As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I recently picked up two Revlon nail polishes on a 2 for £10 deal in Boots. The second I got was Revlon Colorstay in Spanish Moss. I don’t have many of the Revlon Colorstay range, but those I do have I love. I really like the size and shape of the bottle and brush (I know nail polishes don’t vary hugely but I tend to prefer a round bottle and a nice long brush with curved edges, both of which this has). Spanish Moss is a light khaki green, a sort of earthy tone.
The colour was mentioned in a missglamorazzi YouTube video I watched recently on drugstore makeup, and it’s one I have considered in store before. I tend to avoid green polishes, though I’m not really sure why and having bought this I now realise I actually have quite a few outfits this shade would complement. The opacity is great; I used two coats, but you could get away with one. The formula is excellent too; it self-levels really well and has a very smooth finish, even if your nails aren’t in perfect condition – a couple of mine have fairly deep ridges at the moment but you can’t tell with this polish.
I used my Nails Inc A&E basecoat and Butter London P.D. Quick topcoat. Unfortunately it wasn’t as quick dry as I’d hoped as I took a shower before taking these photos and as you may have noticed the shrinkage I had on a couple of nail tips. It still stayed nice and smooth though. I also did a pedicure in this shade, as it’s another option for co-ordinating with my brown and gold FitFlops (this was totally accidental, I didn’t think about this as I was buying but it’s a nice coincidence!). The shade is a pure cream, no hidden shimmer or glitter, though of course you could always add some. I like it as it is though, it’s a nice pure colour and has a slight glossy finish (though I add topcoat anyway).
I don’t think I’ll be wearing this colour that regularly, but I’ll certainly wear it every now and again. As I mentioned, I have quite a few neutral shade outfits options I wear in spring/summer (browns, creams, khaki greens) and this works really well with them. I only wore it for one day this time, so I’m afraid I can’t comment on the wear time, but I have a number of other Revlon Colorstay polishes and have always been really impressed with how well they last (I also love the base coat and top coat from this range which I think helps extend wear time). I do still have it on my toes where it is lasting well, and I’m liking it as a pedicure shade.
Product: Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish in 190 Spanish Moss – 11.7ml
Price (RRP): £7.99
Where to buy: Boots, Superdrug
Purchased: Boots using the 2 for £10 Revlon deal
Summary review: Fantastic formula and application, and a lovely colour to wear with neutral, earthy tones.
Rating (out of 5): 4