PHOTOS: GEORGE ROCKETT
EDIT & WORDS: ZOE LONDON
INTRODUCING THE BRAND NEW REVLON GEL ENVY COLORSTAY POLISHES
SHADE FEATURED: WINNING STREAK*
Revlon polishes are always such lovely rich colours, but i’ve always felt they were in dire need of a bit of a modern upgrade. I actually spied one of these new gel shades on Jen‘s fingers during her Hen Do last weekend, and without even knowing what it was I marvelled at both the shade and finish – it was super rich colour and shiny. She told me it was the Revlon Gel Envy (hers was turquoise shade Full House, view it here) and I suddenly remembered I was very kindly invited down to a little masterclass with Revlon in how to use these nail polishes to their full potential. I managed to RSVP just in time, and got excited for this new revolutionary nail launch!
After getting the instructions from nail ambassador and all round nail legend Jenny Longworth, I was armed with a brain full of tips and a couple of the Gel Envy polishes to try at home, and I couldn’t wait to adorn my nails with shade Winning Streak – a berry grape shade. So, there’s no base coat with this, because just like real gel nails, the shade itself has the base within it. You apply two fairly thin coats – don’t go mad with lumpy thick coats with this, the shades are all thick enough not to need it – and then you pop the Diamond Top Coat specially formulated for the polishes over the top.
I’ve found very minimal chipping already with this polish, and it promises much longer wear than the standard nail varnish. It’s glossy, rich finish has sold me alone, but being a girl who spends a lot of her days furiously typing at fast pace on a keyboard – minimal chipping is essential. I can’t commit to gel nails because I get bored, and the removal is too brutal for me, so these are a new launch i’m genuinely very excited about as I can remove them easily with normal nail polish remover.
I’m looking forward to trying some of the other shades, and have got a feeling I might have found a new high street polish hero in these Revlon gems. Feeling the new modernised bottle, and loving the mix of classic shades and unique pastel/brights, these £6.99 polishes for me are a solid win. They’re actually 2 for £10 in Boots at the minute so now is the perfect time to grab a shade and the topcoat in one! Don’t scrimp on leaving the topcoat behind… I promise you, it’s worth picking up. What do you think of the new Revlon Gel Envy polishes?