regular polish but not goopy at all. It literally glides on the nails and provides opaque pigmentation in just one coat, although I applied two coats this time just for good measure. It takes only a couple of minutes to dry completely and does not smudge even if you go in with 2 coats within a span of 5 minutes, something that I truly appreciate. It is quite similar to my favorite Maybelline Super Stay Gel Nail Color, but I feel that it is EVEN better in the shine and smoothness of application department. The nail color has an enchanting shine to it which is the closest to actual gel nail paints that I have ever experienced. It reflects the light beautifully and the shine lasts for at least 3-4 days before it begins to dull down. Also, the formula is pretty chip-resistant on my nails even though I do a lot of household chores. The first and extremely tiny chip appeared after 4 days and my nails stayed pretty presentable for 7 days.
Overall, this is the most impressed I have ever been with a gel-like nail color that I have tried and I will definitely be purchasing more shades from the range. The price of INR 325 for the gorgeous 15ml bottle is completely justified due to the opacity, longevity, and shine of the formula. Plus, you can always grab these for even cheaper during one of the many Nykaa sales. If you are someone who doesn’t like repainting your nails in the middle of the week then I must insist that you should buy at least one shade from the range, I am sure you will go back for more once you try it!
The chilly weather means that the days of hot chocolate, cozy scarves and dark nails are here. One of the shades that I hardly ever wear in summer but love to sport on my nails in winter is a jewel-toned purple, and the Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel in the shade Amethyst fits the bill perfectly.
This shade is a dark purple with a metallic sheen that looks chic but not vampy. It is a color that will look good on both short nails and long nails and will go well with most outfits. It is the right mix of being bold and sophisticated and I really enjoy it as a winter shade. The formula is also fairly chip resistant and lasts on the nails for at least a week. The only issue with this particular shade is that it goes on a little patchy and you will need at least 3 coats to get a perfectly opaque finish. It has a thin brush that allows precise application and works well with the slightly runny consistency of the nail paint.
The Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Paints are priced at INR 460 in India, which is quite pricey to be honest, however, the large (11.7ml) bottle makes up for the price slightly. If you are looking for something affordable then these nail paints are not the best option for you but if you are in love with a particular shade and want something long wearing then they will provide you your money’s worth for sure.